First International Conference on Philosophy and Meaning in Life
August 20-21, Sapporo, Japan
The First International Conference on Philosophy and Meaning in Life will be held on August 20th and 21st, 2018, at the campus of Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
We invite submissions concerning meaning in/of life as considered in the field of philosophy. Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words, prepared for blind review via Google forms.
No registration fee is required.
Deadline: April 15th, 2018.
Applicants will be notified of the result via email by the end of April.
Time for presentation: 30 minutes (including questions and answers).
Official language: English.
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Philosophical approaches to meaning in/of life
* Meaning of life and death
* Anti-natalism and nihilism
* Metaphysical, spiritual, and religious implications of meaning of/in life theories
* Meaning in/of life in applied ethics, bioethics, and environmental ethics
* Meaning in/of life in various philosophical traditions (Analytic, Continental, Asian, etc.)
Thaddeus Metz, University of Johannesburg
David Benatar, University of Cape Town
Masahiro Morioka, Waseda University
A detailed program including a time table and venues will be announced in May, 2018.