Monday, March 10, 2008

Indian Philosophy Conference: Call for Papers

Not sure if undergraduates are eligible for this, but since it was sent to me, I am posting it to the blog. AS

JANUARY 6-9, 2009
Bethany College, West Virginia

Call for Papers
Deadline: April 10, 2008

Topic: Self, Identity and Culture: East and West

Some Suggested Topics: Self and Personal Identity, Artificial Intelligence, Qualitative Aspects of Consciousness, Phenomenology of Consciousness, Theory of Action and Agency, Time Consciousness and Memory, Self Consciousness and Language, Consciousness, Knowledge and Reality, Social and Political Dimensions of Consciousness, Ethics, Alterity and the Phenomenology of Obligation, Technology and Consciousness, Consciousness of Self and Others, Imagination, Dreaming and Altered States of Consciousness, Consciousness and Cognition, Physicalist/reductive vs. Non-physical/non-reductive Accounts of Consciousness, Atomistic and Holistic Aspects of Consciousness, Mediations of Consciousness: Race, Gender and Ethnicity, Post-modern Selfhood, Relativism and Absolutism, Cultural Relativism, Singularity of Culture, Culture and Hermeneutics, Text and Interpretation, Sociology of Knowledge, Reductionist Theory, Empirical Self and Transcendental Self, Cultural Self, Self, Culture and Globalization, Tradition and Modernity, Dualism, Parallelism, Materialism, Split Personality, Individualism and Collectivism, Society, Culture and Religion, Personal Immortality, Cybernic Immortality, Immortality and Freedom, Yoga and Self realization, Atman and Brahman, Self-Consciousness and Identity, Consciousness and Unconsciousness, Cultural Relativism, Deconstructionism, Culture and Meaning. Selected papers from the conference will be published (subject to editorial review) in a special volume of the Journal of Indian of Indian Philosophy & Religion.

The Advisory Board Comprises: Kisor K. Chakrabarti (USA), Kate Bemis (USA), Wayne Borody (Canada) Thomas Brooke (UK), Linda B. Elder (USA), Ashoke Kumar Ganguly (India), Gordon Haist (USA), Laurent Metzer(France) Isaac Nevo (Israel), David Rose (UK), G.T.Smith (USA), Andrew Ward (UK), Bill Wyllie (UK)

Special arrangements have been made with local hotels for a limited number of hotels at a special conference rate.
There will be also two trips for conference participants and
interested scholars before and after the conference. “Encounter India” program will be offered before and after the conference. Kindly visit our web page for details. Detail information about publication of papers, hotel booking, registration, pre-conference and post-conference trip will be available on January 25, 2008.In addition to the main program, the meeting will also host book launches, artistic and cultural activities, exhibitions, plenty of space and opportunity for informal networking and alliance building.

If you are interested to submit a paper proposal, please send by email an abstract (150 words) by April 10, 2008. Please include title of your paper, Full Name, Current affiliation, phone number and an email address. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e., chair a session; organize a panel, conduct a round table session or any other offer please get in touch with Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti, Director Center for Spirituality, Ethics and Global Awareness, PO Box M, Bethany, WV 26032
Email:; cchakrabarti@yPhone: 304-829-752, Fax: 304-829-7926


The Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion has commenced publishing the Journal on Indian Philosophy and Religion annually from Fall, 1996. The Journal covers the wide range of philosophies and religions which are indigenous to South Asia. It includes scholarly work of comparative and critical studies of Eastern and Western philosophies and religions. The journal also includes sections on discussion articles and book reviews.
The Chief Editor: Kisor K Chakrabarti (USA). The editorial Board includes: Karuna Bhattacharyya (India), Ashoke Ganguly (India), Jay Garfield (USA)), Steve Laylock (USA), J. N. Mohanty (USA), Steven Phillips (USA), Karl Potter (USA), Sukharanjan Saha (India), J. L. Shaw (New Zealand), and Mark Siderits (USA).
Scholars interested in submitting manuscripts may kindly contact: Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti, Society for Indian Philosophy &Religion, PO Box M, Bethany, USA. E-Mail or Phone: 304-829-4261. Individual Journal Subscription: $25.00. Institution: $55.00.
Checks should be made payable to Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion. All inquiries, payments, and manuscripts should be mailed to the Associate Editor: Chandana Chakrabarti, Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion, Po Box M, Bethany, West Virginia 26032, USA.

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