International Research Conference Robophilosophy 2018: University of Vienna, Feb 14-17

Envisioning Robots in Society—Politics, Power, and Public Space: This year, the Chair of Philosophy...


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The Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology inaugurated a council to support...

Mark Coeckelbergh published an article on Wittgenstein and Technology in Science and Engineering...

Coeckelbergh was co-author of an opinion article on transhumanism, recentliy published in the Neue...

After being part of the panel discussion at WIRED "Future of Mobility Conference" in Rüsselsheim,...

Janina Loh has been invited to discuss the possibilities and challenges for civil engineers re...

De Tijd ranks Mark Coeckelbergh among Belgium's most important thinkers on technology.

Mark Coeckelbergh contributed a chapter to the book "Philosophy: Technology" edited by Anthony...

New Book - April 2017: Anthology edited by Michael Funk, Silvio Leuteritz and Bernhard Irrgang,...

Chapter on Ethical and Philosophical Issues in Human-Autonomous Systems Cooperation in Military...

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Interview with Mark Coeckelbergh: Close encounters with robots

Picture taken by Nana Thurner.

In preparation of his inaugural lecture on May 10, Mark Coeckelbergh has been interviewed by Hanna Möller for the University's uni:view magazine. Find the article here.

Mark Coeckelbergh's inaugural lecture will take place on the Faculty's dies facultatis, May 10. 

Venue: Großer Festsaal der Universität Wien

Time: 5 pm

Article in DerStandard on our technological future

Picture: Universität Wien

In the context of this term's Semesterfrage "Wie leben wir in der digitalen Zukunft?" Mark Coeckelbergh was asked to publish an article in the Austrian newspaper DerStandard. The article can be found here.

Moreover, he was interviewed by Theresa Dirtl on this question.

Michael Funk: "Drones @ combat"

Michael Funk, jointly with Bernhard Irrgang and Silvio Leuteritz, contributed a chapter - "Drones @ Combat – Enhanced Information Warfare and Combat Drone Responsibility" - to Filippo Santoni de Sio's and Ezio Di Nucci's (Eds.) volume Drones and Responsibility. Legal, Philosophical and Socio-Technical Perspectives on Remotely Controlled Weapons. It was published 2016 at Ashgate Publishing.

Discussion at the Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Ethics

In July 2016, Michał Piekarski discussed David Gunkel's and Mark Coeckelbergh's essay Facing Animals: A relational, Other-Oriented Approach to Moral Standing (October 2014). Both were published in the Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Ethics. D. Gunkel and M. Coeckelbergh had the chance to write a response to Michał Piekarski's paper. It is available open access here.

Swiss Portal for Philosophy: M. Coeckelbergh, J. Sombetzki and M. Funk

Mark Coeckelbergh, Janina Sombetzki and Michael Funk were invited to write blog entries for the "Zukunft und Philosophie" blog by the Swiss Portal for Philosophy: