CFP: Looking Forward in Hope and Despair: Critical Perspectives on Utopia and Dystopia in Philosophy and the Arts, University of Pardubice, Apr. 14-16, 2021 (deadline: Jan. 31, 2021)

This interdisciplinary PhD conference is open to all scholars with an interest in the topics of aesthetics, ethics, moral futures, political philosophy, perception, artificial intelligence, utopia, dystopia, postmodernism, critical theory, the human condition, or with a special focus on the conference theme: Critical Perspectives on Utopia and Dystopia in Philosophy and the Arts.

*keynote speakers*

Samantha Ashenden (Birkbeck University of London, England)

Rastislav Dinić (University of Niš, Serbia)

Andreas Hess (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Leovino Ma. Garcia (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)

*important dates*

  • abstract submission deadline: 15 January, 2021
  • Paper submission deadline: 31 January, 2021
  • Notification: 15 February, 2021
  • Conference: 14 – 16 April, 2021

*submission details*

This is an interdisciplinary conference. Authors are invited to submit an original research paper of no more than 15 pages on any topic pertaining to the general aim of the conference preceded by the submission of a short abstract. Submissions must be in English. 

Submit abstracts or papers to

*conference format*

We hope to have this conference in person in Pardubice, Czech Republic. However, if the Covid-19 restrictions do not permit it, we will hold the conference through the Zoom platform.

Consider listening to Philosophy Voiced, a podcast from the Centre for Ethics.

More information about the conference and the Centre can be found at:

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