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:
“Science and Ideology. Ethical and Epistemological Reflections” Moderators: Ilya Kasavin, Lada Shipovalova; in collaboration with Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, St.Petersburg Branch
“Ethical discourse in the philosophy of law in the conditions of metamodern”. Moderators: Ekaterina Samokhina, Sophia Tikhonova
“Applied Aspects of Ethics in Educational and Management Activities at Today’s Technical Universities”. Moderators: Sergey Karpukhin, Maria Makovetskaya.
Professional Ethics: New Realities”.». Модератор: В.Ю. Перов
Neuroethics and Bioethics: Future Outlook and New Moral Problems». Модератор: Т.В. Ковалева
Moral Dilemmas in Christian Ethical Doctrines”. Moderators: Andrey Sychev, Ekaterina Koval.
Historical Ethics: Forming a Problem Field”. Moderator: Daniil Anikin.
New challenges to sport ethics at the XXI century”. Moderator: Mikhail Sinyutin. in collaboration with Research Committee for Sociology of Physical Culture and Sports at the Russian Society Sociologists (ROS).
Ethical Aspects of Modern Educational Models”. Moderator: Nikita Nogovitsyn
“Existential-Critical Resources of a Cinematic Work”.
Moderator: Irina Romanova.
“Human Being and War: Military Morale and Spirit of the Army”. Moderator: Nikolay Borzenkov.
“Argumentation Logic and Models of Reasoning in Morals and Law”. Moderator Elena Lisanyuk
Russian Teaching Literature in Ethics: Historical as well as Theoretical and Methodological Approaches». Модератор: Е.А. Овчинникова
“Ethics of the Youth and for the Youth in the Context of Political and Managerial Processes in Modern Russia”. Moderators: Alexandra Yakovleva, Antonina Selezneva.
Ethics and Animals”. Moderator: Dinara Ageeva; in collaboration with «Voices for Animals» NGO.

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

31 августа 2021 г. – окончание приема предложений о проведении 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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