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LabOnt newsletter informs about scientific, didactic, and dissemination activities ("Terza missione") of the research group and its associate members.

Il notiziario del LabOnt è redatto da Elena Casetta e Erica Onnis.

 

Rivista di Estetica
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Open access:
http://estetica.revues.org/263,
 

 

Brill Research Perspectives in Art and Law

An Interdisciplinary Journal

www.brill.com

Editors-in-Chief:
Tiziana Andina, University of Turin, Italy
Gianmaria Ajani, University of Turin, Italy
Werner Gephart, University of Bonn, Germany

 



 


Laurea Honoris Causa to Maurizio Ferraris
Labont is proud to announce that a Laurea Honoris Causa in Philosophy will be held to  Maurizio Ferraris on September 15 at Universidad de Flores, Buenos Aires.


 

Highlights


 
 
Maurizio Ferraris, L'imbécillité est une chose sérieuse
Presses Universitaires de France, 2017
Date de parution 30/08/2017
« Chaque époque a ses hâbleurs de tout sexe et de tout âge, de même qu’elle a ses menteurs, ses fripons, et naturellement ses imbéciles. » Maurizio Ferraris est professeur de philosophie à l’université de Turin. Il est notamment l’auteur de Mobilisation totale. L’appel du portable (Puf, 2016). Traduit de l’italien par Michel Orcel.

Deux rendez-vous à la radio
  • 5 Septembre sur RFI, de 10h à 11h,  « Idées » : Maurizio Ferraris parle de L'imbécillité est une chose sérieuse avec Pierre-Edouard Deldique RFI.
  • 6 Septembre sur France Culture è 16h, « Les chemins de la philosophie » : Maurizio Ferraris parle de L'imbécillité est une chose sérieuse avec Adèle Van Reeth.
L'imbécillité est une chose sérieuse sur Libération 
Liberation, 25 août 2017
« Le monde est plein de couillons dont la majorité pensent être originaux, géniaux, créatifs ».
A toutes les époques ou civilisations, chez les intellectuels comme dans les masses, l’imbécillité est la chose la mieux partagée, selon le philosophe italien… qui ne s’épargne pas lui-même. Serait-on moins con une fois qu’on en a pris conscience ? La foule sentimentale, la multitude biberonnée au Web ne serait pas la seule touchée par la bêtise. Baudelaire, Heidegger, Flaubert… Même les esprits les plus affûtés peuvent être pris de sévères «coups d’imbécillité». «Pourquoi les chevaux sont-ils plus gros que les chiens ?» se demandait par exemple le philosophe Francis Bacon. Dans l’Imbécillité est une chose sérieuse (qui sortira le 30 août aux PUF), petite rhapsodie pleine d’humour et d’ironie, le philosophe italien Maurizio Ferraris rappelle que celui qui se croit malin est souvent plus imbécile que les autres. Et si on commençait par se dire à soi-même «l’imbécile, c’est toi» ? Continuer à lire
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L'imbécillité est une chose sérieuse sur Philosophie Magazine
Philosophie Magazine (septembre 2017)
Il n’y a rien de plus risqué que d’écrire un livre sérieux sur l’imbécillité. Le sérieux s’expose alors deux fois : à se faire à son tour traiter d’imbécile en ayant pris la docte posture du « Sujet Supposé Savoir » et à l’être réellement en manquant son sujet. Comme le remarque Maurizio Ferraris, il n’y a qu’un pas entre le sublime et le ridicule, vite franchi si l’on veut traiter le second avec l’ambition du premier. Dès lors, le terme important, dans le titre du très vif essai du philosophe italien, L’imbécillité est une chose sérieuse (PUF), est « sérieuse ». Plus qu’un livre sérieux (bien qu’il soit documenté, argumenté, avec hypothèse, thèse et exemples nombreux des « coups d’imbécillité » des beaux esprits, notamment Martin Heidegger), c’est un livre plein d’esprit qui prend la crétinerie au sérieux... 
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Maurizio Ferraris, Movilización Total
Herder, 2017

El punto de partida del autor es un hecho de lo más común: en pleno fin de semana y a altas horas de la noche recibimos un e-mail del trabajo, lo leemos y lo respondemos. ¿Qué nos lleva a responderlo como si fuera una verdadera llamada a las armas? ¿Cómo es posible que, tantas décadas después y en tiempos de paz, se haya cumplido el ideal de la «movilización total» expresado por Ernst Jünger en los años treinta? No cabe duda de que la relación establecida entre tecnología y ser humano es desigual. Sin embargo, Ferraris se aleja de la visión para la cual detrás de la emergencia tecnológica hay una estrategia de dominación y aborda esta cuestión desde el punto de vista del Nuevo Realismo. Propone una antropología del homo cellularis, que acepta inicialmente la concepción del ser humano en tanto que ser técnico y por lo tanto, constitutivamente dependiente y alienado para luego deconstruirla, abriendo así la posibilidad a un panorama realista de emancipación que no descuide el programa de la Ilustración y el Humanismo. Tal vez por primera vez en la historia del mundo, el absoluto está en nuestras manos. Pero tener el mundo en las manos es también, de manera automática, estar en manos del mundo.
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"Movilización total": Maurizio Ferraris contra las trabacaciones. Todo Literatura, por Alberto Gómez
Ahora que la presidenta de la Comunidad de Madrid parece querer convencernos de que las vacaciones no son un derecho inalienable, sino una opción y que prosperan los cursos y artículos dedicados a enseñarnos cómo aprovechar nuestras vacaciones (ese tiempo improductivo) para formarnos, trabajar en otras cosas, mejorar nuestra habilidades y otro sinfín de cosas (lo que sea menos parar: de producir, de consumir), parece el momento idóneo de leer y recomendar la lectura de "Movilización total" el pequeño pero interesantísimo ensayo de Maurizio Ferraris (Herder, 2017). Esta obra parte de un hecho común: en pleno fin de semana, o junto a la playa en vacaciones, recibimos un correo electrónico de trabajo, lo leemos y lo respondemos. El trabajo del filósofo italiano se dedica a explicar o tratar de explicar por qué lo hacemos, por qué nos sometemos a esa "llamada"...
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This week


Festivalletteratura 2017
Mantova, 6-10 settembre


Dal 1997, Festivaletteratura è uno degli appuntamenti culturali italiani più attesi dell'anno, una cinque giorni di incontri con autori, reading, percorsi guidati, spettacoli, concerti con artisti provenienti da tutto il mondo, che si ritrovano a Mantova per vivere in un'indimenticabile atmosfera di festa.

Domenica 10 settembre, Maurizio Ferraris in dialogo con Michele Cometa, Perché le storie ci aiutano a vivere.
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Con_Vivere CarraraFestival
Carrara, 7-10 settembre

Centro storico

Dopo le Frontiere, le Reti. Il tema dell’edizione numero XII di con-vivere, il festival organizzato dalla Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Carrara sotto la direzione scientifica del professor Remo Bodei, è stato pensato come sviluppo di quello affrontato nella passata edizione. Un tema sconfinato che apre riflessioni enormi e interrogativi nuovi e che indaga sui legami, i ponti, le relazioni.

I PROTAGONISTI: Remo Bodei, Paolo Crepet, Vittorino Andreoli , Federico Rampini, Maurizio Ferraris, Dino Pedreschi, Alan Friedman, Marco Revelli, Luigi Maria Vignali, Cesare Maria Ragaglini e Alessandro Farruggia, Piergiorgio Odifreddi, Guido Tonelli, Edoardo Boncinelli, Maria Chiara Carrozza. 

Centro storico di Carrara 7-8-9-10 settembre 2017 dalle 17 alle 24.
Tutti gli eventi sono ad ingresso libero e gratuito.   

Maurizio Ferraris, MEDIA
Giovedì 7 settembre - Ore 21.00
Cinema Garibaldi, Via Verdi, 15C, Carrara
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Festival della comunicazione
Camogli, 8-11 settembre


Venerdì 8 settembre, alle 17.15, Terrazza delle Idee. Maurizio Ferraris: "Post verità e altri enigmi".
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Dall’8 all’11 settembre torna a Camogli il Festival della comunicazione, che quest’anno si occuperà principalmente della rete e del pensiero di Umberto Eco. Leggi su Wired il parere di Bartezzaghi, Ferraris, e Fedriga.

Festival della politica
Mestre, 9 settembre

Piazzale Candiani, ore 18.15

Sabato 9 settembre, ore 18.15, All'interno dello Spazio filosofico: "Post-verità e democrazia". Maurizio Ferraris discute con Luca Taddio. Coordina Massimo Donà. L'incontro si terrà in Piazzale Candiani, nel centro di Mestre, vicino alla piazza principale della città.

La Fondazione Gianni Pellicani anche quest’anno organizza il Festival della Politica, in programma a Mestre dal 7 al 10 settembre, con anteprima mercoledì 6. Il Festival della Politica, giunto alla settima edizione, rappresenta un appuntamento ormai consolidato, che lo scorso anno ha visto la partecipazione di oltre 30 mila persone nei cinque giorni della manifestazione. Il tema: Il disordine globale Questa edizione sarà l'occasione per ragionare sui grandi temi politici che stanno scuotendo il mondo, ovvero la crisi internazionale e il “disordine globale” che stiamo vivendo. Gli equilibri geopolitici sono in continua evoluzione. La crisi economica ha generato nuove povertà e alimentato diseguaglianze in tutto il pianeta. Crescono paure e insicurezze, alimentate dagli atti terroristici e dall'esplosione di conflitti militari e religiosi. Il fenomeno dell'immigrazione pone problemi di integrazione e politiche di accoglienza mai sperimentate finora.
Programma
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Forthcoming


Primo convegno della Società Italiana di Filosofia Teoretica
META-FILOSOFIA. Pensare la filosofia tra attività e disciplina

Padova, 20-22 settembre 2017 Palazzo del Capitanio, Sala delle Edicole

Per il programma completo clicca QUI
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Intervengono, tra gli altri:
Tiziana Andina,  Verità ed esemplarità nell’arte. Una analisi filosofica
Elena Casetta, Tra scienza e politica: la filosofia della biodiversità
Maurizio Ferraris, La rivoluzione documediale. Ontologia, Epistemologia, Tecnologia

Πρᾶξις? Knowledge and Human Action
24-30 September, INSTITUT INTERNATIONAL DE PHILOSOPHIE. ENTRETIENS DE DUBROVNIK

Download the provisional program clicking HERE

25 September, Maurizio Ferraris, La technologie comme paradigme de l’action



LabOnt Informs


"Post-Truth, New Realism, Democracy"
Turin, 23rd-24th October

 
Now online the Website of the 4th edition of the ‘Jacques Derrida / Law and Culture’ International Chair of Philosophy, instituted in Turin with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo and of the University of Turin with the aim of honouring the memory of one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century.
This year edition will be dedicated to "Post-Truth, New Realism, Democracy".
For the program and the speakers go to the website clicking HERE

Jean Monnet fund awarded to Angela Condello
Angela Condello, director of Labont Law since 2015, has been awarded a Jean Monnet fund (Erasmus + programs) to direct a course entitled "Human Rights Culture in the European Union" (HRC-EU) and to conduct research until 2020 at the Department of Philosophy at UniTo. The Module aims at fostering an innovative interdisciplinary perspective between law and humanities in the study of the European human rights culture based on the analysis of paradigmatic cases of the European Court of Justice and of the European Court of Human Rights. This perspective will make human rights law and policies more accessible also to Philosophy students. HRC-EU meets the growing demand of humanities students for topics like law, European policies, fundamental rights. The Module will reach students of all cycles at the Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences and within the new international Master course in philosophy for international students at UniTO (PIC). The principal themes of the Module include: a general introduction to human rights law in the EU; the philosophy of human rights; the idea of a European human rights culture based on paradigmatic decisions of the ECJ and ECHR; the analysis of European narratives between humanities and law; European law and philosophy; philosophical analysis of juridical normativity and in particular the function of exemplarity. 
Jean Monnet Modules




Publications


New Brill Journal!
First issue now available.

Brill Research Perspectives in Art and Law

Issue 1.1. (2017). Peter Goodrich (Cardozo Law, New York and New York University, Abu Dhabi), Imago Decidendi: On the Common Law of Images

Taking as its exemplum the use of images in judicial decisions, this article argues that the ratio decidendi of legal precedent should be supplemented with the imago decidendi, the figure or depiction that motivates judgment. Drawing upon the history of legal humanism, and particularly the tradition of juristic emblems it is argued that an adequate understanding of case law rules and decisions requires attention to the imagery that conceives and propels the reasoned deliberation that follows. To adequately apprehend the transmission of law in a digital age requires acknowledging that images think differently, that the ambulation of the eye in the image is very different to the linear glance of the text.
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Now in Open Access on www.revues.org 
Rivista di Estetica N.S. 64, (1/2017), anno LVII. 

Discrimination in philosophy
A cura di Vera Tripodi

Our practices of knowledge attribution, acquisition, and justification can systematically disadvantage women and other subordinated groups: by excluding them from inquiry; denying them epistemicauthority, denigrating their modes of knowledge; producing theories that portray them as inferior,deviant; producing social theories that make gendered power relations invisible; reinforcing genderbias and social hierarchies.

Can we remedy these forms of injustice? This issue of the Rivista di estetica addresses what needs to change in our knowledge practices; how we can challenge the narrowness of what is understood as philosophical knowledge; how the concept of knowledge should be considered in connection with notions such as trust, reliance, testimony, authority, credibility; how to revisit theways in which we measure quality and ability and what we should do in order to promote diversity and pluralism in knowledge.

Index
Vera TripodiThe value of diversity and inclusiveness in philosophy. An overview 
Claudia BianchiLinguaggio d’odio, autorità e ingiustizia discorsiva
Laura CaponettoOn silencing, authority, and the act of refusal 
Bianca CepollaroSlurs as the shortcut of discrimination 
Shannon DeaDeep pluralism and intentional course design: Diversity from the ground up
Jacopo DomenicucciTrust, agency and discrimination 
Fiona JenkinsDiscriminating well: On excellence in philosophy and ways of seeing
disciplinary space

Ian James KiddResisters, diversity in philosophy, and the demographic problem
Marina SbisàDiving into the Perfect Storm

varia
Tiziana Andina, Normativity and beauty in contemporary arts
Adam Andrzejewski, Authenticity manifested: Street art and artification
Simona Chiodo, La casa ideale

recensioni
Davide PalaOntologia sociale. Transgenerazionalità, potere, giustizia, di Tiziana Andina
Annabella d’AtriMetaphysics and scientific realism. Essays in honour of David Malet Armstrong, di F.F. Calemi
Edoardo Fugali, La prova del budino. Il senso comune e la nuova scienza cognitiva, di Pietro Perconti
Alberto GiacomelliNietzsche and Dostoevsky. On the verge of nihilism, di Paolo Stellino
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Si segnala inoltre che La rivista di Estetica ha reso disponibile in Open Acess su Revus.org gli archivi delle annate 2008-2016 (http://estetica.revues.org).

 

Projects



 
Lecture - Sahotra Sarkar (University of Texas at Austin, USA Presidency University, Kolkata, India)
02.10.2017, 5 pm - University of Lisbon, Campo Grande, Faculty of Science, Anfiteatro Fundação, C1 Building

"What is Biodiversity?" 
The concept of biodiversity emerged in the 1980s in the context of concerted attempts to conserve aspects of living variety that were then being put at risk primarily through land use and land cover change. Thus, biodiversity always has had a normative element in its conceptualization and, in this sense, differed from older concepts of ecological diversity. However, defining and measuring biodiversity has been contested territory ever since its introduction with no diminution of these controversies in recent years in spite of several attempts at explication. This paper reviews these controversies and develops a framework that distinguishes constituents and surrogates for biodiversity and discusses how they must be defined and assessed for conservation projects.
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International conference - On the nature of variation: random, biased and directional
3 & 4 October 2017Anfiteatro da Fundação FCUL,  C1 building,  Faculty of Sciences, Campo Grande Campus,  University of Lisbon

INVITED SPEAKERS: Eva Boon (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Holland), Pietro Corsi (University of Oxford, UK and EHESS, Paris, France), Leonore Fleming (Utica College, USA), Philippe Huneman (IHPST, Paris), Gerd Müller (Universität Wien, Austria), Sahotra Sarkar (University of Texas at Austin, USA and Presidency University, Kolkata, India), Arlin Stoltzfus(Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, NIST, USA).
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Convenors:
Elena Casetta, Silvia Di Marco, Jorge Marques da Silva, Carina Vieira da Silva, Davide Vecchi

Funded by the FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) through the Philosophy of the Life Sciences Group of the Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (strategic project UID/FIL/00678/2013) and the R&D Project Biodecon (PTDC/IVC-HFC/1817/2014).
 

 

Calls


Conferences

Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition (LLC), Turin
Topoi Conference - Foundational Issues in Philosophical Semantics
Turin May 31-June 1 2018


Topoi (http://www.springer.com/philosophy/journal/11245) is an international journal of philosophy based in Rome, Italy.
Every other year, Topoi funds a conference in a different city, that purports to focus on foundational issues in some subfield of analytic philosophy. Previous Topoi conferences were Rome 2012 (“Intentions: Philosophical and Empirical Issues”); Oxford 2014 (“The Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics”);  Munich 2016 (“New Trends in Rational Choice Theory”). Following the conference, contributions are then selected for publication on  Topoi.
Next year (2018), Topoi conference will happen at the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition  (https://www.llc.unito.it ) in Turin and will focus onfoundational issues in philosophical semantics. The event will take place for 2 days on May 31-June 1. It will involve a 6 keynote speakers (listed below) as well as several other speakers selected through a call for abstract.

Keynote Speakers
Emma Borg (University of Reading)
Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers University)
Hannes Leitgeb (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
Paul Pietroski (Rutgers University)
Francois Recanati (Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris)
Frank Veltman (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)

Call for Abstracts
Foundational Issues in Philosophical Semantics
The last 15 years have seen an explosion of renewed philosophical interest in semantics and its foundations. This renewed interest is partly due to an unprecedented collaboration between philosophers of language, linguists, computer scientists, and psychologists. This interdisciplinary effort that has led to breakthroughs on specific topics, such as, notably, the semantics of conditionals, of epistemic modals, deontic modals, imperatives, de se reports ,  non-factual language such as predicates of taste, moral language, and so on. In addition to specific results in the semantics of natural languages’ fragments, the exchange with linguists, computer scientists, and psychologists has also led to the widening of a discussion of foundational questions about the nature of meaning, such as:
  • Whether the meaning of sentences is to be modeled as static and truth-conditional, as traditionally understood, or dynamically, as an update on context.
  • Whether conventional meaning, plus eventually saturation of hidden variables, suffices to determine truth-conditional content, at least a “minimal” one, or whether it provides just a semantic potential that must be freely enriched with contextual information in order to get truth conditional content.
  • Whether the content that is conventionally encoded by a sentence coincides or not with its truth conditional/at issue meaning, or whether it exceeds its truth conditional content to include presuppositions, conventional implicatures and more generally “non-at-issue content”.
  • How to understand the semantics/pragmatics divide in the light of the complexity of the at issue/non-at-issue distinction, in the light of the phenomena of sarcasm and metaphor, and in the light of the debate between static and dynamic approaches to the study of languages
  • The nature of linguistic conventions and the study of their game-theoretical underpinnings.
  • The effect of question-sensitivity on the nature and structure of content.
  • Whether a sufficiently fine-grained notion of semantic content can be construed using the notion of truth-making.
  • Whether notions such as truth and reference, at the core of truth-conditional semantics, are really suitable for doing semantics of natural languages or whether one should abandon them in favour of other notions, such as use and instructions, assertibility conditions, inferential and conceptual role.
The aim of this conference is to bring together experts of the field to discuss and to assess some of these most recent advances on foundational issues in philosophical semantics.
Guidelines for submissions
Deadline17 November 2017, at midnight.
Abstract should be prepared for blind review and emailed, as PDF documents, to the following address:
topoiturin2018@gmail.com
Please include your name, affiliation, and contact information in the body of the e-mail.
 
Abstracts should not be longer than 1000 words and should fall within the broad topics described above. 
Verdicts will be communicated by the end of December 2017. 
After the conference, the best papers will be selected for publication on a Topoi special issue.
 
Scientific Committee
Stefano Caputo (University of Sassari)
Vincenzo Crupi (University of Turin)
Andrea Iacona (University of Turin)
Carlotta Pavese (Duke University/University of Turin)
For additional information, write to: topoiturin2018@gmail.com
 

Congresso Internazionale. “60 anni de La Struttura Originaria (60SO)”
Brescia 24‐26 febbraio 2018

Deadline: 30 settembre

Direzione scientifica
Ines Testoni, Vincenzo Milanesi, Giulio Goggi, Ilario Bertoletti.

Referees
Giorgio Brianese, Massimo Donà, Giulio Goggi, Leonardo Messinese, Davide Spanio, Luigi Vero Tarca, Ines Testoni.

Comitato scientifico
Francesco Altea, Giuseppe Barzaghi, Enrico Berti, Francesco Berto, Sara Bignotti, Giorgio Brianese, Hervé Cavallera, Piero Coda, Umberto Curi, Nicoletta Cusano, Biagio de Giovanni, Massimo Donà, Adriano Fabris, Maurizio Ferraris, Umberto Galimberti, Giulio Giorello, Sergio Givone, Giulio Goggi, Luca Illetterati, Natalino Irti, Paul Livingston, Romano Madera, Giacomo Marramao, Leonardo Messinese, Giuseppe Micheli, Vincenzo Milanesi, Salvatore Natoli, Federico Perelda, Ugo Perone, Arnaldo Petterlini, Bruno Pinchard, Graham Priest, Gennaro Sasso, Carlo Scilironi, Italo Sciuto, Pierangelo Sequeri, Davide Spanio, Andrea Tagliapietra, Luigi Vero Tarca, Francesco Totaro, Gianni Vattimo, Mauro Visentin, Vincenzo Vitiello.

Call for Papers
Coloro che sono interessati, devono inviare un abstract entro il 30 settembre all’indirizzo: ggoggi@libero.it

La struttura degli abstract deve essere la seguente:
Cognome Nome
Professione (o studi in corso) e indirizzo email
Titolo
Testo (carattere: Times New Roman; dimensione carattere: 12; numero caratteri, spazi inclusi: minimo 4000, massimo 8000; interlinea singola)
Bibliografia (corrispondenza tra citazioni nel testo e voci bibliografiche: massimo 10 voci)

L’accettazione dei contributi sarà resa nota agli autori entro il 15 ottobre
La programmazione sarà predisposta entro il 30 novembre
Iscrizioni entro il 31 dicembre
Per ulteriori informazione, scarica la call cliccando QUI


World Congress of Philosophy 2018. Learning to be human
Deadline: 
October 1, 2017

Beijing, August 13-20, 2018

The World Congress of Philosophy is organized every five years by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) in collaboration with one of its member societies. The XXIV World Congress will be held in Beijing, China, from August 13 to August 20, 2018, under the auspices of the Chinese Organizing Committee. The complementary aims of the 2018 Congress include an emphasis on exploring dimensions of the human and inquiring into the challenges facing humanity:

To globalize philosophical investigations to encompass the diverse forms of philosophizing by past and present thinkers across cultures, with special attention to critical reflections on philosophy itself and the tasks and functions of philosophy in the contemporary world.

To open the philosophical area to enable philosophers to address emerging global issues through fruitful interactions with other disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, with other activities in economic, social, political, and religious spheres, as well as with diverse cultures and traditions.

To encourage philosophical reflections to become public discourses on recurrent human concerns, such as ecology, justice, and peace.

***Submissions should not exceed 1,800 words (or 3,000 characters for papers submitted in Chinese), and should be accompanied by a 200 words abstract (500 characters in Chinese). The submission should include an indication, prominently displayed, of the section for which the contributed paper is intended and shall be written in one of the official languages of the Congress.

Online submission is open now.

All persons who want to participate in the Congress are welcome to submit their abstract and paper. Abstract and paper should be intended to one of the 99 Sections for contributed papers announced in the tab menu "Sections for Contributed papers"

WAYS OF SUBMISSION
There are three ways of submitting the abstract and paper:
(1) Online submission
Click here to reach the Online submission Page.
(2) As attachment to an email message: secretariat@wcp2018.pku.edu.cn
(3) the archaic way of sending the documents by post: 

Chinese Organizing Committee
24th World Congress of Philosophy Secretariat
Department of Philosophy—Peking University, No.5 Yiheyuan Road Haidian District, Beijing, P.R.China 100871

We strongly recommend all participants to use the online abstract and paper submission for their convenience and for reduction of costs.
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Journals

Call for Papers: Linguistic Justice and Analytic Philosophy
Special issue of _Philosophical Papers_
Deadline: October 1st, 2017
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*Guest editors*: Filippo Contesi (Jean Nicod Institute), Moti Mizrahi (Florida Tech) and Enrico Terrone (Turin)

Expected contributors include *Eric Schwitzgebel* (University of California, Riverside), *Hans-Johann Glock* (Zurich), *Elisabetta Galeotti* (Eastern Piedmont) and *Eric Schliesser* (Amsterdam)

The topics of linguistic discrimination and linguistic justice have received little attention from contemporary analytic philosophers despite the fact that there is a growing body of evidence in linguistics and social psychology about implicit negative biases towards speakers and writers perceived as non-native. In fact, issues of linguistic discrimination and justice are particularly urgent in analytic philosophy because English is undoubtedly the lingua franca of contemporary analytic philosophy. For this reason, it is important to think about what it means to be a person for whom English is not a first language and who tries to participate in the academic life of contemporary analytic philosophy.

The aim of this special issue of _Philosophical Papers_ is to consider the circumstances of being a non-native speaker and writer of English in analytic philosophy. In addition to philosophical and meta-philosophical perspectives, we also encourage submissions from different approaches and disciplines, including psychology, linguistics and the social sciences.

Possible questions for discussion include:

- Is there linguistic discrimination or injustice in analytic philosophy? If so, what should we do about it?
- Are the percentages of non-native-speaker faculty members of the most reputable analytic philosophy departments comparable to those in arts and humanities and STEM departments? What should any differences teach us?
- How can diversity of native languages and cultures be beneficial, if at all, to analytic philosophy?
- Are perceived linguistic fluency and eloquence important factors in philosophical writing and presenting? Should they be?
- Is it true, as is sometimes claimed, that publishing philosophical work in the most reputable venues in contemporary analytic philosophy only requires linguistic competence of a level that is reasonably easy for a non-native writer to achieve?
- Should English (or any other language) be the lingua franca of contemporary analytic philosophy?
- Should study and research in analytic philosophy be a global and cosmopolitan enterprise?
- What if any extra policies can or should professional journals or institutions adopt to address any specific difficulties faced by non-native speakers and writers?
- Are there any precedents in the history of intellectual communities, including contemporary ones and those in different philosophical traditions, that can provide a useful model of how to approach the language issue in analytic philosophy?
- How does the language issue intersect with issues of race, ethnicity or nationality (or other issues)? How important are such intersections (or lack thereof)?

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 1 October, 2017. This issue of _Philosophical Papers_, comprising both invited and submitted articles, will appear in *March 2018*.

Authors should submit manuscripts electronically, as a PDF or MS Word document attachment, to the Managing Editor at Philosophical.Papers@ru.ac.za. Authors must include their full name, affiliation, and address for email correspondence with their submission.

Further inquiries may be addressed to Filippo Contesi (filippo.contesi@york.ac.uk) or Ward Jones (w.jones@ru.ac.za).


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