Research Group Philosophy and Professional Practice

The Philosophy & Professional Practice research group contributes to an intellectual climate in which students, lecturers, researchers, employees and administrators feel challenged to coordinate their thoughts and actions.

About the research group

The Philosophy and Professional Practice research group analyses new technologies and the design practice, technological culture and society from which these emerge. This reveals underlying values, interests, assumptions and world views. By reflecting on the use of technology in professional practice and daily life, the research group creates awareness of the impact of technology on people, professions and society as a whole, including the associated professional and ethical dilemmas.

Inaugural lecture

On Wednesday, March 16, Chris Detweiler, Lecturer in Philosophy and Professional Practice, gave his inaugural lecture. Watch his inaugural lecture here.

About the professor

Chris Detweiler

Christian Detweiler has been head of the Philosophy and Professional Practice Research Group since May 2020. He is also a senior lecturer and member of the curriculum board in the Communication & Multimedia Design program (Faculty of IT & Design). Before coming to The Hague University of Applied Sciences, he worked as a social designer and researcher. He obtained his PhD on accounting for values in design in the Department of Values, Technology and Innovation and the Interactive Intelligence Group at Delft University of Technology. He has an MSc in Media Technology from Leiden University and a BA in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam.
c.a.detweiler@hhs.nl
News

Podcast

In een interview vertelt Henriëtta Joosten over haar boek "De publieke sfeer in de 21e eeuw. Hanna Arendt als gids voor professionals" waarin de zienswijze van filosoof en politiek denker Hannah Arendt centraal staat. Welke handvaten biedt deze bijzondere filosoof, die vooral over totalitarisme geschreven heeft, ons om technische én humane ontwikkelingen in onze hedendaagse samenleving te verenigen? Wat voor kansen en gevaren brengt ICT ons? Welke mogelijkheden hebben (aankomende) professionals om de publieke sfeer te vergroten en waarom is dat belangrijk?

Het boek is genomineerd voor de Socratesbeker 2020. Deze prijs wordt ieder jaar uitgereikt aan de auteur van het meest urgente, oorspronkelijke en prikkelende Nederlandstalige filosofieboek.

Podcast

Henriëtta Joosten over haar boek "De publieke sfeer in de 21e eeuw"