Call for Abstracts: Special Issue of the SERRC on Technological Mediation

Announcing a Special Issue of the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (SERRC)

The SERRC is the online component of the Taylor & Francis journal Social Epistemology.

“Social epistemology” refers to understanding knowledge and belief as social phenomena from, in part, an inter-disciplinary perspective. The theme of the SERRC Special Issue, to be published in February, 2016 is “technological mediation”. The Special Issue will speak to issues raised in and broadly related to, Social Epistemology & Technology: Toward Public Self-Awareness Regarding Technological Mediation. The book, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield, will be edited by Frank Scalambrino. Dr. Scalambrino will serve as the Special Issue Guest Editor.

Abstracts between 500 and 1,000 words are to be submitted by November 15th 2015.

Notification of acceptance will occur by November 30th 2015.

First drafts (5,000 to 7,000 words) due by January 5th 2016.

Final drafts will be due sometime in February, 2016. As is usual and customary, acceptance of your abstract is no guarantee the final article will be published.

The final article must be of acceptable quality, etc. 

Please refer below to the edited volume’s Table of Contents. Upon acceptance of an abstract, authors may be provided, upon request, a draft version of an abstract relevant chapter to encourage an engagement with the authors and ideas found in the edited volume.

The original edited volume call for authors may be found at:

Links to further information regarding the edited volume:

Submit abstracts (and/or inquiries) to:

Social Epistemology & Technology: Toward Public Self-Awareness Regarding Technological Mediation

Introduction: Publicizing the Social Effects of Technological Mediation
Frank Scalambrino

Part I: Normative Dimensions of Technological Mediation and Public Self-Awareness

1. The Place of Value in a World of Information: Prolegomena to Any Marx 2.0, Steve Fuller
2. Technological Systems and Genuine Public Interests, Hans Radder
3. The End of Trust in the Age of Big Data? Daniel Brunson
4. Filter Bubbles and The Public Use of Reason: Applying Epistemology to the Newsfeed, Jamie Carlin Watson
5. The Internet and Existentialism: Kierkegaardian and Hegelian Insights, Patrick J. Reider
6. Existential Privacy and the Technological Situation of Boundary Regulation, Elize de Mul
7. Critical Media: Media Archeology as Critical Theory, Stephen M. Bourque
8. Speculative Ethics and Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technology: A Case for “Un-disciplined” Philosophy of Technology, William Davis
9. What Control? Life at the Limits of Power Expression, Frank Scalambrino

Part II: Exploring Changing Conceptions of Humans and Humanity

10. Heidegger on The Question Concerning Technology & Gelassenheit, Charles Bambach
11. How Learning to Read and Write Shapes Humanity: A Technosomatic Perspective on Digitization, Joris Vlieghe
12. Labor and technology: Kant, Marx, and the critique of instrumental reason, Arthur Kok
13. The Biopolitics of the Female: Constituting Gendered Subjects through Technology, Danielle Guizzo
14. Phenomenology of Radiology: Intentional Analysis in the Constitution of Diagnostic Judgment, Mindaugas Briedis
15. Absent to Those Present: The Conflict between Connectivity and Communion, Chad Engelland
16. Recognizing the Face and Facial Recognition, Levi Checketts
17. Situated Mediation and Technological Reflexivity: Smartphones, Extended Memory, and Limits of Cognitive Enhancement, Christopher Drain and Richard Charles Strong
18. The Vanishing Subject: Becoming Who you Cybernetically Are, Frank Scalambrino


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