book chapters

Book chapters


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)