Call for Abstracts
VII International Seminar on Biocosmology (7ISBC)
Monmouth University, New Jersey, June 11-14, 2014
(concurrently with the 44-th ISCSC-Conference)
Developing the Biocosmological (neo-Aristotelian) approach in contemporary scholarly knowledge, the Seventh meeting of the Biocosmological Association (7th International Seminar on Biocosmology – 7ISBC) will take place in New Jersey, the U.S., at the Monmouth University, in June 11-14, 2014.
The title of the 7ISBC: “Biocosmological approach to civilizational studies”
7th BCA-gathering is conducted jointly and concurrently with the 44th–conference of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations (ISCSC).
One of the main topics of the 7ISBS is the rehabilitation and development of Pitirim A. Sorokin’s (who is one of the founders and the First President of the ISCSC) Triadologic approach in civilizational and sociocultural studies. As it is well-known, P.Sorokin had discovered and substantiated the Three autonomic and synchronous types of sociocultural supersystems, and their essential Organicist – dynamic cyclic – interrelations, i.e. “the super-rhythm of Ideational-Idealistic-Sensate phases”.
Substantially, Sorokin’s Triadology profoundly correlates with (rather, although still implicitly, is founded on) Aristotle’s philosophical (super)system of knowledge which originally has the significance of scientific Organicism.
Essentially, Sorokin’s Triadology is in full accord with the Biocosmological approach and BCA-agency. The formula of the Biocosmological (neo-Aristotelian) activity is Bio-4/3-I, reflecting its foundation on Aristotle’s Organicist (Hylomorphist) Bio-physics and Bio-metaphysics; Four-causal aetiology (with the chief meaning of inherent goal-driven causes), Triadologic (dynamic cyclic) and Functionalist telic gnoseology and methodology; bio-socio-Kosmist anthropology and socioculturology; and the leading significance of the contemporary Integralist (holistic and co-evolutionary) realm of sociocultural activity and sphere of scholarly endeavor. A key point is that Triadologic methodology (in the Biocosmological approach) gets the universalizing (for all spheres of life) significance.
Any other Integralist (of holistic, systemic, complex sciences essence), especially which correlates with Aristotle’s Naturalist Organicism - is appreciated and encouraged.
The special significance is devoted to the development (in the Integralist perspective) of truly Holistic Eastern systems of knowledge (as Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Hinduism), which are the natural foundations for establishing and constructing contemporary (super)systems (cosmologies) of Integralist scholarly activities.
Those who are interested in this event are invited to send their applications (informing the author's names, affiliations, preliminary titles), and less than 200 words descriptions of their contributions to the address below.
Deadline for Abstract Submission (to the addresses below) – April 30, 2014
The abstracts should not exceed 2 pages, and must include:
1. Title of the contribution;
2. Names, academic titles, affiliation (departments, institutes/universities, and cities of authors), email address of corresponding author;
3. Key words (3-5);
4. Text (Font - Times New Roman, single spaced, size - 14, margins - 2 cm).
5. Language (of the whole Seminar) is English.
Full papers of presentations (in the form of scholarly essays) are kindly invited to be prepared and sent to Dr. Konstantin Khroutski, editor of the journal “Biocosmology – neo-Aristotelism” – for their reviewing and the further publication.
With kindest regards,
Yoo, Kwon Jong, Ph. D.
President, the Society of Mind Studies
President, the Biocosmological Association
Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Chung-Ang University,
84 Heukseok-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, 156-756 KOREA
Tel: +82-2-820-5135, +82-10-8799-5135
Dr. Konstantin S. Khroutski, Ph.D.
Secretary of the Biocosmological Association - http://en.biocosmology.ru/
Editor, “Biocosmology – neo-Aristotelism”
Institute of the Medical Education,
Novgorod State University after Yaroslav-the-Wise
Veliky Novgorod, Russia
7th International seminar on Biocosmology “Biocosmological approach to civilizational studies”, concurrently with the 44th ISCSC-conference; June 11-15, 2014; Monmouth University, New Jersey, USA >