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De Mul’s research focuses on the (partly overlapping) domains of philosophical anthropology, philosophy of art and culture, philosophy of information and communication technologies, philosophy of biology and biotechnologies. He has published about thrirty books and more than two hundred twenty academic articles and book contributions. He also contributes on regular basis to leading national quality newspapers and weekly’s in The Netherlands, such as Trouw, de Volkskrant, NRC Handelsblad, Vrij Nederland and De Groene Amsterdammer. His work has been published and/or translated in more than a dozen languages.

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Major National and International Research Grants and Contract Research


1997 - 2002

Internet and Public Administration. Commissioned and sponsored by the Ministries of Housing, 
Land-use Planning and the Environment (VROM), Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK); Transport, 
Public Work and Water Management (V&W) and Finance (F), Dutch Government


2000 – 2002

Under Construction. Identity in the Age of the Internet. Commissioned and sponsored by Infodrome,  Ministry of Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OC&W), Dutch Government


2000 - 2004

Normative aspects of Information Processes in Public Administration. Grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (f 450.000); Co-applicant: Prof.dr. Jeroen van den Hoven (TUD)



Calculemus@human. Human Sciences and Information Technology. Commissoned and sponsored by  The Advisory Council of Science and Technology Policy (AWT)



Social Inclusion vs. Digital Divide. Commissioned and sponsored of the Ministry of General Affairs, 
Dutch Government



On-Line Identity, Interpersonal Relationships and Society.International Linkage Grant of the 
Australian Research Council (ARC).  In collaboration with Charles Sturt University.  



Grant from the Ernst Cassirer Publication Fund, USA



Virtual Residence. Commissioned an sponsored by the Department Information and Communications Technologies of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies European Commission, Sevilla, Spain



Playful Identities. From Narrative to Ludic Identity Formation. Grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).Three PhD projects and three research grants for senior researchers (€ 453.000).  Co-applicants: Prof.dr. Valerie Frissen (EUR) and Prof.dr.Joost Raessens (UU)



What can the Humanities Contribute to our Practical-Self-Understanding? Grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Seven PhD projects and two Postdoc projects and two research grants for senior researchers (€ 1.996.361). Co-applicants: Prof.dr. M. Düwell (UU), Prof. dr. J. J. Bolhuis (UU), Prof. dr. W.B. Drees (LEI), Prof. dr. A.W.M. Mooij (UU),  Prof. dr. I. Robeyns (EUR), Prof. dr. T. Verbeek (UU); Prof. dr. A. Visser (LEI)


Nieuwe druk Kunstmatig van Nature: juni 2024.

Vanaf de derde druk verschijnt Kunstmatig van nature. Onderweg naar Homo sapiens 3.0 bij Uitgeverij Boom. Delen van dit boek behoren tot de VWO eindexamenstof Filosofie  2024 t/m 2028, die de vraag naar de mens in relatie tot wetenschap en techniek als thema heeft.

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