CFP: 4IR: Philosophical, Ethical, Legal Dimensions
Submission deadline: June 15, 2019
September 3, 2019 - September 5, 2019
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa
Call for Papers
4IR: Philosophical, Ethical, Legal Dimensions
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
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.
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 15 June 2019.
The keynote address will be given by Brent Mittelstadt, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.
Publication of selected papers in a conference special issue is being planned for 2020 (Springer). Further details will be announced.
Queries regarding abstract submission or the conference more generally can be directed to Helen Robertson at email@example.com> or via the conference website at https://easychair.org/smart-program/4IRPhEL/about.html.