Wednesday, November 2, 2011

CFP: Truth, Falsehood, and Deception in Ancient Philosophy

TRUTH, FALSEHOOD AND DECEPTION IN ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

FACULTY OF CLASSICS, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Friday 20th to Saturday 21st April, 2012

The history of logic, philosophy of language, ethics and metaphysics are suffused with the themes of truth, falsehood and deception. We welcome work focusing on said issues, broadly construed. Papers may focus on particular thinkers, individual texts, or broader traditions from the Presocratics up to and including Philoponus. Diachronic studies are also welcome.

The conference is aimed at advanced graduate students and junior researchers (those who are within 3 years of their PhD). We invite abstracts of up to 500 words (for papers of up to 3500 words). Depending on the quality of submissions, we aim to allow for 6-8 papers. Each paper will
be followed by a brief response.

To submit a paper, please send an electronic abstract of 500 words to the committee by 5th January 2012. Notification will be made by 27th January. Abstracts should be in .pdf format, and prepared for blind review. Please include a one-word pseudonym (such as your mother's maiden name) in the file name of your .pdf.

Please email submissions and questions to Matthew Duncombe, mbd28@cam.ac.uk

For further information and to register please visit:
http://sites.google.com/site/truthdeceptionandfalsehood/home

The conference is kindly supported by the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics.