Call for Papers: The Potential and Limitations of a List
an International Transdisciplinary Workshop at the Center for Theoretical Study, Prague, Czech Republic
Place: Center for Theoretical Study, the Charles University and the Philosophical Institute of the Academy of the Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague (www.cts.cuni.cz)
Time: November 8-9, 2007
Lists, one of the most archaic literary genres, stand behind many of our complex mental or rhetorical structures and they often influence the way we conceptualize the world (even if we are unaware of it). They seem plain but may conceal a complicated inner logic. They are agrammatical but may tell a story. Their only features – selection, order, and layout – may be enough to give them enormous power: by including they exclude, by ordering they create a hierarchy, by taking on particular physical aspects they place themselves into a specific context.
The aim of the workshop is to create an interdisciplinary forum in which the potential and limitations of various types of lists would be discussed based on individual particular case studies. Thus, 20-30-minute papers from any discipline (including philology, sociology, history, cognitive science, philosophy, biology, mathematics, or physics) are welcome.
Please, send a brief abstract and a short characterization of your present position and research interests to Lucie Doležalová firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2007. For further information contact Lucie Doležalová at the email above or via surface mail: Center for Theoretical Study, Jilská 1, 110 00 Praha, Czech Republic, or phone: +420605758079.
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