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VGVE 2017

Video Games and Virtual Ethics

Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London

July 21-22, 2017

Is it morally wrong to play violent video games? Academics across numerous disciplines have taken an interest in these issues. Excellent work can be found in philosophy, psychology, media studies, sociology, and literary studies. However academics within these disciplines often do not talk to each other about their shared interest in games. With this conference, our aim is to promote cross-disciplinary dialogue on these issues.

Invited speakers:

  • Christopher Bartel (Philosophy, Appalachian State University)
  • Morgan Luck (Philosophy, Charles Sturt University)
  • Esther MacCallum-Stewart (Games Research, Staffordshire University)
  • Stephanie Patridge (Philosophy, Otterbein University)
  • Garry Young (Philosophy and Psychology, Nottingham Trent University)

Conference Programme


There is no charge for attending the conference, however, we do ask that you notify us of your attendance. Please email Please use ‘VGVE 2017’ in the subject line.

This conference is being generously supported by the British Society of Aesthetics and the Institute of Philosophy.

Institute of Philosophy

British Society of Aesthetics