FROM RICOEUR TO ACTION: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE (RIC2009UK)

Venue: University of Kent

Location: Canterbury, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 23, 2009 End Date/Time: Jun 24, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 24, 2009
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FROM RICOEUR TO ACTION: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
UK-IRELAND SOCIETY FOR RICOEUR STUDIES CONFERENCE

June 23-24, 2009

This conference will be held at the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK).

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Pamela S. Anderson (Philosophy, Oxford University)
Prof. George H. Taylor (School of Law, University of Pittsburgh)
Prof. Olivier Abel (Faculté libre de théologie protestante de Paris)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Friday, April 24, 2009

There is an arrangement with Continuum to review a formal proposal for publication of a selection of the conference papers as an edited volume on Ricoeur, for their series in Continental Philosophy.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
Papers addressing all aspects of Ricoeur's work in relation to contemporary social, political, economic and environmental crises are welcome. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to:

• Social Praxis
• Political Theory and Identity
• Political Economy
• Theology, Religion and Society
• Hermeneutics and Law
• Ethics and Nature
• Literary Theory and Self-Understanding

A partial list of Ricoeur’s work and themes:

• Lectures on Ideology and Utopia
• The Just
• The Course of Recognition
• Oneself as Another
• Thinking Biblically
• The Symbolism of Evil
• Figuring the Sacred
• Memory, History, Forgetting
• History and Truth
• Fallible Man
• L’Homme Capable


For purposes of consideration, please submit an electronic abstract only (of roughly 300-500 words) and attach a separate title page that includes the paper's title, the author's name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address. Notification of acceptance will be given via email. Final papers should not exceed a length of 3000 words (or twenty minutes when read aloud). Abstracts and queries should be sent to: Dr. Todd Mei (University of Kent) at T.Mei@kent.ac.uk.

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