Lost in the Game: Philosophical explorations of play, power, and partying through the apocalypse

September 15, 2023 - September 16, 2023
Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham

University Park Campus
Nottingham UK
United Kingdom

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  • British Society of Aesthetics
  • Aristotelian Society
  • Centre for Social Philosophy, University of Nottingham


Nottingham University
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In a world where glistening leisure industries coexist with increased working hours and generalised austerity, ailing superpowers wage gamified wars while communities of beautiful misfits embrace the norm(ie)-unsettling potential of life as a hyper-aggressivegoose. Meanwhile, diverse inquiries into conceptual, aesthetic, ethical and political questions raised by games and play are taking off in philosophy departments and beyond.

This conference, hosted by the Department of Philosophy andCentre for Social Philosophy at the University of Nottingham with the generous support of the British Society of Aesthetics and the Aristotelian Society,will assemble an international, world-leading cast of exciting and/or excited philosophers (and others) to think and play together. The conference keynote speakers are Nele van de Mosselaer (Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University) and Aggie Hirst (Department of War Studies, King’s College London).

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August 16, 2023, 12:00am BST

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