CFP: Subjectivity and the Social World

Submission deadline: April 27, 2012

Conference date(s):
June 8, 2012 - June 9, 2012

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Conference Venue:

Philosophy Department, University of Hull
Hull, United Kingdom

Topic areas


We encourage PG students from a variety of academic disciplines to submit papers. The conference has no clearly defined topic, but strives to explore issues of individuality in a world shared with others. Paper submissions are invited from all interested departments, the papers should address the problem of individuality either

  1. in terms of scientific attempts to account for subjectivity or
  2. in terms of living with others.

Possible areas for contributions:

Ethics and Metaphysics. Issues relating to the free-will/determinism debate and the question of self-determination, legal and moral responsibility and personal identity in the context of Law or Politics and Philosophy. Philosophy of Mind and Body. What is the relation between the brain and the mind? In relation to practical issues (what makes a mental illness?) and In relation to the more general question 'Am I my Brain?’ trying to explore approaches to connect Mind and Brain in the light of recent neuro-scientific research, attempts to computer model brain-functions and artificial intelligence. In relation to the role of the body in the subject’s relation to others (embodied consciousness, expression, the ‘problem’ of other minds, being-with-others, etc.) This issue could be approached from a multitude of angles, for example: Psychology, Health & Social Care, Philosophy, but also Politics and Law (how to legislate for an aging population and degenerative brain-diseases?) and Computer Sciences.

Epistemology (the scope and justification of scientific theories when dealing with the mental etc). It also connects science with philosophy and asks about their respective domains of competence, their methods and justifications and the achieved ‘levels of description’. Possible contexts are Psychology, Health & Social Care and Philosophy.

Papers must be submitted via the EasyChair conference system

Submission – Deadline: 27. April 2012

Timeslots of 20 and 30 minutes are available – please specify your time-requirements when submitting your paper. 

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