Lviv Conference 2016

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 Invitation to an International Conference 

The Philosophy of  Dialogue  and Understanding in the Construction of the European and World Communities

June 22-24, 2016                                                    Lviv, Ukraine




Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine,

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Institute of Philosophy of NAS of Ukraine,

T. Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Special Education Academy, Warsaw, Poland.

Philosophical Foundation of Ukraine




Conference Program



Areas for discussion:

  • Creating understanding – engaging through philosophy;

  • Logical and metaphysical search for dialogue in Philosophy of Lviv-Warsaw school;

  • philosophical understanding the crisis and transformation processes;

  • crises in spirituality and culture and ways of their overcoming;

  • interaction of identity and cultural diversity in an era of globalization;

  • prerequisites for dialogue in the information society;

  • communicative, discursive and situational truths of dialogue;

  • semiotic factors of communication, dialogue and social reality;

  • political transformations and alterations in the public thinking in the context of globalization;

  • changes in thinking on an individual, group and social levels in contemporary societies;

  • challenges to Ukrainian philosophy and the changes in thinking in the context of European area; 

  • challenges to Polish philosophy and the changes in thinking;

  • dialogue development among national identities in Europe and problem of nationalism and xenophobia in contemporary world;

  • social phobias and new forms of discrimination;

  • value alterations in contemporary society towards tolerance and empathy;

  • freedom and responsibility as values of mutual understanding;

  • modern religious identity and secularism;

  • the problem of embodied mind in the light of contemporary neuroscience;

  • building positive excitement – the importance of emotion;

  • parrhezia as a factor of development and the transfiguration of subjectivity;

  • bioethics as a philosophical perspective;

  • development of democratic institutions and promotion of civil society;

  • development of civic education and related cultural issues;

  • intercultural dialogue in the multicultural social space;



We ask proposals and abstracts (up to 5000 characters or 790 words) for the conference to submit before 1 April 2016. Abstracts should be edited and ready to print in the book, which will be released before the conference. Text of report or speech (up to 15,000 characters or 2,400 words) to submit during participation in the conference.


Scientific Conference Drafting Committee reserves the right to select abstracts and texts, whereby personal invitation to attend the conference will be sent.


Please send the abstract and a brief C.V. to Professor Anatolij Karas[] and Full papers (for which in order to promote in-depth investigation there is no upper page limit) will be published by the RVP.


The conference will be held in the form of successive sessions, panels and discussions under the thematic submitted proposals. Speech at the session - 20 min., The panel - 15 min. and participation in discussions - up to 5 minutes.


Conference languages: Ukrainian, Polish and English.



There is no registration fee. All travel and hotel expenses will be covered by participants (or their institutions).



Anatolij Karas

The Department of Philosophy

Ivan Franko University

Lviv, Ukraine




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