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Humanist Archives: Nov. 21, 2019, 8:11 a.m. Humanist 33.427 - philosophical prize competition

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 427.
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        Date: 2019-11-20 14:52:06+00:00
        From: Andrea Bertino 
        Subject: Philosophical Prize digitization orientation

Philosophical Prize Competition
by the
Hodges Foundation for Philosophical Orientation

How does the digitization of our world change our orientation?

            It is obvious that the digitization of our world changes our
orientation. But how does it do this? To orient oneself means to successfully
find one's way in an ever-changing world. Our world seems to transform more
rapidly than ever before, at least in part due to the digitization of its
production and communication processes themselves. By means of digital
technologies, production and communication becomes easier; but at the same time,
we have to master the transformations that permeate both our everyday life and
our political, economic, legal, scientific, artistic, and ethical orientations.
How do the new digital technologies fit to the conditions and structures of our
human orientation? What do their fittings enable and promise, what will they
preclude, constrain or render impossible?

            The philosophical prize competition is organized by the Hodges
Foundation for Philosophical Orientation, which is based on Werner Stegmaier's
philosophy of orientation, which investigates the conditions and structures of
everyday human orientation. Stegmaier's original German book Philosophie der
Orientierung (2008) has been translated by Reinhard G. Mueller in an abridged
and improved version to What is Orientation? A Philosophical Investigation
(Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2019).

            For this prize competition, the foundation expects new contributions
(not yet published in any form) from various points of view, of any length, and
with promising philosophical perspectives. Authors may connect to the book What
is Orientation? but are not required to do so. In any case, they should offer
new insights and prospects concerning the digitization of our orientation. The
preferred language is English. The deadline for the submissions is October 25th,

            The foundation provides the following prize awards:
1st prize award: $25,000
2nd prize award: $15,000
3rd prize award: $10,000
Special student award: $5,000 (if no student is among the first 3).

            The jury consists of the board of the Hodges Foundation for
Philosophical Orientation (Mike Hodges, Tina Hodges, Werner Stegmaier, Reinhard
G. Mueller) and two additional reviewers. The award-winning contributions will
be first published on the website of the Hodges Foundation for Philosophical

For more information, see www.hfpo.com
or please contact:
- Dr. Reinhard G. Mueller, Executive Director of the Hodges Foundation for
Philosophical Orientation: reinhard.mueller@hfpo.com
- Prof. Werner Stegmaier: werner.stegmaier@hfpo.com
- prize@hfpo.com


Dr. Andrea C. Bertino
Digital Humanities (DARIAH-DE, DESIR)
Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen
Abteilung: Forschung und Entwicklung
Papendiek 14 (Historisches Gebäude, Raum 2.407)
D-37070 Göttingen
Tel. +49 551 39-23883

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