7th Annual Graduate Student Workshop in Applied Philosophy-The Ethics of Social Media Discourse

October 15, 2022
Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green
United States


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7th Annual Graduate Student Workshop in Applied Philosophy

The Ethics of Social Media Discourse

Bowling Green State University

October 15th, 2022

Keynote Speaker-Regina Rini

The rise of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Discord, Instagram and the like have fundamentally changed both the ways we communicate and the various rules we use to govern communication. Along with these changes comes a need to address the ethical issues that will arise from the new situations we will find ourselves in. What may be considered acceptable as social discourse for in-person communication may be inappropriate or ineffective for discourse on a social media platform. Additionally, there may be unique ethical elements introduced in the migration of discourse to social media platforms. There are also value questions concerning whether or not the prevalence of using social media for discourse is a good thing or if this change is a concerning one. We welcome papers on topics such as these and others relating to the ethics of social media discourse.

Paper Submission 

We invite the submission of abstracts relevant to the topic of this year’s workshop—the ethics of social media discourse. Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words, and should be prepared for blind review. Please send your abstract in an acceptable format (acceptable formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf) as an attachment to the following email address: [email protected]

Please use the following as your subject line: “BGSU Workshop [your last name].” In the body of the e-mail, please include the following information: 

1. Paper title 

2. Author’s name 

3. Institutional affiliation and graduate program 

4. Contact e-mail address and phone number 

5. Statement granting permission to distribute your paper to graduate students serving on the workshop committee and to commentators 


Each paper will have a commentator. Upon acceptance, a full paper will be required to be able to have comments given to them. Those who are not submitting a paper, but are interested in commenting should send an email to [email protected] detailing availability and areas of interest. Persons whose papers were submitted but not included in the workshop may be invited to participate as commentators. 


The submission deadline is August 31st, 2022

Workshop Information 

For more detailed information about travel, accommodations, the workshop schedule, and more please visit the following website: bgsu.edu/gradphilworkshop. 


Email for paper submissions: [email protected] 

Workshop Coordinators: 

Cole James: [email protected]

Colin Campbell: [email protected]

Website: bgsu.edu/gradphilworkshop

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