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The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

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February 01, 2008


Multidisciplinary Workshop at the University of Twente, The Netherlands June 12-14, 2008

Organized by Philip Brey (chair), Adam Briggle, Ed Spence, Johnny Soraker Department of Philosophy, University of Twente and 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology, the Netherlands.

Maximum number of participants: 32

This workshop will consider the implications of contemporary technology for the quality of life, and will examine approaches from philosophy and social and behavioural science for studying the quality of life in a technological age. Since the industrial revolution, modern technology has seriously impacted day-to-day life and has engendered changing ideals of the good life. In recent years, new technologies in the information, medical, industrial, and other sectors have further impacted everyday life. In this workshop, different disciplinary perspectives, from philosophy, psychology, economics and other fields, will be employed to interpret and evaluate contemporary relations between technology and the quality of life.

Philip Brey, Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, Netherlands
Luigino Bruni, Department of Economics, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Charles Ess, Interdisciplinary studies, Drury University, USA
Jeroen van den Hoven, Department of Philosophy, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Anton Tupa, Department of Philosophy, University of Florida, USA
Ruut Veenhoven, Department of Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Peter-Paul Verbeek, Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, Netherlands

More invited speakers will be announced on


? Philosophical and empirical methods for studying the good life and quality of life in a technological culture
? Implications of modern technology for the quality of life
? Hedonist, desire-satisfactionist and objective list accounts of contemporary life
? Quality of life, consumer culture and consumer technologies
? Quality of life, political philosophies and technology policy
? Quality of life, sustainability and the environment
? Quality of life and information technology
? Quality of life and biomedical technology
? New technologies and changing ideals of the good life
? Welfare economics and technology
? Happiness studies and technology

We are looking for contributions that employ conceptions of the quality of life or well-being that go beyond traditional social-economical quality-of-life indices, and that consider either the subjective preferences and psychological states of persons (as in psychology and welfare economics) or particular normative ideals of the good life (as developed in philosophy).

Authors should submit an electronic version of an extended abstract (1000-1500 words). The abstract should be in doc, rtf or pdf format and be submitted by email to [email protected] before March 10, 2008.

Each participant will give a short presentation followed by discussion. For invited papers a commentator will be assigned. There will be a plenary discussion at the end of the workshop.

We are currently considering reputable publishers for a book consisting of the best papers from the workshop. Full papers for inclusion in the book should be submitted before November 1, and will be peer-reviewed.

March 10 Extended abstract submission deadline
March 21 Notification of acceptance
June 12-14 Workshop
November 1 Submission of full paper (optional)

There is no registration fee for the workshop, but participants cover their own expenses for travel and accommodation (inexpensive accommodation will be available). More information about transportation and local accommodation can be found on our Website: If you have any questions regarding the
workshop, please direct them to [email protected]

Posted by prolurkr at February 1, 2008 11:11 AM

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