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24th Conference of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion – Human Nature and Religion

September 5 - September 7

€40 – €80

ESPR Conference 2024 will focus on the theme of “human nature” from the perspective of the philosophy of religion and theology.

Although the notion of human nature may be questioned from different perspectives and even rejected (for example, from the perspective of evolutionary biology, cultural anthropology, and moral relativism), it continues to play a significant role in philosophical reflection.

On the one hand, “human nature” has a descriptive meaning, indicating how the human being is made, the set of physical, biological, and cognitive components distinguishing human beings from other living and non-living entities and making them unique.

On the other hand, “human nature” has a prescriptive meaning, indicating the set of attitudes, abilities, and actions that make human beings rich in value and human life rich in meaning. In this sense, the notion of human nature still seems ethically relevant, especially today when technology can produce radical transformations in human beings.

SPR Conference 2024 invites papers that explore those issues within any of the following sub-themes:

Sub-theme 1: Metaphysical and Epistemological Issues
Sub-theme 2: Human Nature, Human Destiny, and Transhumanism
Sub-theme 3: Human Nature and Religious Diversity
Sub-theme 4: Ethical and Political Issues

For detailed information (program, registration, accommodation, etc.) see the conference website: https://event.unitn.it/espr24/

Call for papers: Flyer


September 5
September 7
€40 – €80


European Society for Philosophy of Religion


University of Trento, Department of Philosophy and Literature
via Tommaso Gar 14
Trento, 38122 Italy
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