Kristy Claassen

Kristy Claassen holds a degree in Journalism and an honours in Philosophy from the University of Johannesburg (2009). She also completed BTh and MDiv degrees at the University of Pretoria (2014) with a thesis on Theological Anthropology and Technics. While teaching part-time at the University of Pretoria, she was active in non-profits and community work in the city before taking up a position as a researcher at an educational technology company. In 2021, she completed an MSc in the Philosophy of Philosophy, Technology and Society at the University of Twente with a dissertation entitled Ubuntu in the Anthropocene: Towards an African Cosmotechnics. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Twente in which she works at the intersection of Ubuntu philosophy, moral change, and artificial intelligence. As part of the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technology (ESDIT) consortium, she is investigating the implications that socially disruptive technologies have on the human condition, specifically regarding African conceptions thereof.

Recent publications

Claassen, K. 2021. Ubuntu en tegniekfilosofiese risikobepaling: plaaslike kernkragvoorsiening as diskursiewe geleier. Litnet Akademies, 18/3.

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University of Twente
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