book chapters


Raper, R., Boeddinghaus, J., Coeckelbergh, M., Gross, W., Campigotto, P., and Lincoln, C.N. 2022. ‘Sustainability Budgets: A Practical Management and Governance Method for Achieving Goal 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals for AI Development.’ In: van Wynsbergh, A., Vandemeulebroucke, T., Bolte, L., et al. (eds.), Towards the Sustainability of AI. Basel: MDPI Books.

[Reprint of Special Issue in Sustainability 14(7), 4019, 2022]

Coeckelbergh, M. 2023. ‘Foreword.’ In: Eke, D.O., Wakunuma, K., Akintoye, S. (eds.), Responsible AI in Africa. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.


Coeckelbergh, M. 2022. ‘Vulnerability, AI, and Power in a Global Context: From Being-at-Risk to Biopolitics in the COVID-19 Pandemic‘. In: Tinnirello, M. (ed.) The Global Politics of Artificial Intelligence. Boca Raton, FL: Chapman and Hall/CRC.


Romele, A., Reijers, W., and Coeckelbergh, M. 2021. ‘Introduction: Hermeneutic Philosophy of Technology: A Research Program’. In: Reijers, W., Romele, A., and Coeckelbergh, M. (eds.) Interpreting Technology: Ricoeur on Questions Concerning Ethics and Philosophy of Technology. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Coeckelbergh, M. 2021. ‘Antropologias do monstro e tecnologia: máquinas, ciborgues e outras ferramentas tecno-antropológicas.’ Portuguese translation of my ‘Monster Anthropologies and Technology’ (2019) by Ananda Missailidis. In: Bannell, R. I., Mizrahi, M., and Ferreira, M. (eds.). Deseducando a Educação. Rio de Janeiro: Editoria PUC-Rio.


Coeckelbergh, M. 2020. ‘Using Philosophy of Language in Philosophy of Technology.’ In: Vallor, S. (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Technology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Coeckelbergh, M. and Loh, J. 2020. ‘Transformations of Responsibility in the Age of Automation: Being Answerable to Human and Non-Human Others.’ In: Beck, B. and Kühler, M. (eds.). Technology, Anthropology, and Dimensions of Responsibility. Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler, 7-22.


Coeckelbergh, M. 2019. ‘Technology Games/Gender Games. From Wittgenstein’s Toolbox and Language Games to Gendered Robots and Biased Artificial Intelligence.’ In: Loh, J. and Coeckelbergh, M. (eds.). Feminist Philosophy of Technology. Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler, 27-38.

Coeckelbergh, M. 2019. ‘Monster Anthropologies and Technology: Machines, Cyborgs and other Techno-Anthropological Tools.’ In: Compagna, D. and Steinhart, S. (eds.). Monsters, Monstrosities and the Monstrous in Culture and Society. Malaga: Vernon Press, 353-370. [scan]

Coeckelbergh, M. 2019. ‘Technology, Narrative, and Performance in the Social Theatre’. In: Kreps, D. (ed.). Understanding Digital Events: Bergson, Whitehead, and the Experience of the Digital. London: Routledge.


Köszegi, S., and Coeckelbergh, M. 2018. ‘Envisioning our future with robots & AI: Opportunities & challenges for Europe’. In: Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development. Re:thinking Europe: Positions on shaping an Idea. Vienna: Holzhausen, 285-299.

Coeckelbergh, M. 2018. ‘What do we mean by a relational ethics? Growing a relational approach to the moral standing of plants, robots, and other non-humans’. In: Kallhoff, A., Di Paola, M., and Schörgenhumer, M. (eds.). Plant Ethics: Concepts and Applications. London and New York: Routledge, 98-109.

Coeckelbergh, M. 2018. Transzendenzmaschinen: Der Transhumanismus und seine (technisch-)religiösen Quellen. In: Göcke, B. P. and Meier-Hamidi, F. (eds.). Designobjekt Mensch: Die Agenda des Transhumanismus auf dem Prüfstand. Freiburg: Herder, 81-93.


Coeckelbergh, M. 2017. ‘The phenomenology of environmental health risk: Vulnerability to modern technological risk, risk alienation and risk politics’. In: Zölzer, F. and Meskens G. (eds.). Ethics of Environmental Health. Routledge Studies in Environment and Health. Oxon / New York: Routledge, 89-102.

Coeckelbergh, M. 2017. ‘Cyborg Humanity and the Technologies of Human Enhancement’. In: Beavers, A. (ed.). Philosophy: Technology. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Philosophy series. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA/Gale, a Cengage Company.

Coeckelbergh, M. 2017. ‘Quantification Machines and Artificial Agents in Global Finance: Historical-Phenomenological Perspectives from Philosophy and Sociology of Technology and Money‘. In: Ippoliti, E. and Chen, P. (eds.). Methods and Finance. A Unifying View on Finance, Mathematics and Philosophy. Cham: Springer, 169-178.

Coeckelbergh, M. 2017. ‘Beyond “Nature”. Towards more engaged and care-full ways of relating to the environment‘. In: Kopnina, H. and Shoreman-Ouimet, E. (eds.). Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology. Oxon and New York: Routledge, 105-116.


Coeckelbergh, M. 2016. ‘Alterity ex Machina: The Encounter with Technology
as an Epistemological-Ethical Drama’. In: Gunkel, D., Filho, C.M. and Mersch, D. (eds.). The Changing Face of Alterity: Communication, Technology, and Other Subjects, London and Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield International, 181-196.

Coeckelbergh, M. 2016. ‘Drones, Morality, and Vulnerability: Two Arguments Against Automated Killing’. In: Custers, B. The Future of Drone Use: Technologies, Opportunities and Privacy Issues, TMC Asser Press.

Coeckelbergh, M. 2016.’Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: Philosophical Reflections on the Social and Cultural Dimensions of Natural Disaster Risk‘. In Gardoni, P., Murphy, C., and Rowell, A. Risk Analysis of Natural Hazards, Heidelbergh and New York: Springer, 27-41.


Coeckelbergh, M. 2015. ‘Afterword‘. In: Sundar Sethy, Satya (ed), Ethical Issues in Engineering, Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Coeckelbergh, M. 2015. ‘How “Secular” and “Modern” are our Technological Practices and Culture? Techno-Religious Forms of Life and Hierophanies in the Information Age’. In: Funk, M. (ed.). ‘Transdisziplinär’ ‘Interkulturell’. Technikphilosophie nach der akademischen Kleinstaaterei, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 313-329.


Coeckelbergh, M. 2014. ‘Good Healthcare is in the How: The Quality of Care, the Role of Machines, and the Need for New Skills’. In: Coeckelbergh, M., van Rysewyk, S.P. and Pontier, M. (eds.). Machine Medical Ethics, Springer, 33-47.

Coeckelbergh, M. 2014. ‘Robotic Appearances and Forms of Life. A Phenomenological-Hermeneutical Approach to the Relation between Robotics and Culture’. In: Funk, M. and Irrgang, B. (eds.). Robotics in Germany and Japan. Philosophical and Technical Perspectives, Dresden: Philosophy of Technology Studies.

Coeckelbergh, M. 2014. ‘Moral Craftsmanship’. In: Moran, S., Cropley, D. and Kaufman, J. (eds.). The Ethics of Creativity, Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 46-61.


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Enhancement and the vulnerable body: Questioning some philosophical assumptions’ in: Lucivero, F., Vedder, A. (eds.) Beyond Therapy v. Enhancement?, Pisa: University Press, 15-26, 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Too close to kill, too far to talk. Interpretation and narrative in drone fighting and surveillance in public places’. In: Leenes, R., Kosta E. (eds.) Bridging distances in technology and regulation, Oisterwijk, Wolf Legal Publishers (WLP) 2013

Funk, M & Coeckelbergh, M.’ Is gesture knowledge? A philosophical approach to the epistemology of musical gestures’ in De Preester, H (ed) Moving Imagination. Explorations of gesture and inner movement, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 113 – 131, 2013


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Care robots, Virtual Virtue, and the Best Possible Life‘ in Brey, P., Briggle, A, Spence, E. (eds) The Good Life in a Technological Age. New York/London: Routledge, 281-292, 2012 (ISBN13 978-0-415-89126-4)

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘ “How I learned to Love the Robot“: Capabilities, Information Technologies, and Elderly Care’ in: Oosterlaken, I. and van den Hoven, J (eds.) The Capability Approach, Technology and Design. Dordrecht: Springer, 77-86, 2012 (ISBN 9789400738782)


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Virtue, Empathy, and Vulnerability: Evaluating Violence in Digital Games‘ in: Poels, K. and Malliet, S. (eds.) Vice City Virtue: Moral Issues in Digital Game Play. Leuven/Den Haag: Acco Academic, 89-105, 2011. (ISBN 9789033484681)


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The Spider and the Web: Emotions, Evolution, and Ethics of Technological Risk” in: Lavino J G and Neumann, R B (eds) Psychology of Risk Perception. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 133-143, 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Computer Games, Education, and the Good Life‘ in: Edvardsen, F and Kulle, H (eds) Educational Games: Design, Learning, and Applications. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 223-229, 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Risk Emotions and Risk Judgments: Passive Bodily Experience and Active Moral Reasoning in Judgmental Constellations‘ in: Roeser, S. (ed.) Emotions and Risky Technologies. Dordrecht: Springer, 2010, 213-230 [table of contents]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Imagining Worlds: Responsible Engineering Under Conditions of Epistemic Opacity’ in: van de Poel, I., Goldberg, D.E. (eds) Philosophy & Engineering: An Emerging Agenda. Dordrecht: Springer, 2010 [table of contents]


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Risk and Public Imagination: Mediated Risk Perception as Imaginative Moral Judgment’ in: Asveld, L. and Roeser, S. (eds) The Ethics of Technological Risk. London/Sterling, VA: Earthscan Publishers, 2009


Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Can We Choose Evil? A Discussion of the Problem of Radical Evil as a Modern and Ancient Problem of Freedom’ in: Keen, D.E. and P.Rossi Keen (eds.) Considering Evil and Human Wickedness. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2004 (e-book)