Fabio Tollon, M.A.

Doctoral Candidate

Abteilung Philosophie
Universität Bielefeld
Postfach 100131
33501 Bielefeld

Building X Room A4-239

Phone: +49 (0) 521 / 106-4600
E-Mail: fabio.tollon@uni-bielefeld.de
Web: Researchgate

Research Project

From Responsibility Gaps to Responsibility Maps

Research Interests

  • Ethics of AI
  • Machine Consciousness
  • Ethics of Big Data
  • Action Theory
  • Moral Agency/Patiency


Since 04/2020
Doctoral Candidate at the DFG Research Training Group 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research, Bielefeld University

2018 – 2019
Master of Arts (Philosophy), Stellenbosch University, South Africa

2017 – 2019
Teaching Assistant (philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, epistemology, engineering ethics), Department of Philosophy, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Bachelor of Arts Honours. Philosophy, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

2013 – 2016
Bachelor of Arts. Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), Stellenbosch University, South Africa


Tollon, Fabio. 2021. Artifacts and Affordances: from designed properties to possibilities for actionAI & Society.

Tollon, Fabio. 2020. The Artificial View: toward a non-anthropocentric account of moral patiencyEthics and Information Technology.

Tollon, Fabio. 2019. Moral Agents or Mindless Machines? A critical appraisal of agency in artificial systems. Hungarian Philosophical Review 63(4), pp. 9-23.

Book reviews

Tollon, Fabio. 2020. Transhumanism as a New Social Movement: The Techno-Centred ImaginationMetapsychology Online Reviews, Vol. 24 (39)


Do Others Mind? Moral Agents Without Mental States. Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations. University of Twente, The Netherlands, 4-7 November 2020.

Toward a Coherent Account of Moral Agency. Proceedings of the South African Forum for Artificial Intelligence Research. Vol 2540. Cape Town, South Africa, 3-6 December 2019.

Functional Moral Agency. 4IR: Philosophical, Ethical and Legal Perspectives. University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 3-5 September 2019.


Teaching Assistant Roles:

  • 2019: Critical Social Theory and Ideology Critique / Philosophy 344 (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • 2018+2019: Philosophy of Science and Epistemology / Philosophy 214 (Stellenbosch University)
  • 2018:2019: History of Analytic Philosophy and Philosophy of Mind / Philosophy 354 (Stellenbosch University)
  • 2018: Engineering and Ethics 314 and 414 (Stellenbosch University)
  • 2018: Science, Ethics and Aesthetics in a Philosophical Perspective (for international students), Summer School Philosophy Elective (Stellenbosch University)

Additional qualifications

since 2018
Guest lecturer at the Creative Academy, Cape Town

since 2019
Supervision of third-year students’ research projects in Ethics of Artificial Intelligence