Continental Philosophy of TechnoScience

logo universiteit wageningenThe Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW), the 4TU Center for Ethics and Technology and Wageningen University invite PhD candidates in philosophy to register for the course Continental Philosophy of TechnoScience to take place from October 23 – 30, 2024.

Organizing university

Wageningen University


23-10-2024 to 30-10-2024, with seminars in the morning (10:00-12:30) and afternoon (13:30 – 16:00)


Wageningen University (details TBA)

Type of activity


Primary target group

PhD students (alfa, gamma, beta) who do study in the fields of philosophy of technology and philosophy of science, who want to learn more about both the background and contemporary developments in philosophy of technoscience. Students from universities outside the Netherlands are encouraged to register for the course as well.

If places available, also open to

Research Master students are encouraged to register for the course as well.

Aim / objective

To become acquainted with the main contemporary philosophical issues, methods, and questions in continental approaches to technoscience in the 21st century.


This is a preliminary program – it may be subject to (minor) changes.

Date Time Lecturer Theme Location
Wed 23-10-2024 9:30 – 10:00 Vincent Blok / Jochem Zwier Opening & Introductions WUR TBA
Wed 23-10-2024 10:00 – 12:30 Massimiliano Simons Hottois on Technoscience WUR TBA
Wed 23-10-2024 13:45 – 16:00 Peter-Paul Verbeek Hermeneutics of Human-Technology Relations WUR TBA
Thu 24-10-2024 10:00 – 12:30 Vincent Blok Heidegger WUR TBA
Thu 24-10-2024 13:30 – 16:00 Susanna Lindberg Simondon WUR TBA
Thu 24-10-2024 19:00 – 23:00 DINNER DINNER TBA
Fri 25-10-2024 10:00 – 12:30 Pieter Lemmens Stiegler WUR TBA
Fri 25-10-2024 13:30 – 16:00 Bas de Boer Canguilhem and Foucault: Techniques of the Body WUR TBA
Mon 28-10-2024 10:00 – 12:30 TBA WUR TBA
Mon 28-10-2024 13:30 – 16:00 Ciano Aydin Lacan WUR TBA
Tue 29-10-2024 10:00 – 12:30 Vincent Blok World and Earth WUR TBA
Tue 29-10-2024 13:30 – 16:00 Vincent Blok Workshop: Reading Jünger WUR TBA
Tue 29-10-2024 19:00 – 23:00 DINNER DINNER TBA
Wed 30-10-2024 10:00 – 12:30 Maren Wehrle Phenomenology: Husserl and Merleau Ponty WUR TBA
Wed 30-10-2024 13:30 – 16:00 Hub Zwart Synthetic Cell WUR TBA
Wed 30-10-2024 16:00 – 17:00 Closing Closing TBA

Required preparations

Participants are expected to read all the assigned literature, to do assignments and to actively participate in the discussions. Students will complete the course with a final written assignment, where they link their own research to one or more of the discussed topics.

Certificate / credit points

For this course participants can earn a certificate after successful completion. Please note, however, that the OZSW is not accredited to reward students with credits/ECTS directly. The study load is mentioned on the certificate, which can usually be exchanged for ‘real’ credits (ECTS) at your home university. For more info please see The study load for this activity is: 5 ECTS


Free for PhD students who are a member of the 4TU Center for Ethics and Technology and/or OZSW and/or another research school in Humanites (LOGOS);
– Free for Research Master students who are a member of the 4TU Center for Ethics and Technology and/or OZSW and/or another research school in Humanities (LOGOS);

All others pay a tuition fee of 300 euros.
Please note that there might be the option to register as a member of the OZSW which would give you free entrance to this and all other OZSW activities. Please check if you are eligible here:

How to apply / register

PhD candidates can register through this registration form.

ReMa students and Postdocs can e-mail Janneke Toonders ( to be added to the waiting list. After registration closes, 2024, we will e-mail if there are still spots available.

In case of too many applications, the coordinator of the course will make a selection. In case of too little applications, the course will be cancelled. In case of cancellation, the OZSW will inform participants at least one week in advance. The OZSW is not responsible for any (accommodation) costs that students may have made in preparation for the course.

Registration/application form

If registration has been closed because the maximum amount of participants has been reached, you can submit your name to the waiting list by sending an email to Please also indicate whether you are a ReMa student or PhD candidate and whether you are a member of the OZSW or not.

Cancellation and registration policy


Vincent Blok, – Wageningen University
Jochem Zwier, – Wageningen University

For further information related to the contents of this course, please contact the coordinator Jochem Zwier at the following e-mail address For practical inquiries, please contact