January 30-February 1, 2008
University of Central Florida
Submissions should be abstracts of no longer than 500 words. All submissions will be reviewed by the committee and participants will be notified via e-mail by November 2007
Please send submissions to:
Dr. Stephen Fiore (email@example.com) at the University of Central Florida Departmentof Philosophy. Submission due via e-mail no later than September 30, 2007
This conference brings together multiple disciplines to comment and reflect on issues relating to the acquisition,
evaluation, and use of information in today’s knowledge economy.
We invite presentations on topics such as the erosion of the “technological commons,” a phenomenon identified by Shulman (2002) as a potentially devastating development emerging due to changes in the way information is being disseminated in the 21st Century.
Submitters are invited to discuss how the flow of scientific
information may be stifled within the scientific community
as well as to the public at large. Topics may address issues such as private sector funding of research and the patenting of scientific technologies and information by private-sector companies and its impact on knowledge sharing as it relates to the greater good. With respect to the interaction between the scientific community and the public, topics may address what can happen when political policy overrides science through either shifts in funding or the dilution of scientific findings in the dissemination of information to the public. More generally, submitters are invited to discuss knowledge rights and issues in academic, personal, and social responsibility in information sharing.
Drawing on topics in science, politics, and ethics, these important issues cut across academic disciplines. Join us in discussing knowledge rights and knowledge sharing in science and related contexts as we invite scholars to discuss the epistemic implications of the modern information
Presented by the Department of Philosophy, Office of Student Conduct and Student Rights and Responsibilities and the Office of Information Fluency
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