AMINTAPHIL Conference 2018: Democracy, Populism, and Truth

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The AMINTAPHIL 2018 Conference will take place at Boston University from Thursday, August 16th - Sunday, August 19th, 2018.

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Thursday, August 16th
Opening Plenary & Reception
10 Buick Street

Friday, August 17th & Saturday, August 18th
Conference Sessions
Yawkey Center for Student Services
100 Bay State Road

Saturday, August 18th
Closing Dinner
One Silber Way


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This conference will address urgent questions raised by recent political movements and elections. What is the role of truth or truth-seeking in a democracy? Is truth necessarily or likely to be unfriendly to populism (or vice versa)? How does media – traditional and new -- support populism, and what role should media play in informing populist debate? Are there norms of public reason that apply to our use of social media, and if so, what are they? What role should public intellectuals play in a time of rampant populism? The conference will be held at Boston University in the historic and intellectually rich city of Boston, Massachusetts.

AMINTAPHIL conferences follow a distinctive format, in which “principal papers” are submitted and distributed in advance. “Comment papers” are then submitted, also in advance of the conference, and the meeting proceeds in discussion format. Attendees are expected to read the papers prior to the conference. The Program Committee will group papers on related themes into distinct sessions for the conference, and all sessions are plenary (i.e., there are no breakouts). This conference format lends itself to gaining deep, multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the chosen topic, and engaging in rich dialogue with other attendees. All on-topic submitted papers are included in the conference, and selected papers are published in a subsequent, peer reviewed volume of essays by Springer.

AMINTAPHIL members are eligible to submit papers. (Membership information is now online at http://www.pdcnet.org/amintaphil.) Principal papers, due by June 30, 2018 should be no more than 5500 words, and should begin with a brief abstract; comment papers will be due by August 5, 2018 and should be no more than 2200 words. All members of AMINTAPHIL will be notified when principal papers are available for download. The Program Committee has issued a call for papers with suggested topics that is available here: https://www.pdcnet.org/amintaphil/Calls-for-Papers S
Submit papers to Mark Navin at navin@oakland.edu with the subject line: “AMINTAPHIL 2018 submission.”

Please direct inquiries to:
AMINTAPHIL Executive Director:
Prof. Mark Navin, Department of Philosophy, Oakland University
navin@oakland.edu

Local Host: Dean Ann Cudd
Dean of Arts & Sciences, Boston University
acudd@bu.edu


Registration will close on Monday, August 13, 2018 at noon EST. Please email confreg@bu.edu for late registration details.

Cancellations/Refunds
Cancellations must be made by Tuesday, July 17, 2018 to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after July 17, 2018 are non-refundable.


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