Tapahtumat kesäkuulle 2009

TEOS INFORMAATIOTEKNOLOGIAN FILOSOFIASTA

Informaatioteknologian rooli yksilöiden ja yhteisöjen toiminnassa ja tulevaisuuden näkymissä on muodostunut yhä keskeisemmäksi. Samalla on syntynyt tarve informaatioteknologian perusteiden kartoittamiselle filosofisesta näkökulmasta. Aihetta sivuttu monissa artikkeleissa, mutta suomenkielistä kokoavaa teosta ei vielä ole julkaistu. Kansainvälinen keskustelu aiheesta on jo hyvässä vauhdissa. Informaatioteknologian filosofia -kirjaprojektin tavoitteena on tuottaa kattava suomenkielinen artikkelikokoelma, joka sekä toimii läpileikkauksena alan suomalaisesta tutkimuksesta että tarjoaa hyvän lähtökohdan aihetta koskevaan kansainväliseen keskusteluun. Teoksen kustantaa Lapin yliopistokustannus ja sen on suunniteltu ilmestyvän keväällä 2010.

ARTIKKELIKUTSU

Informaatioteknologian filosofia -teoksessa julkaistavaksi etsitään, informaatioteknologian filosofiaa käsitteleviä, suomen tai ruotsinkielisiä artikkeleja, joiden aiheena voi olla esimerkiksi informaatioteknologian etiikka, peruskäsitteet, suhde tietoon, yhteiskuntaan, taiteeseen tai tulevaisuuteen. Aikataulua koskevien tiedustelujen johdosta abstraktien ja tekstien lähettämiseen varattua aikaa on jatkettu siten, että abstrakteja otetaan vastaan 30.06.2009 saakka ja valmiiden tekstien tulee olla perillä 31.12.2009 mennessä.

Noin yhden liuskan mittaiset abstraktit pyydetään lähettämään sähköpostin liitetiedostona osoitteeseen toimittajat (at) informaatioteknologianfilosofia.fi

Lisätietoja:

Projektin verkkosivut: http://www.informaatioteknologianfilosofia.fi
Lapin yliopistokustannus: http://www.ulapland.fi/?deptid=24073
 
 
Tutkijaliiton kesäkoulu 2009

Tutkijaliiton perinteinen, kaikille avoin, keskusteleva kesäkoulu pidetään Järvenpäässä Sibelius-Akatemian kurssikeskuksessa Kallio-Kuninkalassa
perjantaista 28.8. sunnuntaihin 30.8. Alustajalista alkaa olla täynnä,
mutta mahdollisista peruutuksista voi tiedustella ohjelman kokoajilta
Tuomas Nevanlinnalta (tuomas.nevanlinna (at) lektio.fi) tai Kirsti
Määttäseltä (kirstima (at) saunalahti.fi).

Tutkijaliiton kesäkoulun 2009 aiheena on VAPAUS, SPONTAANIUS, SATTUMA.

Vapaan tahdon ongelma. Vapaus "välttämättömyyden tajuamisena". Assosiaation laki ja vapaus. Mistä (psyko)analyysi vapauttaa?  Sääntöjen ja
vapauden suhde taiteessa. Haluavatko ihmiset olla  vapaita? Liberty vs. freedom. Positiivinen ja negatiivinen vapaus. Sananvapaus. Yksilönvapauden ihanteen genealogia. Vapaus vs. tasa-arvo. Vapaan kilpailun rajat. Vapaus työssä vai vapaus työstä? Onko enää mielekästä puhua "vapautumisesta"? Tämän päivän vapautusliikkeet. Heidegger ja vapaus. Totuuden ja vapauden suhde. Spontaanisuus biologiassa. Spontaanisuuden ja kausaalisuuden suhde.
Spontaanisuus arvona. Sattuma, onnettomuus, ihme.

Ohjelmassa:

Juho Hotanen: Vapauden paradoksi - Descartesin ja Elisabethin keskustelu vapaasta tahdosta.

Olli Pyyhtinen: Tapahtuman käsite

Kari Saastamoinen: Vapauden kehkeytyminen ideaaliksi (Kurst Raaflaub & The Discovery of Freedom)

Kirsti Määttänen: Traumat ja addiktiot mielen vapauden esteinä

Antti Arnkil: Vapaus, spontaanius ja sattuma runoudessa

Jussi Backman: Todellisuus sattuu kohdalle: Sattuma ja vapaus Heideggerin myöhäisajattelussa

Mikko Jakonen: Foucault ja vapaus antiikin filosofiassa

Jussi Vähämäki: Vapaus työssä vai vapaus työstä?

Emilia Palonen: Kontingenssi, vapaus, rajat. Radikaalidemokratia Laclaulla ja Mouffella

Markku Koivusalo: "Me teemme sinut vapaaksi." Emansipatorinen hallinta

Kari Forsström: Lutherin käsitys kristityn vapaudesta

Tanja Uimonen: Vapaus ja avoimuus kokeellisen musiikin estetiikassa

Vapaan musiikin konsertti: Tim und Struppi (Taneli Tuominen - saksofoni ja esineet, Juuso Paaso - kitara ja esineet)

Kanerva Cederström - Päivi Takala: Erikoinen tapaus (elokuva)


Kesäkoulun pitopaikka on Sibelius-Akatemian idyllinen kurssikeskus
Kallio-Kuninkalassa Tuusulanjärven kupeessa (Ristinummentie 6, Järvenpää).

Ilmoittautuminen 26.6. mennessä Merja Hintsalle:
tutkijaliitto (at) helsinki.fi tai (09) 633 239.
Osallistumismaksu 110 euroa (opisk. ym. 90 euroa, yrityksen tai yhteisön
maksamana 200 euroa) sisältää majoituksen 2-3 hengen huoneissa sekä koko
viikonlopun ateriat. Maksu suoritetaan 17.8. mennessä Tutkijaliiton tilille.
Vapaita paikkoja voi kysellä vielä elokuussa.

Tervetuloa!
 
The joint release of
The von Wright Online Collection on Filosofia.fi
&
the anthology Philosophical Probings: von Wright's Later Work, edited by Frederick Stoutland (2009: Automatic Press/VIP).

Live webcast from Arken, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland June 16, 2009 at 2 p.m. EET (1 p.m. CET).

The webcast url will be posted on the collection webpage:
http://filosofia.fi/node/4451
Filosofidagarna i Lund (12-14 juni) fått en egen hemsida:

http://www.filosofidagarna.se/

På kongressens hemsida kan man registrera sig. Där hittar man också information av praktisk eller annan karaktär. Vi passar på att meddela att Alvin Goldman (Rutgers) kommer att hålla den inledande plenarföreläsningen. Det är vi glada över.

Väl mött i Lund!

Med vänliga hälsningar

Erik J. Olsson och Wlodek Rabinowicz
Organisatörer
 
11.06.2009 - 13.06.2009
INSISTENCE OF THE THEOLOGICO-POLITICAL
How and Why Did Modern Political Philosophy and Theory Become Engaged with the Theological?

Time and place:
June 11th – 13th 2009
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
(Please note different venue for the keynote presentations)
Finland

Organisers:
Mika Ojakangas (mika.ojakangas (at) helsinki.fi, tel. +358 9 191 23464)
and Janne Porttikivi (jporttik (at) welho.com),
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies/University of Helsinki/Academy of Finland

Co-organizers
Päivi Mehtonen (Academy of Finland Project: Literature, Transcendence
and Avantgarde/University of Tampere)
Markku Koivusalo (Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki)

Further information on the symposium is available at:
www.helsinki.fi/collegium/events/theologico_political.htm


Symposium programme

Thursday, 11th June
Morning Session at the University Main Building (Unioninkatu 34 Auditorium XV)

10:15 Opening words

10:30 Plenary lecture and discussion: Professor Philip Goodchild, (University of Nottingham, Great Britain): "Economies of Promise: On the Credit Crunch and the Gospel"

12-13:15 Lunch break

Afternoon Session at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
(Fabianinkatu 24, seminar room 136):

13:15-14:45

Ville Päivänsalo (University of Helsinki), “Why Young Rawls Rose to Defend Reasonable Limits to Religion?”

Anders Berg-Sørensen (University of Copenhagen), “Politics of Secularism”

Tuomas Parsio (University of Rennes), “Leo Strauss on Moral Life”

Coffee break

15:15-16:45

Pamela Slotte (University of Helsinki), “Political Theology in International Law and Protestant Theology: Some Comparative Remarks”

Mónica Garcia-Salmones (University of Helsinki), “Beyond Humanist Ambivalence? International Law and the Sacred”

Mika Luoma-Aho (University of Rovaniemi), "Corporeal Social Imaginary and the Political Theology of IR"

17:00 Rector’s reception (Unioninkatu 34, Teachers' Lounge)


Friday, 12th June
Morning Session at the University Main Building (Unioninkatu 34, Auditorium XV)

10:15 Plenary lecture and discussion: Professor Hent de Vries, (John Hopkins University, USA, Collège international de philosophie, France): "A Politics of Miracles"

12-13:15 Lunch

Afternoon Session at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
(Fabianinkatu 24, Seminar room 136):

13:15-14:45

Jari Kauppinen (University of Helsinki), “Science is Faith. A Reading of Derrida’s ’Faith and Knowledge”

Bart Philipsen (Catholic University of Leuven), “The Insistence of Hölderlin, or The Insistence of the Literary in the Theologico-Political”

Päivi Mehtonen (University of Tampere), “Philosophy of the Future? Fritz Mauthner’s (1849-1923) Godless Mysticism”

Coffee break

15.15-16.45

Mika Ojakangas (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies), “Potentia absoluta et potentia ordinata Dei: On the Theological Origins of Carl
Schmitt’s Theory of Constitution”

Markku Koivusalo (University of Helsinki), “We, Other Christians? Political Theology of Pastoral Power”

Elisa Heinämäki (University of Helsinki), “The Insistence of the always already Lost. Interrogating Bataille about Religion”

19:00 Dinner


Saturday, 13th June
Morning Session at The Collegium for Advanced Studies (Fabianinkatu 24, Seminar room 136)

10:15-11:45

Janne Porttikivi (University of Helsinki), “A Bastard Theology without Father: Note on Contemporary Usage of Christianity in Politics and Philosophy”

Artemy Magun (European Unviersity at St Petersburg), “Political Theology in Karl Marx and Hannah Arendt: Christianity contra Judaism”

Ari Hirvonen (University of Helsinki), “Revolution as Miracle, Divine Violence, and Messianic Interruption”

12-13:15 Lunch

Afternoon Session at The Collegium for Advanced Studies (Fabianinkatu 24, Seminar room 136):

13:15-14:45

Christian Nilsson (Södertön Unviersity College), “The Absolutely Profane: On Walter Benjamin”

Sergei Prozorov (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies), “The Use of Anomie: Schmitt and Agamben on the Figure of the Katechon”

Catherine Mills (University of Sydney), “The Promise of Post-theological Politics”

15:00
Closing of the Symposium
 
 
Light touches
-Tickling discussions on photography and philosophy
10-11 June 2009
Starting on both days at 13.00

Program:

Wednesday 10th June 2009

University of Art and Design (Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki), Lecture hall 8th floor

Moderator: Leena Saraste
13.00 - 13.15
Opening words, Leena Saraste
13.15 - 14.30
Mika Elo
“Figures of Touch in Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida”
School of Visual Culture
University of Art and Design Helsinki
(break 15 min)
14.45 - 15.30
Elina Brotherus, photographer’s presentation
15.30 - 16.15
Kari Soinio, photographer’s presentation
(break 15 min)
16.30 - 17.15
Asta Kuusinen
“Becoming Divine: The Ritual Process in Chicana Photography”
University of Joensuu

Thursday 11th June 2009
University of Art and Design (Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki), Lecture hall 8th floor and Kiasma Theatre (Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki)

Moderators: Mika Elo and Harri Laakso
13.00 - 13.15
Opening words, Harri Laakso
13.15 - 14.45
PhD Michael Schwab
“At a Distance”, researching artist’s presentation
(break 15 min)
15.00 -16.30
Michael Wetzel
“Pictorial Humorism. Marcel Duchamp on the infrathin difference between the dramatic and the Ridiculous”
Professor für Neuere deutsche Literaturwissenschaft und für Medienwissenschaft
Universität Bonn
break 1:30 (moving to Kiasma)

At Kiasma Theatre:
18.00-20.00
Simon Critchley “A puppet or a god? On Zidane”
Professor and Chair of Philosophy
New School for Social Research, New York
(Presentation includes a projection of Zidane: a 21st Century Portrait (by Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon, 2006)

Enrollment: Seminar assistant Vappu Jalonen, vappu.jalonen(at)taik.fi
 
Sibelius Academy Department of Music Education presents

A Lecture by

Professor Richard Shusterman, Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University, USA

Monday June 8, 2009 12.15-13.45

Tieteiden talo, Hall 104 (first floor), Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

Art as a Substitute for Religion

Since the nineteenth century, some important thinkers have argued that art could supplant traditional religion as the spiritual locus of the increasingly secular society of Western modernity. If art can embody the spirituality, idealism, hope, and expressive community of traditional religions, but without being ensnared in the particular doctrines, rituals, and historical conflicts that make these religions such a persistent source of intellectual disbelief and transcultural discord, can art then provide a sturdy bridge between cultures that historical religions have violently divided? Can art achieve the spiritual transformation and unification of humanity that traditional religions never seem to achieve? This paper examines the promise but also the problems of this proposal, by considering not only the arguments of philosophers but also different religious attitudes exemplified in art and aesthetic experience (both in Western and in East-Asian culture).

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Open access to everyone. Welcome!
 
Nordic Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy
6. – 7. kesäkuuta 2009
Yhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitos, Jyväskylän yliopisto
Filosofisen psykologian, moraalin ja poliitikan tutkimuksen huippuyksikkö

Varhaismodernin filosofian tutkimuksen vuosittain järjestettäväksi
kaavaillun workshopsarjan toinen kokous.


Saturday, June 6 (Main Building, room C3)

09.20-09.30 Opening

09.30-10.30 Mikko Yrjönsuuri (Univ. of Jyväskylä) “Lockean Property Rights
and Respect for Nature”

10.30-11.30 Jani Hakkarainen (Univ. of Tampere): “Hume on the Distinction
of Distinctions”

11.30-12.00 Break

12.00-13.00 Vili Lähteenmäki (Univ. of Jyväskylä): “Charles Mein on
Consciousness”

13.00-14.30 Lunch break

14.30-15.30 Erik Åkerlund (Univ. of Uppsala): “Suárez on Final Causality
and Time”

15.30-15.45 Break

15.45-16.45 Hemmo Laiho (Univ. of Turku) “On Kant's Distinction between
Judgments of Perception and Judgments of Experience”

16.45-17.45 Valtteri Viljanen (Univ. of Turku) “Kant's Physical Monadology
as a Field Theory”


Sunday, June 7 (Mattilanniemi, MaB)

09.30-10.30 Benjamin Hill (Univ. of Western Ontario) “A Case for Objective
Being in Locke's Theory of Ideas”

10.30-11.30 Markku Roinila (Univ. of Helsinki): “Hope and Moral Motivation
in Leibniz”

11.30- 12.00 Break

12.00-13.00 Roomet Jakapi (Univ. of Tartu): “Henry More on the Separate
State of Souls”

13.00-14.30 Lunch break

14.30-15.30 Juhana Lemetti (Univ. of Helsinki) “A Remark on Imagination
and Sensation in Early Modern Philosophical Psychology”

15.30-15.45 Break

15.45-16.45 Ville Paukkonen (Univ. of Helsinki): “Berkeley's Likeness
Principle”


Contact: vili.lahteenmaki (at) jyu.fi
THE METAPHYSICS OF TIME AND CHANGE

An international workshop at the Department of Philosophy,
University of Turku, Finland, Friday, June 5, 2009.

Lecture room 150, Publicum, Assistentinkatu 7.

12.00
Opening words: Prof. Olli Koistinen (University of Turku)

12.10-13.10
Philipp Keller (University of Geneva): “An Adverbialist Solution to the Problem of Temporary Intrinsics”

13.10-14.10
Jani Hakkarainen (University Tampere) &  Markku Keinänen (University of Turku): ”Persistence of Primitive Substances”

Coffee break

14.30-15.30
Antti Keskinen (University of Tampere): ”Quine on Identification Through Change”

15.30-16.30
Valtteri Viljanen (University of Turku): "Eternity and Temporality in Spinoza"

Workshop dinner

The workshop is organized by the research project “Tropes, change and dispositional essentialism” funded by the Academy of Finland.

Information: Markku Keinänen, markku.keinanen[at]utu[dot]fi, http://users.utu.fi/mkeina/mtc.html

The workshop is open to everyone. Welcome!
 
Stockholm June Workshop in Philosophy 2009

Metaphysics and Normativity

June 4, 9.30 - 17.00
Stockholm University, room B497

Speakers

KENT HURTIG (UPPSALA):
'The Scope of (External) Reasons'

JENS JOHANSSON (STOCKHOLM):
'Temporalism about Death's Badness'

NED MARKOSIAN (WESTERN WASHINGTON):
'Rossian Minimalism'

JONAS OLSON (STOCKHOLM):
'Getting Real about Moral Fictionalism'

STEPHAN TORRE (OXFORD):
'Eternalism and the Open Future'

Organizers: Jens Johansson and Jonas Olson

Attendance is free of charge, but please email the organizers if you
plan to attend.

jens.johansson (at) philosophy.su.se
jonas.olson (at) philosophy.su.se
 

Welcome to Stockholm University, Sweden!

All those who are interested in Bakhtinian perspectives on dialogism are invited to attend the conference. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Aim of the Conference

The increased interest in the work of Mikhail Bakhtin among Western scholars has been particularly evident ever since the 1980s. Because of its erudition and versatility as well as its multidimensionality and open character, Bakhtin’s ideas about dialogism have been a source of inspiration for various approaches within different scientific fields.

 

The core of Bakhtin’s theory is dialogue and dialogicality, where the "I" and the "self", the "you" and the "other" are embedded in each other, affecting each other, and functioning together as a centrifugal force around which communication and life circles.

 

This interdisciplinary conference on Bakhtinian issues aims at addressing researchers, and, research on dialogue and dialogicality, within and between different academic disciplines.

 

Call for Papers
The program committee invites researchers to send proposals as a paper, a poster or a symposium. Proposals must be submitted electronically on the conference website. You will find all the instructions for submitting your proposal in the form. Please open and follow the directions:
www.nordiska.su.se/bakhtin2009

 

Paper
All papers accepted will be grouped in coordinated paper sessions and assigned a chair and a discussant selected by the program committee.

 

Poster
A poster session is allotted two hours and contains 4–6 presentations, including a discussion, led by a discussant selected by the program committee.

 

Symposium
A symposium is allotted one hour and a half and contains 3–4 paper presentations followed by 30 minutes of discussion, led by a discussant selected by the program committee.

 

Dates to Remember in 2009

January 31: Submissions for paper, poster or symposium proposals.
March 25: Notification of acceptance/rejection.
April 3: Deadline for registration.
June 3–5: Conference days.

 

Contact Us
About the conference: For more detailed information about the conference, visit our website:
www.nordiska.su.se/bakhtin2009


Whatever questions you have about the conference, do not hesitate to contact us:
- Karin Junefelt: karin.junefelt (at) nordiska.su.se
- Lena Geijer: lena.geijer (at) did.su.se

 

02.06.2009 - 03.06.2009
Colloquium on Music and Emotions
Free admission. Welcome!


PROGRAMME

Tuesday June 2, 2009
Venue: Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6, lecture hall 104

4.15 PM Juha Sihvola (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies): Opening of
the colloquium

Keynote lecture:

4.30PM Martha C. Nussbaum (University of Chicago): "Equality and Love at the End of The Marriage of Figaro: Forging Democratic Emotions"


Wednesday June 3
Venue: HCAS, Fabianinkatu 24 A 1st floor seminar room

9.30 AM Charles Nussbaum (University of Texas, Arlington): "Sentiment and
Sentimentality in Music"

10.45 Stephen Halliwell (University of St. Andrews): "And Then They Began to
Sing." Reflections on Tolstoy and Musical Emotion"

1.00 PM Lunch break

2.30 PM Rachel Nussbaum Wichert (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies):
"Emotion and Zeitoper in the Weimar Era"

3.30 PM Tuulikki Pietilä (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies): "Body
Politic: The Emergence of "Kwaito Nation" in South Africa"

4.30 PM, Risto-Pekka Pennanen (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies):
"Melancholic Airs of the Orient -- Bosnian Sevdalinka Music as Orientalist
Symbol"
 
 
The International Association for Philosophy and Literature’s 33rd Annual Conference will be on the topic of
DOUBLE EDGES
RHETORICS / RHIZOMES / REGIONS


IAPL 2009 will be held 1-7 JUNE 2009
at BRUNEL UNIVERSITY
WEST LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.
 
The deadline for submissions of individual and panel abstracts is October 15. See http://www.iapl.info for details.