Vincent Blok (1970) is a Dutch philosopher working as professor at the Wageningen University (The Netherlands). He is also scientific director of the 4TU Centre for Ethics of Technology, a collaboration of the four Technical Universities in the Netherlands. In 2005 he received his PhD degree in philosophy at Leiden University with a specialization in philosophy of technology. From 2006-2010, he was CEO of an international research institute in the field of sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health care. Together with seven PhD candidates and four Post-docs, he reflects on the meaning of disruptive technologies for the human condition and its environment from a continental philosophical perspective. His books include Ernst Jünger’s Philosophy of Technology. Heidegger and the Poetics of the Anthropocene (Routledge, 2017), Heidegger’s Concept of philosophical Method (Routledge, 2019), The Critique of Management. Toward a Philosophy and Ethics of Business Management (Routledge, 2021), From World to Earth. Philosophical Ecology of a threatened Planet (Boom, 2022 (in Dutch). Blok published over hundred articles in disciplinary philosophy journals like Environmental Values, Business Ethics Quarterly, Synthese and Philosophy & Technology, and in multi-disciplinary journals like Science, Journal of Cleaner Production, Public understanding of Science and Journal of Responsible Innovation.

Ancillary activities

  • Scientific Director of the 4TU Centre for Ethics of Technology (click for more information).
  • Member of the board of the Society for Philosophy of Technology (SPT)(click for more information)
  • Research line leader of the “Nature, life and human intervention” research line of the Ethics of Societal Disruptive Technologies Research Program (ESDIT)(click for more information)

Editorial boards memberships

  • Philosophy & Technology, Associate Editor for Continental Philosophy of Technology (2023-)
  • Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, member of editorial advisory board (2022-)
  • Philosophy of Management, member of the executive board (2014-)
  • Journal of Responsible Innovation (2019-)
  • Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology (2020-)
  • Journal of Responsible Technology (2021-)
  • Journal of Business Ethics (2016-)
  • Novation: Critical Studies of Innovation (2021-)
  • International Journal of Technoethics (2021-)
  • Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication (2009-)
  • Business and Professional Ethics Journal. Role: member of the editorial board (2014-)
  • Journal of Cleaner Production (2015-)
  • Discovery Sustainability (2020-)