CFP: North American Society for Social Philosophy @ Central APA 2023

Submission deadline: September 16, 2022

Conference date(s):
February 22, 2023 - February 25, 2023

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Conference Venue:

North American Society for Social Philosophy
Denver, United States

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(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

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