HUMAN NATURE AND RELIGION - 24th Conference of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion (ESPR)

September 5, 2024 - September 7, 2024
University of Trento


View the Call For Papers

This event is available both online and in-person

Talks at this conference

Add a talk


ESPR Conference 2024 will focus on the theme of "human nature" from the perspective of the philosophy of religion and theology. Although the notion of human nature may be questioned from different perspectives and even rejected (for example, from the standpoint of evolutionary biology, cultural anthropology, and moral relativism), it plays a significant role in philosophical reflection. On the one hand, "human nature" has a descriptive meaning that consists of the set of physical, biological, and cognitive components distinguishing human beings from other living and non-living entities and making them unique. On the other hand, "human nature" has a prescriptive meaning, indicating the set of attitudes, abilities, and actions that make human beings rich in value and human life rich in meaning. In this sense, the notion of human nature still seems ethically relevant, especially today when technology can radically transform human beings. ESPR Conference 2024 invites papers exploring those issues within the following sub-themes: Sub-theme 1: Metaphysical and Epistemological Issues Sub-theme 2: Human Nature, Human Destiny, and Transhumanism Sub-theme 3: Human Nature and Religious Diversity Sub-theme 4: Ethical and Political Issues For further details about the sub-themes and the range of questions they might cover, please consult the Conference website:

Supporting material

Add supporting material (slides, programs, etc.)




Who is attending?

1 person is attending:

Amrita University

See all

Will you attend this event?

Let us know so we can notify you of any change of plan.