The “Imperative of Responsibility” 40 years later 2019 Conference

Країна: Chile

Місто: Santiago

Тези до: 30.06.2019

Дати: 02.10.19 — 03.10.19

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Організатори: Department of philosophy, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


In The Imperative of ResponsibilityHans Jonas rethinks the foundations of ethics in light of the awesome transformations wrought by modern technology: the threat of nuclear war, ecological ravage, genetic engineering, etc. Though informed by a deep reverence for human life, Jonas’s ethics is grounded in a doctrine that makes explicit man’s duties toward himself, his posterity, and the environment. Jonas offers an assessment of practical goals under present circumstances, ending with a critique of modern utopianism.

The colloquium is neither on Hans Jonas exclusively nor on the concept of responsibility in all its breadth. We invite submissions capable of assessing the problems and the theses discussed in The Imperative of Responsibility(IR) in light of the contemporary philosophical debate. The capacity to engage with IR in a critical, original, and constructive way will be mostly valued. Topics include (but are not limited to):

1. Responsibility and ethics of investigation

2. Responsibility and politics

3. Responsibility and ecology/environmental ethics

4. Responsibility and technology 

5. Responsibility and theology

6. The ontological foundation of responsibility

7. Responsibility and Utopia

We encourage submissions of presentation proposals from young scholars (Ph.D. students or Postdoctoral fellows).

The Proposal

Papers shall address the topics mentioned above.

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