Dr F. Jongepier (Fleur)

Assistant professor - Interdisciplinary Hub for Digitalization and Society

Dr F. Jongepier (Fleur)
Visiting address

Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT NIJMEGEN

Postal address

Postbus 9010
6500 GL NIJMEGEN

I am an assistant professor of (digital) ethics at the Radboud University Nijmegen. My research centers around the concepts of self-knowledge and autonomy. In recent years, I became specifically interested in the ways in which various technological developments affect these fundamental capacities, both positively and negatively. I am interested, for instance, in how online manipulation, the (non)transparency of AI, or being the subject of automated decision-making (‘computer says no’) affect people’s capacity for knowing what they want, believe, prefer and care about (self-knowledge) and being able to formulate and act on one’s own goals (autonomy).

My current NWO VENI research project (spanning from Jan 2020 - Jan 2024) is titled “Do algorithms know better? First-person authority in the age of big data”. You can find more info on the project here: https://fleurjongepier.nl/veni-project.

I am passionate about science communication and public philosophy. I am also interested in what public philosophy is, and how it differs - if at all - from academic philosophy, and if so, whether it should. For an overview of articles/activities, see https://fleurjongepier.nl/public-philosophy.

Research theme
  • Digital Ethics
Research group
  • Ethiek & Politieke Filosofie

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One of the research areas that Fleur Jongepier focuses on is digital ethics. How do technological developments such as artificial intelligence or online manipulation affect human autonomy and self-knowledge?