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The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy
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The International Academic Forum
CONFERENCE THEME: "Connectedness and Alienation: The 21st Century Enigma"
Quantity of communication does not guarantee quality. For example, to many sensitive people, when they call a number and hear the words "Please listen to the following options" the sense of connectedness suddenly becomes alienating. The crude mechanics entailed can make people feel suspicious, isolated, and even threatened by an invisible structure they cannot penetrate.
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 hope that the Conference will open up avenues of thought and generate creative visions that can be of service to the wider community we wish to address.
We hope you can join us (again) in Osaka in 2013!
The Reverend Professor Stuart D. B Picken
KEY INFORMATION, DATES & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Deadline for submission of abstracts: December 1 2012
Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: Usually within two weeks of submission
Deadline for submission of full papers: May 1 2013
Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: March 1 2013
Conference Programme Published Online: March 15 2013
ACP Conference: March 28-31 2013