Philosophia Naturalis: Making Sense of Relations and Realities

February 22, 2023 - February 25, 2023
Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism, Texas Tech University

Hilton Denver City Center
Denver 80202
United States

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The various recent approaches to quantum worlds appear to be

reaching a consensus: that spacetime is quantized, relational,

and emergent out of a fundamentally new, pre-geometric order

that exists “before” and “below.” Conventional reality, then,

emerges as an explicate order from more fundamental,

relational pre-geometric and pre-quantum implicate order(s),

which exist beyond conventional science and philosophy.

This pre-geometric implicate order has the potential to answer

the two most fundamental questions in all of the philosophia

naturalis: what is the origin of spacetime and the fields within it,

and ultimately, why is there something rather than nothing?

Hence, the sub-Planckian order promises profound

consequences, not just for foundational (meta)physics, but also

for cosmic evolution in quantum cosmology and human

knowledge of it.

Many scholars have explored these ideas, most notably the

physicists David Bohm and Carlo Rovelli, and within the tradition

of relational and process philosophy (Peirce, Bergson,

Whitehead, Derrida, Deleuze, Guattari, DeLanda, et al.).

The session invites papers to discuss historical and current

positions towards a genuinely holistic philosophia naturalis,

which unites philosophy and science beyond the traditional

rational-empirical academic disciplinary boundaries.

Please send your abstract (300-500 words) to Elize Bisanz

[email protected]— by July 30th, 2022.

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