Dr. S. (Steffen) Steinert
I studied Philosophy at the Technical University of Dresden (Germany), and the New School for Social Research, New York (USA). I obtained my Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences, University of Munich. Before joining the Ethics and Philosophy of Technology section at TU Delft, I was a researcher in a project that explores the ethical, social and legal implications of brain-computer interfaces.
My research interests include philosophy of technology, ethics of technology, emotions, and aesthetics. I have published papers on roboethics, art and technology, and philosophy of science. In my previous research I have also explored philosophical issues related to humor and amusement.
- Steinert, S. (2020). Corona and value change. The role of social media and emotional contagion. Ethics and Information Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10676-020-09545-z
- Steinert, S., & Roeser, S. (2020). Emotions, values and technology: Illuminating the blind spots. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2020.1738024
- Roeser, S., & Steinert, S. (2019). Passion for the Art of Morally Responsible Technology Development. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, 85, 87–109. DOI: 10.1017/S135824611800070X
- Steinert, S., Friedrich, O. (2019). Wired Emotions: Ethical Issues of Affective Brain–Computer Interfaces. Science and Engineering Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-019-00087-2
Steinert, S., Bublitz, C., Jox, R., & Friedrich, O. (2019). Doing Things with Thoughts: Brain-Computer Interfaces and Disembodied Agency. Philosophy & Technology, 32(3), 457–482. DOI: 10.1007/s13347-018-0308-4
- Friedrich, O., Racine, E., Steinert, S., Pömsl, J., & Jox, R. J. (2018, online first). An Analysis of the Impact of Brain-Computer Interfaces on Autonomy. Neuroethics. DOI: 10.1007/s12152-018-9364-9
- Steinert, S. (2018). Cultivate Your Funny Bone? The Case against Training Amusement. The Journal of Aesthetic Education, 52(1), 84-105. DOI: 10.5406/jaesteduc.52.1.0084
Steinert, S., & Lipski, J. (2018). Who is Afraid of Commitment? On the Relation of Scientific Evidence and Conceptual Theory. Erkenntnis, 83(3), 477–500. DOI: 10.1007/s10670-017-9899-x
Steinert, S. (2017). Art. Brought to you by Creative Machines. Philosophy & Technology, 30(3), 267-284. DOI: 10.1007/s13347-016-0230-6
Steinert, S. (2017). Technology is a laughing matter: Bergson, the comic and technology. AI & Society, 32(2), 201–208. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-015-0612-9
Steinert, S. (2017). Cut to the Cheese - Reply to Spiegel’s “Why flatulence is funny.” Think, 16(45), 67–75. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1477175616000282
Steinert, S. (2016). Taking Stock of Extension Theory of Technology. Philosophy & Technology, 29(1), 61-78. DOI: 10.1007/s13347-014-0186-3
I am involved in the teaching of courses including Ethics and Engineering, IT and Values, and Ethics of Transportation.