4th Biennial Philosophy and Literature Conference at Purdue University

Posted: 20 de March de 2012 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event, News

The 4th Biennial Philosophy and Literature Conference at Purdue

“Truth, Thought, and Technology”

October 2012

Philosophers from ancient Greece to the present have explored
technology’s relation to truth.  Whether that exploration has been
undertaken as part of a broader investigation of nature or causality,
or whether it has been couched in terms of an ethical self-
development, technology is never far from the concerns of
philosophers.  Similarly, writers of fiction have thematized
technology and its cultural consequences.  Writers ranging from Samuel
Butler to Aldous Huxley to David Foster Wallace have reacted to
technological change with varying degrees of alarm.  As technology
continues to proliferate and impact private, social, and political
life across the world, philosophical and literary attempts to clarify
the relation between truth, thought, and technology are as pressing as

We invite graduate students of all disciplines to submit papers
pertaining to technology’s impact on how we think about truth today.
Papers should be prepared for blind review and submitted to
truthandtechnology2012@gmail.com.  Submissions should include a
separate document including (1) name of submitter, (2) paper title,
(3) contact information, and (4) an abstract of 75-150 words.

Papers should not exceed 3000 words and should be prepared for a 20
minute panel presentation, to be followed by a formal question and
answer period.

The deadline for submissions is June 1st, 2012.


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