T.W. (Taylor) Stone

Taylor joined TU Delft and the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology as a PhD candidate in fall 2014. His previous studies were in architectural design, art history, and environmental philosophy. He has a Master in Environmental Studies from York University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining TU Delft Taylor also worked in the environmental non-profit sector.


Taylor’s research looks at the convergence of different areas in applied ethics: ethics of technology, environmental ethics, and ethics in architecture and urban design. His doctoral research project is investigating the ethics of nighttime lighting and how to responsibly light cities at night, with a focus on emerging concerns about light pollution.

  • Tutor for Ethics in Engineering
  • Ethics for Aerospace Engineers
  • Climate Change: Science & Ethics
  • “Light Pollution: A Case Study in Framing an Environmental Problem.” Ethics, Policy & Environment (Forthcoming).
  • “Sustainable Design Awards: Fostering a Conversation about Sustainability” (with Mike Lovas, Ashley Mauerhofer, and Laura Headley). Proceedings of the Urban Ecologies 2013 Conference. Ed. Jesse Jackson, Patricio Davila, and Roderick Grant, pp. 411-412. Toronto: OCAD University, 2016
  • “Thinking About Thinking About Light: A Phenomenological Investigation of Lighting in Built Environments.” Faculty of Environmental Studies Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Series, 17 (4), 2011.

Taylor Stone

PhD candidate

Values, Technology and Innovation

Ethics/Philosophy of Technology

Research interests:
Design for Values
Nighttime illumination / artificial light at night
Light pollution
Philosophy of the city
Environmental ethics
Architecture and design

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