CFP: Bowling Green State University's 3rd Annual Graduate Workshop in Applied Philosophy: The Ethics of Emerging Technologies

Submission deadline: September 20, 2015

Conference date(s):
November 6, 2015 - November 7, 2015

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, United States

Topic areas



Ethics of Emerging Technologies

3rd Annual Graduate Student Workshop in Applied Philosophy

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Friday, November 6th & Saturday, November 7th

Keynote Speakers:

Sheila Jasanoff

(Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School)

John Basl

(Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern University)

The technologies that are available to us partly shape what we are able to do, and what kinds of lives we can lead. Thus, the development of new technologies often generates practical ethical issues, and may even raise challenging puzzles for normative ethics more generally. For example, should we genetically engineer “designer children” or raise livestock who are incapable of suffering? Basic education is compulsory in many countries. If safe and reliable cognitive enhancements were available, should their use become mandatory in the same way that basic education is? If not, what deeper feature of how laws are justified explains this? What duties might we have to AI systems? These are but a few of the most obvious moral questions that arise at the forefront of technological development.


Paper Submission

We invite the submission of papers relevant to the topic of this year’s workshop—the ethics of emerging technologies.  Papers must not exceed a length of 4000 words and should be prepared for blind review.  Please send your paper in an acceptable format (acceptable formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf) as an attachment to the following email address: [email protected].

Please use the following as your subject line: “Emerging Technology Paper Submission. [your last name].”  In the body of the e-mail, please include the following information:

1. the paper’s title

2. author’s name

3. a brief abstract

4. institutional affiliation

5. mailing address

6. contact e-mail address and phone number

7. statement granting permission to distribute your paper to graduate students serving on    the workshop committee and to commentators.


Each paper will have a commentator. Those interested in commenting should send an email to [email protected] detailing availability and areas of interest. Persons whose papers were not included in the workshop may be invited to participate as commentators.




The submission deadline is September 20th, 2015.

Workshop Information

For more detailed information about travel, accommodations, the workshop schedule, and more please visit the following website:


Email for paper submissions: [email protected]

Workshop Coordinators:

Sara Ghaffari: [email protected]

Scott Simmons: [email protected]


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