International scientific conference A MAN AND HIS DECISIONS (SCMD 2009)

Venue: John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Location: Lublin, Poland

Event Date/Time: Jul 31, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 30, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Mar 30, 2009
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The ability of decision-making crucial for an individual, for an organization and a country as a whole in their everyday activity. Ones choices determine our future.
Human decisions can be considered from different points of view. Man’s decision is his internal, personal act. A human being must be brought up and mature to be able to make the right decisions. The universal presence of decisions in human life can be best perceived at exceptional moments. The object of our choice is the good which we know and desire.
A decision is not yet an action, but it is not a mere thought or intention. It is the final act which precedes an action and at the same time crowns everything that is ahead of it. The explanation of human decision, the freedom of human action and the freedom of man in general, used to focus on two contradictory tendencies determinism and indeterminism – two a priori tendencies explaining human decisions and human freedom.
It is necessary to explain whether it is real human freedom or subconscious determinism – natural, mental or theological – in which God is responsible for all human actions, although man is convinced that his decisions are independent.


The main purpose of the conference is to make the possibility to present an interdisciplinary reflection over the identification of civilizations’ determinants and institutional solutions and their importance in decisions-making of mankind activity.


Due the interdisciplinary character of the conference, we would like to invite philosophers, psychologists, economists, educators, management specialists, priests of different denominations, theologians, mathematicians, historians and lawyers to take part in the conference.


30th January 2009
Abstract submission deadline include information about author (authors' names, addresses, institution), paper title, abstract and key words (email:

30th March 2009
Submit full text papers including results, tables, figures, references, abstract and key words (email:

30th May 2009
Notifications of acceptance of full text papers by the scientific committee.

15th September 2009
Final advanced registration, conference registration fees.

Conference registration fees which covers part of costs participation is 600 PLN and it includes a book with reports, feeding and conference stationery. Organizers are making a hotel reservation.
Conference registration fees should be paid before 15th September 2009 by transfer on bank account.


Additional Information

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PAPERS 1. Volume: 20 000 characters including spaces, bibliography and summary (in Polish, English, Russian) 2. Characters: a. basic text - Times New Roman 12 points; b. foot-notes - Times New Roman 10; 3. Full text papers (format Rich Text Format (.rtf)) will be accepted only by electronic submission (email:; 4. All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. 5. Reports which gets a positive notice will be publish as a book in the John Paul II Catholic University print. CONFERENCE LANGUAGES Polish, English, Russian