New technologies like AI (deepfakes, large language models etc.) or bio technologies (e.g., CRISPR) are not only changing our way of life and social practices. They also have the potential of disrupting or even changing our concepts and values. How can we study such conceptual disruptions empirically? Do such disruptions give rise to conceptual change?
This workshop aims to establish a community of philosophers and cognitive scientists who are interested in using corpus linguistics to investigate concept and value change in light of conceptually disruptive technologies.
Questions discussed in the workshop include:
· How can we study conceptual change empirically?
· Can we investigate conceptual disruptions via corpus linguistics?
· What are the limits of corpus analysis?
· How do conceptual change and value change\moral change relate?
· How can we study moral change with corpus linguistics?
This event is funded by the STEM track of the research consortium Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (www.esdit.nl) and the “Design for Value Change” project.
· Mark Alfano (Macquarie) 9:30-10:30 (online)
· Fritz Günther (Berlin) 11-11:45 (online)
· Lucien Baumgartner (Zürich) 13-13:45 (in person)
· Ibo van de Poel (Delft) 14-14:45 (in person)
· Arianna Betti 15-15:45 (to be confirmed)
The workshop will take place on February 16, 2022, TU Delft, The Netherlands. Room TBA
There is a limited number of open slots for contributions from empirically working early career researchers and graduate students who engage in corpus studies themselves.
Please submit a 500-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions is December 31.
If you would like to participate online or in person, please send an email to the same address.