Events and CFPs
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CFP: Special Issue of Educational Philosophy and Theory
Deadline: Aug 28, 2020
This call for papers asks philosophers of education from different countries who are familiar with Bernard Stiegler’s work to apply his concepts to their own milieu, that is to explore locality as the primordial condition of negentropy. As locality or ethos is the site of ethical life, and as ethical life can only be conserved in a local open system, the premise of the special issue is to develop new forms of negentropic bifurcation or thinking, new forms of invention, and new ways to reorganise education: it is to understand the open as such. The ideal behind the project is Stieglerian in essence: it is to realign thought in the time of the ascendency of technological and cybernetic modes of thinking, in the time of automatic thought and control. Writers are asked to consider the root and branch reopening of knowledge, the return to the base of knowledge, an epoché of established modes of thought. But as technological forms of thinking also afford us the opportunity to think about the possibility of the nature of planetary thinking as such, and as planetary thinking in its turn helps us to consider the possibility that technology may well allow for the radical redistribution of wealth, which is to say, the redistribution of knowledge wealth, that is wealth understood not solely in monetary terms but also in educational terms, we are invoking a utopian principle, that is posing the question of the communal and universal redistribution of the wealth of knowledge to all – to insist all belongs to all. We are thus concerned with the reclaiming of technology in the name of the radical redistribution of wealth and asking for hybrid, local experiments in the transformation of knowledge. This is to conceive of the possibility that education can be radically reformed to allow all to participate. This is a Stieglerian battle cry of sorts: to understand the pharmacology and the promise of technology. We are asking for the opening of thought to allow for the unanticipated to emerge.
Final papers for peer review should be no more than 6,000 words in length, including references. Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. A guide for authors, sample issues, and other relevant information is available on the EPAT website https://pesa.org.au/our-publications.
Victorian Association of Philosophy in Schools Conference
Professor Thomas Wartenberg (Mount Holyoke); Associate Professor Phil Cam (UNSW) ()
Where: Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Melbourne, Australia
When: Jul 9, 2020 - Jul 10, 2020
Over two days, local, national, and international experts in Philosophy in Schools and Philosophy for Children will showcase their work, enabling teachers to gain practical and ready-to-use strategies to implement in their classroom.
Doctoral Student Workshop on Educational Ethics
Professors Harry Brighouse and Randall Curren ()
Where: Harvard University
When: Apr 30, 2020 - May 2, 2020
We invite doctoral students from all fields in the humanities and social sciences to apply to participate in “Educational Ethics: A Field-Launching Conference” at Harvard University from April 30 – May 2, 2020. Professors Harry Brighouse and Randall Curren will lead a one-day graduate workshop in educational ethics on April 30,
focusing on methods of analysis and participants’ works in progress. Three to six doctoral students will be selected to workshop their papers of 4,500 to 6,500 words on topics in educational ethics. Each participant will be expected to read all papers ahead of time, provide written comments on one colleague’s paper, participate in constructive discussion, and attend the conference on May 1-2. Please see here for more information about the conference. We will cover all transportation, hotel, and meal costs for the three days (arriving April 29 and departing late afternoon May 2).
To apply, please send a c.v. and cover letter, including a short (300-500 word) precis of the paper you would workshop with the group. Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, February 21. Please e-mail your application to Jacob Fay. Only .doc, .docx, and .pdf formats will be accepted. Decisions will be e-mailed by early March, and
selected participants will be expected to have their paper ready to circulate to the group by Wednesday, April 15.
Contact Jacob Fay with any questions.
Note: We welcome applications from around the globe, although due to limited funds we will likely demonstrate a moderate preference for applications from North America. Also, since we will be selecting applicants only two months before the conference is due to take place, we will likely be unable to help applicants who face
highly restrictive U.S. entry requirements. We strongly regret both of these limitations, as we believe firmly in supporting a global field of educational ethics, but we also want to be transparent since we know it takes time to apply.