The Asian Association of Christian Philosophers invites abstract submissions for its annual conference to be held from April 4 to 5, 2013, at the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines. The theme of the conference will be: “The Rise of the Asian Century: Trends in Asian and Christian Philosophy for Building a Just and Sustainable World.” The conference language will be English.
Development theorists, economists, and geo-political scientists have indicated that this century will mark the rise of Asia as the center of economic, political, and cultural activity. Once again, Asian cultures will have a great influence in the shaping of human civilization. This is an opportune time, as we come to the dawn of the Asian century, to reflect upon the trends of philosophical thought that Asian and Christian practitioners of philosophy, or practitioners of Asian or Christian philosophy, are accomplishing. If we are taking a central role in the furthering of human civilization, we must understand what concerns us, how we use our traditions to understand the world that is unfolding, and how we can participate in the articulation of a just and sustainable future.
Some research areas that may be related to the theme include:
Asian Religions and Traditions
Asian Ethical Theories
The Dialogue between Asian Traditions and Christianity
The Dialogue of East and West
Emerging Philosophical Trends in Asian and Christian Asian Thinking
The Role of Asia in Building Just and Sustainable Economies
Multicultural Societies in Asia
Gender Issues in Asia
Western and Eastern Scientific Traditions
Environmental Thinking in Asia
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND KEY DATES
Each abstract should be no longer than 500 words. Please submit it as an e-mail attachment, along with a short CV and a biographical note as separate attachments, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2012
Notification of acceptance by 30 October 2012
Deadline for full papers: 15 January 2013
This conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University; the Philosophical Association of the Philippines; and the Philosophy Circle of the Philippines. Details regarding lodging and fees for both international and local participants will be made available at aacp2013.wordpress.com.
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