Steven R. Kraaijeveld

Steven R. Kraaijeveld
Wageningen University & Research | WUR · Department of Communication, Technology and Philosophy

MA, MSc

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Introduction
I'm a final-year PhD candidate writing a dissertation on the ethics of vaccination, and an associate fellow at the Research Consortium on the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (www.esdit.nl). My research interests are broad and include: philosophy and ethics of technology (especially experimental philosophy of technology); bioethics; public health ethics; moral psychology; metaethics.
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July 2016 - May 2017
Utrecht University
Position
  • Research Assistant
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  • I assisted the Research Institute of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in their concerted effort to increase the number of staff publications that are available via Open Access.

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Publications (10)
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Recently, Joshua Greene has argued that we need a metamorality to solve moral problems for which evolution has not prepared us. The metamorality that he proposes is a utilitarian account that he calls deep pragmatism. Deep pragmatism is supposed to arbitrate when the values espoused by different groups clash. To date, no systematic appraisal of thi...
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Robotization is an increasingly pervasive feature of our lives. Robots with high degrees of autonomy may cause harm, yet in sufficiently complex systems neither the robots nor the human developers may be candidates for moral blame. John Dana-her has recently argued that this may lead to a retribution gap, where the human desire for retribution face...
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Preventive vaccination can protect not just vaccinated individuals, but also others, which is often a central point in discussions about vaccination. To date, there has been no systematic study of self-and other-directed motives behind vaccination. This article has two major goals: first, to examine and distinguish between self-and other-directed m...
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Experimental philosophy is a relatively recent discipline that employs experimental methods to investigate the intuitions, concepts, and assumptions behind traditional philosophical arguments, problems, and theories. While experimental philosophy initially served to interrogate the role that intuitions play in philosophy, it has since branched out...
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COVID-19 vaccination of children has begun in a number of countries with provisional regulatory approval and public support. This article provides an ethical analysis of COVID-19 vaccination of healthy children. Specifically, we present three of the strongest arguments that might justify COVID-19 vaccination of children: (a) an argument from patern...
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Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic illness that requires intensive lifelong management of blood glucose concentrations by means of external insulin administration. There have been substantial developments in the ways of measuring glucose levels, which is crucial to T1D self-management. Recently, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has allowed peopl...
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COVID-19 vaccination of children has begun in various high-income countries with regulatory approval and general public support, but largely without careful ethical consideration. This trend is expected to extend to other COVID-19 vaccines and lower ages as clinical trials progress. This paper provides an ethical analysis of COVID-19 vaccination of...
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Governments around the world have faced the challenge of how to respond to the recent outbreak of a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Some have reacted by greatly restricting the freedom of citizens, while others have opted for less drastic policies. In this paper, I draw a parallel with vaccination ethics to conceptualize two distinct approach...
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We describe Ostracism Online, a novel, social media-based ostracism paradigm designed to (1) keep social interaction experimentally controlled, (2) provide researchers with the flexibility to manipulate the properties of the social situation to fit their research purposes, (3) be suitable for online data collection, (4) be convenient for studying s...
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Systematic review. To review the literature on relationships between psychological factors and quality of life (QOL) of persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). NA. A systematic literature search was conducted in several online databases (PubMed, Embase and PsychInfo). Articles were included if they provided quantitative information on associations b...

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Projects (6)
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To develop theoretically and to conduct research within experimental philosophy of technology (techxphi) with a focus on experimental ethics of technology.
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To develop a Bakhurstian account of literature.