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 Germany, where they will present their accepted papers. The winners will also be recognized during the closing session of the conference.

Details of the conference can be viewed here; the conference registration site will open very soon.

The winners are:

“Material Irritations in the Grammar of Things: Post-onto-theological Considerations”
Andreas Beinsteiner, Institute of Philosophy Leopold-Franzens-Universitat Innsbruck, Austria

“The Sacrality of Things”
Levi Checketts, Department of Theology and Ethics, Graduate Theological Union, United States

“Reflecting on Brazilian Popular Engineering”
Cristiano Cordeiro Cruz, Department of Philosophy, University of São Paulo, Brazil

“The Morality of Darkness: Urban Nights, Light Pollution, and Evolving Values”
Taylor Stone, Ethics and Philosophy of Technology Section, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

“The Moral Agency and Moral Responsibility of Robots”
Yu Xue, Department of Philosophy, Dalian University of Technology, People’s Republic of China

Congratulations to our deserving winners!
— SPT Awards Committee and Executive Board