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Event Name:Minds and Machines: Debates on the nature of intelligence and experience

Date of Programme: 27 December 2017

Department/Institute: Consciousness Studies Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru

Contact person with Address: S Siddharth, PhD Scholar, National Institute of Advanced Studies, IISC Campus, Bengaluru 560012, email: siddharth.nias@gmail.com

S Siddharth
PhD Scholar
School of Humanities
National Institute of Advanced Studies
IISC Campus, Bengaluru, India 
PIN: 560012
Mb: +91-97423 78741

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The Philosophy of Education Unit at Azim Premji University invites submissions for its Sixth Annual Philosophy of Education Conference to be held in January 2018, in Bangalore, India.

The Philosophy of Education (PoE) Conference will be held from January 11 to 13, 2018, and will have Moral and Political Education as its theme. The overall conference theme of Moral and Political Education is elaborated below. We expect that potential contributors will find diverse ways to relate what we say here to their interests, thereby enriching the pool of ideas under discussion.

The view that education is an essential ingredient of a good life and character, or a means to import or restore values and meaning in social life, may be found in different guises in various philosophical traditions. In Western antiquity, Plato understood education as aiming at initiation into the rational practices that make up our moral and political lives. If it makes sense.

To speak of education as involving a renewal or transmission of knowledge, skills and perspectives from one generation to the next, then it makes sense to hold that an important chunk of what is transmitted consists of moral and political values. It would be fair to suppose that such values help the members of any community to organize various aspects of their lives.

Such a “transmission of values” is necessarily open-ended in the sense that values that fail the test of adaptability to novel conditions must necessarily lapse or be updated. The conditions that Plato’s Republic responded to were very unlike the conditions under which Rousseau wrote Émile. Likewise, the theorizing of political education in a twenty-first century democratic society occurs in a space shaped by such realities as imbalances of income and socio-political opportunities, multiculturalism, militaristic and fascistic nationalisms, global warming and climate change, and refugee crises across the globe. Conceptions of the good life today must reckon with complex political and economic legacies, social relations defined by schisms of gender, caste, race, class and ability. Recent events in the world have also made it imperative for us to address the conflict between the mutually opposed stances of universal acceptance of liberal values, and skepticism concerning the possibility of those values.

Under such complex circumstances as outlined above, how might we conceptualize, implement or evaluate proposals for moral and political education? For starters, how might what gets cast as “value education” in the Indian school curriculum be prised apart conceptually from what one might identify as moral, civic or citizenship education? What ought to be the shape of a program of moral education in a secular democratic society? How might the initiation of children into the morally and politically significant practices of a community be meshed with such aims of education as the development of reason or of numeracy and literacy? Just what is it to initiate children into these practices: how should one characterise the educational processes that aim to produce individuals sensitive to moral rights and duties? What precisely does education for citizenship have to do with the development of a moral and political sense in children? What might education for peace, or human rights education have to with developing a moral or political conscience?

Submissions on any topic related to the themes of moral and political education are welcome. We encourage papers from research scholars and young faculty working in Education, Philosophy, Psychology and Political Theory. Papers (suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation, and no longer than 5,000 words) should be submitted via the system of online submission on our website by September 15, 2017. The system will be opened for submissions on May 1st 2017. All papers must be prepared for blind review and include a short abstract (350-500 words). Communication on acceptance of papers will be made by email to the authors on or before November 15, 2017.

For further inquiry please write to us at- poe.confernece@apu.edu.in

For more details visit http://www.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/poe

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41st Indian Social Science Congress

Focal Theme



December 18 and 22, 2017




Hkkjrh; lekt foKku vf/kos’ku

(Formerly Indian Academy of Social Sciences)

HQ: Iswar Saran Ashram Campus, Allahabad 211004


Periyar Palkalai Nagar

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5th Rajasthan Science Congress being organised at Amity University Rajasthan from 13-15 October 2017
RSC 2017 : : Important DatesRajasthan Science Congress Dates : October 13-15, 2017 || Abstract Submission : 30 September 2017 (Submit to: rsc2017@jpr.amity.edu) || Registration – Commerical Presentation : 1 October 2017 || Registration – Industrial Exhibition : 1 October 2017
The principle objective of establishing Rajasthan Science Congress is to promote scientific temper and create scientific, technological and innovation capacity among the masses with a view to promote science for all and generate excellence for sustainable development in the state of Rajasthan. It is formed as voluntary/nongovernment organization of scientists, educators and teachers (all categories) for promotion, research and development of all forms of science, technology and innovation. Rajasthan Science Congress also devote its activities in the field of education, environment and economic, social and cultural and human resource development. Rajasthan Science Congress promote scientific temper and scientific studies in various area of public interest including disaster management, resource planning people’s participation, democracy, good governance, education &  raining in various programmes meant for welfare or people etc. It also works for promotion of ICT in all walks of life of the people as well as spreading science literacy.
To start with the mission as the social concern of Vaigyanik Drishtikon, it has been established under auspices of Vaigyanik Drishtikon Society (VDS), which have been in existence for last decade. The society has recognition by National Council of Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), DST, Government of India. The scientific fraternity of Rajasthan is very keen to inculcate and promote this mission of Rajasthan Science Congress. Four sessions of Rajasthan Science Congress have been completed successfully. Rajasthan Science Congress was first held in 2013 at Tagore International School, Jaipur. Rajasthan Science Congress 2014, 2015 and 2016, were held in Dr. KN Modi University, Newai, Manipal University Jaipur and JKLU Jaipur respectively. The responsibility to organize Fifth Rajasthan Science Congress is given to Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur
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on 14-15 October 2017

at Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Bhubaneswar -751 022 Odisha

Sub Themes are: Preschool Education, Primary School education, Secondary school education, Higher secondary school education, Higher education.

Full length paper with an abstract of 250 words (covering 1. Aims/objectives; 2.Methodology; 3.  Findings; and 4.Relevance – implications and conclusion) are invited by 10th October 2017.  The paper shall be reviewed and acceptance shall be intimated by 10th October 2017. Paper should follow Reference style as prescribed by AIAER for its journal. A few suggestions are given below:


Papers are to be sent by E-mail to


No one shall be allowed to present paper unless it has prior approval of the Committee.

Each paper presenter has to carry with him/ her three copies of paper and handover them to the chairperson of the session, just before starting of the session.

There is NO delegate fee. The paper presenter, if from outside Bhubaneswar has to make his / her own arrangement for stay and food. One can get food on payment on prior information in RIE canteen. S/he may request the Principal, RIE, Bhubaneswar for accommodation in Guest house on payment basis.


Prof. Margaret M. Solomon, Prof of Education & Leadership, La Sierra University,  4500 River walk Parkway, Riverside, CA 92515, United States  is the Key Note Speaker. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar in India. She is also one of the Founder members of IFORE and an individual life member of AIAER.

Organising Committee

Prof. B.N.Panda, Vice-President, AIAER & Dean (Research), Regional Institute of Education, Bhuaneswar-751 022

Tel: 94376 31590 (M) bnpanda38@hotmail.com

Prof. G.C. Nanda, Gen Secretary, AIAER & Dean, School of Social Sciences,  Dept. of Education,   Ravenshaw University, Cuttack-753 003 Tel: 94370 72440(M) gcnanda2005@yahoo.co.in

Dr. Laxmidhar Behera, Asso. Prof., Regional Institute of Education, Bhuaneswar-751 022

 Tel: 94377 64137 (M) behera17@yahoo.co.in

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Third International Conference on Social Science and Humanities

1st to 1st December 2017
Chennai, India

Website: http://socialscienceandhumanitiesconference.globalacademicresearchinstitute.com/main/ticssh
Contact person: Dr. Ramarathnam

Abstract submissions are now open for both Oral and Poster presentation covering conference Tracks but are not limited. Selected best papers are publishing on GARI Journals and All Papers will be publish in UGC approved International Journal in India

Organized by: GARI Conference
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 31st October 2017

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International Conference on Public Mental Health & Neurosciences (ICPMN-2017)

27th to 28th November 2017
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Website: http://www.sarvasumana.in/conference.html
Contact person: Padmashree Murthy

Yogic sciences in curing: Chronic low-back pain Osteoarthritis & rheumatoid arthritis Hormonal imbalance Digestive complications Urological disorders Pregnancy & other reproductive complications Anxiety and depression Mental health ailment

Organized by: Sarvasumana Association
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 7th October 2017

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