Mostrando entradas de enero 23, 2022

CfP: Memory, Pandemic and Transculturality

  Guest Editor:  Gallous Atabongwoung (University of Pretoria)   Memory, Pandemic and Transculturality.  Dealing with the Past and the Pandemic, while Reaching for the Future in an Intercultural Context   How do we represent the past to ourselves and to others?  Which of our many pasts do we represent, and when, where, and why do we change those representations?  How do those representations shape our actions, identities, and understandings? In what ways are we ethically and politically obligated to remember, and what are the consequences of meeting, or failing to meet, these obligations? Moreover, questions surrounding remembering are being investigated around the world, but there is too little interaction (and thus, often a lack of understanding) between various places. This is despite the efforts of selected individual scholars’ explicit mission to move beyond the Euro/Anglo centrism that has defined the early development of memory studies. Issue 18 therefore aims to provide a

Call for Applications:EASPLS 2022 “Dealing with Complexity in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences”

Sixth European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS)  Institute for Philosophy in Biology & Medicine & ImmunoConcEpT lab, University of Bordeaux & CNRS, Bordeaux, France. September 5-9, 2022 Directors: Thomas Pradeu & Maël Lemoine (Bordeaux); Marcel Weber (University of Geneva) The European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) consortium will hold its sixth biennial summer school on “Dealing with Complexity in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences” at the University of Bordeaux in France. Young scholars (PhD students and early post-doctoral researchers) in the history, philosophy and social studies of the biological, biomedical, and environmental sciences are invited to apply. The deadline for applications is February 25, 2022. Applicants will be notified of decisions by late April 2022. For updates and more details, please see:  https://www.philinbiomed.org/event/easpls-bordeaux-2022/

CfP: "Neutrality and Non-Neutrality of Medical Knowledge", "Mefisto. Rivista di Medicina Filosofia e Storia"

We welcome contributions for a topical issue on “Neutrality and non-neutrality of medical knowledge” to appear in the journal  Mefisto. Rivista di Medicina, Filosofia e Storia . Scope of the issue   The still open debate on the political dimension of scientific expertise in the global covid-19 pandemic has highlighted —even to the general public— how medicine and therapeutic practices are not neutral with respect to the social, economic, cultural and political context in which they are embedded. However, the debate on the neutrality or non-neutrality of science is certainly not new in meta-scientific debates. The issue has been addressed in different ways by philosophers, historians and sociologists of science, who have mobilised specific conceptual tools to support their positions on both sides of the spectrum. This special issue aims to create a space for an interdisciplinary dialogue in which philosophers, historians and sociologists of science with various theoretical orien
Invitación para  participar en el primer número del   Boletín Perspectivas , editado por el   Observatorio Coyuntural Antropológico   de la Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia (ENAH-México).    El boletín, que estará coordinado por el Antropólogo Físico Victor Acuña y yo, se enfoca en las  Pandemias.  Como está mencionado en la convocatoria que les anexo, se pretende contar con escritos que abarquen desde la historia de las mismas, las concepciones socioculturales, la unión entre medicina y ciencias sociales en el estudio de las pandemias, hasta los análisis desprendidos de la pandemia contemporánea.    Los trabajos tienen fecha de recepción hasta el 13 de febrero, teniendo una extensión de entre 8 y 10 cuartillas.  Más información en:  https://www.observatorioantropologico-oca.com/

CfP: The Annals of Mathematics and Philosophy

The Annals of Mathematics and Philosophy is a new international journal of philosophy of mathematics. The journal is a non-profit publication. It is published by Spartacus IDH, as a fully open access journal.  The journal wants to promote works at the interface of philosophy and mathematics; it is open to all philosophical and methodological approaches, in particular it is open to papers written by mathematicians. It also welcomes papers from historical and pedagogical standpoints. Its goal is to publish innovative works in philosophy of mathematics, especially contemporary mathematics, but not exclusively. It wants to foster common works and reflections by philosophers and mathematicians. It seeks to promote studies on the interactions and applications of mathematics, for instance in biology, chemistry, computer science and artificial intelligence, physics, cognitive sciences, social sciences, humanities and education. Finally, it will try to edit and publish unpublished papers or pap

CfP: Dark Academia: Definitions, Theories, and Prospects

We are seeking essays and papers for an edited collection which engages the concept of ‘dark academia.’  At the center of the dark academic sensibility lies a paradox: though dark academia enjoys the cosmetic trappings of the pursuit of higher knowledge, it is at its core a celebration of the university as a place of occultation and performativity. The dark academic’s taste for mystery, history, and a distinctly Anglophone, Romantico-Modernist canon – coupled with an equally distinct early 20th century sartorial and lifestyle model – runs inevitably into exclusivity, elitism, and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, the case can be made that these very elements are in fact constitutive of dark academia, as such.  At the same time, one could argue that in its recognition of something sinister and obfuscated/obfuscating at the heart of the aesthetic it valorizes, dark academic discourse contains the seeds of a critique of these very problems and the modern university itself. Across social

CfP: Philosophical Roots of Mathematical Logic

  Nineteenth-century logic is known to have relied heavily on the background of post-Kantian philosophy to address issues such as the investigation of the conditions of thought, the characterization of abstract objects, the delimitation of objective from subjective knowledge, the systematic of scientific methodologies. The philosophical tradition of logic overlapped with the development of modern mathematical logic from the first versions of the algebra of logic in the mid nineteenth-century until inquiries into the logical foundations of mathematics from the early 1930s. This very fact strongly suggests that there might have been significant intersections between what appear now as separate disciplines, and raises the question of whether philosophical roots can be traced in the development of mathematical logic. Several studies have shed light on the philosophical background of key figures in the history of modern logic, including Richard Dedekind, Gottlob Frege, Charles Sanders Peirc