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Conference Report: BPF International Confererence 2015

Ask a Silly Question Part II: Nil Unum Ad Ignorantiam

Ask a Silly Question Part I: Ignorantia Quidem Philosophiam Loquax

Intentions and Extentions

‘Modern Ontological Personalism’ and personal relations.

Report on the 12th International Conference on Persons, Lund, August, 2013.

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14th International Conference on Persons

Will be held  on May 24th-27th 2017 at the University of Calabria, Rende, Italy

For more details, and the Call for Papers, go to the Conference website

Rende can be reached by flights to Lamezia Terme Airport, by bus  to Lameza Centrale railway station, and then train to Castiglione Castiglione via Paola, and by bus to Rende

Cheapest flights  are by AirItalia from Heathrow with overnight stop at Rome


By flights direct to Naples and then  by fast train to Paola, and then local train to Cosenza and bus to Rende

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Our Conference on ‘Philosophies of the Person: New Horizons and Perspectives’ at York in June was very successful, and we have been approached  by a publisher about publisher at least some of the papers in book form.

We are likely to hold a conference or workshop in 2017. Details will be fixed at our next Committee Meeting in late September, and posted here.

John Macmurray Fellowship

Seminar: ‘Macmurray, Fear and Reciprocity’

Oct. 15th, 2016, at York St John University, York

For further details go to the JMF website