CFP: Phenomenological Perspectives on Cultural Change and Environmental Challenges

CFP: Phenomenological Perspectives on Cultural Change and Environmental Challenges, 24.-26.9.2011, Lithuania.

In September 24-26, 2011 Lithuania will host the first International Symposium: Phenomenological Perspectives on Social Change and Environmental Challenges, which will be held in Vilnius. The symposium is open for educators, philosophers, and other academic scholars interested in being part of a global shift to integrate meaningful social change and environmental resiliency. The purpose of the symposium is to create a new global paradigm of ecological sustainability and social wellbeing that reintegrates human systems with more-than-human systems.

The symposium will bring together scholars from around the globe for a three-day conference. We anticipate the gathering will extend beyond its location with web conferencing, satellite locations, and long term affects that reach beyond the event and will nourish participants as they continue to work with their local institutions and organizations. We are seeking participants who will share their insights in rejuvenating the world around us by closing the gap between culture and nature, bringing together a variety of disciplines, and participating in the creation of an eco-humanistic culture.

The Conference will focus on the following themes:
1. Phenomenology, Intentionality, and Social Change
2. The concepts of environment (Umwelt) in phenomenology
3. The phenomena of social, cultural, economical environment
4. Differences and Similarities Between Nature and Culture
5. Synchronization of Social Change and Environmental Resiliency
6. Phenomenological Perspectives on Economics, Politics, and Environment
7. Phenomenology, Globalization, and Environmental Sustainability

The Conference is organized by:
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Antioch University Seattle, USA

Organizers:
Prof. Tomas Kacerauskas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Prof. Farouk Y. Seif (Antioch University Seattle, USA)

Presentations:
The length of presentations will be 30 minutes which includes 5-10 minutes for questions and discussions. Presentations can be delivered in English, Lithuanian, or French with simultaneous interpretation. Presenters are requested to submit an abstract in English (500 words) and send it by email: filosofija@vgtu.lt. Presenters will be selected by a peer review of submitted works. The articles on the base of the presentations will be published in the journal “Limes” . All submitters will have received an answer by June 1st, 2011.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 20 May 2011.

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