The European Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2015
Thistle Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Monday, July 6, 2015 - Wednesday, July 8, 2015 (All Day)
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015
Registration Deadline for Presenters: June 1, 2015
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This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in ethics, religion and philosophy. As with IAFOR’s other events, ECERP2015 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
The Second European Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy will again be held alongside The European Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences. Registration for any one of these conferences will allow participants to attend sessions in the others.
ECERP2015 Conference Theme: “Power”
Power, used or abused, conceptually brings together several central philosophical questions of ethics and religion. What is power? What conditions make its exercise legitimate? How is illegitimate use to be defined? Is power itself, as some have claimed, neutral? Can its exercise ever be neutral? Can there be an unconscious use or abuse of power? If so, how does it function?
This selection of problems and themes call for perpetual reflection, and we are confident that this theme will excite a number of new research avenues, and we look forward to this being an intellectually stimulating, enlightening and “powerful” event.
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ECERP2015 Conference Chair
The Reverend Professor Stuart D. B. Picken
ECERP2015 Conference Chair and Featured Speaker
Order of the Sacred Treasure, M.A. (Hons), B.D., Ph.D. (Glasgow), F.R.A.S.
IAFOR International Advisory Board Chair
Professor Picken is the Chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board. The author of a dozen books and over 130 articles and papers, he is considered one of the foremost scholars on Japan, China, and Globalization in East Asia.
As an academic, Professor Picken has devoted more than 30 years to scholarship in Japan, notably as a Professor of Philosophy at the International Christian University in Tokyo, where he specialized in ethics and Japanese thought, and as International Adviser to the High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine (Mie prefecture). He has also served as a consultant to various businesses, including Jun Ashida Ltd., Mitsui Mining & Smelting Corp., Kobe Steel, and Japan Air Lines.
In November 2008, the Government of Japan awarded Professor Picken the Order of the Sacred Treasure for his pioneering research, and outstanding contribution to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and the UK. The honour is normally reserved for Japanese citizens and is a mark of the utmost respect in which Professor Picken is held by the Japanese Government. More recently, in 2012 he was invited to London to attend a reception at the Japanese Embassy, hosted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko as an expression of their gratitude towards Britons who had helped support Japan after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Professor Picken helped organize fundraising efforts through both the Japan Society of Scotland, of which he is the chair, in the UK, and IAFOR in Japan.
As Chairman of the IAB, Professor Picken is responsible for the academic affairs and direction of the organization. He is also responsible for the development of the IAFOR Research Institutes.
Although now resident in Scotland, Professor Picken maintains his interests in Japan, as Chair of the Japan Society of Scotland, and through the IAFOR IAB. He is also the Chairman of the Academic Board of New College, Birmingham. He lives near Glasgow with his wife and two children.
IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
The IAFOR Journal of Ethics, Religion and Philosophy is an editorially independent journal associated with ECERP. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. Articles may also be submitted directly by contacting the appropriate editor. These open access journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.
If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.
Eye Magazine is the International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.
IAFOR University & Institutional Partners
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