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Conference End Date

The handbook and the full program of the Naturalism and Its Challenges Conference is now available and ready to be downloaded from here.

The conference will be held for five days, from March 5th to March 9th:

March 5th: Invited speakers (Persian)

March 6th-8th: Invited Speakers (English)

March 9th: Accepted Abstracts (English)

Attending the talks is completely free. All you need to do is to click the following link and enter the conference room:


Please note that the link will be activated on March 5th.

The talks will also be broadcasted on the following platforms:

https://www.irip.ac.ir/u/134 (Broadcast Only)

https://instagram.com/irip.ac.ir (Broadcast Only)


The Conference themes, grouped in ten main tracks, are the following (but are not limited to):

               1. History, Theories, and Criticisms 

Naturalism in the History of Philosophy

The Nature and Kinds of Naturalism

Criticisms of Naturalism

2. Science

Philosophy of Science and Naturalism

History of Science and Naturalism

Science Studies and Naturalism

 3. Metaphysics

Naturalized Metaphysics

Metaphysical Naturalism

Naturalistic Approaches to Metaphysical Problems

 4. Knowledge

Naturalized Epistemology

Epistemological Skepticism and Naturalism

Theories of Knowledge and Naturalism


5. Mind

Philosophy of Mind and Naturalism

Cognitive Sciences and Naturalism


6. Language

Philosophy of Language and Naturalism

Linguistics and Naturalism


7. Logics and Mathematics

Philosophy of Logic and Naturalism

Philosophy of Mathematics and Naturalism


8. Religion

Philosophy of Religion and Naturalism

Religious Studies and Naturalism

Theology and Naturalism


9. Normativity

Moral Philosophy and Naturalism

Value Theories, Education Theories and Naturalism

Legal Philosophy and Naturalism


10. Art

Philosophy of Art and Naturalism

Aesthetics and Naturalism

Art Studies and Naturalism



Alexander Miller, the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Gary N. Kemp, the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Kourken Michaelian, Centre for Philosophy of Memory, the Université Grenoble Alpes, France.

Gholamreza Zakiani, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran.

Fereshte Nabati, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran.

Hossein Sheykh Rezaee, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran.

Ali Hossein Khani, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran.

Hassan Amiriara, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran.

Amir Hossein Khodaparast, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran.

Meysam Tavakoli Bina, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran.

Seyed Mahmoud Yousefsani, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran.

Hassan Miandari, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran.

Zia Movahed, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran.

Shapour Etemad, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran.

Shahram Pazouki, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran.

Hossein Masoumi Hamedani, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran.

Minoo Hojjat, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran.

Aboutorab Yaghmaie, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran.

Keyvan Alasti, National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Tehran.

Hamed Bikaraan-Behesht, National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Tehran.

Mahmoud Morvarid, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran.

Meysam Mohammad Amini, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran.

Amir-Mohammad Gamini, University of Tehran,Tehran.

Seyed N. Mousavian, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago. 

Jafar Morvarid, Ferdowsi University Of Mashhad (FUM), Mashhad. 

Hamid Bohloul, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran.


Abstract submission: December 21st, 2021

Abstract notification: January 15th, 2022

Registration ends: February 20th, 2022

Conference Days: March 05th – 09th, 2022

Please consult the conference website for the most up-to-date scheduling information.



Authors are required to prepare an extended abstract of their papers, 700 words (min) to 1200 words (max).

Please submit the extended abstract via the Conference Website: http://naturalism.irip.ac.ir/contacts?_action=loginForm

In writing the abstract, please use the standard fonts/formatting (preferably APA 7th edition).

Only abstracts submitted through the electronic system will be considered for reviewing.

It is not required for the authors to submit the full version of their papers. Upon acceptance of the abstracts, authors who are willing to do so can submit their full-length papers.

Submissions (both abstract and paper) should be prepared for double-blind review, i.e., without author names or other identifying material.

The submission system requests information about the authors. This information will not be given to the reviewers.

All abstract/paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated on the basis of originality, research depth, accuracy and relevance to the main themes of the Conference by the scientific committee.

When an abstract/paper is accepted, at least one of the authors has to register to the Conference and deliver the talk. Failure to do so will lead to rejection of the application to attend the conference.  


Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by January 15th, 2022.

At this point, authors of accepted abstracts will receive instructions on how to prepare and present their papers at the ICNIC Conference.

Authors are required to present their work in a scheduled session. The presentation time is approx. 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute Q & A session.

Depending on the official government announcement on the pandemic, authors will be notified of the format of the presentations; as it currently goes, it is most likely that the presentations will be held virtually. The instructions will be provided in due course.

Upon request, IRIP will issue Certificates of Attendance.

As the proceedings of the Conference will be submitted to the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC), the papers that will be published in the proceedings will also be indexed in ISC. (See below)



By the consult of the scientific committee, the selected full papers presented at the ICNIC Conference will be published, as Post-Conference Proceedings, by IRIP Publishing.

The accepted extended abstracts will appear in the News Letter of the Conference and the Conference Abstract Notebook.



The Scientific Coordinator: Hossein Sheykh Rezaee

The Organizing Coordinator: Hassan Amiriara – Ali Hossein Khani

The Administrative Assistants: Saeed Makhani – Hossein Rostami Jallilian



For further information and assistance, please contact us in one of the following ways:

Via Email: naturalism2022@gmail.com; naturalism@irip.ac.ir

Via WhatsApp: +98 - 9376178938

 Via Conference Website: http://naturalism.irip.ac.ir


Iranian institute of Philosophy
Iranian institute of Philosophy

Islamic World Science Citation Center
Islamic World Science Citation Center