International Conference

«Theoretical and Applied Ethics: Traditions and Prospects - 2021. Ethics as Research and Profession»
XIII International Conference. Saint-Petersburg University, Russia November 18-20, 2021

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The mission of the conference is the historical analysis of ethical categories as well as the research of the most important moral phenomena of present-day society and current issues of practical philosophy and applied ethics. In 2021, we turn to a difficult issue what is the place and role of ethics at the beginning of the XXI century: - Whether so-called "classical" ethics has lost its relevance? - Could we enounce that the dramatic changes in the status and role of ethical thought have taken place at the turn of the centuries? - What is applied ethics? - Whether morality is squeezed out the public life? - If the professional study of ethics is necessary or possible? It is clear that the new moral questions have emerged in today’s context (e.g. ethics of artificial intelligence). However, some old problems grow worse, as the problem violence, discrimination etc. We find it challenging to detect the frame for the ethical discourse to be used in solving abovementioned problems both in the public space and in professional activity.

The tradition of running international ethical conferences at Saint-Petersburg University began in 2007. The permanent team was built in the previous years and it allows implementing the scientific and publishing partnership. We invite BA, MA and PhD to participate in young scientists’ workshops. The conference has wide spread geography: Russia (Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Murmansk etc.) Lithuania, Finland, Spain, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy, France, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Japan, Iran and Kuwait.

The conference is held both in person and online.

Conference languages: Russian, English

The proceedings of the conference with ISSN are indexed in Russian Science Citation Index (РИНЦ).

The thematic areas of the conference:
1. Current comprehension of classical moral question
2. Logic and argumentation in morality
3. Applied ethics and challenges of modern society
4. Ethical issues of emerging technologies
5. Corporate and social responsibility in business
6. Value conflicts and their potential in the moral progress
7. Ethical education: problems and prospects

The preliminary list of workshops:
«Наука и идеология. Этическая и эпистемологическая рефлексия». Модераторы: И.Т.Касавин, Л.В.Шиповалова. Круглый стол организован при участии Санкт-Петербургского отделения Русского общества истории и философии науки (РОИФН)
«Ethical discourse in the philosophy of law in the conditions of metamodern» Модераторы: Е.Г.Самохина, С.В.Тихонова.
«Прикладные аспекты этики в образовательной и управленческой деятельности современного технического вуза». Руководитель – С.В.Карпухин, секретарь – М.В.Маковецкая.

We encourage BA, MA and PhD to participate in young scientists’ workshops.

August 15, 2021 – the deadline for workshop proposals.
September 30, 2021 - the deadline for submitting the applications and abstracts of presentations.
Up to October 15, 2021 – the final program of the Conference will be announced.

Vadim Perov (St. Petersburg State University) – Chairman

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to select applications for participation in the conference and publication, as well as the workshops schedule. The Organizing Committee does not enter into any correspondence regarding the content of the abstracts or topics of the presentations.
The details about the participation fee are to be announced later.

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