The Society for Philosophy and Technology

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...
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

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. This special issue of Techné: Research in...

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.

SPT 2017 Election

Active SPT members: An email was sent to you on April 3, inviting you to vote in the current election for SPT Vice President/President-Elect and five Members-at-Large positions on the SPT board. Though the Philosophy Documentation Center (to whom you pay your membership dues) administers the election, the email ballot email comes from the sender...

Winners of the SPT Graduate Student Paper Awards for 2017

  The Society for Philosophy and Technology is happy to announce the five winners of the 2017 SPT Graduate Student Paper Awards, recognizing outstanding submissions by graduate students to SPT 2017. Each winner will receive a $500 USD stipend to support their travel to our forthcoming 20th biennial conference June 14-17 at TU Darmstadt in...

Special Message from SPT President Shannon Vallor

The Executive Board of The Society for Philosophy and Technology (www.spt.org), an international society of scholars from 43 countries, wishes to underscore its unwavering commitment to an open and collaborative global environment for research and the exchange of ideas. Our Society’s mission demands that we express our strong objections to the executive order issued on...

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:

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.