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CFP: History of Philosophy Society, “The Future”

12 Jan 2024 9:44 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

Submission deadline: January 30, 2024

Meeting date: April 12-13, 2024

Meeting place: Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Notions of “the future” are tied to the human experience of time and history. They evoke a range of meanings, some hopeful and some foreboding. They raise questions about human agency, individual and social aspirations, and visions of historical progress. They require reflection on the nature of time and whether it is linear, circular, multidimensional, or teleologically driven. While these questions are of perennial interest to philosophers, our present moment prompts us to examine notions of futurity and visions of the future with a renewed sense of urgency. In the last century, human life and society have changed dramatically. When imagining possible futures, we must ask how technology, artificial intelligence, climate change, social justice movements, the economy, political institutions, and other significant factors will impact the trajectory of the future. Moreover, speculation about the future requires reflection on the past. For this conference, we welcome papers that explore conceptions of futurity and visions of the future through the lens of any figure(s) in the history of philosophy.

Keynote Speakers: Matthias Fritsch (Concordia University) and Shannon Mussett (Utah Valley University)

Please send submissions as an email attachment to historyofphilosophysociety@gmail.com no later than January 30, 2024. Submissions should consist of the full paper (35 minutes of reading time, approx. 5000 words) prepared for anonymous review.


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