Call for Papers
Conference: New Perspectives in European Philosophy of Religion
28-29 November 2018, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Deadline for applications (short papers abstracts): 20 September 2018.
Robin Le Poidevin (University of Leeds, UK)
Hanne Appelqvist (University of Turku, Finland)
Yujin Nagasawa (University of Birmingham, UK)
Aku Visala (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Sebastjan Vörös (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Nuno Venturinha (NOVA University of Lisbon)
Hamidreza Ayatollahy (University of Allameh Tabatabaii, Iran)
Gorazd Andrejč (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
Contemporary analytic philosophy of religion is developing fast and in different directions. We find critical engagements with cognitive science and its implications for philosophy of religion; non-classical forms of theism and deism are being developed with fresh expressions and arguments; the links between aesthetics and analytic philosophy of religion have opened up new field of research; the theoretical possibilities of non-Western religious-philosophical thought have become more appreciated in Western philosophy of religion; at the same time, new lines of debate have emerged on some of the traditional topics, such as the Ontological Argument and the the Fine-Tuning variant of the Teleological Argument. At the conference, recent research on some of these topics will be presented and discussed. The two-day conference in Maribor is meant especially for early career scholars and PhD students interested in recent analytic philosophy of religion, but senior scholars and those whose work combines different philosophical methodologies and philosophy with other disciplines are also welcome.
Applications are being accepted for short papers (20 min + 10 min discussion). You can apply by sending an abstract of 300 words to the conference organizer Dr G. Andrejč (ga344[at]cam.ac.uk).
The final deadline for applications to present short papers is 20 September 2018. We will continue to accept the attendance only applications until the end of October 2018.
The conference fee is 20 EUR for students and early career scholars (up to 5 years after the completion of the PhD), and 30 EUR for others. The conference will take place at the Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor. We will provide recommendations for accommodation nearby (affordable but good standard) and travel advice to Maribor for international participants. The conference is organized jointly by the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, and Slovenian Society for Analytic Philosophy and Philosophy of Science.