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Conference: Animals: Past, Present and Future

In Ableism Ethics and Governance and Animals, Conferences on October 21, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
April 16-18, 2009
This conference will explore past, present, and future human-animal
relationships from interdisciplinary and international perspectives.
Speakers from both the humanities and sciences will present research
concerning issues such as animal husbandry, pet keeping, animal
experimentation, environmental ethics, and anthropomorphism.
For more information, including registration form and preliminary
program, visit

http://lymanbriggs.msu.edu/animals

Dr. Georgina Montgomery
Assistant Professor
Lyman Briggs College
and the Department of History
Michigan State University
517-432-1655
montg165@msu.edu

http://lymanbriggs.msu.edu/animals/

Call for Papers Converging Technologies, Changing Societies

In Ableism Ethics and Governance, Call for papers, Conferences, Ethics, nano, nanoscale, nanotechnology, NBICS on October 21, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Call for Papers SPT 2009
Converging Technologies, Changing Societies

16th International Conference of
the Society for Philosophy and Technology

July 8-10 2009

University of Twente
Enschede, The Netherlands
Deadline for abstracts: January 5, 2009

SPT 2009 welcomes high quality papers and panel proposals in all areas of philosophy of technology. Given the focus of this year’s conference, papers dealing with converging technologies and their social and cultural impact are especially welcomed. SPT 2009 will include 15 tracks:

1. Converging technologies and human enhancement. Chair: Peter-Paul Verbeek

2. Converging technologies and engineering sciences. Chair: Mieke Boon

3. Converging technologies and risks. Chairs: Sabine Roeser and Sven Ove Hansson

4. Converging technologies: general issues. Chair: Armin Grunwald

5. Ethics and politics of emerging technologies. Chair: Tsjalling Swierstra

6. Philosophy and ethics of biomedical and nanotechnology. Chair: Bert Gordijn and Joachim Schummer

7. Philosophy and ethics of information technology. Chair: Adam Briggle

8. Environmental philosophy and sustainable technology. Chair: Andrew Light

9. Philosophy of engineering and design. Chair: Pieter Vermaas

10. Robots, cyborgs and artificial life. Chairs: Mark Coeckelbergh and Gianmarco Veruggio

11. Technology and moral responsibility. Chair: Katinka Waelbers

12. Technology, culture and globalisation. Chairs: Charles Ess and Evan Selinger

13. The good life and technology. Chair: Philip Brey

14. Philosophy of technology: general and assorted issues. Chair: Anthonie Meijers

15. Reflective engineering. Chair: Darryl Farber

Descriptions of the tracks can be found on our website http://www.utwente.nl/ceptes/spt2009 .

Thanks to Adam for sending it