Sander Voerman    Philosophy of action and innovation

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I am a phi­los­o­pher and developer working in the fields of ethics, health, and information tech­no­lo­gy. I work as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Twente and as a research and develop­ment con­sul­tant. My cur­rent activities in­clude the Re­de­signing Psy­chia­try project at Re­framing Stu­dio and the Med­i­cal Trust Be­yond Clin­i­cal Walls project at Eind­hoven Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy, where I am a guest researcher.

My ac­a­dem­ic in­ter­ests cov­er a wide range of phil­o­soph­ical top­ics, in­clud­ing free a­gen­cy, self­hood, mo­ral­i­ty, re­spon­si­bil­i­ty, con­scious­ness, and the phi­los­o­phy of health care and technology (concerning both so­mat­ic and men­tal health). I have de­vel­oped a theory of the psy­cho­log­i­cal na­ture of nor­ma­tive rea­sons for ac­tion in my PhD the­sis The Nor­ma­tive Will (Til­burg Uni­ver­si­ty 2012). I have al­so pub­lished a text­book on free will, Vrije wil: Dis­cus­sies over ver­ant­woor­de­lijk­heid, zelf­ver­wer­ke­lijking en be­wust­zijn (Lem­nis­caat 2011, with Tjeerd van de Laar).

This website contains an overview of my writings, some of which are available for download, and of the talks I have given or will give in the nearby future. I have also included my curriculum vitae.