20-21-22th November, 2014. GENERAL ORGANOLOGY: The Co-individuation of Minds, Bodies, Social Organizations and Technè

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Noötechnics collective in collaboration with Kent University, School of Political sciences & Kent Law School
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General Organology: The Co-individuation of Minds, Bodies,Social Organizations and Technè

20-21-22th November, 2014

University of Kent, Canterbury

Keynote Speakers: Maryanne Wolf, Tufts University
Maurizio Lazzarato, Philosopher
Carl Elliott, University of Minnesota
Bernard Stiegler, Philosopher

Organisation: Noötechnics collective in collaboration with Kent University, School of Political sciences & Kent Law School

Submission deadline and procedure: May 1st 2014, abstract 750-1000 characters, blind refereeing procedure

Marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Bernard Stiegler's landmark book, La technique et le temps 1, which first outlined the project of a general organology, this conference aims to survey the range of twentieth-century and contemporary philosophical accounts, scientific theories and technical innovations that intersect an organological dimension. Within this overarching theme, the goal of the conference is to weave together different perspectives and disciplines from neurosciences to ecology from the digital humanities to psychology in order to identify and address contemporary issues that twenty-first century philosophies have to consider. The objective is to enrich the philosophical understanding of the interrelations between natural, technological, psychological and social individuations in order to better read our present time and make appropriate plans for the future. With this is mind we underline the philosophical priority of the question of knowledge, without confining it within merely cognitive bounds.

These six broad thematic areas are: Neurosciences
Social Networks

In accordance with the concept of general organology, each section intersects three levels of analysis: the physiological (brains, organs and bodies), the technical body (the ongoing co-evolution of bodies and technè) and psycho-social organizations (psychology, inter-subjectivity, institutions, socio-economics). Since the conference is intended to foster dialogue between all participants on the basis of their contributions, it will be structured as a series of plenary sessions rather than parallel sessions so that all delegates can participate in each event.

Contributions equal 40min

Procedure: Submit your application to nootechnics@gmail.com before May 1st 2014. Place the title page and abstract (750-1000 characters) in two separate .doc files, making sure that all author identification is removed from the abstract itself. A separate title page must be sent and should include: title, name, institution, address, phone and fax numbers, short biography and main publications

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