Living in Time
Abstr. due: 15.12.2014
Dates: 10.04.15 — 11.04.15
Area Of Sciences: Philosophy;
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: Humanities Institute, University College Dublin
This conference aims to explore and explain the philosophical
implications of our living relationship with the concept of time broadly
construed. The organisers invite abstracts of 500 words (deadline 15
December) for well researched and written papers by post-graduate
students that offer insights into any aspect of the phenomenon of time
and how it is experienced by the subject. This includes, but is not
limited to topics such as:
—The nature of our living relationship with time
—Our experience of time
—The phenomenology of time
—The temporal dimension to action
—Is time internal or external to the subject?
—Is time necessary for our experiences?
—Is time objective or subjective?
—The reality of and our knowledge of the past
—How does death structure our life?
—Is posthumous harm possible?
—The coherence of immortality.
—Personal identity across time.
—The nature of birth and death as the limits of our experience of time.
How do we deal with human finitude?
—Concepts that essentially refer to the past: e.g. remorse, grief,
—The hermeneutics of time? How does time feel and how do we interpret
time? Do we experience time differently in different phases of our lives
(i.e. childhood, youth, and old age)?
—What can the philosophy of history contribute to a discussion about
living in time (if it can contribute at all)?