All interested scholars are invited to contribute to the program of the inaugural conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Death and Dying. The conference will be held 20-22 November 2014 on the campus of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (east of Los Angeles, California).
Abstracts of 500-750 words should address philosophical questions related to death and dying, including but not limited to:
• the metaphysics of death, including personal identity, criteria for declaring death, etc.
• the possibility and/or desirability of immortality
• death as a harm or benefit
• death and life’s meaning
• reactions to death and dying (e.g., grief, ars moriendi and the ‘good death’)
• philosophical implications of death-related technologies (e.g., life extension, cryonics)
• ethical controversies related to death (suicide, organ donation, etc.)
• clinical and biomedical issues related to death and dying
Amy Olberding, University of Oklahoma
John Martin Fischer, University of California- Riverside
Abstracts from scholars outside philosophy are welcome so long as they engage such philosophical issues. Abstracts are welcome from analytic, Continental, and other historical traditions. Abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadine for abstract submission: 31 March 2014.