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LINGUIST List 25.1926

Wed Apr 30 2014

Calls: Philosophy of Language/France

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-Apr-2014
From: Alejandro Cervantes-Carson <accalternative-academia.net>
Subject: 1st International Symposium on Risk, Dignity and Fragility: Searching for a New Ethics
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Full Title: 1st International Symposium on Risk, Dignity and Fragility: Searching for a New Ethics

Date: 28-Aug-2014 - 30-Aug-2014
Location: Angers, Pays de la Loire, France
Contact Person: Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://alternative-academia.net/ocs-2.3.5/index.php/ANGERS2014/RDF-1-1

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language

Call Deadline: 24-Jul-2014

Meeting Description:

This symposium is organized by and is part of the activities of the
Research Project on Risk, Dignity and Fragility: Searching for a New
Ethics. Among other projects, it is hosted and developed within the
Research Program on Lost Virtues, Found Vices.

This trans-disciplinary research project is interested in exploring the
nature and structure of an ethics for the 21st century. Ethics has most
often been founded on a concept of the self as an agent that is secure,
self-confident, and in control and on a view of the world as stable,
unchanging and thus as knowable and predictable. Yet contemporary culture
shows us a very different view of ourselves and of our environment. Caught
up in a world in constant change where borders and boundaries, conditions
and contexts are constantly changing and uncertainty is the norm, we find
ourselves insecure, vulnerable as forces beyond our control direct and
frame the moral decisions that we face. How must ethics be reconceived in
light of our shifting ideals of the self and the world? Can there be an
ethics under the conditions of uncertainty, flux, and instability?

This project takes up these questions considering how a new ethics for the
21st century might be envisioned and how it might be practiced. Raising
potent questions that engage in critical deliberations on alternative
practices, pedagogies, performances, politics and processes it explores the
development of new ethical frameworks grounded on the concepts of risk,
responsibility and fragility.

Symposium Coordinators:

Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
General Coordinator
International Network for Alternative Academia
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Email: accalternative-academia.net

Albin Wagener
Directeur de l'IPLV
Institut en Perfectionnement en Langues Vivantes
Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Angers, France
Email: albin.wageneruco.fr

Charlene Rajendran
Assistant Professor - Performance and Theatre Education
Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
Email: charlene.rnie.edu.sg

Abstract submission period opens: Monday, 3 of March 2014.
Abstract deadline: Thursday, 24 July 2014.

These are the central themes we seek to explore:

1. Flux: A World in Motion
2. Reasonable Persons, Rational Minds
3. Fragile Selves
4. Interaction, Interdependence and Collaboration: Evolving A New Ethics
5. On (the) Edge: The Dynamics of Risk
6. The Language of Rights, The Institution of Law
7. An Era of Uncertainty

For more details about the central themes, visit our website:


If you are interested in participating in this Annual Symposium, submit a
400 to 500 word abstract as soon as possible and no later than Thursday, 24
July 2014. (For justifiable cases, we do uphold a tolerance period of
fifteen days.)

Please use the following template for your submission:

First: Author(s);
Second: Affiliation, if any;
Third: Email Address;
Fourth: Title of Abstract and Proposal;
Fifth: The 400 to 500 Word Abstract.

To submit an abstract online follow these steps:
1) Go to our webpage: www.alternative-academia.net
2) Select your Symposium of choice within the list of annual events (listed
by period and city)
3) Go to LOG IN at the top of the page
4) Create a User Name and Password for our system and log in
5) Click on the Call for Papers for the Symposium
6) Go to the end of the Call for Papers page and click on the First Step of
Submission Process button
7) Follow the instructions provided for completing the abstract submission

For every abstract proposal submitted, we acknowledge receipt. If you do
not receive a reply from us within three days, you should assume the
submission process was not completed successfully. Please try again or
contact our technical support for clarifications.

All presentation and paper proposals that address these questions and
issues will be fully considered and evaluated. Evaluation of abstract
submissions will be ongoing, from the opening date of Monday 3rd of March,
2014. All Prospective Delegates can expect a reply time to their submission
of three weeks.

Accepted abstracts will require a full draft paper by Thursday, 14 August,
2014. Papers are for a 20 minute presentation, 8 to 10 pages long, double
spaced, Times New Roman 12. All papers presented at the symposium are
eligible for publication as part of a digital or paperback book.

We invite colleagues and people interested in participating to disseminate
this call for papers. Thank you for sharing and cross-listing where and
whenever appropriate.

Hope to meet you in Angers!

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