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Van den Hoven, prof.dr. M.J. (Jeroen)

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Prof. dr. Jeroen van den Hoven

Philosophy Section, Delft University of Technology

Jaffalaan 5
Room b4.210

P.O. Box 5015
2600 GA  Delft
The Netherlands


Fax         :      +31 (0)15 27 86439

Telephone:      +31 (0)15 27 88547



Research profile 

Jeroen van den Hoven is professor of Moral Philosophy at Delft University of Technology. Van den Hoven is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. He is Scientific Director of the Centre for Ethics and Technology of the Three Technical Universities in The Netherlands ( and Editor in Chief of Ethics and Information Technology (Springer). He has published numerous articles on Ethics and ICT. He recently published "Information Technology, Privacy and The Protection of personal Data" in: Information Technology and Moral Philosophy (eds. Van den Hoven & Weckert) Cambridge University Press, 2008

He is Editor in Chief of the Springer On-line Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics TERP (The Ethics Reference Project) with Seumas Miller and Thomas Pogge. Van den Hoven has received several grants from the Dutch Research Council on Ethics and Information Technology and related subjects. Van den Hoven has served in recent years as member of ISTAG (IST Advisory Group to EC ICT and New Media). He has been advisor to the Dutch Government in various roles, e.g. as  member of a commission that studied the re-design of the population registration system in the Netherlands (Modernisering GBA), as a member the commission that evaluated wiretapping in accordance with art 13 of the Telecom Law in The Netherlands (established by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, 2004-2005). 

Secondary employment

Member Council of professors of HEC (expertise centre) - unpaid.

Selected Recent Publications

Hoven, Jeroen van den, and John Weckert, eds. 2008. Information Technology and Moral Philosophy, Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.available online

van den Hoven, M.J. 2007. Nanotechnology and Privacy: The Instructive Case of Rfid. In Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology, edited by F. Allhoff, P. Lin, J. Moor and J. Weckert. New York: Wiley.

van den Hoven, M.J. 2007. Privacy and Rfid. Free Inquiry, 50-51.

van den Hoven, M.J., and P.E. Vermaas. 2007. Nano-Technology and Privacy: On Continuous Surveillance Outside the Panopticon. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (3):283-297.

van den Hoven, M.J. 2005. Design for Values and Values for Design. Information Age +, Journal of the Australian Computer Society 7 (2):4-7.

van den Hoven, M.J. 2005. E-Democracy, E-Contestation and the Monitoral Citizen. Ethics and Information Technology, 51-59.available online

Wiegel, V., M.J. van den Hoven, and G.J.C. Lokhorst. 2005. Privacy, Deontic Epistemic Action Logic and Software Agents. Ethics and Information Technology, 251-264.available online

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