CFP: Ethics and Epistemology of Virtual Reality

Submission deadline: December 1, 2022

Conference date(s):
March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy and Religion, Northeastern University
Boston, United States

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Call for Abstracts for the 19th Annual Information Ethics Roundtable on

Ethics and Epistemology of Virtual Reality

March 31-April 2, 2023

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

Topics include, but are not limited to:

·      In what ways can Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) help us gain knowledge and understanding?

·      In what ways are VR and AR a threat to knowledge? How might we address these threats?

·      Are VR experiences any less meaningful than those in physical reality?

·      How can VR and AR enhance human well-being?

·      In what ways might VR and AR decrease well-being or other important moral goods?

·      What is the moral status of simulated life?

·      How do moral norms transfer to our actions in AR and VR?

·      What ethical benefits or threats are there in using AR and VR?

·      What ethical approaches, codes, or policies should we implement in the creation and use of VR and AR?

Proposal requirements:

Please submit a 500-word extended abstract of your paper as a .doc or .pdf file.  Include your name, affiliation and email on your submission.

If accepted, you are expected to submit a full paper by March 15, so that we can share it with your commentator.

Proposals should be sent to [email protected] by November 30th.

– Submission of Proposals: December 1, 2022
– Notification of Acceptance: Mid-December 2022
– Full Paper Deadline: March 15, 2023
– Conference Dates: March 31-April 2, 2023

We expect for this conference to be fully in-person.

For further information, please contact [email protected].

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