Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, IAPDD has postponed its 2020 conference until July 2021 (exact dates to be determined). It will be held at the same location planned for 2020: the Melbourne (Australia) campus of Deakin University. The conference program for 2020 will be carried over until 2021; the keynote addresses will be the same, and all papers accepted for 2020 will be included in the 2021 program. Nevertheless, we anticipate that there will be additional slots for presentations at the 2021, and a call for abstracts to fill these slots will be issued in the fall of 2021 (September-October). Thanks !
We invite all interested scholars to contribute to the program of the fourth biennial conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Death and Dying. The conference will be held July 2021 at the Melbourne (Australia) campus of Deakin University.
Margaret Battin (Utah)
David Benatar (Cape Town)
Submission deadline: January 2021, exact date to be determined (Authors will be notified of decisions regarding the conference program by 1 March 2021.)
We invite submissions that address any philosophical questions related to death and dying. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- The Metaphysics of Death (e.g. the criterion of death; the nature of death’s harm; the subject and timing of the supposed harm of death; the asymmetry problem)
- Axiological Issues (e.g. death as a harm or a benefit)
- Emotions and Attitudes (the rationality of fear of death; the value of dwelling on mortality; courage in the face of death)
- Immortality (e.g. questions of the desirability and the possibility of immortality)
- Suicide (e.g. issues of autonomy, rationality, and morality)
- Dying (e.g. aging; dying well; facing death; the question of the need for completeness and closure)
- The Death of Others (e.g. the phenomenology and ontology of grief; the importance to us of future people)
- The Ethics of Killing (e.g. war, euthanasia, abortion, animals)
- Philosophical Implications of Death-Related Technologies (e.g. radical life extension; cryogenics)
- Social and Cultural Issues (e.g. death and dying in marginalized communities)
Abstracts should be no more than 500 words. Papers should be suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation. The Program Committee will consider only one abstract per author.