|News & Events > Archive > Call for Papers: "Conversations III: Aspects of Freedom"|
(cross-posted from H-Afro-Am 05/15/07)
University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Barbados, West Indies
9-10 August 2007
Due to various requests from potential contributors it has been agreed to extend the deadline for abstracts until May 31st. The theme in the third of our series of philosophical conversations will be focused on aspects of freedom, an area chosen in recognition of the 200th anniversary in 2007 of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire. On this occasion we are particularly interested in contributions that explore the nature and value of freedom, both personal and political, the grounds for the rejection of slavery and similar conditions, and the tensions that our ordinary commitments and values relating to freedom face when confronted by the results or assumptions of scientific enquiry.
Abstracts (300-500 words) due: May 31, 2007
Completed papers due: June 22, 2007 (this date has been brought forward to allow papers to be posted to the Website in good time).
Limits: Each presenter will be allotted 20 minutes to place the main ideas of his or her contribution.
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