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PHILOSOPHY ACROSS BOUNDARIES

AUGUST 1-8, 2024 

XXVE CONGRÈS MONDIAL DE PHILOSOPHIE

LA PHILOSOPHIE AU-DELÀ DES FRONTIÈRES

XXV CONGRESSO MONDIALE DI FILOSOFIA

LA FILOSOFIA ATTRAVERSA I CONFINI 

XXV. WELTKONGRESS FÜR PHILOSOPHIE

PHILOSOPHIE ÜBER GRENZEN HINWEG

第二十五届世界哲学大会

跨越边界的哲学

XXV ВСЕМИРНЫЙ ФИЛОСОФСКИЙ КОНГРЕСС

ФИЛОСОФИЯ ВНЕ ГРАНИЦ

XXV CONGRESO MUNDIAL DE FILOSOFIA

LA FILOSOFÍA A TRAVÉS DE LOS LÍMITES 

المؤتمر العالمي الخامس والعشرون للفلسفة

عبر الحدود الفلسفة

 

Philosophy across Boundaries is the general theme of the 25th World Congress of Philosophy, that will be held in Rome, Italy, from August 1st to August 8th, 2024.

Under the joint responsibility of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies, the Italian Philosophical Society, and Sapienza University of Rome, the 25th World Congress intends to foster scholarly and public reflections on the future of our societies. By questioning human beings and their diverse ways of thinking, agency, and relationships, along with the social, economic, political, technological, and cultural destiny of our common world, it will:

  • Use philosophical reflections as a springboard for public discourses on urgent shared concerns, including inequalities, cultural and gender diversity, natural environment, justice, rights, and political transformations on a global scale
  • Enlarge the scope of philosophical debates to involve representatives of the sciences, economy, information, medicine and public health, technology, and public institutions.
  • Actively encourage and defend diversity in all forms by bringing together ideas, traditions, and people from all continents and regions.
  • Dismantle rigid cultural and disciplinary boundaries by focusing on the complex interconnectedness of human civilizations from antiquity to the present.

The 2024 Congress invites shared reflections and discussions on the models we would like our societies to be inspired by. It encourages large participation of students and young scholars from all continents and regions. It will provide a unique opportunity to present and share diverse philosophical concerns from all regions of the world. Finally, it is committed to pluralism and it aims at engaging reflectively and critically with the struggles of our time, addressing its main ethical, social, political, and spiritual concerns.

We intend to hold the whole Congress in presence.

The Congress will focus on five Spheres of Boundaries, each of which will include one Plenary Session and two Symposia. There will also be eighty-nine Sections for Contributed Papers, Endowed lectures, Special lectures, Round tables, Invited sessions, Society sessions, and Student sessions.

The Organizing Committee wishes the Congress to be preceded by preparatory events, meetings, conferences. To organize a cultural event under the auspices of the 25th World Congress of Philosophy, please send a request to secretariat@wcprome2024.com

SPHERES OF BOUNDARIES

PERSONAE

Plenary session   EMBODIMENTS
Symposia            women in the history of philosophy
                             artificial intelligence and other kinds of minds

TRANSITIONS     
Plenary session   VULNERABILITY AND KNOWLEDGE
Symposia              cross-cultural exchanges in the ancient world
translation, imagination, interdisciplinarity

JUSTICE 
Plenary session   CITIZENSHIP, CARE, AND SELF-DETERMINATION
Symposia              EPISTEMIC INJUSTICE, POWER, AND STRUGGLE
TRUST, TRUTH, AND KNOWLEDGE

EARTH
Plenary session   LIVING IN A SUSTAINABLE WORLD
Symposia              biodiversity and the environment
                              ethics and the living beings

INFINITY    
Plenary session   EMPTINESS AND EXPERIENCE
Symposia             beauty, glamour, and grace
temporality and agency

SECTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

  1. Aesthetics and Philosophies of Art
  2. African Philosophy
  3. Africana Philosophy
  4. Bioethics and Medical Ethics
  5. Buddhist Philosophy
  6. Chinese Philosophy
  7. Christian Philosophy
  8. Comparative, Intercultural,and Cross-Cultural Philosophy
  9. Confucian Philosophy
  10. Contemporary Philosophy
  11. Daoist Philosophy
  12. East Asian and South-East Asian Philosophies
  13. Economic Philosophy and Business Ethics
  14. Environmental Philosophy and Sustainability
  15. Ethics
  16. Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
  17. Experimental Philosophy
  18. Feminist Philosophy
  19. Game Theory
  20. Gender and Queer Philosophy
  21. Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Philosophy
  22. Hermeneutics
  23. History of Analytic Philosophy
  24. History of Philosophy
  25. Human Rights
  26. Indian Philosophies
  27. Intersectionality
  28. Islamic Philosophy
  29. Italian Philosophical Traditions
  30. Jewish Philosophy
  31. Latin-American Philosophy
  32. Logic and Philosophy of Logic
  33. Marxist Philosophy
  34. Medical Humanities and Philosophy of Medicine
  35. Medieval Philosophy
  36. Metaethics
  37. Metaphilosophy
  38. Metaphysics
  39. Moral Psychology
  40. Mystical Traditions in Philosophy
  41. Ontology
  42. Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  43. Philosophical Anthropology
  44. Philosophical Counseling and Practices
  45. Philosophical Issues about Race
  46. Philosophy, Film, and TV Series
  47. Philosophy and Literature
  48. Philosophy and Oral Traditions
  49. Philosophy and Popular Culture
  50. Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
  51. Philosophy of Action
  52. Philosophy of Aging
  53. Philosophy of Argumentation
  54. Philosophy of Birth
  55. Philosophy of Childhood
  56. Philosophy of Cognitive Neurosciences
  57. Philosophy of Culture
  58. Philosophy of Death
  59. Philosophy of Dwelling
  60. Philosophy of Education
  61. Philosophy of Food
  62. Philosophy of Globalization and Migrations
  63. Philosophy of History
  64. Philosophy of Indigenous Cultures
  65. Philosophy of Information and Digital Culture
  66. Philosophy of Language and Linguistics
  67. Philosophy of Law
  68. Philosophy of Liberation
  69. Philosophy of Mathematics
  70. Philosophy of Mind
  71. Philosophy of Music and the Performing Arts
  72. Philosophy of Physics
  73. Philosophy of Religion
  74. Philosophy of Science
  75. Philosophy of Sexuality
  76. Philosophy of Sport
  77. Philosophy of Technology
  78. Philosophy of the Human and Social Sciences
  79. Philosophy of the Life Sciences
  80. Philosophy of Values
  81. Philosophy with Children
  82. Political Philosophy
  83. Renaissance and Early Modern Philosophy
  84. Russian Philosophy
  85. Social Epistemology
  86. Social Philosophy
  87. Teaching Philosophy
  88. Theories of Knowledge and Epistemology
  89. Utopia

ENDOWED LECTURES

There will be at least seven endowed lectures:

The MAIMONIDES lecture, sponsored by FISP.

The IBN ROSHD lecture, sponsored by the Philosophical Society of Turkey.

The KIERKEGAARD lecture, sponsored by the Søren Kierkegaard Research Center, University of Copenhagen.

The DASAN lecture, sponsored by the Korean Philosophical Society.

The WANG YANGMING lecture, sponsored by Peking University.

The SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR lecture, sponsored by FISP Gender Committee.

The KANT lecture, sponsored by the Kant-Gesellschaft.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS 

Paper shall be submitted through the website of the Congress using the form soon available.

Only in exceptional circumstances papers can be submitted as an electronic version by attachment to an e-mail message addressed to the Italian Organizing Committee at submitpaper@wcprome2024.com.

Submissions should not exceed 1800 words (or 3000 characters for papers submitted in Chinese) and be accompanied by a max 200-word abstract (500 characters in Chinese), and max 5 keywords (in alphabetical order).

Submissions should clearly indicate the section for which the paper is intended and shall be written in one of the official languages of the Congress.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to accept or reject papers on the basis of scholarly quality. Only papers of a philosophical nature will be considered for inclusion in the program.

proposals for workshops and round tables
Proposals are invited for round tables and panels on specific topics. They should be sent to the following address: submitpaper@wcprome2024.com. Round tables would usually include speakers from at least three different countries and are subject to the approval of the Steering Committee of FISP. All panelists shall be registered for the Congress.

Specific panels may be considered as Invited Sessions upon proposals by Steering Committee members.

STUDENTS SESSIONS 
The Steering Committee of FISP, the Italian Organizing Committee, and the International Programme Committee are encouraging the participation of students by inviting proposals for student sessions, panels, and workshops. Student sessions and panels will be chaired by senior philosophers from all continents. To submit proposals, please email secretariat@wcprome2024.com.

SESSIONS OF MEMBER SOCIETIES OF FISP 
Member societies of FISP that wish to hold meetings during the Congress are kindly requested to apply to the President of FISP no later than February 1st, 2024. The number of sessions organized by each member society may be subject to limitations.

IMPORTANT DATES 
November 1st, 2023 is the deadline for submitting contributed papers and for proposals for round tables, workshops, and student sessions. Papers and proposals received after this deadline, but before February 1st, 2024, may be accepted depending on availability.

REGISTRATION
€ 200 for early registration prior to October 1st, 2023.
€ 225 for registration until January 31st, 2024.
€ 250 for registration from February 1st, 2024.
€ 100 for accompanying persons
€ 50 for students

For details about registration and the cancellation policy, see the website 

Info: wcp2024registration@thetriumph.com

ACCOMODATION, TRAVEL, AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS

Accommodation, travel info, and social programs will be announced later.

INTERNATIONAL PHILOSOPHY BOOK FAIR 

An International Philosophy Book fair will take place during the Congress. Further information and conditions for publishers to apply will be announced later.

For further information and assistance, please contact:

wcp2024@thetriumph.com                for general questions about accommodation

wcp2024booking@thetriumph.com     for hotel booking

+39 06 8604360

Italian Organizing Committee

25th World Congress of Philosophy

c/o Società Filosofica Italiana

Via Carlo Fea 2 00161 Roma italy