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One-Day National Seminar on â??Aristotle and the Good Lifeâ?? 29th March 2017

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on March 7, 2017 at 8:25 AM

One-Day National Seminar on

 

“Aristotle and the Good Life”

 

29th March 2017

 

Sponsored by ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, Chandigarh

 

Organisers: Department of Philosophy and Post Graduate Department of Public Administration, Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh

 

Introduction

 

UNESCO has declared 2016 the Aristotle Anniversary Year to mark the philosopher’s 2,400th birthday. The 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference held in Paris, was declared Jubilee year 2016 year of Aristotle. Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato’s teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle’s writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics. In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle argues that what we seek is eudaimonia, a term translated in this reading as “happiness.” Eudaimonia is better expressed as “well-being” or “excellence of performing the proper function.” When Aristotle explains human virtue, he is not discussing what we now refer to as (Victorian) virtue. He is clarifying the peculiar excellence of human beings in the same manner as we often speak of the peculiar excellence attributable to the nature of a thing. For example, a tool is useful in virtue of the fact that it performs its function well. Aristotle’s purpose in the Nicomachean Ethics is not just to explain the philosophy of the excellence for human beings but also to demonstrate specifically how human beings can lead lives of excellence as activity in accordance with practical and theoretical reason. Mankind will commemorate the anniversary of the famous philosopher activities worldwide. In this continuation, the Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh proposed one-day seminar on this great philosopher.

 

Sub-themes:

 

The following sub-themes are selected for paper presentation for the seminar:

 

Aristotle’s Idea of Good Life

Aristotle’s Idea of Happiness

The Highest Human Good

Aristotle’s Notion of Virtues

Aristotle’s Ideas of Justice

Intellectual Virtues and Ethical Virtues

Aristotle’s The Concept of Golden Mean

Aristotle’s Concept of Pleasure

Aristotle on Friendship

Relation of Ethics and Politics

Relation of Ethics and Society

Educational Implications of Aristotle’s Ethics

Relation between Reason and the Virtues

Practical applications of Aristotle’s ethics

Aristotle and Modern Ethical Thoughts

Any other relevant theme.

Call for Papers:

 

Research papers are invited from faculty members and research scholars on the thrust area of the seminar with an abstract of 200 words and full paper about 2500-3000 words by post or email to philgcg11chd@gmail.com latest by 25th March, 2017.

 

Organizing Committee:

 

Patron: Prof. Anita Kaushal, Principal, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh

 

Convener: Ms. Shashi Joshi, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Co-ordinator: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Advisory Committee:

 

Dr. Indu Kalia, Head & Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. Pundrik Ojha, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Mr. Ajay Kumar Sharma, Associate Professor, Deptt. of P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. S.K. Singh, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. Cheena Gambhir, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. Anoop Singh Kataria, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. Ritesh Nagpal, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Address for Correspondence:

 

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy,

 

Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh-160011,

 

Mobile No. 08288883993, E-mail: philgcg11chd@gmail.com

 

Web Link: https://aristotle2400.wordpress.com/2017/02/11/one-day-national-seminar-on-aristotle-and-the-good-life/

 

 

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