The Society for Philosophy and Technology


Register now for SPT 2017, hosted June 14-17, 2017 at TU Darmstadt in Germany. The overarching conference theme is ‘The Grammar of Things’; however, the conference will include papers on a range of topics in the field of philosophy and technology, broadly construed. 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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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...


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...

IEEE: Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, October 13-16, Seattle WA

IEEE has announced the 6th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) in Seattle, WA, USA October 13-16, 2016. Hear the presentations, view the posters, listen to panels and plenaries, speak with exhibitors and discuss how technology can: Enable healthcare delivery and provide power and communications in developing countries Provide clean water, provide sanitation and improve...

SPT Panel at PSA 2016 in Atlanta Nov. 3

SPT is happy to announce our special session on “Technology, Bias and Scientific Knowledge” on Thursday, November 3 at the biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association in Atlanta, Georgia (Nov 3-5). The panel discussion will be held in a morning session on the 3rd; times TBA. The speakers will include our own Executive Board Member...

Call for Proposals to Host SPT 2019

Deadline: October 15, 2016 The Executive Board of the Society for Philosophy and Technology invites the submission of proposals to host our biennial conference in 2019. In keeping with SPT’s tradition of varying its conference region, proposals from the Americas or other locales beyond the European continent are especially welcome.

Call for Papers for HTA’s 38th Annual Conference

On behalf of HTA, the international Society for Philosophy and Technology would like to encourage submissions to the following Call for Papers. Call for Papers (Deadline September 1, 2016) 38th ANNUAL HUMANITIES AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Salve Regina University, Newport, RI Morality and Creativity in a Technological Age 03 – 06 NOVEMBER 2016 We are happy...

New VP/President-Elect

The Society for Philosophy and Technology would like to congratulate Mark Coeckelbergh, the Society’s newly elected Vice President and President-Elect.

Call For Papers: Special Issue of Techné

Special Issue of Techné on Philosophy of Technology in the Age of the Anthropocene Expected: Volume 21 Issue 2, 2017 Guest editors: Vincent Blok (Wageningen University, Netherlands), Pieter Lemmens (Radboud University, Netherlands), Langdon Winner (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA), Jochem Zwier (Radboud University, Netherlands) According to many climate and environmentalist scientists, we are about to enter a...

Preliminary 2017 Meeting Announcement

The following preliminary announcement will be replaced by a revised Call for Papers in the summer of 2016. At that point, plenary speakers and a program committee wil be announced. In the meantime, send inquiries to spt2017 or contact Sabine Ammon or Alfred Nordmann. Click here to view the announcement on its original page. When we talk and think about technology, we...