Philosophy of Technology

Technologies have profoundly shaped the human experience, and continue to do so at an increasing pace, and with ever-expanding scope and impact. They are radically modifying not only how we interact with our environments, shape them, and make sense of them, but also how we understand ourselves and our position and responsibilities in the world. Technologies have brought enormous benefits and opportunities, but they also raise new and pressing challenges, whose complexity and global dimensions are rapidly evolving. There is much need for better understanding and new ideas.


The phenomenon of digital computation is explained (often differently) in computer science, computer engineering and more broadly in cognitive science. Although the semantics and implications of malfunctions have received attention in the philosophy of biology and philosophy of technology, errors in computational systems remain of interest only to computer science. Miscomputation has not gotten the philosophical attention it deserves. Our paper fills this gap by offering a taxonomy of miscomputations...

18th International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology
ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon


Conference Theme: Technology in the Age of Information
Reflecting on the emergence of information and communication technologies (ICTs), several questions may be raised: How do our lives change in an information society? What role do ICTs play in culture, politics, or social revolutions? How do ICTs shape the global economy? What new challenges do ICTs present to the public sphere and to individual privacy? How do ICTs affect human cognition and aesthetic sensibilities? How are ICT converging with nano and biotechnologies? Do ICTs stimulate ideas of new technological utopias? Many other topics can be addressed and are welcome!

Event date: 
Thursday, July 4, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, July 6, 2013 (All day)
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