CFP: “Self and (its) Realization(s)” (Hokkaido University, May 9-10, 2015)

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the international conference Self and (its) Realization(s)” to be held in Sapporo, Japan (Hokkaido University) on May 9-10, 2015.

Organizers: Andrea Altobrando, Takuya Niikawa.

Keynote speaker: Galen Strawson.

Inveted speakers: Saulius Geniusas, Michelle Montague, Shigeru Taguchi, Tomoyuki Yamada.

Here an excerpt from the CFP:

“[…] Next to the talks offered by our invited speakers, we welcome contributions from both other researchers and students aiming to tackle some of the aforementioned issues or other related problems:

– self-realization and social and natural environment;
– self-realization and existential feelings;
– self-realization and autonomy;
– self-realization and self-knowledge;
– self-realization and images of the self;
– self-realization and identity;
– self-realization and teleology.

All proposals will be evaluated through a blind-review process. Therefore, people aiming to present a contribution should prepare two separate documents, containing:

1) The title and abstract (maximum 600 words) of the presentation. The abstract should clearly state at least the following: the topic of the presentation, the manner in which the presentation contributes to this topic, as well as the general line of thought of the presentation.

2) A separate cover letter including the following information: your name, affiliation and contact information; the title of your presentation.

To submit a proposal, send it as email attachment to the following address:
Up to six contributions will be selected.
No travel nor accommodation grants can be offered to the selected speakers.
Please, ensure that the subject line of the email reads: Self-realizations_Proposal

– Deadline for submission: 31 January 2015.

– Decisions will be communicated by 15 February 2015.”

Please see this link for the full text of the CFP.

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