Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2013

Venue: Ramada Osaka

Location: Osaka, Japan

Event Date/Time: Mar 28, 2013 End Date/Time: Mar 31, 2013
Registration Date: Mar 20, 2013
Early Registration Date: Feb 01, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 01, 2013
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Description

 The conference theme encourages submissions from various interdisciplinary perspectives including the following:

Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy and the Arts

Philosophy and Public Policy

Philosophy and Technology
Philosophy and Culture
Philosophy and Education
Philosophy and Peace Studies
Comparative Philosophy
Linguistics, Language and Philosophy


Ethics:

Medical Ethics
Business and Management Ethics
Ethics in Education
Ethics, law, and Justice
Ethics and Globalization
Ethics and Science
Comparative Ethics
Linguistics, Language and Ethics


Religion:

Theism and Atheism
Feminism and Religious Traditions
Religion and Education
Religion and Peace Studies
Mysticism, Faith, and Scientific Culture
Interfaith Dialogue
Comparative Religion
Linguistics, Language and Religion


Interdisciplinary

Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies

 

Venue

Ramada Osaka
3-16-9 Toyosaki Kita
Osaka
Japan
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 Being connected through social networking sites has become an accepted form of communication in today's digitalized world. People can spend hours a day talking on mobile phones, on Skype, or on the Internet, which gives the impression that we are a more connected world than ever before. And communication is lauded. Because of the massive information flow we can call ourselves perhaps the most connected age in history. But is this connectedness, however, real or illusory?

Quantity of communication does not guarantee quality. For example, to many sensitive people, when they call a number and hear the words "Please listen to the following options" the sense of connectedness suddenly becomes alienating. The crude mechanics entailed can make people feel suspicious, isolated, and even threatened by an invisible structure they cannot penetrate.

A raft of serious existential issues arises out of this. What impact does this have on the self whose identity in the time/space continuum, in the rapidly changing environment, and in these manufactured structures, depends for its development on interaction with perceived reality? What becomes the definition of the human? And what of the awareness of the transcendent in the human spirit from which ethics and aesthetics depend for their existence? Far from being questions of the present moment, these are parameters that will dominate the central problem of human self-understanding as we progress further into the uncharted waters of a highly uncertain future.