Saturday, September 11, 2010

Self, Other, & the Social Good

Self, Other, and the Social Good in a Cross-Cultural Context:
A Conference on Personal Identity and Moral Obligation in Contemporary Indian and Western Thought

8-9 October, 2010
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

150 word abstract due by September 20, 2010

Notification of acceptance of abstract within one week of submission

Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion

Possible subtopics: Social Good, The Moral Self, Ethics of Alterity, Aretaic Ethics, Deontology, Situational Ethics, CARE Ethics, Passion and Compassion, Method in Comparative Ethics, Identity and Continuity, Self as Process, Substantival Self, Endurance and Perdurance, Selfless Ego, Orientalism, India and Greece, Gender and Development in South Asia, India's Growth, Globalization and Institutional Development, Post-colonialism and Subaltern Studies, Empirical and Transcendental Consciousness, Pre-reflective Consciousness and Pure Experience.

Proposal will be accepted if it fits the main theme of the conference.

Papers from the Conference will be published subject to editorial review (Journal of International and Interdisciplinary Studies/Journal of Indian Philosophy & Religion).


Chandana Chakrabarti, Ph.D.

Dean of International Programs
Director of the Center for Spirituality, Ethics and Global Awareness
Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia 26241,USA

Phone: 304-637-1293
Mailing Address: PO Box 743
Elkins, West Virginia 26241 USA

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