Sharing to Enhance Life: A Selected Bibliography

July 31st, 2017

A conference featuring 50+ presentations on how life can be enhanced. The 36 scholars presenting at the conference are experts in humanities, social sciences, and religious studies from around the world. They will be presenting research that they have been working on over the last two years as part of the Enhancing Life Project. This event is open to the public. See here for tickets, more information, and a detailed schedule. The Sharing to Enhance Life lab will take place during Session P, Saturday, August 5, 4:00-5:10 pm.

Sharing to Enhance Life: The aim of this laboratory is to explore what scholars can o er – from philosophical, theological, historical, and social science perspectives – that might provide ideas about a) what sharing means, b) what is shared, c) how sharing occurs, d) what inspires and promotes sharing (e.g. religion, culture, institutions, economic forces), and e) barriers and limits to sharing (e.g. cultural, infrastructure, habits, systems, individual concerns about trust and equity). We construe sharing in the broadest possible sense, to include the material (e.g.w commodities/products, water, land) and immaterial (e.g. energy, time, culture, community). In this way, we hope to isolate the ways in which acts of sharing enhance personal and social life. 


Maria Antonaccio, Religion and Ethics, Bucknell University, USA
Dean Bell, History, Dean of Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, USA
Michael Luchs, Marketing and Economics, College of William & Mary, USA
Barbara Rossing, Bible, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, USA
Nicole Vincent, Philosophy, Law and Neuroscience, Georgia State University, USA
Ruben Zimmermann, Bible, Mainz University, Germany 

The following book list was compiled by conference organizers.

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