CFP: Philosophia naturalis. Making Sense of Relations and Realities

Submission deadline: December 10, 2023

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The various recent approaches to quantum worlds appear to be reaching a consensus: that spacetime is quantized, relational, and emergent out of a fundamentally new, pre-geometric order that exists “before” and “below.” Conventional reality, then, emerges as an explicate order from more fundamental, process-relational pre-geometric and pre-quantum implicate order(s), which exist beyond conventional science and philosophy.  

This pre-geometric implicate order has the potential to answer the two most fundamental questions in all the philosophia naturalis: what is the origin of spacetime and the fields within it, and ultimately, why is there something rather than nothing? Hence, the sub-Planckian order promises profound consequences, not just for foundational (meta)physics, but also for cosmic evolution in quantum cosmology, and human knowledge of it.  

Many scholars have explored these ideas, most notably the physicists David Bohm and Carlo Rovelli, within the tradition of integral and process-relational philosophy (Peirce, Bergson, Whitehead, Derrida, Deleuze, Guattari, DeLanda, Hiley, Barad, Prigogine, Stengers, Berry, Swimme, Cobb, Teilhard de Chardin, Wilber, et al.).  

We invite articles approaching the topic from historical or current positions that unite philosophy and science beyond the traditional rational-empirical, analytic-continental, and East-West academic disciplinary boundaries towards a genuinely holistic philosophia naturalis

Contributors should send their proposal to Brianna Sanchez [email protected]

Please include

1) Title of your paper;

2) Abstract of 250-300 words;

3) 5 keywords;

4) Bionote stating name, institutional affiliation, address, research interests, main publications, email address.

Submission deadline: 10 December 2023.

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