Tapahtumat vuodelle 2010

Research Seminar of the Philosophy Disciplines
25. 11.2010
Helsinki

Professor Raffaella de Rosa, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University will give a
paper titled "Locke's Critique of Innatism".

The seminar will convene in A110, Unioninkatu, 40 A [Helsinki], on Thursday 25. 11.  Everyone's presence is warmly welcomed.
 
Tiede ja maailmankatsomus -seminaari
ti 23.11.2010 klo 15.15-18.00
Vaasan yliopiston päärakennus Tervahovi, Wolff-auditorio

Ohjelma

15.15 Seminaarin avaus, rehtori Matti Jakobsson, Vaasan yliopisto
15.20 Pohjalaisen tervehdys, päätoimittaja Kalle Heiskanen, Pohjalainen
15.30 Filosofian merkitys maailmankatsomukselle, professori Ilkka Niiniluoto, Helsingin yliopiston kansleri
16.15 Kahvit tarjoaa sanomalehti Pohjalainen
16.45 Fysiikan merkitys maailmankatsomukselle, akatemiaprofessori Kari Enqvist, Helsingin yliopisto
18.00 Päätössanat, yliopistonlehtori Tommi Lehtonen, Vaasan yliopisto

Seminaari liittyy Vaasan yliopiston filosofian oppiaineen, avoimen yliopiston ja Pohjalaisen järjestämään sanomalehtiyliopistoon. Pohjalainen julkaisee loka-marraskuussa 2010 kirjoituksia, joissa tarkastellaan eurooppalaisen ihmisen maailmankatsomukseen ja ihmiskuvaan liittyviä filosofisia kysymyksiä.
 

History of Philosophy Research Seminar
Helsinki

Research seminar on Ancient to Early Modern philosophy arranged by the members of the ”Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics” Centre of Excellence Research Programme. It is open for researchers and students interested in the area, but does not give students credits.

Time: Tuesdays 14:15-15:45
Place: Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki) Seminar room 344.

28.9 Ivars Neiders (Riga Stradins University): “Notes on Socratic Egoism”

12.10 Jani Hakkarainen (Tampere): Hume's Argument for the Ontological Independence of Simple Properties.

26.10 Mikael Melan (Turku): Aristotle and Aquinas on the Explaining Actions.

9.11 Olof Pettersson (Uppsala): Becoming Authentic: on Discourse and Deception in Plato’s Phaedrus.

23.11 Miira Tuominen (Jyväskylä / Helsinki): knowledge and love in Plato's symposium.

7.12 Eero Salmenkivi (Helsinki): TBA.


Please note that the seminar is based on discussion. The participants are expected to read the papers in advance. They are usually made available about four days in advance. Please contact Ville Paukkonen(at)helsinki.fi to receive the papers.

All interested are welcome!
 
Between Bodies

– emotion • sense • affect –

The second Uppsala University Body/Embodiment Symposium

November 18-19, 2010

Emotion and affect lie at the very heart of our understandings of the world: subjectivity is embedded and embodied and bodies, in their very being, are transgressive and transgressed as the ‘self’ and ‘the world’ bleed into one another through the various porosities of the senses. Such sensory immediacy highlights both the temporal primacy of our senses in understandings of the world but also the way in which particular senses demand attention at particular times in particular contexts. Thus not only are the senses, emotions, and affect, primary to our perception of the world, but they also operate within personal, cultural and political orderings dependent on the positioning of the individual, collective, species. Thus, affecto-emotional registers foster attachment to place, are dependent on space, cultures, technologies; they delineate, reinforce, undermine and are dependent on the material and cultural boundaries which we hold as significant. They are overarched by the multiplicity of approaches, theories and conceptual frameworks that decide which sense(s), emotion(s), affects are significant and how they should be (re)presented. Further, the endemic anthropocentricism of these frameworks has shaped which sensory immediacies are prioritised along the strata of animality, with concepts of sense, subjectivity and emotion simultaneously deployed to police the various divides between human and animal, and also to create the contact zones where human-animal encounters become most apparent.

The symposium takes its point of departure from the role of the body as a centre for emotions, sensations and affectivity. It enquires into the relation between inner emotions and their expression in outer forms of behavior. It questions the role of emotion and affectivity as foundational for intellectual life, for thinking, rationality and communication. It highlights the vast milieu of meetings between human and animal, nature and technology, self and other and places focus on bodily boundaries, points of meeting/melting/tension, kinship and skinship between bodies; making manifest the interrelationality of drawing boundaries and constituting singularities, differences and commonalities. Confirmed Key note speakers are Eva Hayward (University of New Mexico) and Myra Hird (Queens University).

We welcome papers from both within and beyond academia on a wide range of topics within the scope of the overarching theme of the symposium. Please send one page proposals by August 31, 2010 to body(at)gender.uu.se. For questions or further information, please contact the conference organizers Jacob Bull (jacob.bull(at)gender.uu.se) and Lisa Folkmarson Käll (lisa.kall(at)gender.uu.se).
  
Metafyysinen klubi 16.11.
http://www.helsinki.fi/peirce/MC/

Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen:

"DiaMind: Diagrammaattinen mieli"

Syksyn toistaiseksi viimeisessä Metafyysisen klubin tapaamisessa 16.11. klo 16 (PR sali
16 / Fabianinkatu 33, Helsinki) esitelmöi prof. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen. Tapaamisessa keskustellaan myös kevään ohjelmasta.
  
CALL FOR PAPERS

Studia Phaenomenologica Vol XI (2011): Concepts of Tradition in Phenomenology

The 2011 issue of Studia Phaenomenologica is dedicated to the topic: Concepts of Tradition in Phenomenology. As it is commonly known, Husserl’s phenomenology demanded at its first breakthrough a total refutation of all uncertified knowledge, theory or meaning inherited from the past. However, the development of phenomenological inquiry gradually resulted in a more ambiguous attitude towards history and tradition. On the one hand, history and tradition are necessary but still unfortunate distortions, which hinder phenomenological research in its strive for original self-givenness; on the other hand, they become themselves universal phenomena that must be explored as such.

As recent publications of late Husserlian manuscripts have revealed, Husserl himself became more and more aware of these topics in his last decade, as he was finally inclined to interpret the Life-world itself in its full concreteness as a “generative tradition”. Tradition in this sense pertains to all meaning sprung from earlier acquisition. Therefore, the concept obviously exceeds its ordinary meaning, exclusively related to inter-subjective historical inheritance, by gaining a fundamental importance for all areas of phenomenological analysis, as they all have the characteristic of “traditionalizing”. Thus, there is “tradition” at work in all action or bodily movement, in every instance of a given situation and in any relation to another thing or being.

Understood in this broad sense, the term does not address only the genetic fact of sedimentation, but also a specific, “habitual” quality that things allow to see through themselves, as bearers of a past. Hence, the theme marks an intersection of various problematic strata in Husserlian phenomenology, starting from the correlation of genetic and static phenomenology, following through different aspects of phenomenological methodology, and up to several ground-themes of phenomenological research, such as historicity, memory, language, bodily existence, inter-subjectivity, life-world and others.

The same twofold relation to tradition – of growing thematic interest, on the one hand, and utter criticism, on the other – shows in the post-Husserlian phenomenology as well. Heidegger, for instance, is from his early beginnings convinced that history should be the true guideline for phenomenological research, while at the same time pleading for a systematic destruction of the philosophical tradition. A similarly ambiguous position defines his later project of transcending metaphysics, and certainly other examples can be found as well.

The aim of our 2011 issue is therefore to explore the two fundamental poles that define the phenomenological approach of tradition: the task of understanding the problem of tradition thematically, on one hand, and the necessity of confronting it methodically as a residual distortion, on the other hand.

We welcome all submissions addressing either one of these two landmarks. Contributions to the late Husserlian topic of “tradition”, in its universal acceptation or in some concrete life-worldly application, are particularly encouraged, as well as submissions dealing with other, post-Husserlian, phenomenological approaches to the concept of “tradition”.

Contact: The texts can be submitted to the address:
tradition(at)phenomenology.ro

The texts have to be prepared in accordance with the formal rules indicated in our website http://studia-phaenomenologica.com/?page=submit

The languages accepted for publication are: German, English, and French.

Deadline for submission: November, the 15th, 2010.

In each volume of Studia Phaenomenologica, there is a section of Varia. Therefore, articles that do not fit the topic of our calls for papers, can be submitted to the editors, following the formal rules indicated in our website http://studia-phaenomenologica.com/?page=submit, at the email address: editors(at)phenomenology.ro.
 
CALL FOR PAPERS
:

THE NORDIC SOCIETY FOR PHENOMENOLOGY / Nordisk Selskab for Fænomenologi / holds its 9th annual conference at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, 28‐30 April 2011, under the general theme:



PHENOMENOLOGY IN TIMES OF CRISIS


We hereby announce a call for papers on new research in the area of phenomenology, phenomenological philosophy and related philosophical disciplines. We welcome proposals from senior researchers as well as from graduate students.


The accepted papers will be presented in parallel sessions (maximum 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for discussion).


Please submit your proposal in the form of a suggested title and an abstract (maximum 200 words).


We welcome suggestions for joint panels on current topics and recently published books.

Proposals should be sent to Björn Thorsteinsson at bjorntho(at)hi.is.


Deadline for submission: 15 November 2010.



Note that if you are not already a member, you need to register for membership in order to have your proposal considered. Membership is free of charge. Just send an email with information about your affiliation to jussi.backman(at)helsinki.fi.

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For more information, see the PDF announcement of the CFP: http://www.helsinki.fi/jarj/nosp/Reykjavik%202011%20cfp.pdf
 
Suomen lääketieteen filosofian seura järjestää seminaarin Ymmärtäminen lääketieteessä lauantaina 13.11. 2010 Tieteiden talolla, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki. Seminaarin hinta on 25 euroa, jolla saa luennot, lounaan ja iltapäiväkahvin. Ilmoittautumiset viimeistään 7.11. osoitteeseen risto.koskinen(at)iki.fi.  Maksu samoin viimeistään 7.11. seuran tilille 660100-01157825.

10.00-10.10   Avaus.

10.10-11.10   prof. Sara Heinämaa: Edmund Husserlin filosofia, hänen luonnontieteen kritiikkinsä ja ajatuksensa normaalista ja patologisesta.

11.10-12.10   prof. emer. Pentti Alanen: Miten ymmärtää Lauri Rauhalaa oikein?

12.10-12.40   Lounas

12.40-13.40   prof. Carl Edvard Rudebeck: Phenomenology in medical practice.

13.40-14.00   Kahvi

14.00-15.00   prof. Marja-Liisa Honkasalo: Sairauden kokeminen ja paraneminen fenomenologisina kysymyksinä.

15.00-16.00   prof. emer. Jukka Aaltonen: Skitsofrenia ja C.S. Pierce.
 
On Nov. 12th (10am-12am)  at the Logic Seminar of Philosophy Disciplines
docent Panu Raatikainen presents a paper `Neo-Logicism and its Logic'.

Venue: Metsätalo (House of Forestry), Unioninkatu 40A, seminar room A110 [Helsinki].

Panu Raatikainen:
Neo-Logicism and its Logic

ABSTRACT.
The larger part of the philosophical discussion related to the neo-logicist
program has focused on the status of Hume’s Principle and other abstraction
principles. Much less attention has been paid to the rather undisturbed use of
second order logic in the program. I shall demonstrate beyond dispute that there
is a definite sense in which Hume’s Principle does very little in the derivation
of Frege’s theorem, which is the core of the neo-logicist program, and that it
is the background logic assumed that in fact does most of the mathematical work;
it turns out that the latter smuggles in certain quite strong set-existence
postulates. And that is obviously very problematic, if the project is to
vindicate logicism in some sense.

The Logic Seminar of Philosophy Disciplines is chaired by professors Jan
von Plato and Gabriel Sandu.
 
Suomen Filosofinen Yhdistys
http://www.helsinki.fi/jarj/sfy/

Yhdistys järjestää yhdessä Helsingin yliopiston kanssa prof. Basil J. Hileyn 75-vuotispäivän kunniaksi 11.11.2010 Tieteiden talolla kansainvälisen symposiumin The Bohm-Hiley Interpertation of Quantum Theory: Where do we stand today?. Samassa yhteydessä, 12.-13.11., järjestetään  Helsingissä Hotelli Presidentissä Hileyn tutkimukseen keskittyvä pienempi työpaja Toward an Algebra of Process. Tähän työpajaan osallistuvat mm. Harald Atmanspacher (Freiburg), Bob Coecke (Oxford), Maurice de Gosson (Wien), Chris Dewdney (Portsmouth), Thomas Filk (Freiburg), Cecilia Flori (Potsdam), Basil Hiley (Lontoo), Nick Monk (Nottingham), Roger Penrose (Oxford), Hartmann Roemer  (Freiburg), William Seager (Toronto), Michael D. Silberstein (Elisabethtown), Stig Stenholm (Tukholma/Helsinki), W. M. Stuckey (Elisabethtown), Mike Towler (Cambridge) ja Georg Wikman (SHI R&D Göteborg). Näistä tapahtumista lisätietoja antaa dos. Paavo Pylkkänen, paavo.pylkkanen(at)helsinki.fi
 
PLATON-klubilla Kirjakauppa Kirjassa tiistaina 9.11 klo 18-20:

Foucault-ilta


Tiedon ja vallan filosofi Michel Foucault`n (1926-1984) teos Sanat ja asiat, ”ihmistieteiden arkeologia”, ilmestyy viimein suomeksi. Samalla julkaistaan odotettu uusi painos Seksuaalisuuden historia –teoksesta. Foucault`sta keskustelevat Foucault-tuntijat Kai Alhanen ja Markku Koivusalo.

Foucault-illan järjestää Kirjakauppa Kirja yhteistyössä Gaudeamuksen kanssa.


Tervetuloa kuuntelemaan ja kommentoimaan!
Tilaisuuteen on vapaa pääsy.
 
lisätietoja: Marja-Liisa Laine, 09-612 77 98, Kirjakauppa Kirja, lasipalatsi,
Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 HELSINKI. www. kirja.lasipalatsi.fi
 

History of Philosophy Research Seminar
Helsinki

Research seminar on Ancient to Early Modern philosophy arranged by the members of the ”Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics” Centre of Excellence Research Programme. It is open for researchers and students interested in the area, but does not give students credits.

Time: Tuesdays 14:15-15:45
Place: Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki) Seminar room 344.

28.9 Ivars Neiders (Riga Stradins University): “Notes on Socratic Egoism”

12.10 Jani Hakkarainen (Tampere): Hume's Argument for the Ontological Independence of Simple Properties.

26.10 Mikael Melan (Turku): Aristotle and Aquinas on the Explaining Actions.

9.11 Olof Pettersson (Uppsala): Becoming Authentic: on Discourse and Deception in Plato’s Phaedrus.


23.11 Miira Tuominen (Jyväskylä / Helsinki): knowledge and love in Plato's symposium.

7.12 Eero Salmenkivi (Helsinki): TBA.


Please note that the seminar is based on discussion. The participants are expected to read the papers in advance. They are usually made available about four days in advance. Please contact Ville Paukkonen(at)helsinki.fi to receive the papers.

All interested are welcome!
 
PMP Research seminar,
Helsinki

please, note also the following seminar in November:
[program updated 30.10.2010]

PMP Research seminar continues next Friday:
Friday, 5 November, 12-15 (Auditorium IV, Main Building, Unioninkatu  34, 2nd floor)
Philosophy of Gender

Juha Sihvola, Aristotle on gender in biology, psychology and politics
Malin Grahn, "Who is this who smells like woman?" The Stoics on the  signs of gender
Ilse Paakkinen, On Christine of Pisa


For more information, see:
http://www.helsinki.fi/teol/pro/pmp/index.htm
 
M. A. Numminen & Pedro Hietanen nettikeikalla 4.11.2010 klo 20

Jenkatehdas on Suomen ensimmäinen rock-klubi verkossa. Seuraavassa livelähetyksessä studiossa esiintyy suomalainen legenda, M. A. Numminen ystävänsä Pedro Hietasen kanssa. Keikalla kuullaan myös klassikko-ohjelmistoa, mutta joukossa on mm. sosiologiaa, filosofiaa ja M. A.:n teknokappaleita! Esitys on vähintäänkin nelikielinen. Kyseessä on vuoden verkkoresitaali.

Jos sinua on kutkuttanut koskaan kysyä Nummiselta ja Hietaselta jotain elämää suurempaa, nyt on tilaisuutesi. Keikan aikana voit viestiä artisteille, ja juontaja haastattelee ja esittää myös kysymyksiä puolestasi.

Keikka alkaa torstaina 4.11. klo 20 osoitteessa www.jenkatehdas.fi.

Humanistisin rock-terveisin,
Jenkatehdas Crew
info(at)jenkatehdas.fi
 
Johtamistieteet ja kriittisen politiikan tutkimuksen mahdollisuus?
Tampere

Johtaminen ja johtajuus ovat monitulkintaisia käsitteitä, jotka haastavat tieteenalojen rajat ylittävään keskusteluun. Politiikka, hallinto, talous ja kulttuuri keskinäisissä yhteyksissään ovat kukin johtamisen ja vallan analyysin kannalta tärkeitä tutkimuksen kohteita. Johtamisen tutkimus liittyy myös olennaisiin demokratian, hallitsemisen, yhteiskunnallisen vaikuttamisen sekä poliittisen toiminnan ja vastarinnan kysymyksiin. Politiikan tutkimus voikin avata johtamisen tutkimusta myös emansipatoriselle tiedonintressille perustuvan kriittisen teorian suuntaan ja tarjota monipuolisen tutkimuksen ja opiskelun agendan.
 
Tervetuloa keskustelemaan kriittisen politiikan tutkimuksen ja opiskelun mahdollisuuksista johtamistieteellisessä tutkimuksessa! Kaikille asiasta kiinnostuneille avoin seminaari pidetään Politiikan tutkimuksen laitoksen luentosalissa (Linna 5026) keskiviikkona 3. marraskuuta 2010 klo 16.00-18.30
 
Ihmisten toimia filosofisesti tarkasteleville mikään ei näytä yhtä yllättävältä kuin se helppous, jolla harvat johtavat monia, ja se varaukseton alistuneisuus, jolla ihmiset omaksuvat hallitsijoidensa tuntemukset ja intohimot omistaan luopuen.
-David Hume


SEMINAARIN OHJELMA

16.00 Mikko Lahtinen: Avaussanat: Johtamisen tutkimus politiikan tutkimuksen ydinkysymyksenä

16.15 Anne Koski: Havaintoja politiikan ja talouden rajapinnalta

16.45 Vilho Harle: Siellä missä on johtamista, on myös vastarintaa

17.15 Johannes Lehtinen: Ihmislähtöinen johtaminen, osallistumisen ja osallisuuden merkitys

17.45 Miika Salo: Onko aina oleva hallittuja ja hallitsevia? Gramsci ja politiikan alkeet

18.15 Seminaarin päätös


Lisätiedot: Mikko Lahtinen (mikko.i.lahtinen(at)uta.fi; 040-843 4998)