12th International Congress of Spanish Society of Philosophical Anthropology

Pathologies of existence: anthropological and philosophical approaches

University of Zaragoza – Spain. Faculty of Filosofía y Letras. Campus de San Francisco, September 28-30, 2016

Call for papers Deadline: May 1st, 2016 Extended Deadline: 8 May 2016 Deadline for registration is 3rd June 2016

A surcharge of 50% will be imposed on applications received after this date

The Consolidate Research Group HERAF -Hermeneutics and Phenomenological Anthropology H69- of University of Saragozza organizes the XII edition of the Spanish Society of Philosophical Anthropology (SHAF), which gathers together different thematic fields. The congress will take place from September 28th to 30th at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Campus de San Francisco, University of Saragozza, Spain.

With the title
Pathologies of existence: anthropological and philosophical approaches we invite scholars, Phd students and graduate students to conceive talks that crosses the broad horizon between sanity and illness, as well as concepts such pathos, on which all the human existence is grounded, moods, emotions and feelings. Thinking to human passions as different ways of being open to the others, of meeting the others and getting involved into human relationships, can help in understanding ourselves and our being in the world and being with the others. With the expression existence we encourage presentations that transcend the dualistic approach typical of Cartesian philosophy and that have characterised different philosophical and anthropological approaches in the last century. We would like to invite all the participants to think to the origins of our philosophical and hermeneutical tradition, focusing on a concept of human that can inaugurate a rich and important dialogue with other fields of research, such as phenomenology, psycho(patho)logy, philosophy of culture, medical anthropology, cultural anthropology, just to mention a few of them, trying to address one of the tasks of our age: giving philosophical tools to understand properly the complexity and the problematic of our time in the frame of an interdisciplinary approach.

Abstracts must have a length between 200 and 1000 words, and must have 6 keywords. Accepted languages are Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Italian and German. Presentations may be in Word or Notepad formats, divided into two sheets with the following information:

  1. One sheet: a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address

  2. One sheet: a) title of proposal, b) body of proposal, c) up to 6 keywords

Abstracts should be submitted within May 1st to the following address: shaf2016@unizar.es