Løgstrup and Levinas: Call for abstracts

I have sent out the following call for abstracts to philos-l, and posted it on the conference page here.


Wednesday 29th June to Friday 1st July 2016, The University of Sheffield UK
Call for abstracts

You are invited to submit an abstract to be considered as a speaker on the programme for this conference, which will include funding for travel, subsistence and accommodation.

The aim of the conference is to explore the philosophical links between the two thinkers, looking both at shared ground but also potential differences. Possible themes might therefore include the backgrounds to both in Heidegger and others; their respective treatments of ethics and religion, and of ethics and politics; their conception of the place of the other person in ethics, and his or her demands on us; their phenomenological methodologies; how they relate to other figures in the ethical tradition such as Kant and Kierkegaard; whether either or both have anything to offer to contemporary issues concerning normativity, autonomy, obligation, care and the like.

Ideally papers should cover both Løgstrup and Levinas, but submissions covering just one will also be considered.

Abstracts should be between 500 and 1000 words, and should be submitted to r.stern@sheffield.ac.uk with a note of your academic affiliation.
The deadline for submission is 8th January 2016.
Final papers will need to be suitable for a 40 minute presentation, and will also be considered for publication in a collection based on the conference.

Invited speakers for the conference are:
Anna-Marie Christensen (Southern Denmark), Peter Dews (Essex), Fiona Ellis (Heythrop), Michael Morgan (Toronto/Indiana), Eric Nelson (Hong Kong), George Pattison (Glasgow), Diane Perpich (Clemson), Robert Stern (Sheffield), Patrick Stokes (Deakin)

For queries please contact Robert Stern (r.stern@sheffield.ac.uk)
For more on the conference, see: https://ethicaldemand.wordpress.com/logstrup-and-levinas-conference/
For more on the project of which this is part, see: https://ethicaldemand.wordpress.com


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