Dr.ir. L. (Lavinia) Marin


Lavinia Marin is a postdoctoral researcher (Leading Fellows) working on a project titled “Re-conceptualising critical thinking for online environments: extended, embodied, social”. The main goal of this project is to give an account of online critical thinking – how it could be defined and what are its conditions of existence. In order to arrive at this novel account of online critical thinking, a reconceptualization of CT as such is needed, which will be done starting from the extended cognition hypothesis. This approach will bring back into the picture the forgotten role of the body and explore the role of the (technical) environment.

Research interests: digital epistemology - how thinking and knowledge are mediated via technology, social relations and embodiment. This includes working on philosophy of mediality, especially digital media; epistemology of embodied cognition and reasoning, critical thinking as embodied and mediated practice, and intellectual virtues. Another strand of current research focuses on online (mis)information, critical inquiry in online communities, online emotions, digital forms of life, and virtues of informational agents.

  • Marin, Lavinia. 2020. “Three Contextual Dimensions of Information on Social Media: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Infodemic.” Ethics and Information Technology. doi:10.1007/s10676-020-09550-2.
  • Marin, Lavinia, and Sabine Roeser. 2020. “Emotions and Digital Well-Being: The Rationalistic Bias of Social Media Design in Online Deliberations.” In Ethics of Digital Well-Being. Vol. 140, edited by Christopher Burr and Luciano Floridi, 139–50. Philosophical Studies Series. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • Marin, Lavinia, and Sean Sturm. 2020. “‘Why Aren’t You Taking Any Notes?’ on Note-Taking as a Collective Gesture.” Educational Philosophy and Theory, 1–8. doi:10.1080/00131857.2020.1744131.
  • Marin, Lavinia. 2020. “University Lecturing as a Technique of Collective Imagination: On Seeing Things as If They Had Taken a Bodily Form.” In Post-Critical Perspectives on Higher Education. Vol. 3, edited by Naomi Hodgson, Joris Vlieghe, and Piotr Zamojski, 73–82. Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Involved in the following courses:

  • Creative and critical thinking R2.D1
  • Ethics and engineering
  • Philosophy of engineering science 
  • Social and scientific values 
  • Critical reflections on technology
  • Ethics for applied mathematics
  • Responsible Innovation
  • Ethics for aerospace engineering
  • Ethics of technological risks
  • Ethics of transportation
  • Ingenieur en samenleving
  • Ethics of healthcare
  • Research themes - SEN1311
  • MOOC “Mind of the universe: Robots in Society: Blessing or Curse?”

 Also involved in supervision for

  • Bachelor End project for the TB
  • Master's Thesis for the MOT

Project manager for the Ethics Education for Engineers - 4TU.Ethics project (SURF grant)

Affiliated researcher for the COMET project (COMET - Comprehensive Ethics Teaching for Engineering and Design students) funded by the 4TU.CEE

Web and content manager for https://www.tudelft.nl/ethics/

Lavinia Marin

Assistant Professor

  • L.Marin@tudelft.nl
  • Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management

    Building 31

    Room number: B4.220

Values, Technology and Innovation

Ethics/Philosophy of Technology

Research interests:
Design for values
Computer Ethics 

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