The politics of objects: machines, algorithms and subjectivity

19-22 November, 2019
Córdoba, Argentina.
Venue: Salón ADIUC, Ciudad Universitaria, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.

Proposals due: 15 July, 2019.
Acceptance notification: 15 August, 2019
Information: coloquiofdt@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Technology has gained an unprecedented relevance in the debates on the future of modern societies. As a subdiscipline of philosophy, the philosophy of technology encompasses a wide variety of problems that cut across metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, and gender studies. The Colloquium will host presentations examining contemporary philosophical problems, and theoretical issues in the social sciences, with the aim of opening new lines of inquiry within the discipline, and strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers dedicated to the study of technology, its nature and effects.
The papers should be the basis for a 30-minute presentation. Presentations on the following topics are encouraged, although we will consider any proposal within the philosophy of technology:

  • Ontology, ontogenesis and technicity
  • Technology and politics.
  • Techno-aesthetics
  • Posthumanism and transhumanism.
  • Philosophical problems of technical entities: digital objects, cyborgs, hybrids, autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, etc.
  • Ethics and politics of algorithmization.

Submissions must be sent to the following email: coloquiofdt@gmail.com as an attached file (in .doc, .pdf, o .rtf format) that includes the full paper (between 4000 and 6000 words) and the author’s information (name, institutional affiliation and email address). The paper must present the argument clearly and include bibliographic references.
Since the last edition the CPhT aims to balance individual exposition with collective discussions. Therefore, we will hold individual sessions during the mornings (there are no parallel sessions) and there will be two symposia in the afternoon. Assistants are also encouraged to suggest a symposium: three or four works around a central topic. Symposium proposal must include a presentation of the subject (2000 to 4000 words) and a brief biography of the coordinators (up to four coordinators).
Proposals for papers and symposia will be subject to review by the academic committee. The reviewers decisions are final.
In order to organize the trip and paperwork with time, international presenters (not residing in Argentina) will receive an immediate response, within two weeks of the submission of the proposal.