Conference: November 13-15 2012 in Salzburg, Austria

Deadline for Proposals: May 4, 2012

Call for Papers:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference
seeks to explore if, or to what extent, meaning
can be found in suffering. During the course of
living our lives, we are invariably forced to stop
and question why we suffer – be it through
illness, pain, loss, grief or the multitude of
distressing circumstances which we encounter.
Problems arise in a variety of contexts and due to
a bewildering variety of conditions. And because
our lives are constant streams of experience, the
nature of suffering and consequently the 'meaning'
of such suffering continually varies and changes.

The conference aims to raise and assess a variety
of questions related to the nature of suffering,
the origins of suffering, the 'meaning' of
suffering, explanations for suffering and
responding to suffering. Papers, workshops,
presentations and pre-formed panels are invited.

Papers will be considered on any related theme.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
4th May 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the
conference, a full draft paper should be submitted
by Friday 3rd August 2012.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to the
Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word,
WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d)
title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to
10 keywords
E-mails should be entitled: Suffering3 Abstract Submission

Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned
for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts
will be included in this publication.

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