Peter Kroes


Full professor (emeritus)

Department:

Values, Technology and Innovation

Section:

Ethics/Philosophy of Technology

 

Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Building 31

Phone: +31 15 27 84715
E-mail: p.a.kroes@remove-this.tudelft.nl 
Room number: B4.220
Availability: According to appointment

Secondary employment

Prof.dr.ir. P.A. (Peter) Kroes

Profile

Peter Kroes (1950) studied physical engineering at the University of Technology Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and wrote a Ph.D.-thesis on philosophical problems concerning the notion of time in modern physical theories (University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 1982). Since 1995 he is professor in philosophy, more in particular philosophy of technology, at the University of Technology Delft. His main areas of interest are philosophy of technology and philosophy of science.

Research

  • The nature of technical artefacts
  • Conceptualizing and modelling socio-technical systems
  • Practical reasoning

Teaching activities

Courses for the Graduate School:

  • R1.A1 Research Design
  • R2.D1 Developing Your Academic Skills: Critical/Analytical Thinking and Scientific Reflection

    Key publications

    • Engineering and the dual nature of technical artefacts’, Cambridge Journal of Economics 34, 51-62, 2010
    • A philosophy of technology; from technical artefacts to socio-technical systems, co-authors Pieter Vermaas, Ibo van de Poel, Maarten Franssen and Wybo Houkes, Morgan and Claypool, 2011
    • Technical Artefacts: creations of mind and matter; a philosophy of engineering design, Springer, 2012
    • The moral status of technical artefacts, eds. Peter Kroes and Peter-Paul Verbeek, Springer, 2013
    • Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn, eds. Maarten Franssen, Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes and Anthonie W.M. Meijers, Springer, 2016

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