CFP: 4IR: Philosophical, Ethical, Legal Dimensions
Submission deadline: June 1, 2019
September 3, 2019 - September 5, 2019
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa
The conference aims to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to discuss the philosophical, ethical, and legal questions raised by the onset of the so-called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ and its emerging technologies. In some cases, the questions are long standing and recent technologies are leading to a novel reconsideration of them. In other cases, seemingly new questions are arising – questions that range from the ethical and legal to the epistemological and foundational.
Submissions are invited on the philosophical, ethical, and legal dimensions of, among others:
Simulation and Virtual Reality
Submission of abstracts is via Easychair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=4irphel. Short (180-200 word) and extended (800-1000 word) abstracts should be prepared for blind review and submitted by 1 June 2019.
Submissions from the following disciplines are especially encouraged:
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Information
Philosophy of Computation
Data Protection Law
Interdisciplinary submissions from the following disciplines are equally encouraged:
Publication of selected papers will be in an edited volume. Further details will be announced.
Queries regarding abstract submission or the conference more generally can be directed to Helen Robertson at [email protected]>.