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The Society for Philosophy and Technology is an independent international organization that encourages, supports and facilitates philosophically significant considerations of technology. Founded in 1976, the Society convenes its own international conference biennially. Read More
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Registration open until Jan 7th: International Research Conference Robophilosophy 2018 / TRANSOR 2018:

Envisioning Robots in Society —Politics, Power, and Public Space Vienna, Austria, February 14-17, 2018 Registration deadline: January 7 (late registration until January 14, please mind the increased conference fees) Automation is the new key strategy for productivity gain—many countries are well on their way towards the production model of “industry 4.0″ where software bot and...

Call for papers for “Human-Technology Relations: Postphenomenology and Philosophy of Technology”, July 11-13, 2018, University of Twente, the Netherlands

The conference intends to bring together philosophers, scholars, artists, designers, and engineers in order to foster dialogue and creative collaborations around the interactions between humans, technologies, and society. As has been emphasized by several authors (e.g. Ihde, Haraway, Feenberg, Vallor, Latour, Verbeek), we cannot uphold strict distinctions between humans and technologies. As human beings, we...

Call for Papers for fPET2018 – Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology

fPET2018 – Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology May 30 – June 1, 2018, at University of Maryland, College Park, in the Greater Washington, DC area, USA Deadline: January 14, 2018 The 2018 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology (fPET) welcomes abstract submissions. The mission of fPET is to encourage reflection on engineering, engineers, and...

Call for Submissions: Special Issue in Techné on “Social Robots, Emotions, and Social Cognition: Conceptual, Empirical, and Ethical Perspectives”

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Social Robots, Emotions, and Social Cognition: Conceptual, Empirical, and Ethical Perspectives   Special Issue in Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology (Expected: Volume 23, Issue 2, 2019)   Guest Editors: Johanna Seibt Raffaele Rodogno   Research Unit for Robophilosophy School for Culture and Society Aarhus University, Denmark   SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1st,...

Call for Papers for Philosophy and Technology’s special issue on Social Robots and Recognition: Socio-Ontological, (Machine-)Ethical, and Socio-Political Trajectories

Social Robots and Recognition Socio-Ontological, (Machine-)Ethical, and Socio-Political Trajectories   GUEST EDITORS: – Marco Nørskov (Aarhus University & Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories) – Sladjana Nørskov (Aarhus University)   INTRODUCTION: Social robotic solutions are currently being developed and tested on a large scale. From workspace collaborators to caretakers of our children and elderly to intimate companions—social robots are imagined to...

Associate Professor or Full Professor in »Philosophy of Science and Technology«

From: http://portal.mytum.de/jobs/professuren/NewsArticle_20170926_141845 The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Associate Professor or Full Professor in »Philosophy of Science and Technology« to begin in summer semester 2018. The position is a tenured W3 position. Scientific environment The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Governance (GOV) and will be affiliated with...

Call for Papers: Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) Seventh Biennial Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS   Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) Seventh Biennial Conference 29 June – 2 July 2018 University of Ghent, Ghent, BELGIUM   Keynote speakers: William Bechtel, University of California at San Diego Sabina Leonelli, University of Exeter Maarten van Dyck, University of Ghent Alison Wylie, University of British Columbia  ...

Call for Papers: PT-AI 2017 – “Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence”

SPT would like to share a call for papers for the PT-AI 2017 Conference “Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence”, November 4-5, 2017, University of Leeds, Weetwood Hall conference centre http://www.pt-ai.org/2017/ Organisation: Vincent C. Müller, University of Leeds & Anatolia College/ACT (This is the 3rd PT-AI conference, see http://www.pt-ai.org) ========================================= ABSTRACTS We request anonymous abstracts...

Thank you for attending Darmstadt & A Message from SPT President Mark Coeckelbergh

Dear SPT members, I hope you also had a great conference in Darmstadt, with so many excellent people and talks. Let me thank again Shannon Vallor and Alfred Nordmann for making this happen. As for my role, I’m very honored and excited to start my term as President of SPT. In the coming years, I see it as...

Call for Papers: for Robophilosophy 2018 — ENVISIONING ROBOTS IN SOCIETY

Robophilosophy 2018 – Envisioning Robots In Society: Politics, Power, And Public Space (February 14-17, 2018 @University of Vienna, Austria) is the third event in the biennial Robophilosophy Conference Series which facilitates robophilosophy, a new area of interdisciplinary applied research in philosophy, robotics, and other disciplines in the humanities, social and human sciences. The event with gather...
SPT Darmstadt 2017 Program Released

SPT Darmstadt 2017 Program Released

We are happy to share with you the program for Darmstadt 2017. The program for the biennial meeting with the theme “The Grammar of Things” has been published and on it you will find information about panels, roundtables, and other breakout sessions.

Call for Papers: Techné’s Special Issue on Wittgenstein & Philosophy of Technology

+++ NEW DEADLINE: November 1, 2017 +++ Few philosophers of technology enlist Wittgenstein’s work when thinking about technology, and scholars of Wittgenstein pay scant attention to remarks about technology in his work. This double neglect of (aspects of) Wittgenstein’s work is symptomatic of a more general gap between philosophy of language and philosophy of technology....