Submissions

How to submit?

Please submit a 500-word abstract of your paper (in PDF format) by March 31. Submissions will be handled through the online form, which will be available from March 1. The link to the form will be included on our website. 
Please, follow our Facebook profile (Christian Philosophy Conference), and Twitter (@christianphilo4) to be in touch. 
Each accepted presentation should not exceed a 20-minute time slot. There will be maximum 20 mins for a talk, and minimum 10 mins for a discussion afterwards.

Publication

After the conference we plan to publish a special issue in a philosophical journal with the articles based on the conference speeches. The speakers are encouraged to prepare a paper (up to 15,000 words) and submit it by December 31. Each article goes through the process of double-blind peer review. Forum Philosophicum and Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, international journals for philosophy, have already agreed to publish a special issue in 2021 including the materials from the conference, though we are also open to the collaboration with other journals. See the journal’s website: https://forumphilosophicum.ignatianum.edu.pl.

Fees

170 EUR (Students 140 EUR)

Fees include:
– participation in the conference
– conference materials
– coffee breaks
– publication in the international journal (if accepted in peer review)
Fees do not include meals. Participation with three lunches and banquet (on Wednesday) costs additionally 80 EUR.

Deadlines

Submission of Proposals: March 1 —  April 20, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: May 18, 2020
Registration Deadline: June 30, 2020
Conference Dates: September 22–24, 2020
Paper Deadline: December 31, 2020

Description of the conference profile

The conference is addressed to the representatives of Christian Philosophy, and researchers who are inspired by it. Two thousand years ago, when Christianity encountered Greek and Roman philosophy, Christian thought was born. This encounter, as John Paul II noticed (Fides et ratio, IV.38), was “neither straight-forward nor immediate”. It was also based on the presupposition that synthesis of faith and reason is not only possible, more so, necessary. Many contemporary thinkers, even if they not declare themselves as Christians or religious believers, who examine philosophical problems and search the truth, seem to be open to this mystery, which is experienced by faith.

In our Academy, Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow, we develop Christian Philosophy since 1867—that is to say, we participate in long and rich tradition of philosophizing. This tradition will be continued and developed, if only Christian Philosophy will be able to respond to contemporary philosophical, ethical and social problems. During the conference, we will also present the results of four-year research project, funded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, which conducted by our colleagues.

  • What is a Christian Philosophy?
  • Methods of practicing Christian Philosophy
  • Faith & Reason – how this relationship was understood throughout the ages and how should we understand it today?
  • Interaction of Christian Philosophy with different paradigms of philosophy and religions
  • Great Christian Philosophers
  • Can Christianity provide a creative inspiration to solve the problems of philosophy?