Unfortunately, this congress has been cancelled
We are sorry to inform you that we have to cancel the 3rd international IAPA congress on “the Socially Responsible Person” on 2 and 3 April in Amsterdam due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
On the 15th of March 2020, the Dutch government announced measures which will keep the universities in the Netherlands closed till at least the 6th of April. This means it will be physically impossible for us to host the conference at Amsterdam University College. Many speakers were already suffering from travel restrictions, so a cancellation is clearly the only option.
We thank you for your understanding and hope to be able to meet you in the not-too-distant future. Below you can still find details of the conference as it was planned. We hope to be able to organize it at a later time.
The International Association for Philosophical Anthropology and Amsterdam University College, present an International Congress on the Socially Responsible Person, which will take place April 2nd and 3rd 2020 at Amsterdam University College. We acknowledge the collaboration of the Austral University (Argentina).
Social Responsibility is a widely shared value in western culture, and has a real impact in corporate as well as personal life. It is interesting to reflect on how such a value relates to the human person. In this conference we will try to do so from various angles, ranging from theoretical (philosophical anthropology) to very practical (society and business).
A social issue that affects many students in current-day universities, but also in society as a whole, is that of unstable mental health. We are faced with a mental healthcare crisis that society struggles to respond to. In the coming decades, possibly the most important challenge for social responsibility will be how to deal with mental illness. On our first conference day we will tackle this question both from a theoretical and a practical angle.
A second emerging challenge for social responsibility is depersonalization in working life, economics, and commercial relationships. Our second conference day will try to establish a dialogue between philosophers, students, and people in different types of enterprises on this actual topic.
The International Association for Philosophical Anthropology, seeks to gather scholars from throughout the world to explore the implications of Philosophical Anthropology and Ethics in the varied fields of Human Action, Culture, and History. The many philosophers who have approached the field of Philosophical Anthropology include Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Scheler, Mauss, von Hildebrand, Arendt, Derrida, Ricoeur, etc.. We have a special interest in exploring contemporary philosophers who offer a rich view of the human person in an interdisciplinary setting, like for instance Leonardo Polo.
The IIIrd International Congress will take place on Thursday, April 2nd and Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at Amsterdam University College (Science Park 113, 1054 EZ Amsterdam).
Each day of the Congress will be divided into two sessions: a morning session with two main speakers and an afternoon session for presentation of papers in parallel sessions, round table discussions and a workshop.
Abstract Submission is now closed.
The conference fee for both days is €90 for academics and other professionals and €30 for students. Single day tickets are also available for half the price.
Because this is an AUC-sponsored event, AUC students and staff get free admittance, but do need to register.
Resources for Papers and Presentations
Resources and preliminary translations of some of Polo's works into English are available at http://www.leonardopoloinstitute.org/resources.html
Day 1: The Socially Responsible Person and Mental Health
Prof. José Ignacio Murillo,
full professor of philosophy, University of Navarre
Minke den Heijer,
Orthopedagoog, IMH-specialist DAIMH, founder of BabyKennis.
Student-led workshop on Mental Health at University College.
Day 2: The Socially Responsible Person in Business
Prof. Govert Buijs,
F.J.D. Goldschmeding Chair ‘Economics in relation to Civil Society’ and special chair ‘Political philosophy and and weltanschauung’ for the Dr. Abraham Kuyperfonds.
Dr. German Scalzo,
professor of Business Ethics at the Panamericana University (Mexico) and a member of the
Mexican National Research Institute.
Dr. Alberto I. Vargas
Director of the Philosophical Anthropology Department,
Anahuac University, Mexico
"Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology”
Round-table on “The Socially Responsible Person” with representatives from various enterprises. Organized by the AUC Student Entrepeneurship Community