The aim of the Anphicon (Anthropotech + Philosophy) conferences is to explore the fundamental philosophical and ethical issues that are at stake in the debates surrounding technological alteration of the human body for the purposes of augmenting existing capacities, introducing new ones, or aesthetically improving the body - anthropotech.
Anphicon 1 approaches these questions through the lens of 'cognitive enhancement and other technologies of the mind'. The goal is to take a critical perspective towards both the concepts of enhancement and cognition, asking questions such as:
The conference also aims to address questions concerning:
These and others are the questions that we hope to address at Anphicon 1.
The Anphicon conferences are part of a wider collaboration between UWE Philosophy and the Centre for Ethics in Medicine (University of Bristol) that aims to explore the various philosophical and ethical dimensions of anthropotech. Anphicon 1 is sponsored by UWE's SPUR3 Early Career Researcher grant programme, the UWE Applied Philosophy Research Group, the Royal Institute of Philosophy and the Centre for Ethics in Medicine at the University of Bristol.
For further information please contact Sylvie Allouche
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