CFP: AFK in Florida: The Second Annual Philosophy of Video Games Conference

Submission deadline: October 15, 2023

Conference date(s):
February 9, 2024 - February 10, 2024

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Conference Venue:

Florida Atlantic University Honors College
Jupiter, United States

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Video games are more popular than ever, and gaming is an increasingly common hobby. However, gaming raises a number of complex ethical issues. Perhaps the most familiar is the question of whether violent video games are morally appropriate or not. But beyond questions about the morality of gaming and what is appropriate content, we might wonder what the overall value of gaming is. Gamers are quite passionate about their hobby, and with concerns about gaming-disorder on the rise, it is reasonable to ask what redeeming value video games have. What role, if any, can video games have in the good life?

The goal of this conference is to provide a small forum for philosophers and gamers interested in the philosophy of gaming to share their work and enjoy the sunny winter weather of southeast Florida. The theme of this year's conference is virtual reality and gaming. While we welcome any submission related to the philosophy of video games and gaming more generally, we are particularly interested in talks related to the theme. 

For consideration, please submit a 500-800 word abstract prepared for anonymous review to [email protected] by Oct. 15, 2023. Please include the name of the title of your paper in the body of your email. Accepted papers will give a 30-minute presentation followed by a 20-minute Q&A. The conference will take place entirely in person. Unfortunately, we will not be able to cover the cost of attending the conference, though Mountain Dew and Cheetos will be supplied. If you have questions about the conference, contact Nicholas Baima, [email protected].

Submission Deadline: Oct. 15, 2023

Notification by Nov. 1, 2023.

Date: February 9-10, 2024


Nicholas Baima, FAU Honors College

Sarah Malanowski, FAU Honors College.

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