CFP: Philosophy Conference, Seoul
Submission deadline: Wednesday, August 15 2012
Friday, December 14 2012 - Saturday, December 15 2012
Department of Philosophy, Sungkyunkwan University
Seoul, South Korea
Theme: Truth and Understanding
Truth, as a topic, can be understood in at least two ways. It can understood to concern the nature of truth itself, or, more broadly, to concern the truth about some specific subject matter, such as the nature of mind or of modality. Likewise understanding can be understood either to concern the nature of human understanding itself, or how best to understand some other subject matter, such as moral responsibility or evidence. We intend the theme of this conference to be interpreted very broadly. And so we invite papers contributing to the truth about or our understanding of any subject matter falling within the tradition of Western Philosophy, including issues in the history of philosophy.
The aim of this conference is to bring together philosophers from around the world to discuss cutting edge work on issues in the tradition of Western Philosophy. We hope by doing this to promote research of Western Philosophy in South Korea and to promote interaction between philosophers from countries in East Asia and further afield.
Call for Papers:
To present a paper please submit an abstract of around 500 words in line with the conference’s theme by August 15th. We will review the abstracts and select papers by September 1st. We will able to provide accommodation for three nights for all speakers coming from outside Korea and will provide lunch and dinner for all speakers on the 14th and 15th of December. We will also include a trip to some of the main attractions in Seoul on the 16th for anybody interested including a historical palace and the peninsula’s greatest jazz club.
We expect to have at least 10 speakers at this conference from Korea and abroad. Confirmed speakers so far include: Sungho Choi of Kyung Hee University, Jinho Kang of Seoul National University, Murali Ramachrandran of Sussex University, and Takashi Yagisawa of California State University, Northridge.