Challenging Philosophy: Interdisciplinary problems and disciplinary philosophy
Society faces a number of challenges today that contain a significant philosophical element. But philosophers have been largely trained in disciplinary patterns that make it difficult for them to contribute effectively to real world problems such as science-society relations, environmental problems, and questions of justice and equality.
This conference forms part of a series of continuing efforts to create a community of theory and practice interested in addressing these questions: philosophers able and willing to work with researchers from other fields and in the public and private sectors, scientists and engineers interested in working with philosophers, and science policy researchers and agencies who see the need for greater philosophic awareness regarding their own interdisciplinary pursuits.
Overall, the PIN conferences provide a forum for reflection on two issues: the philosophy of interdisciplinarity, and philosophy as interdisciplinarity. The first focuses on problems regarding the practices and theories of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. The second, considers the theoretical and practical challenges attendant to a new philosophical practice of reflective engagement in the world — one that questions and overcomes the boundaries that have constituted philosophy as a discipline in the 20th century. This is the fourth meeting on these themes.
Invited speakers for the forthcoming conference include
We invite your participation in a two day conference that will focus on these questions. Other related questions could include:
This conference is the fourth meeting of PIN after a workshop in Atlanta, another near Hamburg in Germany, and another conference held in Texas.
The conference is supported by the Udo-Keller-Foundation / Forum Humanum, Neversdorf near Hamburg.
For further information about the Philosophy of / as Interdisciplinarity Network (PIN), visit http://pin-net.gatech.edu/.
To apply: Participants will be selected on the basis of a 500 word abstract describing their presentation.
Deadline: May 15, 2012; send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Notices will be sent out by June 1, 2012. Accepted papers (max. 2500 words) will be posted on the conference website beforehand, so participants are required to send their paper to email@example.com no later than August 1. Presenters will offer a 20 min summary of their argument at the conference.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the organization team:Jan C. Schmidt