Philosophy of Biomimicry

Featured Publications are Open Access available via Researchgate and Academia

Featured publications:

  • Blok, V. (2023) “Technology as mimesis of nature: Biomimicry as Regenerative Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Technology”. Techne: Research in Philosophy of Technology, Published online
  • Dicks, H., Blok, V., (2019) “Can Imitating Nature save the planet?”. Environmental Values, 28(5): 519-526.
  • Blok, V., Gremmen, B. (2018), “Agricultural technologies as living machines: toward a biomimetic conceptualization of technology”. Ethics, Policy and Environment, 21(2): 246-263.
  • Blok, V. (2017), “Earthing Technology: Towards an Eco-centric Concept of Biomimetic Technologies in the Anthropocene”, Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology. 21(2-3): 127-149 (DOI: 10.5840/techne201752363).
  • Blok, V. (2016) “Biomimicry and the Materiality of Ecological Technology and Innovation: Toward a Natural Model of Nature”, Environmental Philosophy 13(2): 195-214 (Doi: 10.5840/envirophil201692035).
  • Blok, V., Gremmen, B. (2016) “Ecological Innovation: Biomimicry as a New way of thinking and acting ecologically”. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 29(2): 203-217 (DOI:10.1007/s10806-015-9596-1).

Featured Interviews

  • 4/3/22: Interview in NRC about my progressive philosophy of biomimetic technologies (in Dutch). To access the interview, click here.
  • Interview with Kennislink about technologies which embrace nature (in Dutch), Kennislink 13-5-22. to access the interview, click here.

Featured Video’s

Video contains presentations on biomimicry and from 46.40, also an interview with me about the philosophical and economic aspects.