We are pleased to announce a workshop exploring the significance of philosophy and religion in the works of Arthur Schopenhauer.
Schopenhauer’s philosophy is recognised for its pessimism and engagement with religious thought, particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. The aim of the workshop is to investigate how Schopenhauer understands the tension between philosophy and religion in his work and what insights his interpretation can offer to contemporary work in philosophy and religious studies.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Matthias Koẞler, President of Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft e. V.
ORGANIZER: Oliver Brown, London Metropolitan University
Submissions on a breadth of topics related to Schopenhauer’s philosophy and its relationship with religion are welcome, including but not limited to:
- Philosophy, religion, and metaphysical consolation
- Narrative and conceptual truth in Schopenhauer
- Schopenhauer and apophatic theology
- Pessimistic and optimistic religions
- Schopenhauer’s interpretation of the inner kernel of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam
- Tragedy and religious allegory
Scholars and graduate students in philosophy, religious studies and related areas are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and a brief CV to email@example.com by June 15th, 2023. The workshop will feature paper presentations followed by a roundtable discussion.
Notification of acceptance will be released by June 30th, 2023.
We anticipate a productive discussion surrounding the relationship between philosophy and religion in Schopenhauer and look forward to receiving your submissions.
Chairing: Oliver Brown
|KEYNOTE: Is knowledge made of a harder material than faith? Mythos and Logos in Schopenhauer
|Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics in Confrontation with Phenomenological Theology: Schopenhauer's Response to Michel Henry’s Critique
|Religion and Schopenhauer Diagrams
|"Life is a jest …” The importance of logic for the negation of the will
|Schopenhauer and the „theoretical oracle“ of intellectual intuition
|Mythos and Logos in science from a Schopenhauerian standpoint
|Ethics, Religious Action and Rational Representationalism
Chairing: Oliver Brown
|The Communicability of Compassion and the Limits of Mythos and Logos
|Reflections of Some Early Acceptations of the “Kunstreligion” in Arthur Schopenhauer’s Work
|Schopenhauer on the Actuality (Wirklichkeit) of Logos and Mythos
|The Significance of the Saint Painting in Schopenhauer's Philosophy
|God and Evil in Schopenhauer and Cioran
University of Oxford
The Consistency of the Concept of God
Saint Louis University
Paradox and Human Flourishing: the Special Case in Ecclesiastes
University of Bucharest
University of Leeds,
University of Southern California
Logic and Religion
Logic, Experience and Awakening: Continuities in Buddhist Thought and Pesctice
Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw
How to Merge the Anselmian and Cartesian Ontological Arguments. New Formalized Synthesis
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, President of the Schopenhauer Society
Is knowledge made of a harder material than faith? Mythos and Logos in Schopenhauer
University of Bern
About Kant's Unique Possible
Foundation of a Demonstration
of the Existence of God
Orthodox Academy of Crete
Face-to-Face: Exploring a Path of Reconciliation Inside the Nature
The institutional organizer of 4th World Congress on Logic and Religion is the Logic and Religion Association.
The supporting co-organizer of this event is Ian Ramsey Centre (Oxford University).
The programme of the congress is available here: 4WOCOLOR Programme
The Congress consists of 8 thematic workshops and a general session. Every day (except Sunday) the meetings start at 9.00 a.m. (local time).
The conference will be held in the Hotel Palace (hotelpalacesinaia.ro), one of the most famous hotels in Sinaia, Romania.
The sessions will take place in the conference halls.
Every contributing speaker will have 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Please prepare your presentations in a communicative way.
Learn about visas here: https://www.mae.ro/en/node/2035
Apply for e-visa: https://eviza.mae.ro
To organize your trip from the airport to Sinaia and back, send your dates of arrival and departure, name of the airport and flight number and where you are coming from to Daniel Molto: D.Molto@sussex.ac.uk
WoCoLoR 4 will take place at the Palace Hotel in Sinaia, Romania https://hotelpalacesinaia.ro/
This is where the lectures will be presented and where keynote speakers and organisers will stay.
We encourage contributing speakers also to stay in this classy hotel. The special price for the event is 90 EUR for a single room, 96 EUR for a double room, in both cases with breakfast included.
To book your room write to Elisa Nicolaescu: firstname.lastname@example.org putting in the subject line of your email: WoCoLoR4 - Contributing Speaker; in the body of the email specify in particular your dates of departure and arrival.
The event will start Sept 3 and will end Sept 8 in the evening. We therefore recommand arrival on Sept 3 and departure on Sept 9. The Palace Hotel is securing 80 rooms for contributing speakers until July 20. The rooms will be attributed on the first come first served basis.
The weather in Sinaia can be really cold even at the beginning of September. Please bring some warm clothing.
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