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EL COSMOS Y LA POSIBILIDAD DE UN SENTIDO COMPRENSIBLE. SOBRE EL ENIGMA DEL ORDEN IMPLÍCITO EN LA NATURALEZA Editores del número monográfico  Santiago S. Hernando Carlos H. Sierra Nicolás Jiménez Iguarán Tenemos el placer de anunciar la apertura del plazo para presentar artículos y ensayos orientados al cuarto número especial de la Revista Internacional de Epistemología Ambiental, «Cosmotheoros». En este número monográfico se profundizará, trayendo a colación el archiconocido aforismo de Heráclito de que «la naturaleza ama esconderse» (φύσις κρύπτεσθαι φιλεῖ), en las innumerables y cambiantes formas en que la naturaleza se ha hecho comprensible para la filosofía natural -desde la antigüedad hasta el siglo XIX- y para la ciencia -siglos XX y XXI-. Dicho con otras palabras, se abordará la imperecedera inclinación por considerar a la naturaleza como depositaria de un orden implícito, e incluso una regularidad predilecta para la construcción del edificio moral humano. Desde ese punto de vis

CfP: The Palgrave Handbook of Monsters and Monstrous Bodies

The Palgrave Handbook of Monsters and Monstrous Bodies, under contract with Palgrave Publishers, is an interdisciplinary collection of chapters, that provides a snapshot of the evolving field of Monster Studies. See the attached CFP, but we are specifically seeking scholars of diverse identities, races, and genders, especially those from non-Western institutions or whose work examines monsters and monstrous bodies from global perspectives and non-normative experiences and narratives to complete the text. The chapters will emphasize how cultures create ideas of monstrous bodies and utilize monsters as allegories for all manner of identities, issues, and socio-cultural experiences. Please email your 300-word proposal with a short biographical statement (50 words) and inquiries to Melissa Anyiwo and Amanda Jo Hobson by Thursday, February 29th, 2024. The final chapters will be approximately 7000-9000 words. Contact Information:  Amanda Jo Hobson, Associate Director of Diversity, Equity,

CfP: Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography V

The National Stereoscopic Association is pleased to announce its fifth annual "Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography" at the 50th annual 3D-Con held at the Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel, Wichita, Kansas, on July 26, 2024. Presentations are welcome on any aspect of stereo-media from the inception of stereoscopic photography to immersive stereo media. We project stereoscopically on the 3D-Con's big screen, and our growing community of international scholars represent diverse research from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. All stereoscopic photography subjects from the historical to the contemporary are invited. Please fill out the contact information form on the web page below. Then upload on a separate file your abstract of 600 words maximum, followed by a biography of no more than 300 words, and five images (optional). https://3d-con.com/history.php Deadline: May 14, 2024 Notification of acceptance by May 24, 2024. Digital images will be expected by

CfA: Des airs, des eaux, des lieux au XXIe siècle Enseigner les humanités médicales à l’ère de l’Anthropocène

ARGUMENTAIRE Le Collège des humanités médicales a été créé en 2008 pour rassembler les enseignants de sciences humaines et sociales qui interviennent dans les formations médicales. Ces enseignements sont le plus souvent réalisés par des spécialistes d’anthropologie, géographie, histoire, philosophie, science politique ou encore sociologie. Les regards sont donc multiples, tout comme les missions qui leurs sont confiées depuis 1992 : formation des futurs médecins (initialement en premier cycle, puis plus récemment en second cycle) puis d’autres professionnels du soin avec le regroupement de nombreuses formations au sein d’UFR de santé. Les conditions de travail, enfin, varient fortement, avec des départements reconnus sur certains sites et des collègues plus isolés sur d’autres, ou avec différentes injonctions en termes de volumes horaires ou de tournants numériques.  Si ces sujets invitent à réinterroger les missions des enseignants en humanités médicales, ils dépassent leur cas et per

CfP: Special Issue on AI

In July 2023, a tech startup called “Simulation Inc” released an AI technology capable of generating entire t.v. episodes—including dialogue, voice acting, animation, and editing—from nothing more than a two-sentence prompt. Somewhat oddly (and provoking suspicion that the project might be a hoax or internet prank), Simulation Inc’s website lists a fake address under their contact info: 500 Baudrillard Drive, San Francisco, CA. Regardless of whether “Simulation Inc” turns out to be a genuine company or an elaborate joke, their vision of AI-generated t.v. might indeed portend a very real future. Since the public release of ChatGPT in late 2022, generative AI has continued to advance at a steady pace. But lurking behind these advancements—or dragged through their wake—remains a recurring, historically familiar fear: the fear that any industrial or corporate-backed desire to replace human creativity with artificial intelligence will inevitably drive out possibilities for human beings to i

CfP: Selling Health, Hygiene and Beauty in the Long Twentieth Century (Nottingham, 14 June 2024)

Over the Global Counter: Selling Health, Hygiene and Beauty in the Long Twentieth Century A one-day workshop at the University of Nottingham, Friday 14 June 2024 Over the twentieth century, health, hygiene, and beauty have become progressively commodified all around the world. From hot water bottles to toothbrushes, aspirin to vitamins, customers navigated an increasingly crowded marketplace crammed with products claiming to help them look and feel better. Consumer demand also prompted changes to store designs and staff expertise, as well to the advertising and packaging of products and services. Certain products became international sensations, others transformed into domestic staples, and some flopped entirely, remaining only today in archives as historical curiosities. These interwoven and global histories of retailing offer valuable insights into twentieth century business, customer behaviours and practices of well-being. This one-day in-person workshop at the University of Notting

CfP: 11th International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Science - September 19-20, 2024 (Lyon, France)

SUMMARY OF THE RATIONALE: In order to promote contacts among young researchers in Philosophy of Science and the construction of a network of young researchers at an international level, the Société de philosophie des sciences ( http://www.sps-philoscience.org/ ) organizes each year an International Doctoral Conference in Philosophy of Sciences. During the Doctoral Conference, PhD students and young researchers having defended their thesis less than two years ago, will be presenting their work in Philosophy of Science broadly understood (general philosophy of science, philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of physics, philosophy of biology, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of social sciences, theory of scientific knowledge etc.). INVITED SPEAKERS: Mikaël Cozic (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, IRPhiL) Francesca Poggiolesi (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, IHPST) SUBMISSION: It is imperative for the proposed intervention to be in direct line with the topi