Friday, March 19, 2010

Cfp: "On Error," Research Group in Continental Philosophy, Goldsmiths College, University of London, October 29-30, 2010.

Is a form of discourse, philosophical or otherwise, conceivable without a relation to error: the errors it considers potentially amendable, the errors it seeks to distinguish itself from, or the errors it inadvertently generates? If this relation is neither uniform nor stable, if the status, value, and identity ascribed to error may vary across disciplines or even within a single philosophical corpus itself, what does this variability express? And what consequences will the transformations in philosophy’s understanding of error have for its procedure in general? This two-day international conference, organized by INC, the Research Group in Continental Philosophy at Goldsmiths, University of London, aims to ascertain the meaning and function of error for philosophical thought today. Researchers are invited to submit original papers of forty minutes* reading time devoted to any aspect of the theme in question. Areas of research may concern (but are not limited to) the following: Error and • Deception, ideology, and false consciousness • Its relation to concept, category, or statement • Methodologies of correction or adaptivity • History (transmission and persistence of problems) • Determinacy and indeterminacy • Accountability • (Un)predictability: the aleatory instant • Reinventions of the truth-error relation (Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Canguilhem, Foucault) • Being wrong or being right: logics of argumentation • Wilful error (dissimulation, méconnaissance, detour, fabulation, etc.) • Psychoanalysis: situating the subject in the “dimension of making a mistake” Submissions: Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words in length, along with your name, department, institution, and email address. Deadline for submissions: 1 June 2010 (You will be informed of our decision by 1 August 2010). Email abstracts to: For further details:

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