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Integrationism and Humanism

Oberaegeri, Central Switzerland, June 23-26, 2014

Detailed Provisional Program


Philosophically, integrationism is a form of existentialism. More exactly, it is a form of humanism in the Sartrian sense.
(Roy Harris, 2013)

This conference explored the (present-day) concept of humanism and its concomitant models of 'the human' from an integrational perspective.



The conference sought to propose answers to the following questions (among others):

  • Is integrationism a form of humanism?
  • How does it differ from other (current) humanistic accounts?
  • How 'human-friendly' is integrationism?
  • What do integrationists have to say about human creativity, human reason, human authenticity, freedom (of speech), or the idea of science as a guarantor of a more humane society?
  • What kind of ethics does integrationism promote?
  • What role are the Humanities to play in the future, according to integrationists?

Paper topics of particular interest for this conference are hence the following:

  • Humanism and anti-humanism
  • Liberal Arts curricula
  • Critical thinking
  • Science and pseudo-science
  • Science and/vs. religion
  • The pedagogy of the Language Myth
  • Human flourishing
  • The question of 'reality'
  • Human rationality
  • Demythologising the human mind
  • Teaching integrationism and integrational linguistics
  • Integrationism as therapeutic philosophy
  • Neurosciences and determinism
  • Human agency
  • Signs and ownership
  • Linguistics and the Language Myth

Conference organizer: Dr Adrian Pablé (Secretary IAISLC)