CFP: Meeting the Other as a Challenge

Submission deadline: March 5, 2023

Conference date(s):
April 15, 2023 - April 29, 2023

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Update: Please note that the deadline was extended from February 19 to March 5, 2023.

Meeting the Other as a Challenge is the topic of XV International Academic Conference “Philosophy: The New Generation” which will take place at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" in April 2023. Due to the energy and safety situation in Ukraine, specific dates will be announced later, but the conference will most likely be held during the last week of April within two days in a row.

Is it possible to map the Other? Can we make sketches on the borderlines of disciplines and approaches to various experiences of otherness, its ways of functioning and construction of the Other? From the condition of war and other disruptions, from (neo)colonial oppression to ways of meeting the non-human, the Other penetrates the work of our intellectual capabilities and requires conceptualization.

Keynote speakers:

Andrea Rehberg, lecturer in philosophy (Newcastle University)

Katerina Kolozova, professor of gender studies and philosophy (Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities)

Michael Marder, Ikerbasque Research Professor of Philosophy (University of the Basque Country)

Wojciech T. Kaftanski, Postdoc of the Human Flourishing Program (Harvard University)

Seunghyun Song, assistant professor (Tilburg University) and postdoc (KU Leuven)

We encourage you to join the discussion of these topics and expect your contemplations to include but not be limited to the following directions:

1)Other life experience

-pandemic experience

-war experience

-disability experience

2)Other methodologies and topics

-feminism, gender studies, intersectionality

-decolonisation, postcolonialism

-philosophical reflection of “Other” (Other and Me, Other as foreign)

-philosophical traditions outside Western philosophy: national philosophies, Muslim tradition, Eastern philosophy, African philosophy

3)Other as non-human

-artificial intelligence, extra-terrestrial civilisations

-God, deity, the sacred

-Animals, Plants, Fungi

4)Other as a review of the canonical

-other as interpretations of canonical topics and texts

-other topics and texts of canonical philosophers

We invite people who are obtaining or have obtained philosophical or related degrees to reflect on the Other in their abstracts.

To apply, please send your abstract and such personal information as your full name, your institution, current qualification and year of studying, faculty and department, and your contact information (phone number, email, and social media links if available) to [email protected]

Application deadline: March 5, 2023

Formal requirements for the abstracts:

- Text: max 4500 characters with spaces;

- Font: Times New Roman, size 12; 1,5 space;

- Specify your name and surname, institution, faculty, specialization, and title (canter alignment) at the top of the document with an abstract;

- The title of the document must include the author’s surname;

- In-text citations and bibliography must be formatted according to the APA style

In order to develop the culture and strengthen the standards of academic research, we encourage you to adhere not only to the guidelines of academic integrity (zero tolerance for plagiarism), but also to the following substantive requirements for abstracts:

-avoiding the summarizing style (retelling sources instead of critically reinterpreting them)

-having a research objective, thesis statement etc. that demonstrates going beyond retelling

-having a researcher's stance, the voice of the author

-having references to academic sources

Working languages: Ukrainian and English.

The organizing committee has a right to reject materials that do not meet the formal or content requirements or violate the rules of academic integrity. We intend to publish the abstracts. Participation in the conference is free. The conference will be held online on Zoom.

Our contact information:

[email protected]

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