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Integrationism and Humanism
Oberaegeri, Central Switzerland, June 23-26, 2014
Philosophically, integrationism is a form of existentialism. More exactly, it is a form of humanism in the Sartrian sense.
(Roy Harris, 2013)
This conference explored the (present-day) concept of humanism and its concomitant models of 'the human' from an integrational perspective.
The conference sought to propose answers to the following questions (among others):
- Is integrationism a form of humanism?
- How does it differ from other (current) humanistic accounts?
- How 'human-friendly' is integrationism?
- What do integrationists have to say about human creativity, human reason, human authenticity, freedom (of speech), or the idea of science as a guarantor of a more humane society?
- What kind of ethics does integrationism promote?
- What role are the Humanities to play in the future, according to integrationists?
Paper topics of particular interest for this conference are hence the following:
- Humanism and anti-humanism
- Liberal Arts curricula
- Critical thinking
- Science and pseudo-science
- Science and/vs. religion
- The pedagogy of the Language Myth
- Human flourishing
- The question of 'reality'
- Human rationality
- Demythologising the human mind
- Teaching integrationism and integrational linguistics
- Integrationism as therapeutic philosophy
- Neurosciences and determinism
- Human agency
- Signs and ownership
- Linguistics and the Language Myth
Conference organizer: Dr Adrian Pablé (Secretary IAISLC)