CFP: Emerging Technologies and Social Ethics

Submission deadline: February 2, 2024

Conference date(s):
April 6, 2024 - April 7, 2024

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, United States


Keynote speaker: Dr. Clinton Castro

The Philosophy Graduate Student Association at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites abstracts from graduate students and postdoctoral students in philosophy or other relevant disciplines. The conference will be fully in-person and take place on April 6-7, 2024.  

Our conference will engage questions and themes related to Emerging Technologies and Social Ethics and will focus on intersections between philosophy of technology, value theory, political philosophy, and social ethics. We encourage submissions within the relevant areas. Some questions to consider, but not limited to: 

  • What is the relation between emerging technologies and expressions of value?

  • How will (or should) our conceptions of moral status change as we gain the capacity to enhance both rationality and sentience? To extend our consciousness through digital mediums? 

  • How will emerging technologies enable, reinforce, or undermine social and economic hierarchies? 

  • How do friendships and social interactions change as a result of digital media and the emergence of social robotics? 

  • Given our ability to "design" and configure our offspring, will we have to reconceive parenting relationships and responsibilities? 

  • With the increasing usage of medical A.I., how should we understand our relationships to medical professions and medical care? 

  • How do we relate to genetically modified and synthetically grown food products? 

We are accepting abstracts of 500-750 words for blind review. Papers should be suitable for a 30 minute presentation and a Q&A. Please include your name, contact information, and institution affiliation. Send abstracts or any questions to [email protected]

  Submission Deadline: February 2, 2024

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