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The Society for Philosophy and Technology
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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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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....

SPT Election Results 2017

The results are in! We are proud to announce that we have elected six new Board members. Our Vice President and President-Elect beginning in May 2019 is Pieter Vermaas (Delft University of Technology). In addition, five members-at-large have been elected, with Jose Luis Garcia (Universidade de Lisboa) beginning his term in June 2017 and Sabine Ammon (Darmstadt University of...

Call for Papers: 13th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers: “This Changes Everything”

SPT would like to share a call for papers for the 13th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference: ”This Changes Everything” – in conjunction with the World Computer Congress, 17th-21st September 2018, Poznan, Poland. Conference Chairs: David Kreps, Kai Kimppa, Louise Leenen, Charles Ess <http://www.hcc13.net> Conference Theme: “This Changes Everything.” Track Chairs: David Kreps and...

Congratulations to SPT’s Early Career Award Recipient, Vlad Niculescu-Dincă

The Society for Philosophy and Technology, in coordination with the Springer journal Philosophy and Technology (Editor-in-Chief: Luciano Floridi), is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 SPT Early Career Award: Vlad Niculescu-Dincă, of Erasmus University Rotterdam, for the paper “Towards a sedimentology of information infrastructures: A geological approach for understanding the city.” The paper’s abstract is as follows:...

Registration Now Open for SPT 2017

Register now for SPT 2017, hosted June 14-17, 2017 at TU Darmstadt in Germany.