4th Conference on Epistemology, “Epistemology and Semiotics: Information and Sign” (3-5 December 2021, Kavala, Greece – virtual)

The Laboratory of Semiotics of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in collaboration with and the Association of Ancient Greek Philosophy ‘syn Athena’ is organizing the 4th Conference on Epistemology ‘Epistemology & Semiotics’ dedicated on Information and Sign, which will take place virtually in 3-5 December 2021. After the 1st conference ‘On the unity of knowledge’ (2015), the 2nd conference ‘Didactics of science’ (2017) and the 3rd conference ‘Science & ideology (2019), this year’s conference focuses on the relation between Epistemology and Semiotics, in particular between information and signs, since it is the signs and sign systems, most frequently symbols and symbolic systems (among which also natural languages) that are the main carrier of knowledge and information transmission. The goals of the conference are (i) to update our perspective regarding tendencies in the history of signification and in the history of the study of signification, (ii) to re-estimate the value of signification and in particular of symbolic systems in the understanding and description of reality and (iii) to examine potential alternatives or novel directions that may serve the purpose of understanding and description of reality in improved ways. 

Researchers are invited to submit abstracts in English or Greek related to all epistemological fields and in particular this year on one or more of the following topics.


Semiotics & the sciences (natural/social sciences & health sciences) Semiotics & the arts (music, visual arts, dance, theater) Semiotics & metaphysics Semiotics & modern technology


Anna Anastassiadis-Symeonidis, Emerita Professor of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Vassilis Dalkavoukis, Associate Professor, Ethnography of Greece, Democritus University of Thrace Vincenzo Fano, Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Urbino Pinelope Kampakis-Vougiouklis, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Dean of the School of Classics and Humanities, Democritus University of Thrace Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos, Emeritus Professor of Urban Planning, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens Ioannis Lazaratos, Professor of Philosophy: Ontology, Epistemology, Aesthetics, Ionian University Grigoris Paschalidis, Professor of Cultural Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Fabio Rambelli, Professor of Japanese Religions and Cultural History, University of California Göran Sonesson, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Semiotics, Lund University Panagiotis Sotiropoulos, PhD in Epistemology & Semiotics, European School of Brussels III, Greek Ministry of Education Claudine Tiercelin, Professor of Philosophy, Collège de France Zdzisław Wąsik, Professor of Linguistics at the Wroclaw School of Banking and Emeritus Profesor senior Adam Mickiewicz University


Those who would like to participate are invited to send their abstracts in .doc/.docx format in two copies (signed and anonymous) by the 30th of July 2021 to philosophia.ancilla@gmail.com . Abstracts must not exceed 500 words excluding references (total of two pages). 

Each participant is entitled to only one (individual or co-authored) oral presentation. Notification of acceptance will be sent by the 29th of October 2021. All presentations will be allocated 20 minutes with joined sessions for discussion. The conference languages are Greek and English.


All participants can further submit papers for publication in the conference Proceedings (by March the 31th, 2022). Conference proceedings are published biannually. Guidelines and more information will be provided during the conference.


Katerina Chatzopoulou, Academic Instructor of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Georgios Damaskinidis, Academic Instructor of Multimodal Translation, University of Thessaly Dimitroulia, Titika, Professor of Theory and Practice of Translation, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Konstantinos Georgiadis, Dogmatic Theology PhD, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Maria Kalfa, Social Anthropologist, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Evangelos Kourdis, Professor of Translation Semiotics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Charalambos Lemonidis, Professor of Didactics of Mathematics, University of Western Macedonia Maria Martzoukou, Academic Instructor of Psycholinguistics, University of Ioannina Argyris Nicolaidis, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Michail Theodosiadis, Lecturer of Political Theory, Goldsmiths, University of London Vassilis Tsiantos, Professor of Mathematics, International University of Greece Thomas Vougiouklis, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Democritus University of Thrace


Association of Ancient Greek Philosophy ‘Syn Athena’, Tel: (+30) 6946-522-288,  Email: philosophia.ancilla@gmail.com, Address: 7th Merarhias 1, Kavala 65403, Greece, Webpage: http://synathena.gr/el/about

Laboratory of Semiotics, Tel: (+30) 2310997518, Email:  semiolab@auth.gr, Address: New Building of the Faculty of Philosophy, Ground Floor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece, Webpage: http://semiolab.eu/index.php/en/

Conference webpage:  http://episemio.frl.auth.gr/index.php/en/

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