CFP: XV INTERNATIONAL ONTOLOGY CONGRESS

Submission deadline: May 31, 2023

Conference date(s):
October 3, 2023 - October 7, 2023

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of the Basque Country
San Sebastián, Spain

Details

XV INTERNATIONAL ONTOLOGY CONGRESS - 30th Anniversary Edition

The Issue of the Uniqueness of HUMANKIND - State of the art in the light of contemporary scientific and philosophical thinking

Under the patronage of UNESCO

SAN SEBASTIÁN (3-7 October 2023) - VENICE (9-10 October 2023)

SAN SEBASTIÁN, Chillida-Leku Museum and UPV/EHU - VENICE, Università Ca'Foscari

Special Session in A Coruña (26 October 2023) 

A Coruña, Fundación Paideia

ABSTRACT DEADLINES:

EARLY BIRDS: MAY 31 2023

LATE BIRDS: JULY 31 2023

Please send us the title of your talk and an abstract of no more than 300 words to: [email protected]

Complete name, institutional affiliation and an e-mail address must be included in the abstract. Abstracts that fail to include this information will be withdrawn.  Papers should be approximately 20 minutes long with 10 minutes for discussion. Joint submissions for three-person panels are also welcome. For joint submissions, we require that an additional 150-word panel abstract be submitted.

SUBMITTED PAPERS WILL ONLY BE PRESENTED IN SAN SEBASTIÁN

Five thematic sections will be organized in which the issue of the uniqueness of humankind will be contemplated from anthropological and historicist perspectives, considering the debates on the role of human beings within the different civilizations and throughout their evolution:

1. Artificial intelligence and human intelligence

      a. What can and cannot be expected from the quantum computer?
      b. Artificial intelligence and artificial life
      c. The question of the legal status of machine entities

2. Animal condition and human nature: state of the art

      a. Legal status of animals
      b. Human language and animal signal codes

3. Human intelligence and the Kantian question of the tripartition of reason

4. Debate on the human singularity in the history of ideas

5. The quantum measurement problem and the place of (human) consciousness in Physics

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