CFP: Emerging Technologies & Classical Liberalism

Submission deadline: June 16, 2024

Conference date(s):
October 25, 2024 - October 26, 2024

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy and Political Science, TU Dortmund
Dortmund, Germany

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Call for Presentations

We invite submissions for a conference on "Emerging Technologies and Classical Liberalism." The conference will explore classical liberal, ordoliberal and libertarian perspectives on emerging technologies, examining ethical, political, economic and regulatory aspects. Suitable topics/questions include but are not limited to:

- Is there a distinctive classical liberal/ordoliberal/libertarian way of thinking about technology?

- Classical liberal/ordoliberal/libertarian perspectives on specific technologies (artificial intelligence, geo-engineering, human enhancement, medical technologies, crypto-currencies, etc.)

- Potentials and limits of tech regulation

- Techno-optimism, effective accelerationism

- Technology and the ethics of economic growth

- Classical liberalism/libertarianism and science fiction

Invited speakers

• Bartek Chomanski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland)

• Johanna Jauernig (Freedom Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA)

• Anselm Küsters (Center for European Policy, Berlin, Germany)

• Matthias Uhl (Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt; Ingolstadt, Germany)

Date and Venue

October 25 & 26, 2024

TU Dortmund, Germany

Submission Guidelines

• Abstracts should be no more than 500 words, prepared for blind review.

• Submissions should be sent as PDF attachments to [email protected]

• The deadline for submission is June 16, 2024.


Accommodation and travel expenses (within reasonable limits) for speakers will be borne by the organizers. For questions, please contact the organizing committee at [email protected].


Peter Königs (TU Dortmund, Germany)

Julian F. Müller (University of Graz, Austria)

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