Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Postdoc in Philosophy and Ethics of Technology, TU Eindhoven

In the NWO research project Moral responsibility in R&D networks, we propose to study the tension between two requirements for a desirable distribution of responsibilities in R&D networks, viz. completeness and fairness. The goal of the research is to gain insight in how to reconcile these two requirements to contribute to the solution of the problem of many hands in R&D networks. Three subprojects will be carried out to attain this goal. In the subproject of the present vacancy, Modelling of Responsibility in R&D networks, the theory of an existing formal model for responsibility will be applied and extended to investigate the influence of the organizational structure of an R&D network on the extent to which a distribution of responsibilities is complete and fair. The aim of this project is to provide a formal characterization and assessment of the various notions of responsibility developed in the other subprojects of the NWO research project.

The position would be 0.8 fte. Applications should be received by April 13th 2007. For more information, see http://www.ethicsandtechnology.eu/.

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