Emerging Technologies & Classical Liberalism

October 25, 2024 - October 26, 2024
Department of Philosophy and Political Science, TU Dortmund

Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ)
Emil-Figge-Str. 59

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The conference will explore classical liberal, ordoliberal and libertarian perspectives on emerging technologies, examining ethical, political, economic and regulatory aspects.

Date and Venue

October 25 & 26, 2024

TU Dortmund, Germany

Internatonales Begegnungszentraum (IBZ)

Emil-Figge-Str. 59, Dortmund


Peter Königs (TU Dortmund, Germany)

Julian F. Müller (University of Graz, Austria)

Conference Programm

October 25

09.30 – 10.00: Welcome/Registration

10.00 – 11.15: Giovanni Rubeis (Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Krems): “A libertarian utopia. The concept of democratizing AI in healthcare”

11.15 – 11.30: Coffee break

11.30 – 12.45: Benjamin Sachs-Cobbe (St. Andrews): “Old Age Pension Eligibility and the Dual Threat of Early Diagnosis and Population Ageing”

12.45 – 13:45: Lunch

13.45 – 14.45: Greg Bognar (Stockholm University): “Liberalism and Human Genetic Enhancement”

14.45 – 15.00: Coffee break

15:00 – 16.15: Peter Königs (TU Dortmund): “Negativity Bias in AI Ethics"

16.15 – 16.30: Coffee break

16.30 – 17.45: Bartek Chomanski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Warsaw): "Why it's wrong to fight misinformation?"

18.30: Conference Dinner

October 26

09.00 – 10.15: Matthias Uhl / Michael Haiden (TH Ingolstadt) „Folk Ethics of Markets and Algorithms“

10.15 – 10.30: Coffee break

10.30 – 11.45: Johanna Jauernig (University of Arizona): "Moral Dysfunction in the AI debate"

11.45 – 12.45: Lunch

12.45 – 14.00: Madeleine Donnelly (Université Catholique de Lille): "Neoliberalism, prediction and surveillance: revisiting the Lippmann-Dewey debate and Hayek's insights in light of Foucault’s legacy"

14.00 – 14.15: Coffee break

14.15 – 15.45: Vincent Czyrnik (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg): "What role does regulation play in the lack of success of additive manufacturing? An ordonomic perspective on barriers and adoption."

15.45 – 16.00: Coffee break

16.00 – 17.15: Anselm Küsters (Centrum für Europäische Politik, Berlin/Frankfurt): "Future-proofing the EU: Ordoliberal Governance and Algorithmic Regulation"

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