CFP: 13th Biennial Personalist Seminar: Whitehead and Berdyaev

Submission deadline: June 23, 2020

Conference date(s):
June 23, 2020 - June 27, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Philosophy and Religion, Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, United States

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About 15-25 participants

Program Structure

In the 1957 Journal of Religion Charles Hartshorne published an important article “Whitehead and Berdyaev:  Is There Tragedy in God?”   The Thirteenth Personalist Seminar will center around Alfred N. Whitehead and Nicolas Berdyaev, with separate days devoted to different aspects of their work.   The first day will introduce the group to Whitehead and Berdyaev in their contexts.  These discussions will be led by George Lucas. Distinguished Chair in Ethics in the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy, Emeritus. Currently Professor of ethics and public policy at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School and Daniel Dombrowski, Professor of Philosophy University of Seattle, Editor, Process StudiesThe remaining days each participant will be responsible for a specific text and/or aspect, or present a paper on Whitehead or Berdyaev and will help lead that part of the discussion.


Submit a title and brief (no more than one page) summary of your interest in the seminar’s subjects.  Accepted projects will receive between 60 and 90 minutes for presentation and discussion of their presentation. Proposals should be sent to:

Dr. James McLachlan

[email protected]

Due Date:  May 15

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