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Posted on April 3, 2017

Workshop: The Ethics of Persuasive Technologies

Persuasion and ethics have an uneasy and complicated relationship. On the one hand, persuasiveness, or rational influence or eloquence can be understood as a virtue, which enables a virtuous person to support others to also aspire to virtue. On the other hand, persuasion is met with suspicion. It seems to undermine user autonomy.

The workshop will consist in a mix of short presentations, panels, and plenary discussions. It aims to:

(a) bring together experts on the Philosophy of Technology and Ethics of Technology to discuss fundamental and application-oriented questions concerning the design and use of Persuasive Technologies, and

(b) To facilitate the dialogue between designer and users of Persuasive Technologies and Philosophers.


For more information on the event, please visit: 

Amsterdam, April 3 -6 


4TU.Ethics speakers will include: 


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