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Philosophy Conference Highlights 21st Century Virtue

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” - Aristotle

Join us this Saturday, January 11th, for this day-long dynamic conference presented by the Santa Clara University Philosophy Department, in association with The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. The theme is: "21st Century Virtue: Cultivating Character with New Technologies." Distinguished speakers include: Charles Ess, University of Oslo; Judith Simon, University of Vienna and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; John Sullins- Sonoma State University; and Evan Selinger, Rochester Institute of Technology. A wide range of topics will be featured, including:

  • Cultivating Selfhood and Democracy in a Mediated Age: Plato, McLuhan, and the
    Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns
  • Trustworthiness and Responsibility: Socio-Epistemic Virtues in a Digital Age
  • Humanity Out of the Loop: Autonomous Warfare and the Diminishing
    Role ofCharacter
  • The Ethical Implications of Detonating a Digital Etiquette Bomb


Registration includes lunch and coffee. $25 Students $10. SCU Students, Faculty and Staff: Free
 

RESOURCES

EVENT FLYER (PDF):

VIDEO: Digital Age Etiquette: Evan Selinger at TEDxFlourCity
(Keynoter Evan Selinger presents a 7-minute video on some surprising and yet basic rules of online etiquette)