CFP: North American Society for Social Philosophy @ Central APA 2023
Submission deadline: September 16, 2022
February 22, 2023 - February 25, 2023
North American Society for Social Philosophy
Denver, United States
(Open to non-members.)
Theme: Social Philosophy in Sci-Fi
Gene Roddenberry who created Star Trek in the 1960s used the original TV series to comment on racism and the Cold War by imagining a starship crew with human officers that included a Russian, a Japanese, and a black woman, working together on behalf of a world federation in encounters with alien worlds.
You are invited to submit a paper on ideas and views presented in recent and classic science fiction (books and films) that relate to questions in social philosophy, such as how society should be organized; how wealth and power affect social relations; how technology benefits or harms society; how people from diverse cultures engage with each other; and how political conflicts arise and are best resolved.
For the purpose of this session, I define sci-fi broadly as the genre of stories set in the future of humanity that depicts life in a more advanced world, except that I will not count fantasy or superhero stories as belonging to the same genre.
Submission Deadline (for either a full paper of around 3,000 words or a paper abstract of 400-500 words): September 16, 2022
Submissions and inquiries should be sent by email to: [email protected]
David K. Chan (he/him)
Department of Philosophy, The University of Alabama at Birmingham