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Personal profile

Nolen Gertz is the author of Nihilism and Technology (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018), and is currently completing a book on Nihilism for MIT Press’s Essential Knowledge series. 

He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research in 2012. His doctoral dissertation was a criticism of Just War Theory, arguing that JWT’s common morality perspective is both unrealistic and a contributor to combatant suffering. This argument was expanded in his book, The Philosophy of War and Exile: From the Humanity of War to the Inhumanity of Peace (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014).

His research interests include applied ethics, social and political philosophy, phenomenology, existentialism, and aesthetics. He has written for the media analyses of military robotshumanitarian drones, and Facebook. His work has appeared in The AtlanticThe Washington Post, and on the ABC Australia website. He has been interviewed by the BBC World Service, Austrian Public Radio, Ireland’s National Independent Radio, and France’s Philosophie Magazine.

He is the Coordinator of the 4TU Task Force on Risk, Safety and Security, and a Research Associate in Military Ethics at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University. He is on the Editorial Review Board for Rowman & Littlefield International’s book series Off the Fence: Morality, Politics and Society.

A complete list of his publications can be found here and here.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The New School for Social Research

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Research Output

Democratic Potentialities and Toxic Actualities: Feenberg, Ihde, Arendt, and the Internet

Gertz, N., 3 Mar 2020, In : Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology. p. 1-17 17 p.

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  • Nihilism

    Gertz, N., 27 Feb 2020, In : Aeon.

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  • The Logic of Nihilism

    Gertz, N., 24 Feb 2020, In : The Philosophers' Magazine. 88, p. 42-49 8 p.

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  • Cyberwar and Mediation Theory

    Gertz, N., Verbeek, P-P. & Douglas, D., 15 Aug 2019, In : Delphi. 2, 2, p. 72-78

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    Nihilism

    Gertz, N., 1 Sep 2019, Cambridge and London: MIT Press. 224 p. (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

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  • Activities

    • 4 Invited talk

    Nihilism and Technology

    Nolen Gertz (Invited speaker)
    27 Mar 2018

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    Karl Marx

    Nolen Gertz (Speaker)
    1 May 2017

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    From Techno-Hypnosis to Orgies of Activism

    Nolen Gertz (Speaker)
    28 Apr 2017

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    Nihilism - There's an app for that!

    Nolen Gertz (Speaker)
    29 Nov 2016

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    Press / Media

    Another word for nihilism could be suicide

    Nolen Gertz

    29/08/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Is enough being done to stop misinformation online?

    Nolen Gertz

    9/03/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Les machines vont-elles nous faire la morale ?

    Nolen Gertz

    21/03/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment