Dr Martin Sand

Guest Researcher / Department of Values, Technology and Innovation, TU Delft

Martin Sand is a guest researcher at the Department of Values, Technology and Innovation at TU Delft. Previously, he taught business ethics at the University of Kaiserslautern and the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University. He studied European culture and the history of ideas at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and received his doctorate from the Institute for Technology Assessment and System Analysis (ITAS). In his dissertation "Futures, Visions, and Responsibility - An Ethics of Innovation", he addressed problems of attributing responsibility to visionaries and innovators and examined how these influence technology development by disseminating technical visions. He developed a virtue ethical concept of responsibility whose application he illustrated with selected examples such as Frankenstein and Steve Jobs. Shortly his dissertation will be published in the Springer series "Technology Futures, Science and Society".
So far, Martin Sand has published among others in the journals Philosophy of Management, Nanoethics and Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy.