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[Commlist] CfP Inscriptions 4, n1: Artificial Life, Ethics and the Good Life

Tue Aug 18 15:38:46 GMT 2020

Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2020. Full manuscripts due 15 October 2020.

*Artificial Life, Ethics and the Good Life
*Ethics, the question of how to live right and well, has been one of philosophy’s key concerns from its beginnings. In the thought of Wolfgang Schirmacher the ethical life is connected to artifice: subjected to the event of technology we recognise our ethical being in mediated form, and it is through reflecting on this our present condition that we can begin regain our composition as ethical subjects.

For our volume 4, n1, Inscriptions, a journal for contemporary thinking on art, philosophy and psycho-analysis, seeks essays that reflect on, interrogate, and bring new perspectives to the notion of artificial life and ethical living in general. Key questions include:

  * How must I compose myself in order to live a good, satisfying life?
  * What is the good life, and what values are relevant to us in our
    present time?
  * How has the figure of the subject been challenged by our
    technological order, and how may we begin to ethically reassess our
    present condition?

Please submit a brief proposal (of up to 300 words) or full-length manuscript (of up to 5000 words) through our online platform. Proposals receive a preliminary assessment. All scholarship published by Inscriptions undergo double-blind peer review. We also accept book reviews, commentaries, and short interventions of up to 1500 words.

*Open Access, no APCs
*Access to content in this journal remains open on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. We do not charge authors for submission or publication.

Inscriptions is published online and in print, and is indexed by, among others, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Our authors include Wolfgang Schirmacher, Siobhan Doyle, Christopher Norris, and Jørgen Veisland.

Our issues are archived electronically and in print by Norway’s National Library.

*Recent Issues

  * Inscriptions 3, no. 2: Open Issue, July 2020
  * Inscriptions 3, no. 1: Outsourced!, January 2020
  * Inscriptions 2, no. 2: Kierkegaard, July 2019
  * Inscriptions 2, no. 1: The Global Unconscious, January 2019
  * Inscriptions 1, no. 1-2: Consecrations, July 2018
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