Call for Papers Inscriptions 4, n1: 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.
Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2020. Full manuscripts due 15 October 2020.