Braun’s keynote paper is titled ‘Literary Futures: What Fiction can Tell Policy Makers’. Abstract now released on the conference website.
Registration is open for the online international conference between the National University of Ireland Galway, The Irish Philosophical Society, and the British Society for Phenomenology. Six exceptional keynotes and some 70 panel speakers.
Prof. Rebecca Braun will be a keynote speaker at ‘The Future as a Present Concern’, Online, 1-3 September 2021. Braun is Executive Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies, NUIG; and was Director of the Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University (2017-2020). Her keynote paper for this year’s conference is titled ‘Literary Futures: What Fiction can Tell Policy Makers’.
The Future as a Present Concern (FPC2021) explores the question of the future from phenomenological and other philosophical perspectives. There will be papers on various aspects of this question, whether ontological, ethical, aesthetical, epistemological, and in relation to political theory, gender theory, critical race theory, ecology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, and analytic philosophy. For more information on the conference, including format and registration, check out the FPC2021 website.