International Association for the Philosophy of Death and Dying (IAPDD) Conference

May 17, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Syracuse University

500 Hall of Languages
Syracuse 13244
United States

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Shelly Kagan
Yale University
Frances Kamm
Harvard University

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2016 International Association for the Philosophy of Death and Dying (IAPDD) Conference

Location: Syracuse University

Dates: May 18th – 20th 2016

Keynote Speakers: 

Frances Kamm (Harvard)

Shelly Kagan (Yale)

Submission deadline: November 1st, 2015 

Email submissions to: [email protected]   (Please put “IAPDD Submission” in the subject line)

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We invite submissions that address any philosophical questions related to death and dying. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

* The Metaphysics of Death (e.g. criterion of death; the nature of harm involved in death; the subject of the supposed harm of death)

* Immortality (e.g. the desirability, or lack thereof, of immortality; the possibility, or lack thereof, of living an immortal life)

* Appropriate Attitudes Toward Death (e.g. Is death lamentable?)

* Axiological Issues (e.g. death as a harm or benefit)

* Applied Ethical Issues (e.g. euthanasia; organ donation)

* Philosophical Implications of Death-Related Technologies (e.g. radical life extension; cryogenics)

Abstracts should be no more than 750 words and no fewer than 500 words. Papers should be suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation. Submissions must be prepared for blind review and sent as either a PDF or Word file to [email protected]. Please put “IAPDD Submission” in the subject line. In the text of your email, please include your full name and contact information.  

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