Making a Practical Turn: Philosophical Design tools in an Ethical Parallel Track for Innovations

Steven Dorrestijn, Wouter Eggink

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Abstract

Our research aims to contribute to the mutual and constructive collaboration between philosophy of technology and design research: a practical turn in the philosophy of technology. This means a variation and extension to the ‘empirical turn’ in the philosophy of technology. After the turn from abstract thinking about the essence of technology toward research based on empirical case studies about concrete technologies, we turn further to make philosophy of technology ‘practical’ by collaboration with design. This practical turn follows up on the R&D role for philosophers once proposed by Don Ihde and the notion of ethical accompaniment (cf. Gilbert Hottois) as employed by Peter-Paul Verbeek. A central research question for making such a practical turn is what kind of work plan is needed for the implementation of a collaboration between philosophy and design?
Original languageEnglish
Pages128
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2021
Event22nd International Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Technology, SPT 2021: Technological Imaginaries - Université Catholique de Lille, Lille, France
Duration: 28 Jun 202130 Jun 2021
https://www.2021spt.com/

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Technology, SPT 2021
Abbreviated titleSPT 2021
CountryFrance
CityLille
Period28/06/2130/06/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • Practical turn
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • design ethics
  • Ethical Parallel Track
  • Product Impact Tool
  • Responsible design
  • Responsible Innovation
  • Utopian design
  • Utopian Technology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Making a Practical Turn: Philosophical Design tools in an Ethical Parallel Track for Innovations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this