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Web and Philosophy: why and what for?

Web and Philosophy: why and what for?

PhiloWeb 2012

PhiloWeb 2012

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Published on Tuesday, March 13, 2012


The advent of the Web is one of the defining technological events of the twentieth-first century, yet its impact on the fundamental questions of philosophy has not yet been widely explored, much less systematized. We hope to provoke the properly philosophical question of whether there is a consistent new branch or practice of philosophy that can weave these changes to technology and society into a coherent whole and have a real social impact.



09:00-09:20 Introduction to the Workshop  

Session 1: Web and Society

  • 09:20-10:00 Scott Lash (Invited Speaker)

10:00-10:15 Coffee Break

  • 10:15-10:35 Michalis Vafopoulos, Petros Stefaneas, Ioannis Anagnostopoulos and Kieron O’Hara: A methodology for internal Web ethics
  • 10:35-10:55 Eddie Soulier: What Social Ontology for Social Web? An assemblage theory promoted.
  • 10:55-11:10 Discussion  

Session 2: Web and Cognition

  • 11:10-11:50 Stevan Harnad (Invited Speaker)
  • 11:50-12:10 Andreas Beinsteiner: Filter Bubble and Enframing: On the Self-Affirming Dynamics of Technologies
  • 12:10-12:25 Discussion

12:25-14:00 Lunch Break  

Session 3: Web and Language

  • 14:00-14:40 Francois Rastier (Invited Speaker)
  • 14:40-15:00 Aurélien Bénel: Where do ‘ontologies’ come from? Seeking for the missing link
  • 15:00-15:20 Philippe Lacour: Web metaphysics between logic and ontology
  • 15:20-15:30 Discussion  

Session 4: Web and Logic (& computation)

  • 15:30-16:10 Chris Menzel (Invited Speaker)
  • 16:10-16:30 Alexandre Monnin, Nicolas Delaforge and Fabien Gandon: CoReWeb Ontology: From linked documentary resources to linked computational resources
  • 16:30-16:50 Jaimie Murdock, Cameron Buckner and Colin Allen: Containing the Semantic Explosion
  • 16:50-17:00 Discussion  

W3C TAG panel on architecture of the Web philosophy

17:00-18:00 Tim Berners-Lee, Larry Masinter, Henry S. Thompson  

  • 18:00-18:30 General discussion
  • 18:30-18:40 Closing remarks

General informations

Keynote Speakers:

  • Stevan Harnad (University of Southampton)
  • Scott Lash (Goldsmiths)
  • Christopher Menzel (Texas A&M University)
  • François Rastier (INALCO)  

W3C TAG Panel on Philosophy of Web Architecture

  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee (W3C)
  • Larry Masinter (Adobe)
  • Henry S. Thompson (Edinburgh)  

Organizing Committee:

  • Alexandre Monnin, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne/Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation/INRIA/CNAM.
  • Harry Halpin, Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation (Marie Curie Fellow)/W3C.
  • Leslie Carr, University of Southampton  

Program Committee:

  • Alexandra Arapinis (Paris 1/IHPST)
  • Bruno Bachimont (Université de Technologie de Compiègne/INA)
  • Anthony Beavers (University of Evansville)
  • Aurélien Bénel (Université de Technologie de Troyes)
  • David Booth
  • Leslie Carr (University of Southampton)
  • Nicolas Delaforge (INRIA)
  • Fabien Gandon (INRIA)
  • Aldo Gangemi (CNR)
  • Viorel Guliciuc (Stefan cel Mare University)
  • Harry Halpin (IRI/W3C)
  • Yuk Hui (IRI-ONRG)
  • Larry Masinter (Adobe)
  • Christopher Menzel (Texas A&M University)
  • Alexandre Monnin (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne/IRI/CNAM/INRIA)
  • Valentina Presutti (CNR)
  • François Rastier (INALCO)
  • Jonathan Rees (Creative Commons)
  • Eddie Soulier (Université de Technologie de Troyes)
  • Henry Thompson (University of Edimburgh)
  • Michalis Vafopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • Evelyne Viegas (Microsoft)
  • Yorick Wiks (Oxford Internet Institute)
  • Xiaoshu Wang (RENCI)
  • Heather West (Google) 


  • 50 quai Charles de Gaulle (Centre de congrès de Lyon)
    Lyon, France


  • Tuesday, April 17, 2012


  • web, philosophie, philosophie du Web


  • Alexandre Monnin
    courriel : aamonnz [at] gmail [dot] com

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Alexandre Monnin
    courriel : aamonnz [at] gmail [dot] com


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« Web and Philosophy: why and what for? », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, https://doi.org/10.58079/kg8

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