INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHILOSOPHY AND CIVILIZATION
CALL FOR PAPERS
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Time : 15.00 – 19.30
On-site at St. Mary’s Hall Hendrikus – Widya Mandira Catholic University Kupang, Jl San Juan Penfui Timur
Philosophy is an agent of civilization. Philosophical thoughts that have developed from century to century have triggered various forms of revolution and reform, including political, scientific, cultural, artistic, ethical and religious reforms. Since humans think freely, their actions, way of life, and social practices- or Culture for short- depend heavily on the paradigms and theories they produce about the world and life, about what is good and bad. As a passion “love of wisdom”, philosophy to a certain extent provides an understanding and meaning of the world, humans, life with all its challenges and hopes.
Philosophy and civilization are reciprocally related. Through the lens of philosophy, one can read about human civilization and movements for social change, as well as hopes for a better future. On the other hand, by designing human civilization, one can explore various models of philosophical thought that have changed the times. As Betrand Russell said, to understand an era or a nation, one must understand its philosophy, and to understand its philosophy, one must, to some extent, become a philosopher. Philosophy determines social and environmental changes, and conversely, social and environmental changes also influence philosophical reflection from time to time.
In relation to the role of philosophy as a systematic, critical and radical reflection, the Faculty of Philosophy Unwira Kupang is encouraged to build discourse and interpret the crisis of human civilization and efforts to create new hopes from a philosophical perspective. The hope is that through in-depth and creative reflection, research and writing about philosophy, the crisis of civilization and the future of humanity, we can broaden our global and national insight and awareness about the real problems of humanity that must be solved together.
Call for papers:
In light of the general theme, this conference seeks to bring philosophy scholars from all over the world together to reflect on this major theme. Here is the list of the focus and scope:
- Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence;
- Philosophy and Democracy.
- Philosophy and Terrorism.
- Philosophy and War
- Philosophy and Global peace.
- Philosophy and Post-Truth
- Philosophy and Information Technology.
- Philosophy and The Ecological Crisis
- Philosophy and Human Rights.
- Philosophy and Multiculturalism.
Papers of 20 pages either in English or in Indonesian are invited on the general theme and proposed sub-themes of the conference. See our Author guidelines here. Please submit abstracts of 300-500 words and a short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. hab. Wojciech Lewandowski, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, POLAND
Dr. Winibaldus Stefanus Mere, Nanzan University, Nagoya, JAPAN
Dr. Watu Yohanes Vianey, Widya Mandira Catholic University of Kupang, INDONESIA
Fransisco da Costa, Ms. Fil, Superior Institute of Philosophy and Theology D. Jaime Garcia
Goulart Dili, TIMOR LESTE
This conference is hosted by the Faculty of Philosophy of the Widya Mandira Catholic University of Kupang (FF UNWIRA Kupang)
Closing date for call for abstracts : 7 November 2023
Announcement of selected abstracts: 9 November 2023
Full paper submissions: 23 November – 26 November 2023
Selection of best papers: 30 November 2023
Conference: 2 December 2023
Each keynote speaker gives a presentation on a topic of broad interest to the conference participants. The plenary will be followed by a Q-A session.
Parallel paper sessions
Paper presentations are grouped into several general themes, with each group-session consisting of three to four presenters. Each presenter has twenty minutes to present his or her paper and 10 minutes for a Q-A session after the presentation.
The conference is free of charge for all participants.
5 best papers will receive a conference grant from FF Unwira Kupang.
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Rd. Antonius Kapitan, M. Fil
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