CFP, 15 Feb 2012: Ethics and Politics of Emerging Technologies (EPET-2012)

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Imagining Techno-Moral Change

From Monday evening July 2 to Wednesday evening July 4 2012 the first international conference of the Centre for the Ethics and Politics of Emerging Technologies (EPET) will be held at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Technology is

an important driver of change in today’s world, and the desirability of such change is a matter of concern in public debate and policy making. Whereas the influence of morality on technology is well acknowledged, the influence of technology on morality is much less considered. This conference aims to investigate the phenomenon of techno-moral change from a philosophical, historical and sociological perspective. Moreover, it explores how our capacity to imagine, and relate to,

techno-moral change may be enhanced by the arts. Lastly, it will consider to what extent and how the phenomenon of techno-moral change should be taken into account in public debate on emerging technologies.

Contributions may focus on one of four themes:

  1. Conceptualizing techno-moral change
  2. Researching techno-moral change
  3. Imagining techno-moral change
  4. Governing techno-moral change

Authors should submit an electronic version of an extended abstract (total word count approximately 250-500 words). Final papers (if invited after the conference) must not exceed a total word count of 3500 words and an abstract of not more than 250 words. The submissions should be made electronically, as pdf, rtf or Word format.

Paper submission:

Deadline: February 15th, 2012.

Selected papers will be brought together in an edited volume. EPET-2012 is not affiliated with fPET-2012.  For more information about EPET go to the website

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