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CALL. 03.04.2020: Prometheus Trust Conference 2020 - Mancetter (England)


Is humanity being pushed towards philosophy by force of circumstances? Are the challenges which confront us in our globalised and rapidly changing society so unprecedented and so complex that the response of falling back on past customs and dogmas, rather than cultivating wisdom and forethought, is increasingly exposed as inadequate? If we are moving towards a philosophic society, what are the principles upon which this is to be based?



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Mancetter, Warwickshire University (Mancetter, England)




Plato famously claimed that unless rulers become philosophers or philosophers rulers there would be no end to the evils that beset humanity: modern developments towards a wider participation in governance do not necessarily alter the underlying truth of his statement. But is it possible to widen sufficient philosophical understanding, in order to match the more diffused power structures, political and economic, that now pertain in many parts of the world? This is a call for papers on theme of "Towards a Philosophic Society": We envision fruitful engagement in this topic from those interested in and studying Platonic Republics, intentional communities (exploring practices of virtue in philosophic living), Grassroots Philosophy and Grassroots activism, Organisational studies (and Organisational philosophy) Philosophy of Education and Pedagogy, Political Philosophy and Political Theory or Theorists (including Social Contract theory), individual autonomy – liberation and constraints, among others. As usual the Prometheus Trust is hoping that contributors will be drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, academic and non-academic, specialist and non-specialist, artistic, scientific, political, religious and philosophic. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and should be sent to at the latest by Friday, 3 April 2020. Acceptance of these will be confirmed as quickly as possible. Papers should be around 2500-3000 words or 20 minutes’ presentation (we usually allow a further 15-20 minutes for a question and answer session after each presentation). Bookings should be received by us not later than Saturday, 25 April 2020.

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