Budapest Workshop on Philosophy of Technology 2019

Date: 12-13 December 2019

Venue: Budapest University of Technology and Economics Building "Q" 2 Magyar Tudósok körútja 1117 Budapest Hungary

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Workshop Program

The program and the abstracts are available under the Program And Abstracts menu item.

Theme of the Workshop

The second Budapest Workshop on Philosophy of Technology will seek to explore a wide variety of topics connected to the Ethics of AI, Epistemology of Engineering and the Metaphysics of Artifacts. Any other high-quality submissions in the field of philosophy of technology are welcome.

Keynote Speaker: Mark Coeckelbergh, University of Vienna

Call for Abstracts (Now Closed)

You can present at the workshop by submitting an abstract, which will be peer-reviewed. Abstracts are welcome in the following topics:

  • ethics of AI
    • ethics of autonomous cars and other robots
    • responsibility of AI creators
    • artificial minds and consciousness
  • fake news, social media and the digital life
  • general philosophy of technology
    • epistemology of engineering
    • tacit knowledge in engineering
    • ontology and metaphysics of technology

… and in any other related issues.

The expected length of the abstract is 250-500 words. The language of the workshop is English, and there will be no registration fee.

Submission portal (Now Closed)

Submission portal is available here!

Deadline for abstract submission: 14 August 2019. 23:59 UTC.

Notification of acceptance/rejection: Monday, 2 September, 2019 (Originally it was 31 August 2019. Sorry for the delay, we promise to keep it under 48 hours)


A peer-reviewed open-access journal issue will be created after the workshop. The deadline for submission will be about two months after the workshop so that discussions at the event can be incorporated into the paper.

All presenters are encouraged to submit a full paper, but it is not mandatory. All submitted full papers will be peer-reviewed. Therefore, presentation at the Workshop does not automatically grant publication.

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The full papers of the last workshop, BudPT17 were published as an edited volume at Vernon Press: Essays in Post-Critical Philosophy of Technology

Organizer Institution

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) Economic and Social Sciences (GTK)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Mihály Héder, lead organizer Associate Professor at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science
  • Eszter Héder-Nádasi, assistant lecturer, Department of Sociology and Media Studies at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Alexandra Karakas, PhD student, Eötvös Loránd University

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