Questioning the Human Being:
Philosophical Anthropology in the 21st Century
What is the human being? How must a discourse be conceived that could fulfill the intention of the question? In what sense might this question allow a meaningful answer? Provided that philosophical thinking is able to contribute to such an answer, how is philosophical anthropology to be conceived today? The meeting endeavors to inquire into the role of philosophical anthropology as an interdisciplinary platform in the 21st century.
The meeting will provide an open symposium and a workshop for network members. The symposium consists of 7-8 invited papers from both international and Nordic scholars (international speakers are: Tim Ingold, Aberdeen; Nicole Karafyllis, Braunschweig; Jos de Mul, Rotterdam and Karl-Siegbert Rehberg, Dresden).
The aim of the workshop is to give the members of the NNPA an opportunity to develop and discuss their research with each other and international researchers. All members of the NNPA are invited to participate in the workshop with short problem orientated papers (no longer than 4000 words) that are relevant to the topic. The focus of the papers should be exploring the possibilities and limitations of philosophical anthropology seen through the different approaches of the various disciplines.
To encourage discussions of the topic in hand, the submitted papers will be distributed and read by all participants in advance of the workshop. Each paper will be appointed a respondent, who together with the author will be responsible for opening the discussion of the paper. We want to encourage substantial discussions of the presentations from all participants.
For further information, please contact
- Thomas Schwarz Wentzer, Aarhus University (email@example.com)
- Steen Brock, Aarhus University (firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Esther Oluffa Pedersen, Aarhus Universtity (email@example.com)