85th Indian Philosophical Congress, Department of Philosophy,
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014 (Assam)
October 26 to 29,2010
Theme:PHILOSOPHY FOR SOCIAL INTEGRATION
Philosophy has been thought in the common parlance as an idle subject having nothing or little to do with the real world of the ordinary man. The everyday world has been confronting with a host of social, cultural, political, economic, environmental, and many other crises centering human existence and sustenance. Though these problems are taken care of by different disciplines separately, it is worth pointing out that the root of all such crises lies in the lack of a proper approach toward society, culture, politics, environment and so forth, that is in the broad sense toward humanity at large. It is the humanity and human quality that is in stake; and that begets all that we do not want.
It is the human welfare that is the goal of all social sciences.
Philosophy had never turned a blind eye to these burning issues of mankind. Indeed it is the way one looks at humanity that determines one’s philosophy. The celebrity German Philosopher Immanuel Kant gave the categorical imperative to treat humanity whether one’s own or that of others always as an end and never as a means. Such an approach can only generate inter-faith, inter-cultural tolerance, respect for others, sense of fellow-feeling, and the much talked about ‘universal brotherhood’.
Let this 85th session of Indian Philosophical Congress carry this message and let philosophy be consciously applied for regenerating human relations of love, compassion, fellow feeling.
Let philosophy work for social integration.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Participants are requested to submit their papers for presentation in the Congress by following the guidelines listed below:
Papers should be written keeping in mind the specified sections viz., a) History of Philosophy b) Epistemology and Metaphysics c) Logic and Scientific Method d) Ethics and Social Philosophy e) Religion.
A paper for presentation must be confined to 1500 words, or roughly 4 pages (A-4 size) typed in double space in Times New Roman script so that every presenter may be allowed to finish the paper. If in any case the paper is longer than the specified length a summary of the same may be prepared for presentation while the original paper may be submitted for publication in the Proceedings later.
A paper along with an abstract of not more than 500 words (and a summarized form as per specification mentioned above where applicable) should be submitted within 31st August 2010 so that it can be published in the Abstract of Papers.
Papers should be sent by email to email@example.com ; or it may be posted along with a soft copy typed in Microsoft Words (any version earlier than office 2007) to the Local Secretary Sauravpran Goswami, Professor and Head, Department of Philosophy, Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014 (Assam).
Special care is to be taken by the paper-writer to make the soft copy print-error-free.
Registered delegates will be provided with two/three seated accommodation of moderate quality. To avail of accommodation it is strongly recommended that the registration fee is paid within the dead line, i.e. 31 August 2010.
A delegate has to pay registration fee as per the details shown in the table below. The registration fee is accepted for providing food and accommodation with effect from Dinner on 25th to Breakfast on 30th. Each category fee includes Rs. 200 as contribution to IPC.
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A delegate who does not have IPC membership has to add annual membership fee as shown below:
- Students: Rs. 150.00;
- Others: Rs. 300.00
Life members are requested to attach copy of identity card or any other proof thereof.
Accompanying persons including children above ten years has to pay fee at par with the Regular category delegates including IPC membership fee.
Fees should be paid in terms of crossed demand draft drawn in favour of 85th IndianPhilosophical Congress, payable at Guwahati, and be posted to Sauravpran Goswami, Local Secretary, 85th Indian Philosophical Congress, Professor and Head, Department of Philosophy, Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014 (Assam).
- Student delegates have to furnish proof of studentship.
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Local Secretary, 85th Indian Philosophical Congress,
Professor and Head, Department of Philosophy,
Guwahati 781014 (Assam).
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