ACERP 2013 is to be held from March 28 - 31 2013, at the Ramada Osaka Hotel, Osaka, Japan.
CONFERENCE THEME: "Connectedness and Alienation: The 21st Century Enigma"
Being connected through social networking sites has become an accepted form of communication in today's digitalized world. People can spend hours a day talking on mobile phones, on Skype, or on the Internet, which gives the impression that we are a more connected world than ever before. And communication is lauded. Because of the massive information flow we can call ourselves perhaps the most connected age in history. But is this connectedness, however, real or illusory?
A raft of serious existential issues arises out of this. What impact does this have on the self whose identity in the time/space continuum, in the rapidly changing environment, and in these manufactured structures, depends for its development on interaction with perceived reality? What becomes the definition of the human? And what of the awareness of the transcendent in the human spirit from which ethics and aesthetics depend for their existence ? Far from being questions of the present moment, these are parameters that will dominate the central problem of human self-understanding as we progress further into the uncharted waters of a highly uncertain future.
We also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Ethics, Religion and Philosophy, including the following streams:
Philosophy and Religion
Philosophy and the Arts
Philosophy and Public Policy
Philosophy and Technology
Philosophy and Culture
Philosophy and Education
Philosophy and Peace Studies
Linguistics, Language and Philosophy
Business and Management Ethics
Ethics in Education
Ethics, law, and Justice
Ethics and Globalization
Ethics and Science
Linguistics, Language and Ethics
Theism and Atheism
Feminism and Religious Traditions
Religion and Education
Religion and Peace Studies
Mysticism, Faith, and Scientific Culture
Linguistics, Language and Religion
Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies
Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by the deadline of December 1 2012.
All abstracts will be blind reviewed by a voluntary team, and authors will usually be notified of the decision of the reviewers within two weeks of submission. Those who submit near the December 1 deadline will normally receive confirmation of acceptance or rejection by December 15 2012.
All accepted authors may have their full paper published in the online conference proceedings. Full text submission is due by May 1 2013.
The deadline for full conference payment for all presenters is March 1 2013.
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