Profile

Peter Kroes (1950) studied physical engineering at the University of Technology Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and wrote a Ph.D.-thesis on philosophical problems concerning the notion of time in modern physical theories (University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 1982). Since 1995 he is professor in philosophy, more in particular philosophy of technology, at the University of Technology Delft. His main areas of interest are philosophy of technology and philosophy of science.

Research

  • The nature of technical artefacts
  • Conceptualizing and modelling socio-technical systems
  • Practical reasoning

Courses for the Graduate School:

  • R1.A1 Research Design
  • R2.D1 Developing Your Academic Skills: Critical/Analytical Thinking and Scientific Reflection
  • Engineering and the dual nature of technical artefacts’, Cambridge Journal of Economics 34, 51-62, 2010
  • A philosophy of technology; from technical artefacts to socio-technical systems, co-authors Pieter Vermaas, Ibo van de Poel, Maarten Franssen and Wybo Houkes, Morgan and Claypool, 2011
  • Technical Artefacts: creations of mind and matter; a philosophy of engineering design, Springer, 2012
  • The moral status of technical artefacts, eds. Peter Kroes and Peter-Paul Verbeek, Springer, 2013
  • Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn, eds. Maarten Franssen, Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes and Anthonie W.M. Meijers, Springer, 2016

More publications


Peter Kroes

Full professor (emeritus)


Additional information

Prof.dr.ir. P.A. Kroes

publications
Editorial Introduction: Putting the Empirical Turn into Perspective

peer reviewed : Y

Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn (2016)

authors

  • Maarten Franssen
  • Pieter Vermaas
  • Peter Kroes
  • A.W.M. Meijers
Experiments on Socio-Technical Systems: The Problem of Control

peer reviewed : Y

Science and Engineering Ethics (2016)

authors

Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn

peer reviewed : Y

(2016)

authors

  • Maarten Franssen
  • PE Vermaas
  • Peter Kroes
  • A.W.M. Meijers
Toward an Axiological Turn in the Philosophy of Technology

peer reviewed : Y

Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn (2016)

authors

  • Peter Kroes
  • A.W.M. Meijers
Critical thinking and liberal studies in engineering

peer reviewed : N

Engineering Studies (2015) 3 pages , p. 126-128

authors

Design for values and the definition, specification, and operationalization of values

peer reviewed : Y

Handbook of ethics, values, and technological design: sources, theory, values and application domains (2015) 871 pages , p. 151-178

authors

  • PA Kroes
  • IR van de Poel

editors

  • J van den Hoven
  • PE Vermaas
  • I van de Poel
Grand challenge for engineers, by Carl Mitcham: a comment

peer reviewed : N

Issues in Science and Technology (2015)

authors

Reflections on rational goals in science and technology; a comment on Olsson

peer reviewed : Y

The role of technology in science: philosophical perspectives (2015) 258 pages , p. 193-205

authors

editors

Science and design revisited

peer reviewed : Y

Design Studies (2015) 6 pages , p. 67-72

authors

  • P Galle
  • PA Kroes
Substantive and procedural contexts of engineering design

peer reviewed : Y

Engineering identities, epistemologies and values: engineering education and practice in context, volume 2 (2015) 416 pages , p. 381-400

authors

  • SD Zwart
  • PA Kroes

editors

  • C Didier
  • B Newberry
  • M Meganck
  • SH Christensen
  • A Jamison
subjects
2005 - Philosophy, Technology Assessment and Ethics for CIE
2005 - Critical Reflection on Technology - Honours Track
2007 - Critical Reflection on Technology - Honours Track
2007 - Argumentation and Philosophy of Science
2007 - Energy Project
2009 - Argumentation and Philosophy of Science
2009 - Energy Project
2008 - Energy Project
2008 - Philosophy, Technology Assessment and Ethics for CIE
2008 - Modern Techniques and Design of Philosophy
2008 - Argumentation and Philosophy of Science
2007 - Philosophy, Technology Assessment and Ethics for CIE
2009 - Philosophy, Technology Assessment and Ethics for CIE
2011 - HT - Philosophy of Physics
2010 - HT - Philosophy of Physics
2011 - Energy Project
2011 - Critical Reflection on Technology
2010 - Energy Project
2009 - HT - Philosophy of Physics
2010 - Philosophy
2010 - Critical Reflection on Technology
2011 - Philosophy
2014 - Methodology of sustainability and service design
2014 - Critical Reflection on Technology
2012 - Philosophy, Technology Assessment and Ethics for CIE
2014 - Philosophy
2013 - HT - Philosophy of Physics
2012 - Critical Reflection on Technology
2014 - Philosophy of engineering science and design
2014 - Philosophy of engineering science and design
2014 - Academic development 1
2014 - HT - Philosophy of Physics
2012 - Energy Project
2013 - Philosophy
2015 - Philosophy of engineering science and design
2015 - Philosophy of engineering science and design
2015 - Profile Orientation and Academic Skills
2013 - Critical Reflection on Technology
2012 - Methodology of sustainability and service design
2012 - Philosophy
2012 - Critical Reflection on Technology
2013 - Philosophy of engineering science and design
2013 - Philosophy of engineering science and design
2013 - Energy Project
2013 - Methodology of sustainability and service design
2012 - HT - Philosophy of Physics
2016 - Profile Orientation and Academic Skills
2017 - Profile Orientation and Academic Skills
2015 - HT - Philosophy of Physics
2015 - Critical Reflection on Technology
ancillary activities
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2016-01-01 - 2018-01-01