CFP: "Connectedness and Alienation: The 21st Century Enigma"

Call for papers: THEME: “Connectedness and Alienation: The 21st
Century Enigma”, Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy,
Osaka, Japan, 28-31 March 2013

Deadline: 2012-12-01

ACERP 2013 is to be held from March 28 – 31 2013, at the Ramada Osaka Hotel, Osaka, Japan.

CONFERENCE THEME: “Connectedness and Alienation: The 21st Century

Being connected through social networking sites has become an accepted
form of communication in today’s digitalized world. People can spend
hours a day talking on mobile phones, on Skype, or on the Internet,
which gives the impression that we are a more connected world than
ever before. And communication is lauded. Because of the massive
information flow we can call ourselves perhaps the most connected age
in history. But is this connectedness, however, real or illusory?
A raft of serious existential issues arises out of this. What impact
does this have on the self whose identity in the time/space continuum,
in the rapidly changing environment, and in these manufactured
structures, depends for its development on interaction with perceived
reality? What becomes the definition of the human? And what of the
awareness of the transcendent in the human spirit from which ethics
and aesthetics depend for their existence ? Far from being questions
of the present moment, these are parameters that will dominate the
central problem of human self-understanding as we progress further
into the uncharted waters of a highly uncertain future.

We also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines
and fields related to Ethics, Religion and Philosophy, including the
following streams:


Philosophy and Religion
Philosophy and the Arts
Philosophy and Public Policy
Philosophy and Technology
Philosophy and Culture
Philosophy and Education
Philosophy and Peace Studies
Comparative Philosophy
Linguistics, Language and Philosophy


Medical Ethics
Business and Management Ethics
Ethics in Education
Ethics, law, and Justice
Ethics and Globalization
Ethics and Science
Comparative Ethics
Linguistics, Language and Ethics

Theism and Atheism
Feminism and Religious Traditions
Religion and Education
Religion and Peace Studies
Mysticism, Faith, and Scientific Culture
Interfaith Dialogue
Comparative Religion
Linguistics, Language and Religion


Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by the
deadline of December 1 2012.

All abstracts will be blind reviewed by a voluntary team, and authors
will usually be notified of the decision of the reviewers within two
weeks of submission. Those who submit near the December 1 deadline
will normally receive confirmation of acceptance or rejection by
December 15 2012.

All accepted authors may have their full paper published in the online
conference proceedings. Full text submission is due by May 1 2013.
The deadline for full conference payment for all presenters is March 1

Kiyoshi Mana
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