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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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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...

Call for Papers for “WITTGENSTEIN AND PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY” WORKSHOP, VIENNA

On behalf of SPT Vice-President/President-Elect, Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh, the international Society for Philosophy and Technology would like to encourage submissions to the following Call for Papers. Call for Papers (Deadline February 1, 2017) WORKSHOP “WITTGENSTEIN AND PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY” DATE 13 March 2017 VENUE TBA, Vienna, Austria Few philosophers of technology enlist Wittgenstein’s work when thinking about technology, and scholars...
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...