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The World Congresses of Philosophy are organized every five years by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies in collaboration with one of its member societies. The XXIII World Congress of Philosophy will be held from August 4 through August 10, 2013, in Athens, Greece, under the auspices of the Hellenic Organizing Committee, which has been constituted by the Greek Philosophical Society. The Congress has several aims, which are to be understood as complementary: to inquire into the world’s philosophical traditions and compare them in terms of their diverse contributions and possible mutual cross-fertilization; to reflect on the tasks and functions of philosophy in the contemporary world, taking account of the contributions, expectations, and gaps in philosophical awareness associated with other disciplines, with political, religious, social, economic, technological, etc., activities, and with diverse cultures and traditions; to emphasize the importance of philosophical reflection for public discourse on global issues affecting humanity. Because of its cultural history and geographical situation, Athens is an ideal location for stimulating encounters between scholars from across the world. The main theme of the 2013 Congress, ‘Philosophy as Inquiry and Way of Life’, emphasizing both theory and practice, recalls the declaration of Socrates that the unexamined life is not worth living.

The 2013 Congress invites discussion of the nature, roles, and responsibilities of philosophy and philosophers today. It is committed to paying heed to the problems, conflicts, inequalities, and injustices connected with the development of a planetary civilization that is at once multicultural and techno-scientific. The main theme of the Congress will be developed, according to the tradition of the World Congresses, in the following four plenary sessions and seven symposia:

            1.         Philosophical Method
            2.         Philosophy and the Sciences
            3.         Philosophy as Practical Wisdom
            4.         Philosophy and Public Life
            1.         The Relevance of Ancient Greek Philosophy Today
            2.         Eros
            3.         Philosophy and Religions
            4.         Art and Cultures
            5.         Technology and the Environment
            6.         Current Trends in Epistemology
            7.         Philosophy in Modern and Contemporary Greece
            01.       Aesthetics and philosophies of art
            02.       Ancient Greek philosophy
            02i.      Pre-Socratic philosophy
            02ii.     Classical Greek philosophy
            02iii.    Hellenistic philosophy
            02iv.    Neoplatonic philosophy
            03.       Bioethics
            04.       Buddhist philosophy
            05.       Business ethics
            06.       Byzantine philosophy
            07.       Christian philosophy
            08.       Comparative and intercultural philosophy
            09.       Confucian philosophy
            10.       Contemporary philosophy
            11.       Environmental philosophy
            12.       Ethics
            13.       Existential philosophy
            14.       History of philosophy
            15.       Human rights
            16.       Indian philosophies
            17.       Islamic philosophy
            18.       Jewish philosophy
            19.       Logic
            20.       Medical ethics
            21.       Medieval philosophy
            22.       Metaphilosophy
            23.       Metaphysics
            24.       Modern and contemporary Greek philosophy
            25.       Moral psychology
            26.       Ontology
            27.       Phenomenology
            28.       Philosophical anthropology
            29.       Philosophical approaches to gender
            30.       Philosophical hermeneutics
            31.       Philosophical issues about race
            32.       Philosophical traditions in Africa
            33.       Philosophical traditions in Asia and the Pacific
            34.       Philosophical traditions in Europe
            35.       Philosophical traditions in Latin America
            36.       Philosophical traditions in North Africa and the Middle East
            37.       Philosophical traditions in North America
            38.       Philosophy and linguistics
            39.       Philosophy and literature
            40.       Philosophy and media
            41.       Philosophy and oral traditions of knowledge
            42.       Philosophy & psychoanalysis
            43.       Philosophy for children
            44.       Philosophy of action
            45.       Philosophy of cognitive sciences
            46.       Philosophy of communication and information
            47.       Philosophy of culture
            48.       Philosophy of development
            49.       Philosophy of economics
            50.       Philosophy of education
            51.       Philosophy of globalization
            52.       Philosophy of history
            53.       Philosophy of language
            54.       Philosophy of law
            55.       Philosophy of logic
            56.       Philosophy of mathematics
            57.       Philosophy of mind
            58.       Philosophy of nature
            59.       Philosophy of neurosciences
            60.       Philosophy of physics
            61.       Philosophy of religion
            62.       Philosophy of science
            63.       Philosophy of sport
            64.       Philosophy of technology
            65.       Philosophy of the body
            66.       Philosophy of the life sciences
            67.       Philosophy of the social sciences
            68.       Philosophy of values
            69.       Political philosophy
            70.       Renaissance and modern philosophy
            71.       Russian philosophy
            72.       Social philosophy
            73.       Taoist philosophy
            74.       Teaching philosophy
75.              Theories of knowledge and epistemology

There will be at least three endowed lectures, named after three famous philosophers of the past: Ibn Rushd, Maimonides, and Kierkegaard.

Submit either (a) an electronic version by attachment to an e-mail message [see relevant Samples and Template Forms] to the following address Secretariat@wcp2013.gr or, in exceptional circumstances, (b) one paper copy, typewritten and double-spaced, addressed to:

Hellenic Organizing Committee
23rd World Congress of Philosophy
School of Philosophy – University of Athens
ELTA – University Campus
5th Floor, office 501-02
15703 Zografos – Greece

Submissions should not exceed 1800 words, and should be accompanied by a 200 word abstract. The submission should include an indication, prominently displayed, of the section for which the contributed paper is intended and of the language in which it has been written. The International Program Committee reserves the right to accept or not accept papers on the basis of criteria of quality. Only papers of a philosophical nature will be considered for inclusion in the program. Papers and proposals for round-tables and poster sessions should be sent to the above addresses.

The International Program Committee will decide specific topics of invited sessions. Proposals are invited for round-tables on more specific philosophical topics. Organizers of round-tables should take into consideration that round-tables should usually include speakers from at least three different countries and that the participants must be registered for the Congress. The organizers and the themes of round-tables are subject to the approval of the International Program Committee. Proposals are also invited for thematic workshops and student sessions.

Member societies of FISP that wish to hold meetings during the Congress are kindly requested to apply to the Hellenic Organizing Committee no later than June 1, 2012. The number of sessions organized by each member society may be subject to limitations.

October 1, 2012 is the deadline for the receipt of contributed papers and for proposals for round-tables, workshops and student sessions. Papers and proposals received after this deadline, but before February 1, 2013, may be accepted, if space is still available.

€ 200 for early registration prior to October 1, 2012.
€ 225 for registration prior to February 1, 2013.
€ 250 for registration after February 1, 2013.                      
€100 for accompanying person.
€ 50 for students.
Accommodation and Travel
To be announced later. €
Book Exhibition
To be announced later.
Social Program
To be announced later.
For submission procedure please download at first and fill out the Template Participation Form No 1 from the Samples and Template Forms of the website: www.wcp2013.gr

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