Subject, Self, and Soul: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Personhood
13 July 2008 to 17 July 2008
Who are we? Why are we here? In our age, it is science that purports to answer these ancient questions, while technology promises to make us even “more than human.” But despite our amazing scientific discoveries and technological powers, are we not still “a question to ourselves?” And what new questions about ourselves have been raised in our own times?
If we are truly to understand ourselves, our place in the cosmos, and our relation to each other and to the divine, we must adopt rich transdisciplinary approaches that cut across fields of knowledge, institutional boundaries, cultural borders, and religious traditions.
Join us for the 9th annual Metanexus Conference when philosophers, biologists, physicists, cosmologists, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, theologians, religious scholars and community leaders, historians and educators will discuss profound questions of what it means to be a person in a rapidly evolving and complex world.
Among the attendees will be more than 200 representatives of the Metanexus Global Network from over 40 countries.
Papers are invited that address the broad themes mentioned above, but the conference is open to critically rigorous, scientifically-, theologically-, and philosophically-informed papers on any topics that touch on profound questions of a transdisciplinary nature concerning the person and the cosmos.
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15 December 2007.
Web address: www.metanexus.net/conference2008
Sponsored by: Metanexus Institute
28 Garrett Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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