Dr. J.B. (Janna) van Grunsven

Profile

Aside from doing a minor in Jazz studies as an undergraduate, I have spent pretty much my entire adult life studying philosophy. I first obtained my BA and MA (cum laude) in philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and then, with the support of a Fulbright scholarship, I obtained my Ph.D. in philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. Before joining the Ethics and Philosophy of Technology section at TU Delft as a lecturer on a tenure track, I spent two years at Fordham University as a Post-doctoral teaching fellow.

In my work I explore the ethical implications of adopting an embodied, embedded, extended, and enactive approach to cognition. In addition to pursuing my research and teaching activities I am also the book editor for Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte.

Research

In my research I bring insights from so-called 4E approaches to cognition to bear on questions and debates in ethics (where 4E stands for embodied, embedded, extended, and enactive). Most recently, I published an article on moral responsibility and enactive approaches to social interaction. I am currently working on a project on empathy and autism that also draws on 4E insights.

At TU Delft I am involved in teaching a number of courses including Ethics and Engineering, Introduction to Responsible Innovation, and Philosophy of Engineering Science and Design.

  • "Enactivism, Second-Person Engagement, and Personal Responsibility,” in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
  • “The Body Exploited: Torture and the Destruction of Self” in Artificial by Nature. Plessner’s Philosophical Anthropology: Perspectives and Prospects. Ed. Jos de Mul (University of Chicago Press & University of Amsterdam Press, 2014)

Janna van Grunsven

Lecturer

Department:
Values, Technology and Innovation

Section:
Ethics and Philosophy of Technology

Research interests:
Ethics and Embodied Cognition
Empathy and Autism


Additional information

Dr. J.B. van Grunsven

publications
Publications in Pure
subjects
2017 - Technology, Innovation and Ethics for companies
2017 - Technology, Innovation and Ethics for companies
2018 - Introduction to Responsible Innovation
2018 - Introduction to Responsible Innovation
2017 - Introduction Responsible Innovation
2017 - Introduction Responsible Innovation
2019 - Student Project Group 2
2018 - Student Project Group 2
2019 - Student Project Group 1
2019 - TPM Research Frontiers
2019 - Ethics and Engineering
2019 - CoSEM Research Challenges
2019 - Ethics and Engineering
2019 - Ethics of Transportation
2019 - Ethics of Transportation
2019 - Student Project Group 1
2019 - Student Project Group 2
2018 - Student Project Group 1
2018 - TPM Research Frontiers
2019 - TPM Research Frontiers
2018 - Technology, Innovation and Ethics for Companies
2019 - Introduction to Responsible Innovation
ancillary activities
No secondary work -

2017-09-01 - 2019-09-01