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JOIN US AT SPT 2017!

JOIN US AT SPT 2017!

The complete Call for Papers for the Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference, in Darmstadt, Germany June 14-17, 2017, is now available for download at the conference website. Read More
About SPT

About SPT

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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Voices from the Board: Neelke Doorn

Voices from the Board: Neelke Doorn

Having a background in engineering, philosophy and law, the SPT community feels like a natural home for me. As an engineer, I went through all the attitudes one could possibly have towards technology: from naïve techno-optimism to techno-fatalism. My current view on technology, which I hope never to lose, is one of curiosity. This also...

New Special Tracks Added for SPT 2017

  Complementing the overall conference theme, two more special tracks in addition to the five announced previously for SPT 2017 have been proposed. Reminder: The December 5 deadline is approaching for abstracts/proposal submissions. Each track provides its own Call for Papers:
Voices from the Board: Ashley Shew

Voices from the Board: Ashley Shew

I consider SPT the most important and engaging academic organization that I participate in. My interest in philosophy of technology started as an undergraduate, and SPT provides such a wonderful, supportive, and varied community of scholars in which to grow. I know many of you thanks to our biennial conferences, from my previous work as...

REMINDER: December 5th Deadline for SPT 2017 Submissions

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference, in Darmstadt, Germany June 14-17, 2017. As a reminder, the December 5 deadline is approaching for abstracts/proposal submissions. The complete CFP is available at the conference website, here. The overarching conference theme is ‘The Grammar of Things’; however, abstract...

In the News: SPT Panel @ the Philosophy of Science Association

The SPT panel at the Philosophy of Science Association meeting was a terrific success. The panel theme of “Technology, Bias, and Technological Knowledge” featured:

SPT Conference Update: Darmstadt 2017

The complete Call for Papers for the Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference, in Darmstadt, Germany June 14-17, 2017, is now available for download at the conference website.

Call for Papers: ETIN Special “Responsible Robotics” Edition

The Journal for Ethics and Information Technology (ETIN) is publishing a special edition on “Responsible Robotics”. Ethics and Information Technology is calling for the submission of papers to be considered for inclusion in a Special Issue on the responsible use of robotics to be edited by Aimee van Wynsberghe and Noel Sharkey. In this special...

IACAP 2017: Call for Papers

International Association for Computing and Philosophy – Annual Meeting June 26-28, 2017, Stanford University The International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) is delighted to announce that submissions are now being accepted for its 2017 annual meeting, June 26-28. The meeting is being organized by Patrick Lin, director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group...

13th Int’l Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society

The 13th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society, will be held 26–28 May 2017 at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2005, the conference is brought together by a shared interest in the complex and subtle relationships between technology, knowledge, and society. The call for papers invites proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive...

CEPE/ETHICOMP 2017

Values in Emerging Science and Technology University of Turin, Italy June 5-8 The Ethicomp series of conferences fosters an international community of scholars and technologists, including computer professionals and business professionals from industry. Since 1995, conferences have been scheduled across Europe and Asia, with our main events coming every 18 months. Ethicomp considers computer ethics...
In the News: Southeastern Ethics and Philosophy of Technology Workshop

In the News: Southeastern Ethics and Philosophy of Technology Workshop

  Organized by SPT board member Ashley Shew, a group of ethicists and philosophers focused on technology (many of whom are SPT members as well) convened a group for the Second Annual Southeastern Ethics and Philosophy of Technology Workshop, held at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Faculty and students from Georgia Tech, Clemson University, Virginia Tech,...

IEEE: Technologies for Sustainability, October 9-11, Phoenix AZ

The fourth IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), on October 9-11, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, explores the development and application of science, engineering, and technology to promote sustainability. Environmental Sustainability is a major issue facing humanity. To meet present needs without compromising our future, advances in sustainable technology, policy and social behavior are...