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14th International Conference on Persons

Will be held in 2017 at the University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy

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York St. John’s University

21st  to 23rd June , 2016

Registrations; June 21st 11am-12.30 pm; Sessions start at 12.30 pm

Closure: June 13rd  3:30 pm

Philosophies of the Person: New Horizons and Perspectives

We have 23 speakers for the Conference.


The Programme, will be posted here soon.

Registrations and bookings for rooms and breakfasts and the Conference Dinner on Weds. 22nd June, at a restaurant, are now available at:

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for all UK payments by cheque and post

NB 1. All rooms are single ones and are not en suite.

2. Details of local cafés and restaurants for all lunches and dinner on Tues. 21st June are available at Where to Eat.

For information about York St John’s and how to get there, go to

NB:Those coming by car must contact Simon Smith to reserve a parking place.

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