CfP: ‘Digital Identities, Digital Ways of Living’ – DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Call for papers extended for the special issue of the journal Phenomenology and Mind, & the Summer School goes online.

‘Digital Identities, Digital Ways of Living: Philosophical Analyses’
Special issue of the journal Phenomenology and Mind
San Raffaele School of Philosophy 2020
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan
October, 12th 2020

New deadline for submissions: July 20th, 2020

COVID-19 Update
The publication of the special issue “Digital Identities, Digital Ways of Living: Philosophical Analyses” is confirmed as previously announced. Therefore, accepted papers selected from the present cfp, as well as papers by invited speakers, will be published on a special issue of the journal Phenomenology and Mind (publication date: July 2021).

Regarding the expected School, however, due to the COVID-19 global situation, the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the San Raffaele School of Philosophy 2020 has decided – after careful consideration and not without some regrets – to cancel the School in its original form and to substitute it with an online Conference to be held on October 12th, 2020 (more details on time-slots will be announced as soon as possible).

The Conference will host the lectures of our invited speakers but, unfortunately, it cannot host also the presentations of the accepted papers selected from the cfp. The participation to the online Conference, however, will be guaranteed to the authors of the accepted papers.

Call for papers
The massive use of digital technologies today and the way they are prominently taking part in several of our everyday activities makes a philosophical reflection on this phenomenon particularly needed. Indeed, digital technologies are not just facilitating accomplishing several different tasks – from tracking our physical activities, to finding the right directions while driving, to communicating with others. Such technologies are also shaping and re-defining the way in which we make our activities and conceive our lives, while also affecting the sense of our identities and ourselves.

Let us think, for instance, to the way the constitution and the evolution of our personal, embodied and gender identity can be affected by the usage of social networks and, for instance, by the massive role of pictures on the social media (Facebook, Instagram, twitter etc.) or by profiling mechanisms used by some online platforms. Let us also consider the way language and communication acquire new forms on the web and can even have more relevance than before based on the augmented possibilities of fruition by web-users. Moreover, we should not forget the crucial way in which the usage of digital technologies is transforming the political identities of citizens, the forms of their participation in the public life, and the structures of collective political subjects and institutions (parties, parliaments, states).

The special issue “Digital Identities, Digital Ways of Living: Philosophical Analyses” seeks to investigate these and related issues by hosting both invited papers and contributions by PhD students, post-docs, and experienced researchers selected by a double-blind peer review process.

The special issue will be published on the journal Phenomenology and Mind, which is indexed in Scopus and The Philosopher’s Index among others (expected publication date: July 2021).

See the full CfP on the Phenomenology and Mind website.

Important dates:
Deadline for submissions: July 20th, 2020
Notification of acceptance: October 5th, 2020
San Raffaele Conference: October 12th, 2020
Publication of the issue: July, 2021

Scientific and Organizational Committee:
Claudia Bianchi (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Laura Caponetto (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Stefano Cardini (Phenomenology and Mind), Bianca Cepollaro (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Roberta De Monticelli (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Francesca De Vecchi (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Marco Di Feo (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Greta Favara (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Francesca Forlè (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Nicole Miglio (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Roberto Mordacci (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Elisabetta Sacchi (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Roberta Sala (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Sarah Songhorian (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University).