Dr. G.J.C. (Gert-Jan) Lokhorst


Gert-Jan Lokhorst studied medicine and philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands (MMedSci 1980, MA 1985, PhD 1992). His publications span and link diverse areas including logic, artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind, philosophy of technology, and neuroethics; and he has lead a number of research projects in these areas in the Philosophy Department at Delft University of Technology.


2007: research grant, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Title of project: "Neuroethics: moral, legal and philosophical aspects of neuroscience and neurotechnology."

Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Technology, and Ethics (faculties of Aerospace Engineering, Applied Sciences, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Technology, Policy, and Management).

  • Neuroscience and human rights. Nova Acta Leopoldina, NF 119 (403): 103-105, 2014.
  • An intuitionistic reformulation of Mally's deontic logic. Journal of Philosophical Logic, 42: 635-641, 2013.
  • G.J.C. Lokhorst & M. J. van den Hoven. Responsibility for military robots. In P. Lin, K. Abney, & G. A. Bekey, eds., Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics, pp. 145-156. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2012.
  •  M. J. van den Hoven, G.J.C. Lokhorst, & I. van de Poel. Engineering and the problem of moral overload. Science and Engineering Ethics, pp. 1-13, 2011.
  •  Mens rea, logic and the brain. In Michael Freeman, ed., Law and Neuroscience (Current Legal Issues 2010 Volume 13), pp. 29-39. Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Computational meta-ethics: Towards the meta-ethical robot. Minds and machines, 21: 261-274, 2011.
  • M. P. M. Franssen, G.J.C. Lokhorst, & I. van de Poel. Philosophy of technology. In Edward N. Zalta, ed., Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The Metaphysics Research Lab at the Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2009.
  • V. Wiegel, M. J. van den Hoven, & G.J.C. Lokhorst. Privacy, deontic epistemic action logic and software agents: An executable approach to modeling moral constraints in complex informational relationships. Ethics and Information Technology, 7 (4): 251-264, 2005.

Member of the editorial board (associate editor) of Neuroethics, ISSN: 1874-5490 (print version), ISSN: 1874-5504 (electronic version), Journal no. 12152, Springer Netherlands.

  • Logical Explorations in the Philosophy of Mind: Essays on Aristotle's Psychology, Wittgenstein's Tractatus, and Lévy-Bruhl's Logical Relativism. PhD thesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, 1992.
  • Ger Jochems. Gesprek met G.J.C. Lokhorst over neuroethiek, VPRO radio Noorderlicht, April 17, 2007.
  • Pia Dijkstra. Gesprek met G.J.C. Lokhorst over neuroethiek, AVRO Radio 1, March 27, 2007.

Gert-Jan Lokhorst


Values, Technology and Innovation

Ethics/Philosophy of Technology

Diana Droog 

Research interests:
Design for values

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