CFP: Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking @APA-Central

Submission deadline: September 15, 2023

Conference date(s):
February 21, 2024 - February 24, 2024

Go to the conference's page

Conference Venue:

Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking
New Orleans, United States

Topic areas


The Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking is requesting papers for possible presentation at our 2024 Group Session (in conjunction with the APA Central Division meeting) on the topic of “Critical Thinking and the Age of Artificial Intelligence.”  

Place: Astor Crown Plaza, New Orleans, LA

Time: Friday February 23th, 2024 from 7 – 10 PM

Chair: Thomas Brommage (Sam Houston State University)

AILACT invites submissions for our annual meeting in conjunction with the APA Central Division Meeting (2/21–2/24/2024 in New Orleans, LA). The topic for this year's session will be Critical Thinking in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. 

Everyone is likely aware of the media coverage regarding Chat GPT-3 and other large language models, and the media predictions of how this technology will change our day-to-day lives.  Unlike other areas of philosophy, most of us have been teaching alongside automated tools for at least the last 30 years (e.g., websites with tools to test the validity of syllogisms, truth-table generators, etc.).  So, to the extent that the logic and critical thinking community has some familiarity with how to teach alongside these tools, the question of this session will be: What insight/advice do we have to offer the rest of the philosophical profession on how to teach in the dawning of (what seems to be) a new age of automated content generators?  

Proposals on any topic with regard to the usefulness or dangers of teaching philosophical thinking in the coming “age of AI” will be accepted; but special consideration will be given to those which match the theme of the session.

Abstracts of proposals (300-500 words) with a tentative bibliography of sources should be submitted to Thomas Brommage ([email protected]) by Friday, September 15th, 2024. Those selected will be notified by Friday September 29th, 2024.

Supporting material

Add supporting material (slides, programs, etc.)