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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

Program:
8. 2. Toomas Lott (Tartu): Thought and its relation to ousia in Plato's Theaetetus 185A-186E

15. 2. Juhana Lemetti : Hobbes on imagining taste, touch and smell

Experiential or sensory imagination is often identified with vision and, sometimes, also with hearing. The rest of the sense modalities are assumed to work in the same way. This paper studies this claim in the context of Thomas Hobbes’s account of imagination, but the discussion may have some significance to other early modern empiristic theories of mind and imagination.

15. 3. Vili Lähteenmäki: TBA

22. 3. Ari Korhonen: Kant ja ymmärryksen esimerkit

29. 3. Minna Koivuniemi: Mind-Body Union in Descartes and Spinoza - What did they agree on, What didn't they?

5. 4. Jani Hakkarainen: Hume on the Unification of Complex Entities

19. 4. Ilmari Jauhiainen: TBA

26. 4. Jari Kaukua: Self-awareness in Avicenna, Suhrawardi and Mulla Sadra

3. 5. Mikko Tolonen: TBA

10. 5. Valtteri Viljanen: TBA

17. 5. Pauliina Remes: 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 Markku Roinila (markku.roinila (at) helsinki.fi) to receive the papers.
 
Professor Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen) will present a lecture under the title
"Husserl and the transcendental" at the University of Helsinki on February 17.

Professor Zahavi is the Director of the Center for Subjectivity Research (University of Copenhagen), and a Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication (University of Copenhagen). He is one of the leading experts in phenomenology, and he has written numerous articles in the fields of phenomenology, cognitive science, and philosophy of mind. Some of his best-known books include: Husserl und die transzendentale Intersubjektivität (1996), Self-Awareness and Alterity (1999), Subjectivity and Selfhood (2005), The Phenomenological Mind: an Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (with Shaun Gallagher) (2008).

The lecture is open to all, including students. Welcome!

Date: Thursday, February 17th 2011, 16:15–18:00

Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (Fabianinkatu 24), seminar room, 1st floor.

Organizer: Research project European Rationality in the Break from Modernity. Studies in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

http://www.helsinki.fi/erbm/events/index.html
 
For further information contact joona.taipale (at) helsinki.fi
 
There are vacant positions in philosophy at the university of Bergen, Norway.

Deadline is February 5th:
http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=71679
 
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
The International Symposium
DAVID HUME (1711-1776) AND NORTHERN EUROPE
To the Tercentenary of His Birth

Monday, 3 - Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Dear Colleagues,

The International Symposium to the Tercentenary of David Hume will take place at the Collegium for Advanced Studies, the University of Helsinki, Finland, on October, 3-5, 2011.

As a result of the conference a volume of full papers will be published in the beginning of 2012.

Spheres to discuss:
- "A Secret Island": British philosophy in the context of comparative studies
- David Hume and Scottish Enlightenment: ideas and receptions
- The Enlightenment: universality and special features of the 'Northernlightsment'
- David Hume: history and philosophy of history
- David Hume: human nature and natural religion
- David Hume: intellectual life outside academia
- David Hume: human mind
- David Hume: "necessity","liberty", and free will
- David Hume: common sense and moral sensibility

Proposals for additional topics are welcome.

The conference will incorporate the Round table: "How ideas move: problems of intellectual communication"

Confirmed speakers:
Peter Jones
Vesa Oittinen
Vincenzo Merolle
Valentin Bazhanov
Laszlo Kontler
Oili Pulkkinen
Henrik Bohlin
Tatiana Artemyeva
Mikhail Mikeshin

Please send us before February, 10, 2011, the title of your presentation (up to 30 minutes long) and its short abstract (about 200 words).

Participation in the Round table will be organized as an open discussion. To take part in it, please, indicate your intention.

The e-mail address is: Tatiana.Artemyeva (at) helsinki.fi

Professor Dr. Tatiana V. Artemyeva
ideashistory.org.ru
 
**** Filosoficafé 30.1. - Den ekonomiska politiken i krisens efterdyningar - har något egentligen förändrats? ****

Inledare: Christer Lindholm, ekonomie doktor och universitetslärare i nationalekonomi (Åbo Akademi).

Tid: Söndagen 30.1.2011 kl. 17.00.

Plats: Restaurang Skolan, Historiesalen, Eriksgatan 18, Åbo.

Tema: Den ekonomiska politiken i krisens efterdyningar - har något egentligen förändrats?

Synopsis

Den globala recessionen år 2009 medförde en i vissa avseenden mycket radikal omorientering av den ekonomiska politiken såväl hos oss som på annat håll i världen. Där den doktrin som dominerat den ekonomiska politiken i nästan tre decennier betonade att ekonomin fungerade utan någon statlig inblandning gick regeringar världen över nu in för att stimulera den ekonomiska tillväxten i en omfattning som saknar sitt motstycke i historien. Samtidigt blev det igen fullt salongsfähigt att diskutera en skärpt reglering av finansmarknaderna i allmänhet och banksektorn i synnerhet – något som varit anatema under den tidigare marknadsliberala doktrinen.

Det ekonomisk-politiska paradigmskifte som många förväntade sig – och somliga fruktade – låter emellertid fortfarande vänta på sig. I stället har de gamla och bekanta marknadsliberala tongångarna igen börjat göra sig hörda. Det viktigaste är nu att få statsfinanserna i balans igen utan att höja skatterna – allra helst borde skatterna tydligen sänkas ytterligare – vilket i klartext betyder dramatiska nedskärningar i de offentliga utgifterna. Blåser förändringens vindar fortfarande inom den ekonomiska politiken, eller handlar det snarare om en annalkande orkan som hotar att blåsa bort de sista resterna av välfärdssamhället?

Fritt inträde & alla välkomna!
Mvh,
Jonas Ahlskog
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Hume's Metaphysics and Humean Metaphysics
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Tampere, Finland
June 20-22, 2011
Call for Papers


The idea of the conference is to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Hume’s birth by promoting fruitful discussion between Hume scholars and metaphysicians.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2011 (Notification of acceptance by April 11, 2011)

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Donald L.M. Baxter (University of Connecticut)

Professor Don Garrett (New York University)

Professor E.J. Lowe (Durham University)

Professor Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham)

We welcome abstract submissions in both Hume scholarship and contemporary metaphysics. The historical submissions ought to concern metaphysics and the systematic submissions must discuss Humeanism in ontology (e.g. Humean Supervenience, Humean causation, Humean trope theory).

The word limit for the abstracts is 400 words. The final papers should be no longer than 30 minutes in reading time.

Please send the abstract (PDF file preferred) including the author's name, the title of the paper, institutional affiliation, and email address to

Dr Jani Hakkarainen
jani.hakkarainen[at]uta.fi
Pinni B5097
FI-33014 Tampereen yliopisto
Finland


The conference is supported by two research projects funded by the Academy of Finland:
British Empiricism and Trope Nominalism
Judgment and Human Rationality