Conference: Living in Time

April 10th-11th, 2015, University College Dublin Humanities Institute, Dublin, Ireland. 

International Graduate Student Conference Co-Hosted by University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin.
Keynote Speaker: Dr Felix Ó Murchadha (Senior Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway)

This conference aims to explore and explain the philosophical implications of our living relationship with the concept of time broadly construed. The organisers invite abstracts of 500 words (deadline 15 December) for well researched and written papers by post-graduate students that offer insights into any aspect of the phenomenon of time and how it is experienced by the subject. This includes, but is not limited to topics such as:

—The nature of our living relationship with time
—Our experience of time
—The phenomenology of time
—The temporal dimension to action
—Is time internal or external to the subject?
—Is time necessary for our experiences?
—Is time objective or subjective?
—The reality of and our knowledge of the past
—How does death structure our life?
—Is posthumous harm possible?
—The coherence of immortality.
—Personal identity across time.
—The nature of birth and death as the limits of our experience of time.
— How do we deal with human finitude?
—Concepts that essentially refer to the past: e.g. remorse, grief, responsibility
—The hermeneutics of time? How does time feel and how do we interpret time? Do we experience time differently in different phases of our lives (i.e. childhood, youth, and old age)?
—What can the philosophy of history contribute to a discussion about living in time (if it can contribute at all)?

Abstracts for papers relating to any of the above topics or any other facet of our theme of ‘Living in Time’ are welcomed. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words in length (those in excess of the word limit will not be considered) and prepared for blind review. Please include your name, affiliation and contact details in the body of your email. Abstracts should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format only to David Markwell at by midnight (GMT) on 15 December 2014, with the subject line ‘Living in Time.’
Decisions on submissions will be made and communicated no later than 5 January 2015. Papers selected for presentation at the conference should be between 3,000-4,000 words to be presented in approximately thirty minutes with an additional fifteen minutes after the paper for questions and discussion.

For enquiries and/or further details, please feel free to contact the conference organiser David Markwell at


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