Date: November 20-22, 2014
Location: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Call for Abstracts: Abstracts of 500-750 words should address philosophical questions related to death and dying, including but not limited to:
the metaphysics of death, including personal identity, criteria for declaring death, etc.
the possibility and/or desirability of immortality
death as a harm or benefit
death and life's meaning
reactions to death and dying (e.g., grief, ars moriendi and the 'good death')
philosophical implications of death-related technologies (e.g., life extension, cryonics)
ethical controversies related to death (suicide, organ donation, etc.)
clinical and biomedical issues related to death and dying
Prospective presenters should plan for presentations of approxiamtely 40 minutes.
Amy Olberding, University of Oklahoma
John Martin Fischer, University of California- Riverside
Abstracts from scholars outside philosophy are welcome so long as they engage such philosophical issues. Abstracts are welcome from analytic, Continental, and other historical traditions. Abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadine for abstract submission: 31 March 2014.