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