Prof.dr. M.J. (Jeroen) van den Hoven


Jeroen van den Hoven is full professor of Ethics and Technology at Delft University of Technology and editor in chief of Ethics and Information Technology. He was the founding scientific director of 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (2007-2013). In 2009, he won the World Technology Award for Ethics as well as the IFIP prize for ICT and Society for his work in Ethics and ICT. Jeroen van den Hoven was founder, and until 2016 Programme Chair, of the Dutch Research Council on Responsible Innovation. He is also member of the TU Delft Blockchain Lab.

  • Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?
  • van den Hoven, J., D. Helbing, D. Pedreschi, J. Domingo-Ferrer, F. Gianotti, and M. Christen (2012). FuturICT—The road towards ethical ICT. The European Physical Journal – Special Topics 214(1), 153–181.
  • van den Hoven, J., G.-J. Lokhorst, and I. van de Poel (2012). Engineering and the Problem of Moral Overload.Science and Engineering Ethics 18(1), 143–155.
  • van den Hoven, J. (2005). E-democracy, e-contestation and the monitoral citizen. Ethics and Information Technology 7(2), 51–59.
  • van den Hoven, J. and G.-J. Lokhorst (2002). Deontic Logic and Computer Supported Ethics. Metaphilosophy 33(3), 376–387.
  • van den Hoven, J. (1998). Privacy and the Varieties of Informational Wrongdoing. Austr. Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 1(1), 30–43.
  • Responsible Innovation in brief
  • Nederland in ideeën: Innovatie als moreel concept
  • Het beste idee van 2014: Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Innoveren
  • The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics: The use of normative theories in computer ethics

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  • Koops, B.-J., Oosterlaken, I., Romijn, H., Swierstra, T., van den Hoven, J. (2015).
    Responsible Innovation 2: Concepts, Approaches, and Applications. Springer.
  • van den Hoven, J., N. Doorn, T. Swierstra, B.-J. Koops and H. Romijn (2014).
    Responsible Innovation 1: Innovative Solutions for Global Issues. Springer.
  • Oosterlaken, I. and J. van den Hoven, eds. (2012).
    The Capability Approach, Technology and Design. Springer.
  • Vincent, N., I. van de Poel, and J. van den Hoven, eds. (2011).
    Moral Responsibility: Beyond Free Will and Determinism. Springer.
  • Bolkestein, F., J. van den Hoven, I. van de Poel, E. Oosterlaken, A. van Gorp, P. Kroes, and B. Taebi (2009).
    De politiek der dingen. Netherlands: Damon.
  • van den Hoven, J. and J. Weckert, eds. (2009).
    Information Technology and Moral Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
  • van den Hoven, J., Vermaas, P. E., van de Poel, I. Eds.
    Handbook of Ethics, Values, and Technological Design. Springer.

News & Presentations

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: Statement European Expert Group Released

The statement of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) calls for a wide-ranging process of public deliberation and lays out a set of fundamental ethical principles to pave the way.
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Read an interview with Jeroen van den Hoven in De Tijd about Deepfakes (in Dutch)

In dialogue with Jeroen van den Hoven

Read an interview with Jeroen van den Hoven TU Delta (in Dutch)

Responsible innovation

Read an interview with Jeroen van den Hoven in Irish Times about the MOOC responsible innovation

Autonomous weapons

Listen to an interview with Jeroen van den Hoven on BNR Nieuwsradio (in Dutch).

EPA TU Delft Campus Den Haag

Read an interview with Jeroen van den Hoven in Den Haag Centraal (in Dutch).
Read an interview with Jeroen van den Hoven in het Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch).

Ethics for robotics requires a tailor-made approach

Read an interview with Jeroen van den Hoven in Home of Innovation.

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Read an interview with Jeroen van den Hoven in De Volkskrant (in Dutch).

Jeroen van den Hoven

Full Professor

Values, Technology and Innovation
Ethics/Philosophy of Technology

Diana Droog

Research interests:
Ethics of Technology
Computer Ethics
Value Sensitive Design
Responsible Innovation

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Prof.dr. M.J. van den Hoven

Bekijk de publicaties in Pure
2005 - Ethiek en informatie technologie
2005 - Methodologie en ethiek van de techniek
2006 - Methodologie en ethiek van de techniek
2005 - Persons and their Privacy
2006 - Critical Reflection on Technology - Honours Track
2006 - Ethiek en informatie technologie
2006 - Persons and their Privacy
2007 - Inleiding filosofie
2007 - Persons and their Privacy
2007 - ICT-Oriëntatie 4: Ethiek en recht voor informatici
2008 - Filosofische ethiek
2017 - Responsible Innovation (MOOC)
2016 - Technology, Innovation and Ethics for companies
2018 - Responsible Innovation (MOOC)
-(Bestuurs)lid cie/vereniging - Adviescommissie Fintech - AFM

2017-05-15 - 2019-06-01

Financiële instellingen

-Spreker,dagvoorz.,juryl.,etc. - Dalian University of Technology

2017-11-01 - 2019-11-01