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!

As in previous SPT conferences, contributions from variety of disciplines are encouraged. Bringing together scholars and practitioners from a wide spectrum of fields, who focus on understanding the relationship of technology and the human condition is a goal of the conference. Showcasing contributions from philosophers, social scientist, natural scientists, engineers, and policy makers, SPT conferences provide lively and thought-provoking interdisciplinary discussion.


SPT 2013 is hosted by the School of Economics and Management of the Technical university of Lisbon (in Portuguese: Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, ISEG-UTL) (http://www.iseg.utl.pt).

Founded in 1911, ISEG is one of the most prestigious and experienced business and economics schools in Portugal, and one of the three top-ranked institutions in these fields of education at the undergraduate, graduate and executive training levels.

The ISEG campus combines tradition and innovation and consist of five buildings arranged into a fully integrated campus situated in the heart of the city of Lisbon. The ISEG campus include the Inglesinhas Convent (Quelhas building), the oldest ISEG building. The building constitutes the historical symbol of the School, and has received national and international press recognition for its architectonic style.