Emerging Philosophies of Religion in Southeast Asia - 2nd Summit of the Union of Societies and Associations of Philosophy in the Philippines

July 21, 2021 - July 24, 2021

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Sponsor(s):

  • Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' Commission on Seminaries
  • De La Salle University - Southeast Asia Research Center and Hub
  • Philosophy and Religion Society of Thailand
  • Union of Societies and Associations of Philosophy in the Philippines

All speakers:

Chulalongkorn University
De La Salle University
University of Birmingham
Monash University
Monash University
(unaffiliated)

Organisers:

(unaffiliated)
Saint Louis University
University of Santo Tomas
De La Salle University
(unaffiliated)
De La Salle University
Chulalongkorn University
De La Salle University
University of Santo Tomas
(unaffiliated)

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Southeast Asia is home to most of the world religions. Buddhism is predominantly practised in Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Singapore, Laos, and Cambodia; Islam in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei; and Christianity in the Philippines and Timor-Leste. Historical data show, however, that these world religions are imported cultural products, and have been reimagined, assimilated, and appropriated by the cultures that embraced them.

Each of the appropriated religions of Southeast Asia might imply a culturally nuanced worldview. This worldview might impact how the traditional problems in the philosophy of religion are framed and answered.

Our main question in this summit is whether there a uniquely Southeast Asian way in which the main questions in the philosophy of religion, such as the nature of the divine, free will, death and afterlife, are framed and answered. 

Themes:

  1. The Idea of the Divine

  2. The Problem of Evil

  3. Death & the Afterlife

  4. Indigenous Cultures & Interfaith Dialogue

  5. Other topics in the philosophy of religion

Important Dates:

  • Opening of registration - April 22, 2021
  • Abstracts due  (300 words max.) - May 22, 2021 
  • Notification of acceptance  -  June 2, 2021
  • Submission of full papers (4,000-5,000 words)  - June 22, 2021
  • Deadline of payment - July 2, 2021
  • Conference - July 21-24, 2021

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