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The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2014
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Welcome to ACERP 2014
Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience Japan, explore Osaka and Kyoto, join a global academic community...
This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss outside the traditional confines of narrow fields of specialism, and in new directions of research and discovery in ethics, religion and philosophy. As with IAFOR's other events, and by bringing together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas, ACERP 2014 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
Conflict is an integral part of the human condition. The universal struggle between our personal selves – who we are as unique, separate and different from others, with our specific blend of experiences, abilities, attitudes, aspirations, needs and wants – and our social selves, intricately connected to, and interdependent on, others – our loved ones, our friends and favoured groups, our communities and cultures – leads inevitably to internal as well as interpersonal conflict.
Conflict among our communities and societies is also natural, given that these groups are founded on commonality – of geography, values, attitudes, beliefs, aspirations – and differentiated from others based on these. Diversity, however, though it may lead to conflict, plays an important role in the flourishing of communities and societies. One of the challenges of modern society is harnessing the synergy that emerges from the interaction of these differences.
We hope and expect that the conference theme will excite interesting new interpretations and explorations:
Call For Papers Deadline - December 1 2013
The conference theme is "Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Ethics, Religion and Philosophy, including the following streams:
Theism and Atheism
Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies
Venue: Rihga Royal Hotel