Sessions

 

1. Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

The knowledge-based society is founded upon the paradigms of research and the emphasis on establishing meaning.

How ca conceptual instruments in aid of epistemological research be developed? How can elaboration in the field of epistemology lead to success in action?

This section is dedicated to papers which contribute to the development of the epistemological  reconstruction , to cementing the epistemic pluralism from the standpoint of the knowledge-based society.

The papers should focus on subjects addressing (but not necessarily limited to) the following topics: History, Philosophy and the Methodology of science, Social, Moral, Political, Religious, Art, Linguistic, and Gender Epistemology, Praxeology.

 

2. Philosophical Hermeneutics

The section adresses a series of subjects regarding the interpretation of philosophical texts, methods of interpretation, views on interpretation ranging from interpreting texts as worlds in theselves to interpreting the world (or worlds) as text(s). The components of the knowledge-based society can be reconsidered by expanding knowledge through multilevel interpretation.     

 

3. Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law

Understanding human action in the knowledge-based society should always be placed into a particular social context. The justification of the behavioral patterns which determine the practice of human life in the individual and social areas constitutes, equally, the goal of philosophical and political theories, as well as that of the programs of practical action.

Consequently, this section assumes subjects for debate such as: ideology and political ideals; state, law and society; the limits of political powers; government and democracy; equity; the responsibility in science and technology; the perils of technocracy; globalization and geopolitics; future perspectives of evolution of the state in knowledge-based society.

 

4. Anthropology and Cultural Studies

We live in a society based on a culture of knowledge which seeks to extend and deepen the scientific knowledge. At the same time, we live in a socio-cultural context heavily influenced by the phenomenon of globalization. From this point of view, values and culture are transformed, with gains and losses, with new dimensions and adaptations. The necessity to study cultural and social changes occurs; the conference is, thus, open to researchers that wish to take part in the exchange of ideas concerning international cultural diversity. The globalized contemporaneousness gives great interest to the research of such phenomena as: analogy, synchronicity, correspondence, confluence, which assumes the approach of cultural phenomena from an interdisciplinary or even cross-disciplinary point of view.

 

5. Psychology and Educational Sciences

This section is dedicated to papers of specialists interested in the contributions that psychology and the educational sciences can bring to the development of the knowledge-based society. The topics favoured by this section are: general psychology, social psychology, the theory of education, the theory of instruction, the theory of curriculum, the theory of evaluation, intercultural education, metacognitive education, moral education, scholar management, didactics of the specialty.

 

6. Economic Theories and Practices

This section is dedicated to academics, researchers and experts interested in sharing experience and interacting about the interference of the Knowledge Society and the Economics. In this section the focus is set on the following topics: the impact of economical knowledge on the society, Morals and Economy, epistemological approaches of economical theories.

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