books (monograph):

  • Funk, Michael 2021: Roboter- und KI-Ethik. Eine methodische Einführung – Grundlagen der Technikethik Band 1. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg. (forthcoming)
  • Funk, Michael 2021: Angewandte Ethik und Technikbewertung. Ein methodischer Grundriss – Grundlagen der Technikethik Band 2. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg. (forthcoming)
  • Funk, Michael 2021: Computer und Gesellschaft. Roboter und KI als soziale Herausforderung – Grundlagen der Technikethik Band 3. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg. (forthcoming)
  • Funk, Michael 2021: Künstliche Intelligenz, Verkörperung und Autonomie. Theoretische Fragen – Grundlagen der Technikethik Band 4. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg. (forthcoming)

books (editions):



journal & handbook articles, book chapters and conference papers:


  • Östlund, Britt, Monica Malvezzi, Susanne Frennert, Michael Funk, Jose Gonzalez, Juan Moreno, Kilian Baur, Dimitris Alimisis, Freygardur Thorsteinsson, Antonio Alonso Cepeda, Guillaume Fau, Florian Haufe, Massimo Di Pardo (2021): Uptake of Interactive Robots to promote health in Europe. What is the adoption potential and innovative maturity?“ (forthcoming) 3
  • Funk, Michael & Albrecht Fritzsche (2021): „Engineering Practice from the Perspective of Methodical Constructivism and Culturalism“ in: Michelfelder, DianeNeelke Doorn (eds.): The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Engineering. New York & London: Taylor & Francis/Routledge, pp. 722-735. 1


  • Funk, Michael (2020): „What Is Robot Ethics? …And Can It Be Standardized?“ in: Marco Nørskov, Johanna Seibt & Oliver Santiago Quick (eds.): Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics. Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2020. August 18–21, 2020, Aarhus University and online. (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 335). Amsterdam a.o.: IOS Press, pp. 469-480. 1
  • Funk, Michael, Bernhard Dieber, Horst Pichler & Mark Coeckelbergh (2020): „Gamification of Trust in HRI?“ in: Marco Nørskov, Johanna Seibt & Oliver Santiago Quick (eds.): Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics. Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2020. August 18–21, 2020, Aarhus University and online. (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 335). Amsterdam a.o.: IOS Press, pp. 632-642. 2, 6



  • Funk, Michael 2018d: „Repeatability and Methodical Actions in Uncertain Situations: Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Technology and Language“ in: Coeckelbergh, Mark, Michael Funk & Stefan Koller (eds.): Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Technology. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology. Special Issue, Volume 22, Issue 3 (2018), pp. 351-376. [(DOI) 10.5840/techne201812388] 1, 6, a
  • Funk, Michael 2018b: „Paleoanthropology and Social Robotics. Old and New Ways in Mediating Alterity Relations“ in: Aagaard, Jesper, Jan Kyrre Berg Friis, Jessica Sorenson, Oliver Tafdrup & Cathrine Hasse (eds.): Postphenomenological Methodologies. New Ways in Mediating Techno-Human Relationships. (Postphenomenology and the Philosophy of Technology). Lanham a.o.: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, pp. 125-149. 1, 3, 4
  • Funk, Michael 2018a: „Synaesthesia and Creativiy – An Epistemic Comparison and a Wittgensteinian Outlook“ in: Mª José de Córdoba Serrano, Julia López de la Torre Lucha & Timothy B. Leyden (eds.) 2018: ACTAS DEL “VI CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE SINESTESIA, CIENCIA Y ARTE + ACTIVIDADES PARALELAS 2018”. Alcalá la Real, Jaén (España). Granada: Fundación Internacional Artecittà, pp. 165-170. 5, a




  • Funk, Michael 2015b: „Synesthesia in the Philosophical Works of Helmuth Plessner – And what we can learn from his approach today“ in: Day, Sean A., Ma José De Córdoba Serrano, Dina Riccó, Julia López de la Torre, Jörg Jewanski & Pedro A. Galera Andreu (eds.) 2015: Actas V Congreso Internacional de Sinestesia: Ciencia y Arte. Jaén: IEG, pp. 223-232. 1, 5, b
  • Funk, Michael 2015a: „Zwischen Genetik und klassischer Musik. Zur Philosophie sinnlichen Wissens“ in: Asmuth, Christoph & Peter Remmers (eds.) 2015: Ästhetisches Wissen. (Berlin Studies in Knowledge Research, 7). Berlin & Boston: Walter de Gruyter, pp. 249-288. 1, 4, 5


  • Funk, Michael 2014b: „The Meaning of ‚Transdisciplinarity‘ and its Impact on Critical STS Studies“ in: Bjiker, Wiebe, Jenny Palm & Harald Rohracher (eds.) 2014: Swedish STS Summer School. Course Handbook, pp. 1-5. 6



  • Funk, Michael 2012c: „Dilettanten, Designer, Philosophen – Wo ist der Unterschied?“ in: Zachow, Claudia & Dimitri Reibestein (eds.) 2012: Neuwerk 3: Design + Dilletant = Dilemma? Zeitschrift für Designwissenschaft, pp. 72-81. 5
  • Funk, Michael 2012a: „Synaesthesia and Philosophy – Questions of objective and subjective Perception“ in: Mª José de Córdoba (ed.) 2012: IV International Conference Synesthesia: Science and Art, Almeria, 16–19th February 2012. e-book: ISBN-13: 978-84-939054-3-9. Granada: Ediciones Fundación Int. Artecittà, pp. 1-5. 5


  • Funk, Michael 2011: „Vom Blick zum Klang – Was wissen die Noten über mein Klavierspiel?“ in: Hug, Theo & Andreas Kriwak (eds.) 2011: Visuelle Kompetenz. Beiträge des interfakultären Forums Innsbruck Media Studies. Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press, pp. 270-284. 5


  • Funk, Michael 2010: „Verstehen und Wissen. Ludwig Wittgensteins Philosophie der Technik.“ in: Leidl, Lars & David Pinzer (eds.) 2010: Technikhermeneutik. Technik zwischen Verstehen und Gestalten. Frankfurt am Main a.o.: Peter Lang, pp. 75-88. 1, a


thematic emphasis:

  • 1 human-technology-culture-world-relations; specifically:
  • 2 informationtechnologies & cyberspaces; privacy & data-security; information-warfare & cyberwar; drones & combat-robots
  • 3 (civil) robots, social robotics, care-robots; human-machine-interaction, -interfaces & -communication
  • 4 genetic engineering, biotechnologies & synthetic biology; biomedicine; paleoanthropology
  • 5 music; synesthesia & creativity
  • 6 transdisciplinarity & interdisciplinarity (methods, terminology and application in research processes)
  • a Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • b Helmuth Plessner

Each of the six emphasis is assigned and highlighted by a green colored number, the classical authors by an orange coloured letter, in the lists:

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