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Sven Nyholm

Universiteit Utrecht

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Sven Nyholm is an Assistant Professor of Philosophical Ethics at Utrecht University (UU). His main areas of research are applied ethics (especially the ethics of technology), general ethical theory, and the history of ethics. Nyholm received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 2012, where his dissertation won the Proquest Distinguished Dissertation Award. Before joining the faculty at UU in 2019, Nyholm worked at the University of Cologne for three years and at the EIndhoven University of Technology for four years. Nyholm's first book was published in 2015 by De Gruyter. His articles have appeared in general philosophy journals, ethic journals, and bioethics journals - and he has written book chapters for volumes from Oxford University Press and the MIT Press. Nyholm's second book will be published by Rowman & Littlefield International in April 2020 and is about the ethics of responsible human-robot interaction, with a special focus on the human tendency to anthropomorphize robots.