This track focuses on conceptual issues in contemporary philosophy and ethics of technology. Besides contributions focusing on fundamental concepts, conceptualization as such, or conceptual issues within relevant sub-disciplines (e.g. related to concepts such as agency, accountability, or responsibility), we invite contributions that focus on conceptual development and change, for instance regarding the meaning of progress in technology, science, and morality and the way they intertwine. Contributions focusing on conceptual engineering and the relation between conceptual change and value change are also welcome.
Questions may include (but need not be limited to)
- What are the fundamental concepts in philosophy and ethics of technology today, and why do they (not) suffice?
- How are concepts constituted and how do they influence the discourse of philosophy and ethics of technology?
- How to understand concepts like progress and regress, whether in terms of science, technology, morality?
- How to understand and elucidate processes of conceptual change, particularly in relation to value change?