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Future Generations: Responses and Responsibilities

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Place : India, Chennai

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Contact Person:Robin S.Seelan

Description:

Future Generations, referring to generations to come in the future, will carry the impact of the current generations. This leads us to think that we have a moral responsibility for the future, also known as intergenerational ethics. This concept of future generations is part of the definition of sustainable development too. “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland Commission of the United Nations, 1987). In this context, we bring to light triple challenges: challenges of accountability, fairness, and dignified living. And these challenges arise from modernity, technology, and corporate exploitation. The end is the lack of ethical sensitivity towards the other, especially to the future generations. Two questions arise, in this context: a) Are we responsible for the future or do we owe anything to the future? b) if we are not responsible, then who and how will the future survive? What are we leaving for the future? The aim of this seminar is to bring together researchers interested in contributing their understanding, responding to the questions raised above. The scope of this seminar is as broad as possible, both from academic and non-academic perspectives. Some of the possible sub themes that could emerge either from the following list or from any other related theme: Social issues with futuristic implications: fundamentalism, nationalism, terrorism, materialism, migration and refugees, poverty, etc. Structures that create impacts: religions, governance, policies and politics, culture, tradition, etc. Philosophies that influence world views: capitalism, socialism, hedonism, communitarianism, ethics of care, individual rationalism, etc. Academic related studies: fields of philosophy, religion, psychology, anthropology, economics, sociology, gender studies, ethics, business, environmental science, literature and linguistics, future studies, political science, law, folk studies, sociology, social work, other social sciences, etc.

Deadline for abstracts/proposals : 1st October 2018

Organized By :Satya Nilayam

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Venue :Sacred Heart College. Satya Nilayam, LB Road, Bharathi Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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