Philosophical Association of the Philippines 2019 Midyear Conference: Philosophy: Beyond

Submission deadline: September 15, 2019

Conference date(s):
November 14, 2019 - November 16, 2019

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Conference Venue:

Philosophy Division, University of the Philippines, Los Baños
Los Baños, Philippines

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The Philosophical Association of the Philippines (PAP) and the Philosophy Division of the Department of Humanities, University of the Philippines-Los Banos (UPLB) bring you the:



Dates: November 14-16, 2019

Venue: University of the Philippines-Los Banos

Description The theme of the PAP 2019 Midyear Conference is PHILOSOPHY: BEYOND (#PAPBeyond2019). #PAPBeyond2019 is not your typical conference. It is more of a gathering of minds, which aims to bring together philosophers, students and teachers of philosophy, and practitioners from other fields in a three-day event to explore and imagine what is beyond philosophy and what is the philosophy of the beyond. Philosophy can be too constricting at times, and philosophers should explore ideas that go beyond the confines of “academic” philosophy, traditional philosophizing and the usual way of presenting ideas. Categories, approaches, and binaries need not be defined and this conference is a challenge to go outside the limits of what we understand and delve into the unknown. What is beyond philosophy? What is philosophy of the beyond? Topics include, but not limited to:

  • Current and Future Trends in Philosophy
  • Post-Philosophies
  • The Distant Future of Philosophy
  • Inter/Multi/Trans-Disciplinary Studies
  • Cultural Studies and Criticism
  • Philosophy of Space and Time
  • Posthumanism
  • Philosophy of Science Fiction
  • Futures Studies/ Futurology
  • Philosophy of the Apocalypse
  • Crisis and the Environment
  • Plant-Thinking and the Philosophy of Vegetal Life
  • Beyond Traditional Philosophical Areas and Methodologies
  • Philosophy of Near Death and the Afterlife
  • Eternity and Immortality
  • New Age Philosophy, Magick and Mysticism
  • GEN-Z Philosophy
  • Other topics beyond the usual “philosophical” stuff!

#PAPBeyond2019 is now calling for various formats of presenting ideas, be it in terms of papers, seminars, debates, workshops, demonstrations, storytelling, performances, poetry readings, poster presentations, panels, q&a’s, round-table discussions, etc.

Potential participants may put forward proposals in whatever form, in the interest of a progressive exchange of ideas among peers.

Please limit papers and presentations to 20 minutes only in order to allocate time for interactive discussions through the open fora.

Please register and submit your 250-word abstracts/proposals via:


Deadline for abstracts/proposals: September 15, 2019

Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2019

Deadline of payment via BDO bank deposit: September 19, 2019

REGISTRATION FEE: Php 3,500.00  

The registration fee could be paid @ BDO.

Account Name: Philosophical Association of the Philippines (PAP) Inc.

Account Number: 0076-4001-0486

Account Type: Checking

BDO Katipunan Branch

Swift code: BNORPHMM

Please email deposit slip to by September 19, 2019.

Inclusions: Day 1: Mystic Jeepney Tour, Welcome Mocktails Day 2: AM Snack, Lunch, PM Snack, PAP Business Meeting/General Assembly Attendance Day 3: AM Snack, Lunch Others: Attendance to all keynote/plenary/breakout sessions, Conference Materials, PAP Event Shirt, Certificate of Participation and Attendance, PAP Membership (period covered: November 2019- April 2020)


A jeepney tour arranged by UPLB Faculty for #PAPBeyond2019 on the first day of the conference. Fees for this activity are already included in the registration fee. Some sites that will be visited include the Museum of Natural History, IRRI, Carabao Center, Makiling Botanic Gardens and a preview of the Flat Rocks Trail. To welcome the participants to #PAPBeyond2019, the tour will end with some cocktails/mocktails in a famous hangout place in UPLB.

For inquiries, please email: [email protected]

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