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The 11th International Conference on Applied Ethics
December 15-16, 2018, at Kyoto

Call for Papers: The 11th International Conference on Applied Ethics

Science, Technology, and Future Generations
December 15-16 (Saturday-Sunday), 2018
Hosted by the Center for Applied Philosophy and Ethics
Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University

We are pleased to announce that the 11th International Conference on Applied Ethics will be held on December 15-16, 2018, at Kyoto University, hosted by the Center for Applied Philosophy and Ethics (CAPE) (

Invited speakers include:

  • Samuel Scheffler (New York University)
  • Philip Brey (University of Twente)
  • Michael Davis (Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • Tony Milligan (King’s College London)

We encourage paper proposals on the conference theme, but welcome other topics in the following areas (the below-listed ones are some of the examples, not exhaustive):

Bioethics, Medical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Intergenerational Ethics, Business Ethics, Information Ethics, Research Ethics, Animal Ethics, Food Ethics, International Ethics, War/Military Ethics, Professional Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Technology.

We also welcome panel proposals (3 papers for a 90-minute session).
Participants who wish to present papers are requested to submit a 300 word abstract with your personal details (name, job title, and affiliation) in a MS-Word file (.doc) to by May 13 (Sunday), 2018.

Conference fees: The basic registration fee required of all presents and attendees (including refreshments on the 15th and 16th) is 5,000 JPY for faculty members and post-docs; 2,000 JPY for students.

The optional conference dinner on the 15th is 5,000 JPY for faculty members and post-docs; 3,500 JPY for students.

We will announce how to pay the conference fee soon.

Accommodation: There are a wide range of accommodations available in Kyoto and its surrounding areas. Be advised that winter in Kyoto is a high season for sightseeing. Since room availability will be limited, it is important to book early both to save money and ensure a spot.

All queries should be sent to

Conference Chair: Masahiko Mizutani (Director and Professor of CAPE, Kyoto University)

Coordinator: Shunzo Majima (Associate Professor, Hiroshima University)

The 11th International Conference on Applied Ethics is hosted by CAPE, and co-hosted by the following six institutions/research groups (in alphabetical order):

  • Applied Ethics Center for Engineering and Science, Kanazawa Institute of Technology
  • Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University
  • Hiroshima University Project Research Center for Applied Ethics
    Nanzan University Institute for Social Ethics
  • Project Innovative Ethics, Graduate School of Humanities, Kobe University
  • The University of Tokyo Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law

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