Wessel Reijers


Wessel Reijers is a philosopher of technology, working on the intersection between empirically informed philosophy and ethics of technology, normative ethics, and responsible innovation. His research interests are philosophical hermeneutics, especially the work of Paul Ricoeur, the ethical and political impacts of blockchain technologies and social credit systems, and methods for applying responsible innovation to practice. Wessel holds a PhD from Dublin City University (2019) and has been a Max Weber Fellow and Research Associate at the Robert Schuman Centre at the European University Institute in Florence.

Wessel has published on the Chinese Social Credit System, the governance of blockchain technologies, Paul Ricoeur’s philosophy of technology, the value of the work of Hannah Arendt for responsible innovation, and many other topics. He has co-authored a monograph titled Narrative and Technology Ethics (with Mark Coeckelbergh; Palgrave 2020), and co-edited a volume titled Interpreting Technology (with Alberto Romele and Mark Coeckelbergh; Rowman and Littlefield 2021).

In his free time, Wessel likes to play and compose music, paint, and write fiction.

Detailed information can be found on Wessel’s website.