CFP: Society, Ethics, and Science: Insights from Philosophy of Technology

Submission deadline: August 23, 2019

Conference date(s):
October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019

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Conference Venue:

Virginia Tech Graduate Philosophy Club
Blacksburg, United States



The Graduate Philosophy Club at Virginia Tech is pleased to announce the 16th Annual Virginia Tech Graduate Conference in Philosophy. Our topic this year is Society, Ethics, and Science: Insights from Philosophy of Technology


DATES: October 5th-6th, 2019

CONFERENCE VENUE: Blacksburg, Virginia

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Shannon Vallor (Santa Clara University) and Don Howard (Notre Dame)



We are accepting papers for presentation at Virginia Tech's 16th annual graduate student conference in philosophy. We invite current graduate students to submit papers that philosophically engage with topics concerning the philosophy of technology, broadly construed. Submissions may be from any philosophical sub-field, and may address issues in these sub-fields which overlap with technology. These areas include, but are not limited to: philosophy of science, epistemology, social and political philosophy, philosophy of mind, artificial intelligence, engineering, or aesthetics. Possible topics of interest may include but are not limited to the following:

·        Defining technology

·        Biotechnology, broadly construed

·        Impact of emerging technologies on scientific knowledge/practice

·        Disability and Transhumanism

·        Ethics and technology

·        Social and Mass Media

·        Artificial Intelligence and Agency

·        Government Surveillance

·        Human and Non-Human Futures

·        Automation in the work place

·        Machine Learning and Bias

Submission Guidelines

  1. Papers should be prepared for anonymous review and submitted in .docx, .doc, or .pdf format to
  2. We are willing to accept full papers, or outlines/abstract with the full paper due shortly before the conference. If you choose to submit an abstract, we request that the abstract be 750-1,000 words.
  3. Submissions may be up to 5,000 words in length
  4. Please submit a separate cover sheet that includes your name, contact information, institutional affiliation, keywords and relevant area(s) of research, and a short abstract of approximately 300 words

We especially encourage submissions from underrepresented areas of Philosophy of Technology and from members of groups historically underrepresented in philosophy.

Conference participants will be given the opportunity to have their work published in a special issue of Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (

Please direct questions about the conference to Please note we have extended the deadline for submissions and are willing to consider late submissions.

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