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International Conference LIMITS – BORDERS – BOUNDARIES
August 2 @ 18:00 - August 8 @ 12:00 CEST
PHILOSOPHICAL, POLITICAL and CULTURAL ASPECTS
Conference for citizens, practitioners of philosophy and politics, social activists and institutional bearers of responsibility.
Conference languages: German and English
The topic of ‘borders’ is acute in recent times, because large groups of refugees from the political, social and economic conflict areas of our world are trying to overcome the seas, walls and fences to get to wealthy and democratic countries. But in almost all areas of life and society boundaries play a central role.
The “Philosophisch-Politische Akademie” (PPA), the “Society for the Furtherance of Critical Philosophy” (SFCP) and the “Gesellschaft für Sokratisches Philosophieren” (GSP), cooperating with their media partner “Philosophiemagazin“, have established their task to make a contribution to the best possible extensive and rational elucidation of the topic “Limits-Borders-Boundaries”. Within the scope of the three parts of the conference participants have opportunities to communicate in many ways and from different angles about the range of meaning and significance of the topic.
PART A – SOCRATIC DIALOGUES
2 – 4.08.2019
In Socratic Dialogues of 8 to 10 participants we try to discuss the topic of borders, boundaries and limits from various viewpoints. Previous philosophical knowledge is not required, since the discussions develop from concrete experiences of the participants. Enrolment here.
25th ANNIVERSARY OF GSP AND AWARD CEREMONY
Saturday, 3rd of August 2019, 19:30
It includes the award ceremony for the Essay Competition on philosophical aspects of the Socratic Dialogue http://philosophisch-politische-akademie.de/essay .
PART B – LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
4 – 7.08.2019
In the integral part B of the conference the different philosophical, political and cultural aspects of the problematic topic of borders, boundaries and limits will be looked at from different angles. As a frame for discussion we have selected three subject areas .
PHILOSOPHY- DIALOGUE – EDUCATION -POLITICS – SOCIETY – CIVILIZATION – EXISTENCE – CULTURE
We want to discuss these subject areas in lectures and workshops that are as open as possible, offer ways of interactive participation and address the controversial positions in a clear and constructive manner.
The full description of the conference and of the subject areas, as well as the conditions of participation and contributing, you can download here [IC-2019-D.pdf] .
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
There are no restrictions to participation in Parts A and B of the conference. If you seized the opportunity for a “conversation among friends”, as Socrates did in the market place of Athens or as Plato did in his Academy, we as the planning team of the conference would be very pleased.
You sign up for each part of the conference independently. Please register using the registration form ENROLMENT-IC-2019.DOC . This form also contains references to participation fees and to discounts for those on low incomes.
Deadline: 31.05.2019. (10% early bird discount on registration by 15 March 2019)
CONDITIONS OF CONTRIBUTION
Use the form APPLICATION-IC-2019-PART-B.doc to tell us about your ideas.
PART C – 7th INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM: DIALOGICAL PRACTICE AND DIALOGICAL PHILOSOPHISING.
7 – 8.08.2019
The International Colloquium ‘Dialogical Practice and Dialogical Philosophising’ takes place once a year, every time in a different European country (last year in Cambridge, UK). It brings philosophical and dialogical practitioners together to engage in an exchange about their approaches and methods. Interested participants, who are active in this field, can already contact us to enquire about the conditions of participation.