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 1-3 July 2020 at the Melbourne (Australia) campus of Deakin University.
Margaret Battin (Utah)
David Benatar (Cape Town)
Submission deadline: 13 January 2020 (Authors will be notified of decisions regarding the conference program by 1 March 2020.)
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)
- 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.