CFP: Philosophia Naturalis: Making Sense of Relations and Realities
Submission deadline: July 30, 2022
February 22, 2023 - February 25, 2023
Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism, Texas Tech University
Denver, United States
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.