International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion
Center for Spirituality, Ethics, and Global Awareness
January 6–9, 2009
Call for Papers. Deadline: March 5, 2008.
Topic: Self, Identity and Culture: East and West
Some Suggested Topics: Self and Personal Identity, Artificial Intelligence, Qualitative Aspects of Consciousness, Phenomenology of Consciousness, Theory of Action and Agency, Time Consciousness and Memory, Self Consciousness and Language, Consciousness, Knowledge and Reality, Social and Political Dimensions of Consciousness, Ethics, Alterity and the Phenomenology of Obligation, Technology and Consciousness, Consciousness of Self and Others, Imagination, Dreaming and Altered States of Consciousness, Consciousness and Cognition, Physicalist/reductive vs. Non-physical/non-reductive Accounts of Consciousness, Atomistic and Holistic Aspects of Consciousness, Mediations of Consciousness: Race, Gender and Ethnicity, Post-modern Selfhood, Relativism and Absolutism, Cultural Relativism, Singularity of Culture, Culture and Hermeneutics, Text and Interpretation, Sociology of Knowledge, Reductionist Theory, Empirical Self and Transcendental Self, Cultural Self, Self, Culture and Globalization, Tradition and Modernity, Dualism, Parallelism, Materialism, Split Personality, Individualism and Collectivism, Society, Culture and Religion, Personal Immortality, Cybernic Immortality, Immortality and Freedom, Yoga and Self realization, Atman and Brahman, Self-Consciousness and Identity, Consciousness and Unconsciousness, Cultural Relativism, Deconstructionism, Culture and Meaning.
Selected papers from the conference will be published (subject to editorial review) in a special volume of the Journal of Indian Philosophy & Religion.
Special arrangements have been made with local hotels for a limited number of hotels at a special conference rate. There will also be two trips for conference participants and interested scholars. An "Encounter India" program will be offered before and after the conference. Kindly visit our web page for details.
Detailed information about publication of papers, hotel booking, registration, pre-conference and post-conference trips will be available from December 20, 2007. In addition to the main program, the meeting will also host book launches, artistic and cultural activities, exhibitions, plenty of space and opportunity for informal networking and alliance building.
If you are interested in submitting a paper proposal, please send by email an abstract (150 words) by March 5, 2008. Please include title of your paper, full name, current affiliation, phone number and an email address. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, e.g. chair a session, organize a panel, conduct a round table session, please contact:
Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti, Director, Center for Spirituality, Ethics and Global Awareness
PO Box M
Bethany, WV 26032 USA
Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti, Director
Center for Spirituality, Ethics and Global Awareness
PO Box M, Bethany, WV 26032 USA
Phone: (304) 829-7525
Fax: (304) 829-7926 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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