Kairos

Dear authors,

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the Special Issue of Kairos:

Special issue: Truth and Falsity

Submission deadline: February 28, 2020.

Papers should be submitted via kairos@fc.ul.pt

Aims and scope:

Truth and False are fundamental concepts of philosophy. They are usually defined in relation to each other; i.e. what is false is not true. A peculiar attention is usually paid to seeking the truth and avoiding the false. Nonetheless, beyond a Platonic understanding of these notions, not knowing the truth does not amount to knowing the false. In case of ignorance, we do not know whether something is true or false. Can we grant ignorance a cognitive virtue as we do for knowing truth? How to do with truth and false in relation to epistemic agents, with their limited rationality? Introducing a hypothesis as a reasoned basis for new actions despite a persisting state of ignorance in the course of an abductive inference, for example, can be understood in terms of scant-resource adjustment process. It allows acting even when we are not able to overcome a state of ignorance. From the perspective of cognitive economy, looking for truth sometimes involves too high costs (in terms of cognitive resources, time, and efforts) and faking truth or only preserving ignorance can sometimes be strategically more efficient. It even happens that, from a pragmatic viewpoint, truth is not a viable standard for our daily actions and reasoning and that faking truth becomes more efficient, depending on particular targets. What about thought experiments and fiction, whether it be in argumentation, science, law, ethics? Why are we sometimes led to believe false? Is believing false always pernicious? Could we have reasons to believe false? Can we find a cognitive virtue in preserving ignorance rather than in overcoming it? Beyond a logical and epistemological approach to truth and falsehood, is there a possible ethical regime of truth? How can truth be a criterion for an ethical form of life? Is there a link between truth and courage? And between truth and liberty? And what about the use of truth and falsehood as strategic devices for obtaining diverse kinds of advantages such as in pattern recognition and prediction, agenda-setting, targeting sentiments of truth and falsehood such as in “deep fakes”? What about the mimicking of truth, given the powerful forms of deception offered today by technological advances? How about the role of AI in countering disinformation by automated vetting and fake news/trollbot detection/blocking or automatized verification of authenticity? How does a post-truth regime imply the contesting of epistemic authority heaving “control” and power over truth? How is truth and false a topic in epistemologies and dramaturgies of the arts? And finally, what about the power of false and falsification? Instead of dealing with the world in terms of true or false, isn’t it possible to deal with multiple, even incompossible worlds?

Before submitting your paper, be sure to carefully read Kairos’ Instructions for the Authors and Editorial Policy.

 


 

Dear authors,

We would like to inform you that due to a new editorial policy just implemented, from now on Kairos will only publish thematic issues.

 


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