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>Dr Rob Fisher wrote:
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>>  4th Global Conference:
>>  Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness Conference
>>  21st to 26th March 2003
>>  Anglo-American College, Prague, Czech Republic
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>>  CALL FOR PAPERS
>>  (Please cross-post where appropriate)
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>>  This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference
>>  seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil
>>  and human wickedness. Perspectives are sought from
>>  those engaged in the fields of anthropology, criminology,
>>  cultural studies, legal studies, literature, philosophy,
>>  psychology, sociology, and theology.  Perspectives are
>>  sought from those working in the caring professions,
>>  the media, prison services, politics, psychiatry and other
>>  work-related and vocational areas.
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>>  Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are
>>  invited on issues related to any of the following themes:
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>>  * the concept and language of 'evil' and 'wickedness'
>>  * the nature and sources of evil and human wickedness
>>  * moral intuitions about dreadful crimes
>>  * psychopathic behaviour - mad or bad?
>>  * choice, responsibility, and diminished responsibility
>>  * social and cultural reactions to evil and human
>>  wickedness
>>  * the portrayal of evil and human wickedness in the media
>>  and popular culture
>>  * suffering in literature and film
>>  * individual acts of evil, group violence, holocaust and
>>  genocide; obligations of bystanders
>>  * terrorism, war, ethnic cleansing; the evils of terrorism,
>>  fear of terrorism, international relations especially with
>>  regard to the modern nation state, superpower
>>  interventionist strategies, post-war reorganisation
>>  following the evils of war
>>  * the search for meaning and sense in evil and human
>>  wickedness
>>  * the nature and tasks of theodicy
>>  * religious understandings of evil and human wickedness
>>  * postmodern approaches to evil and human wickedness
>>  * ecocriticism, evil and suffering
>>  * evil and the use/abuse of technology; evil in cyberspace
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>>  Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word
>>  abstracts should be submitted by Friday 13th December
>>  2002. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full
>>  draft paper should be submitted by Friday 14th February
>>  2003.
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>>  The conference is part of a larger series of ongoing
>>  conferences, run under the general banner 'At the
>>  Interface'. It aims to bring together people from different
>>  areas and interests to share ideas and explore various
>>  discussions which are innovative and exciting.
>>
>>  Following the first 'Perspectives on Evil and Human
>>  Wickedness' conference, an e-mail discussion group was
>  > created and an ISSN e-journal launched supporting the
>  > work and research of the conference series.
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>  > Five themed volumes have and are in the process of
>>  being published; selected papers accepted for and
>>  presented at this conference will also be published in
>>  themed volumes. In addition, all papers accepted for and
>>  presented at the conference will appear in an ISBN
>>  eBook. For further details and information, please contact:
>>  Dr Rob Fisher -
>>  [log in to unmask]
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>>  or see the conference website at -
>>  www.wickedness.net/pehw4.htm
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>>  Dr Rob Fisher
>>  Wickedness.Net
>>  http://www.wickedness.net
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