The main theme of the conference is ‘Utility, Progress and Technology’. The conference will be supported by KIT’s Institute of Technology Futures as well as the recently founded German Society for Utilitarian Studies. Local hosts are Michael Schefczyk and Christoph Schmidt-Petri.
The keynote speakers will be:
Julia Driver (Washington University in St. Louis)
William MacAskill (University of Oxford)
Anders Sandberg (University of Oxford)
Dieter Birnbacher (Düsseldorf University) will deliver a public lecture on July 23 (in German, English text will be provided).
Professional third-party childcare will be available during the conference.
There will be a summer school for students (undergraduate as well as postgraduate) on July 22-23, just before the conference.
The faculty of the summer school will be Roger Crisp, Julia Driver, Anders Sandberg and Ulla Wessels.
Participants of ISUS 2018 are welcome to join any of three workshops on July 27-28 also held at KIT:
J.S. Mill’s Naturalism
Organised by Philipp Schink, speakers include David Brink and Christopher MacLeod.
Organised by Annette Dufner, Vuko Andrić and Rudolf Schüßler, speakers include Nils Holtug, Ingmar Persson, Wlodek Rabinowicz, and Shlomi Segall.
Derek Parfit’s Philosophical Legacy
Organised by Christian Seidel, speakers include Roger Crisp, Julia Driver, Matthias Hoesch, Brad Hooker, Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek, Susanne Mantel, and Melinda Roberts.