Symposium "Learning to be Human for Global Times: Current Challenges from the Perspective of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion", April 7th-8th, 2017

The symposium’s topic refers to the XXIV World Congress of Philosophy, which will take place in Beijing in August 2018 (13th-20th), entitled “Learning to be Human”. Presenters from five countries will engage with problems of eroding solidarity and increasing violence in conflicts. The rapidly growing results of some disciplines (Neuro-Sciences, Robotics, Techno-Sciences) along with deep socio-economic changes require a new philosophical exploration of the term human and a reflection of human self-understanding, respectively. Relations with non-human nature need to be reconsidered. Thereby it is crucial to investigate the self-understanding of religions under present circumstances. The publication of contributions to the Viennese symposium will be presented at the XXIV World Congress of Philosophy. The edited volume will be published in a book series by the Catholic University, Washington, D.C., which documents analogous symposia around the world.


Organization: Mag. Dr. Brigitte Buchhammer and Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Herta Nagl-Docekal
(both Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna)

Cooperation: RaT

Location: Seminary room of the Institute for Ethics and Law in Medicine (Ethik und Recht in der Medizin) (=Old Chapel at the Campus of the University of Vienna), court 2.8, Spitalgasse 2–4, 1090 Vienna