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MA Contemporary European Philosophy is a unique, 18-month programme offering students an international and interlinguistic orientation in current philosophical work in the Modern European Tradition. Students spend the autumn semester in London, the spring semester in Paris, and the final six months working on a dissertation in either city. The programme combines the strengths of Kingston's CRMEP with the renowned expertise and experience of the Philosophy Department at Paris 8. A good reading knowledge of French is a requirement for admission to the programme. Language support is offered in London in semester 1. For further details go to: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/contemporary-european-philosophy-ma/

CRMEP is also offering a £2000 scholarship for each of our three, one-year, taught MA programmes
MA Aesthetics and Art Theory
MA Modern European Philosophy
MA Philosophy and Contemporary Critical Theory

All applications to these MAs received by Friday 19 April 2013 will automatically be considered for these scholarships. For further details of these MAs go to: http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/research/crmep/taught-courses/
The MA teaching team in CRMEP currently includes:
Éric Alliez             Étienne Balibar                 Howard Caygill          Peter Hallward
Catherine Malabou       Peter Osborne           Stella Sandford

Enquiries: S.Sandford at kingston.ac.uk
In the next HPRS session Tuesday 4.12.2012, 18:00-19:45, in Porthania 617 (Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki) Alan Coffee (Kings College London), "Slave narrative and the  republican tradition”

PLEASE NOTE THAT EXCEPTIONALLY THE SEMINAR TAKES PLACE AT NIGHT FROM  18:00 ONWARDS (no academic quarter)
Conference: The Metaphysics of Culture - The Philosophy of Joseph Margolis
Helsinki, Finland
20-21 May 2013

Joseph Margolis’ philosophical career stretches over several decades. A major figure of contemporary pragmatism, he is especially known for his systematic defense of relativism and for emphasizing the historical character of human thinking and inquiry.

This conference is devoted to the different aspects of Margolis’ vast philosophical work and its contemporary relevance. Its keynote speakers are Joseph Margolis and Christopher Hookway.

The event is organized by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, The Philosophical Society of Finland, The Finnish Society for Aesthetics and the Nordic Pragmatism Network.

The organizers invite paper proposals to the conference programme. Please send an abstract of 400-500 words to by 31 January 2013. The organizers reserve the right to select presentations based on interest and suitability to the overall conference theme.


For more information and the full call for papers, please see the conference webpage at:
http://www.nordprag.org/moc.html

Professori emeritus Zygmunt Bauman luennoi Kuvataideakatemiassa 22.11.

Sosiologi, Leedsin yliopiston professori emeritus Zygmunt Bauman pitää torstaina 22.11.2012 klo 18-20 Kuvataideakatemiassa luennon Culture between State and Market (Kaikukatu 4, auditorio, 1. kerros). Tilaisuus on kaikille avoin. Paikkoja rajoitetusti.

Zygmunt Bauman (s. 1925) on puolanjuutalaissyntyinen sosiologi, joka tunnetaan erityisesti holokaustin merkityksen tulkinnasta suhteessa moderniin sekä postmodernin konsumerismin tutkimuksesta.

Lisätietoja
Praxis-ohjelma / amanuenssi Christine Langinauer
christine.langinauer at kuva.fi

CALL FOR PAPERS
Literary Fiction and Rationality
University of Tampere, Finland
30-31 May 2013

Plenary Speakers are:
Garry Hagberg (Bard College)
Elisabeth Schellekens (Durham University)
Kathleen Stock (University of Sussex)

Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2013

Literature gives us a unique opportunity to examine persons and their lives. For example, literature may be seen as illuminating rationality and the different kinds of reasons that agents have for their actions, beliefs, and judgements. It also enables us
to examine rationality as a property of a person, and reasons as constituted by
the context of a person’s life narrative. Literature may also be considered a source of
empirical, moral, and aesthetic reasons and beliefs. The purpose of this conference is to critically discuss these and other conceptions of the relation between literary fiction and rationality.

We welcome paper submissions for the two-day conference, to be held in Tampere, Finland, on May 30-31 2013. Topics to be discussed might include, but are not limited to:
- literature in the constitution of rationality
- literature and human agency & action
- irrationality in literature
- rationality, irrationality, and creativity
- rationality and literary interpretation

Abstracts of up to 500 words should be submitted by email to Hanne Appelqvist: hanne.appelqvist[at]helsinki.fi. They should include the author’s name, affiliation, contact information, and the title of the paper. Accepted papers will receive 35 minutes each (25 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion). The deadline for proposals is Friday 15 February 2013. Proposals will be considered by the conference committee:

Leila Haaparanta
Jukka Mikkonen
Jenni Tyynelä
Hanne Appelqvist

The conference is organized by the research project Judgment and Human Rationality, funded by the Academy of Finland. For further information, go to: http://www.uta.fi/yky/judgement


Nick Zangwill (Durham University) esitelmöi Helsingin yliopiston
Filosofian tutkijaseminaarissa perjantaina 23.11. klo 12-14, Unioninkatu 40
A, Helsinki, kokoushuone A217. Esitelmän otsikko on "Semantic Explanation
and Language Games".

Friday, November 23, 2012
Nick Zangwill (Durham University)
"Semantic Explanations and Language Games"
12:15 PM - 13:45 PM, room A217, Unioninkatu, 40 A, Helsinki.
Everyone's presence is warmly welcomed.

Nick Zangwill (Durhan University) esitelmöi Helsingin yliopiston Filosofian tutkijaseminaarissa perjantaina 23.11. klo 12-14, Unioninkatu 40 A, Helsinki, kokoushuone A217. Esitelmän otsikko on "Semantic Explanation and Language Games".

Nick Zangwill's (Durham University)guest lecture "Semantic Explanations and Language Games"
Friday, November 23, 2012 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM, room A217, Unioninkatu, 40 A, Helsinki.
Everyone's presence is warmly welcomed.



UNESCO World Philosophy Day, November 15th 2012 SYMPOSION, Helsinki Finland

The Department of Social and Moral Philosophy in Helsinki University  and the Finnish UNESCO ASPnet organizes with The Finnish Association for Teachers of Philosophy and Philosophy of Life and Societas Philosophica Fennica a philosophical Symposion.

15.11.  14-18, Unioninkatu  40 (Metsätalo) room  14 (3. krs).

Programme (draft)
15.11.2011

14.15   Philosophy: a School of Freedom

14.30   The Indian Philosophy and Culture, Sanal Edamaruku, MA, journalist

15.15   Discussion

15.30   Awards: Baltic Sea Essay competition (elementary schools and upper secondary schools) and (if possible the Autumn 2012 Matriculation Examination in Philosophy and Ethics)

16.00   Final discussion
16.30

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19.00   International Immanuel Kant billiard tournament,
        Corona -bar, Eerikinkatu 11, Helsinki
        http://www.andorra.fi/default.aspx?site=11

Dear colleagues,

 

The discussions at the next summit of the European Union heads of state or government, which is scheduled for 22 and 23 November, will be decisive in determining the EU research budget for the next seven years.  Several Member States are demanding severe cuts on the total EU budget and research will have to compete with other policy priorities.

 

This is a time when we, the scientific community, should act together and make our case to protect research funding, including that of the European Research Council (ERC), from cuts. Decisions will be prepared in discussions  among politicians at the national level. All of us must look for opportunities to affect these decisions and send a strong signal to the  heads of state or government.

 

An open letter signed by European Nobel laureates has been published in top European newspapers this week. The impact of this letter will be increased if it is followed by a mobilization of the national scientific communities.  To keep the momentum going, an online petition has been launched:

 

http://www.no-cuts-on-research.eu

 

This action is coordinated by the Initiative for Science in Europe  (; www.initiative-science-europe.org)Please contact Wolfgang Eppenschwandtner, Executive Coordinator of the ISE if you have any questions or suggestions.


POWERS OF LIFE AND DEATH: BIOPOLITICS BEYOND FOUCAULT

International Conference
November 15-16, 2012
Department of Political and Economic Studies
University of Helsinki

The problematic of biopolitics has become increasingly important in the social sciences.
Inaugurated by Michel Foucault’s genealogical research on the governance of sexuality,
crime and mental illness in modern Europe, the research on biopolitics has developed into a broader interdisciplinary orientation, addressing the rationalities of power over
living beings in diverse spatial and temporal contexts.

This conference focuses on the fundamental paradox of biopolitics, the conversion of the positive and productive power of life into the negative power of exclusion and
annihilation. While this conversion of biopolitics into 'thanatopolitics' was noted
already in Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality I, its full implications have been
elaborated in the more recent theories of biopolitics of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto
Esposito and others.

The conference brings together an international group of scholars with diverse
disciplinary backgrounds and approaches to biopolitics in order to address the paradox of biopolitics both theoretically, through logical, hermeneutic and genealogical analysis,
and empirically, focusing on the process of thanatopolitical conversion in a variety of
political regimes: (neo)liberalism, socialism and fascism.

The conference is funded by the Academy of Finland.


PROGRAMME

Thursday, November 15: 13-18
Economicum, Seminar Room 3-4, Arkadiankatu 7

Panel 1: Biopolitics, Violence and Care

13.15 Sergei Prozorov (University of Helsinki): Opening Remarks
13.30 Johanna Oksala (University of Helsinki): State Violence and Biopolitical
Governmentality
14.00 Nick Vaughan-Williams (University of Warwick): EU Border Security Practices and the Figure of the ‘Irregular Migrant’: Biopolitical Governance, Thanatopolitical Writing, Zoopolitical Critique
14.30 Susanna Lindberg (University of Tampere): The Obligatory Gift of Organ Transplants
15.00 Discussion

15.30 Break

Panel 2: Biopolitics beyond Liberalism

15.45 Rolf Frankenberger (Eberhard Karls University Tübingen): Governmentality and the Comparative Analysis of Dictatorships
16.15 Sergei Prozorov (University of Helsinki): Making Bodies: The Biopolitics of
Stalinism
16.45 Artemy Magun (European University at St Petersburg): Death as a Negative Magnitude in the Work of Andrei Platonov
17.15 Discussion

Friday, Nov 16: 9-12
Department of Political and Economic Studies, Lecture Hall, Unioninkatu 37

Panel 3: Post-Foucauldian Perspectives on the Theory and Practice of Biopolitics

09.15 Mika Ojakangas (University of Jyvaskyla): The Pagan Origins of Biopower and
Governmentality
09.45 Simona Rentea (Aberystwyth University): Abstract Life and the Manipulation of the Natural Frame in Contemporary Liberal Biopolitics
10.15 Jemima Repo (University of Helsinki): The Life and Death of Sexuality beyond
Foucault
10.45 Jaakko Ailio (University of Tampere): Liberal Thanatopolitics and the HIV/AIDS
Pandemic
11.15 Discussion

No registration required. For any queries please contact Dr Sergei Prozorov
(sergei.prozorov at helsinki.fi)

"Why does mainstream economics appear so autistic to so many?
A mere misunderstanding?"

These issues are old and chronic, but the ongoing economic crisis has set them on fire again. They will be discussed by

Heikki Patomäki (Political Science) and  Hannu Vartiainen (Economics).
The debate will be moderated by Uskali Mäki (Philosophy).

Time: Monday 12 November, 14-16
Place: Unioninkatu 35, entrance: Yrjö-Koskisenkatu, 1st floor, Lecture room http://www.helsinki.fi/teknos/opetustilat/keskusta/u35/default2.htm

AID is the new forum for interdisciplinary conversation coordinated by the Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. For the very idea and the programme, check

http://www.helsinki.fi/tint/aid.htm

For further information, contact Pekka Mäkelä,

Below is a list of background readings provided by the speakers. They are available on request (from Pekka Mäkelä).

a. Robert Aumann, 1985, What Is Game Theory Trying to Accomplish? In Arrow, K.; Honkapohja, S.. Frontiers of Economics. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. pp. 909–924.

b. Ken Binmore, 2012, Economic Man—or Straw Man? Working paper UCL

c. Alvin Roth, 2002. "The Economist as Engineer: Game Theory, Experimentation, and Computation as Tools for Design Economics," Econometrica 70, pages 1341-1378,

c. Ariel Rubinstein, 2012, "Economic Fables", Open Book Publishers http://www.openbookpublishers.com/reader/136.

d. Hannu Vartiainen 2008, "Onko taloustiede ihmistiede?" Kansantaloudellinen aikakauskirja 4, 405 - 420


1. Heikki Patomäki, “Monetarism and the Denial of Reality”, Appendix 1 of Democratising Globalisation. The Leverage of the Tobin Tax, Zed Books: London and New York, 2001, pp. 223-231.

2. Heikki Patomäki, ”A Critical Realist Approach to Global Political Economy”, in J.Cruickshank (ed.): Critical Realism: The Difference It Makes, Routledge: London, 2003, pp.197-220.

3. Heikki Patomäki, “How to Tell Better Stories about the History and Future of Global Political Economy”, Review of International Political Economy, (16):2, 2009, pp.309-320.

4. Heikki Patomäki, “What Next? An Explanation of the 2008-9 Slump and Two Scenarios of the Shape of Things to Come”, Globalizations, (7):1, March-May 2010, pp. 67-84.



Philosophical Logic at the Collegium: A Symposium

 

Time: Monday, November 5th 2012 at 9.30-17.30

Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Room 136, Fabianinkatu 24

 

The name “philosophical logic” was coined by Bertrand Russell nearly 100 years ago. The subject itself is older, going back at least to Gottlob Frege in the late 19th century.  For greater part of 20th century the field of philosophical logic was recognized as an integral part of analytic approach to philosophy, and it continues to thrive as such.

The scope of philosophical logic has been variously understood. This symposium brings together number of international scholars currently to scrutinize and criticize the tradition as well as to broaden the field with new contributions. Many of the papers, both systematic and historical, take their lead from recent work by Professor Jaakko Hintikka.

 

Session I

9.30-10.30 Prof. Jaakko Hintikka (Boston University, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies)

10.30-11.30 Prof. Gabriel Sandu (University of Helsinki)

Session II

12.30-13.15 Prof. Bengt Hansson (University of Lund, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies)

13.15-14.00 Prof. Vitaly Tselishchev (Novosibirsk State University, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies),

14.00-14.45 Alexandr Khlebalin (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies)

Session III

15.15-16.00 Mirja Hartimo (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies)

16.00-16.45 Besim Karakadilar (University of Helsinki)

16.45-17.30 A. F. Sneitz (University of Helsinki)

 

Organizer: Antti Fenix Sneitz

antti.kylanpaa(at)helsinki.fi (University of Helsinki, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies)

 

Free admission. Welcome!

 


Master’s Programme in Applied Ethics.

From 2013 the Centre for Applied Ethics at Linköping University, Sweden offers a master’s programme in applied ethics. The programme is open for students with different educational backgrounds who are interested in applied ethics. Please inform potential students!

For more information, see http://www.liu.se/ikk/cte/startsida/1.405142/leaflet-master-applied-ethics-cte-v2.pdf.

 

Göran Collste

Professor of Applied Ethics

Linköping University, Sweden

http://www.liu.se/ikk/medarbetare/goran-collste?l=en&sc=true


 

PLURALITY, VIOLENCE, JUSTICE
The third meeting of the NOS-H research group Gender, Power, Violence (GPV)
12th-14th October 2012
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24, 1st Floor,
Seminar Room 136, University of Helsinki

Organized by Sara Heinämaa, Virpi Lehtinen and Hanna Lukkari
Supported by NOS-H, The Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Academy of Finland

PROGRAM (subject to revisions)

October 12: PLURALITY AND ALTERITY

09:00-09:30 Coffee
09:30-09:45 Sara Heinämaa: Opening of the Meeting
09:45-11:15 Sophie Loidolt (Vienna): Arendt's Core Phenomenon of
Actualized Plurality:
Its Transformative Force in Phenomenology and its Relation to Levinas'
Alterity-Ethics
11:15-12:45 Lunch
12:45-13:45 Martina Reuter (Jyväskylä): Arendt and Rawls on the Justification of Civil Disobedience
13:45-14:45 Hanna Lukkari (Helsinki): On Human Rights as Phenomena of the Lifeworld
14:45-15:15 Coffee
15:15-15:45 Sara Heinämaa (Helsinki): On the Future: Arendtian Perspectives
15:45-16:15 Sanna Tirkkonen (Helsinki): Foucault and Tragedy: Rights, Critique and Relation to Self
16:15-17:45 GPV Business Meeting / Free Program

October 13: POWER AND VIOLENCE

09:00-10:30 Lisa Käll (Linköping): Community and Alterity
10:30-11:30 Virpi Lehtinen (Helsinki): On Soldier Embodiment
11:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Gabriel Malefant (Reykjavik, Montreal): Who is the Economic Man?
On Power and Violence by Way of Trade
14:00-15:00 Irina Poleshchuk (Helsinki): The Drama of Self-Becoming: Pain, Justice and Responsibility
15:00-15:30 Coffee
15:30-16:30 General Discussion
16:30-18:00 GPV Business Meeting / Free Program

October 14: JUSTICE

09:30-10:00 Coffee
10:00-11:00 Johanna Oksala (Helsinki): Foucault and the Management of State Violence
11:00-12:00 Robin Schott (Copenhagen): On the Concept of Victim
12:00-13:00 General Discussion and Closing

Program is open for all. No registration required.

Information: virpi.lehtinen(at)helsinki.fi

--
Hanna Lukkari
Doctoral Student in Social and Moral Philosophy
Law in the Changing World - Doctoral Program in Law
Email: hanna.lukkari at helsinki.fi
AID (Agora for Interdisciplinary Debate): Autumn 2012 Programme

AID is the new forum for interdisciplinary conversation coordinated, by the Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.

http://www.helsinki.fi/tint/aid.htm

Pursuing a conversational culture that is both leisurely and rigorous, AID explores disciplinary identities and interdisciplinary relations by focusing on specific topics, viewed from different disciplinary perspectives. You will learn general lessons about interdisciplinarity even though you might not be desperately interested in the topic of
the day.

For future sessions, topics that are being considered include social theory and social ontology, climate change, religion and science, realism, the role of biology in the social sciences, and more. If you have suggestions, please send to <uskali.maki at helsinki.fi>.

Here is the programme for the Autumn 2012 term:

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Monday 15 October, 14-16 (place TBA soon)
“Debt and its images: Through the lenses of economics and political science”
discussed by Tuomas Malinen and Ville-Pekka Sorsa (University of Helsinki)
[FOR BACKGROUND READINGS, SEE BELOW]

Monday 12 November, 14-16
"Why does mainstream economics appear so autistic to so many? A mere
misunderstanding?" discussed by Heikki Patomäki (Political science, U of Helsinki) and Hannu Vartiainen (Economics, U of Helsinki)

Monday 10 December, 14-16
“Shared histories as an example of the black hole between disciplines, or how to approach people’s experience of history” discussed by Pentti Anttonen (Folkloristics, University of Helsinki) and Jorma Kalela (History, University of Turku)

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The speakers of the first session have listed some BACKGROUND READINGS
for those who might want to prepare themselves in this way:

- Graeber, David. 2011. Debt: The First 5000 Years. Melville House.
- Lancaster University Cultural Political Economy Research Centre,
papers for the workshop "On debt":
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/cperc/events/seminars.htm
- de Goede, Marieke. 2004. Repoliticizing financial risk. Economy and
Society, 33(2), 197-217.
- Joe Deville: Debt collection devices: tracing domestic technologies
of affect. http://www.re-public.gr/en/?p=1462.

- Gurley, John and Shaw, E.S. (1955). Financial aspects of economic
development. The American Economic Review, 45(4): 515-538.
-Calderon, Cesar and Liu, Lin (2003). The direction of causality
between financial development and economic growth. Journal of
Development Economics, 72(1): 321-334.
- Sargent, Thomas (2012). Nobel lecture: Unites States then, Europe
now. Journal of Political Economy, 120(1): 1-40.
- Schularik, Moritz and Taylor, Alan M. (2012). Credit booms gone
bust: monetary policy, leverage cycles and financial crises,
1870-2008. American Economic Review, 102(2): 1029-61.


http://www.helsinki.fi/tint/aid.htm

For further information, contact Pekka Mäkelä, pekka.a.makela at helsinki.fi.
The seminar “Europe in Question”

The Department for Political and Economic Studies and the Network for European Studies organises the seminar “Europe in Question” on the 21st of September 2012.

The seminar is held in the University’s Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33), hall 15, Helsinki

The programme

12.15   Leonidas Donskis: "The EU and its Discontents”

13.00   Timo Miettinen: “The Particular Universal: Europe and the Historical Consciousness of Modernity”

13.45   Coffee

14.15   Catalin Avramescu: "The Constitutional Culture of Europe"

15.00   Hanna Tuominen: "Normative Power Europe and Human Rights Promotion"


Registrations to the seminar to Marie-Louise Hindsberg
() by Wednesday the 19th of September.
Konferenssi, Tampere: Judgement and Justification (24.-26.9.)
Judgement and Justification Conference
Philosophy/School of Social Sciences and Humanities
University of Tampere, Finland, September 25-26

Kuvaus:
Ainakin Immanuel Kantista lähtien arvostelman luonne on ollut yksi filosofian keskeisistä tutkimuskohteista. Modernin logiikan isäksi kutsutun Gottlob Fregen ansiosta arvostelman katsotaan koostuvan teosta, jossa jokin propositionaalinen sisältö, ajatus, esitetään totena. Toisaalta väitteiden voidaan katsoa olevan arvostelmia, jotka
kielen avulla tehdään julkisiksi. Arvostelman tekijä esittää olevansa oikeutettu arvostelman tekoon, mikä tarkoittaa sitä, että hänellä on oikeutus arvostelmaan. Jotkin arvostelman sisältöjen tyypit, esim. moraalisia arvoja tai makuja koskevat arvostelman sisällöt, herättävät erityislaatuisia kysymyksiä liittyen oikeutuksen luonteeseen.
Yleisesti ottaen filosofit ovat käsitelleet arvostelmien alkuperään ja oikeutuksen legitimiteetin kysymyksiä. Tällainen tutkimus ei ole ainoastaan kuvailevaa, vaan saattaa johtaa oikeutuskäytäntöjen kriittiseen tarkasteluun, kuten esimerkiksi Michael Dummettin filosofiassa.

Tämän kansainvälisen konferenssin tarkoitus on koota yhteen filosofian eri alojen tutkijoita tarkastelemaan arvostelman luonnetta ja oikeutusta pääsääntöisesti systemaattisesta näkökulmasta. Konferenssin kutsu esitelmiä varten julkistettiin ensimmäisen kerran kevättalvella 2012. Konferenssissa esitettäväksi on tarjottu erittäin
korkealaatuisia abstrakteja, joiden perusteella esitelmöijät valitaan kesä- heinäkuussa. Yhteensä konferenssissa esitetään 24 esitelmää. Esitelmien parhaimmisto on tarkoitus julkaista kirjassa, jonka kustantajaksi etsitään kansainvälinen merkittävä tiedekustantamo.

Konferenssin pääpuhujat ovat:
Professor Katalin Farkas (Central European University, Budapest)
Katalin Farkasin pääasiallisin tutkimuskohden on mielenfilosofia. Kirjassaan The Subject's Point of View (Oxford University Press, 2008) hän on puolustanut internalismiksi –kutsuttua kantaa. Katalin Farkas on kotoisin Budapestissa, mutta hän on vieraillut seuraavissa instituuteissa: University of Sydney, The Center for Subjectivity Research Kööpenhamina, Australian National University, Canberra.
Hänellä on Kerstin Hesselgren Visiting Chair Tukholman yliopistossa. Elokuusta 2010 hän on toiminut CEU:n provostina ja akateemisena vararehtorina.

Professori Maria van der Schaarin (Leiden)
Van der Schaarin erikoisalueita ovat filosofinen logiikka ja sen historia. Professori van der Schaarin työn alla oleva projekti koskee arvostelman teoriaa sekä historiallisesta että systemaattisesta näkökulmasta. Historiallisesti projekti ulottuu Lockesta ns. Brentano –koulukunnan filosofeihin, joihin kuuluu myös
puolalainen K. Twardowski. Systemaattisesti projekti liittyy matemaattisen konstruktivismin perusteisiin.

Professor Folke Tersman (Uppsala)
Professori Folke Tersman on käytännöllisen filosofian professori Uppsalan yliopistossa sekä Honorary Research Fellow, Auckland University. Hän on julkaissut kirjan Moral Disagreement. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006, sekä lukuisia moraalisiin
arvostelmiin liittyviä artikkeleita.

Programme:
_Monday 24.9. _
Paavo Koli Lecture Theatre, Pinni A2100
9:45 Opening  - Leila Haaparanta
10:00 Assertion and Proof - Maria van der Schaar (Leiden)
11:30 Break
11:45 Justification and Truth Conditions in the Concept of Knowledge -  Dale Jacquette (Bern)
12:30 On Judgement and Commitment - Tuomo Aho (Helsinki)
13:15 Lunch
14:30 Justification, Responsibility and Doxastic agency - Conor McHugh (Southampton)
15:15 Coffee

_2 Parallel Sessions_

I Paavo Koli
16:00 Formal and Cognitive Foundations of Probabilistic Justification - Niki Pfeifer (LMU Munich)
16:45 Justifications and Wrong Judgements - Giuseppe Primiero (Ghent)

II Pinni A3111
16:00 No Rest for the Realist - Why Dummett's Challenge is still a Threat - Johan Gersel (Copenhagen)
16:45 Judgement and Justification: a Phenomenological Point of View - Mirja Hartimo (Helsinki)

17:30 Welcoming Reception  (Pinni B4132)


_Tuesday 25.9. _
Paavo Koli Lecture Theatre, Pinni A2100
10:00 Assent, Judgement and Belief - Katalin Farkas (CEU)
11:30 Break
11:45 Reflective Equilibrium and Justification - William Knorpp (James Madison University)
12:30  Intuitionism about Epistemic Judgements - Rachael Boch (Brigham Young University)
13:15 Lunch
14:30 Conceiving and Justifying: What is the Connection, if any? - Leila Haaparanta (Tampere)
15:15 Coffee

_2 Parallel Sessions_

I Paavo Koli
16:00  Believing, Judging and Supposing - Benoit Gaultier (Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris)
16:45 Easy Knowledge and the Scope of the Epistemic Theories of Justification - Joose Järvenkylä  (Tampere)

II Pinni A3111
16:00 Justifying Modal Beliefs and the Analogy to Perception - Margot Strohminger (St. Andrews)
16:45-17:30 Coordination and Primary Intension - John Hawthorne and Juhani Yli-Vakkuri (Oxford)

19:00 Conference dinner  (TBA)

_Wednesday 26.9. _
Paavo Koli Lecture Theatre, Pinni A2100
10:00 Disagreeing Judgements: Ethics and Elsewhere - Folke Tersman (Uppsala)
11:30 Break
11:45 Moral Disagreement and Metaethical Variability - Francesco Orsi (Tartu)
12:30 Moral Knowledge by Testimony - Amber Riaz (University of Management Sciences, Lahore)
13:15 Lunch
14:30 Moral Judgement and Moral Reality: a Non-Orthodox Humean Approach to Justification - Dejan Simkovic (Sydney)
15:15 Coffee

_2 Parallel Sessions_

I Paavo Koli
16:00 The Possibility of Assertion - Alfredo Di Giorgio (Bari) & Daniele Chiffi (Padova)
16:45 G.E. Moore and the Nature of Judgement - Alma Korko (Tampere)

II Pinni A3111
16:00 Wittgenstein on Music and Rules - Hanne Appelqvist (Helsinki)

17:30 Ending

Information: jani.hakkarainen[at]uta.fi

Organising Committee:
Professor Leila Haaparanta
Docent Mirja Hartimo
Dr Jani Hakkarainen
Dr Antti Keskinen
Dr Heikki J. Koskinen

The conference is organised and financed by the Academy of Finland project
Judgement and Human Rationality (http://www.uta.fi/yky/judgement/index.html).
Doctoral Research Fellow positions in History of Philosophy 600 BC - 1800 AD
The Faculty of Humanities/ The University of Oslo

Two PhD positions in History of Philosophy till 1800 are vacant at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (IFIKK). http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/ The research training will be associated with the project History of Philosophy 600 BC-1800 AD: Research Training. http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/projects/history-of-philosop... Priority will be given to strong applicants in ancient philosophy.


The appointment is for a period of 3 years and the doctoral thesis is expected to be completed within the given time frame.


The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work must result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its developement.

 

Qualifications
-A Master degree or equivalent. The master degree or equivalent has to be achieved by the time of application.

Qualifications and personal skills
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on

-The applicant’s academic and personal qualifications in order to execute the project
-The applicant’s ability to complete research training
-Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities
-The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may also be given preference.


We offer:

-Pay grade 50 - 56 (NOK 416 600 - 460 400 per year, depending on qualifications)
-Professional development in a stimulating working environment
-Good welfare benefits

Submissions

Applicants must submit all of the following attachments with the electronic application, in a word- or pdf-format: 

-Application letter - what is your motivation for applying to Faculty of Humanities?
-Curriculum Vitae
-A list of published and unpublished work, if applicable
-Transcript of records of your master degree. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university's grading system.
-Research proposal (see below)

Our electronic recruitment system will ask you to upload the attachments in the above mentioned order. Transcript of records should be uploaded as 'Attachment' under 'Other'. Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.


Research proposal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
The research proposal must not exceed 14,000 characters including spaces and is expected to answer the following seven areas:  

-Main objective and summary of the project
-Background of the project
-Theoretical framework
-Research question(s) and expected findings (hypothesis)
-Method
-Proposed dissemination
-Progress Plan

All research proposals must be based on this template and applications with a research proposal longer than 14,000 characters will not be considered. A list of publication no longer that 3000 characters can be submitted additionally. 


Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

Interviews will be part of the application process.


The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

 

Application Deadline: September 1, 2012


More information & contact information: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/770981/61723?iso=gb

 

Konferens i Uppsala den 15-18 augusti: "Subjectivity, Selfhood and Agency in the Arabic and Latin Traditions "

Organiserad av projekten Understanding Agency (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) samt Subjectivity and Selfhood in the Arabic and Latin Traditions (ERC).

Plats: Engelska parken, Ihre-salen

Keynote speakers:
Taneli Kukkonen (Jyväskylä / Otago, NZ)
Calvin Normore (McGill / UCLA)
Udo Thiel (Graz)
Lilli Alanen (Uppsala)

Alla intresserade välkomna!

För mer information och program, se http://ssaltua.blogspot.se/

Kontakt: tomas.ekenberga(a)filosofi.uu.se
MÖRÖT VALTAAVAT HELSINGIN POETIIKKAKONFERENSSIN

Aika: 25.-26.8.2012 klo 11-17
Paikka: Annantalo, Annankatu 30, Helsinki
Kutsupuhujat: runoilija-muusikko A.W. Yrjänä, kirjoittamisen professori Joyelle  McSweeney, filosofi Reza Negarestani


Helsingin Poetiikkakonferenssi on kansainvälinen yleisölle avoin
konferenssi kaikille poetiikan ja runouden kysymyksistä
kiinnostuneille.

Vuonna 2012 konferenssin teemana on Mörkö; tekstuaaliset, todelliset, kuvitellut, historialliset, psykologiset, poliittiset, filosofiset aaveet, möröt ja peikot.

Poetiikkakonferenssin pääpuhujina ovat Joyelle McSweeney, Reza Negarestani ja A.W. Yrjänä. Joyelle McSweeney on Notre Damen yliopiston kirjallisuuden professori ja monialainen runoilija ja kirjailija. Reza Negarestani on iranilainen filosofi ja kirjailija,
jonka geofilosofiaa, öljyä ja materialismia käsittelevä teoreettinen romaani Cyclonopedia (Re.press, 2008) on herättänyt laajaa keskustelua filosofien, kirjailijoiden ja taiteilijoiden keskuudessa. A. W. Yrjänä on muusikko ja runoilija, jonka mytologiasta, kansanperinteestä ja filosofiasta ammentavilla sanoituksilla on ollut suuri vaikutus kokonaiseen sukupolveen suomalaisen rock-musiikin ystäviä.

Helsingin Poetiikkakonferenssin järjestää runoyhdistys Nihil Interit yhteistyössä Runokuu-festivaalin, Annantalon kulttuurikeskuksen ja Kirjallisuudentutkijain seuran kanssa.

Lisätietoja Helsingin Poetiikkakonferenssin nettisivuilta:
http://poetiikkakonferenssi.fi/

Lisätietoja:
info at poetiikkakonferenssi.fi
tuottaja Teemu Manninen p. +358505850357

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MONSTERS TAKE OVER THE VIII HELSINKI POETICS CONFERENCE

Time: August 25-26, 2012, from 11 AM to 5 PM
Place: Annantalo Arts Centre, Annankatu 30, Helsinki
Keynote speakers: poet-musician A.W. Yrjänä, prof. Joyelle McSweeney,
philosopher Reza Negarestani

Helsinki Poetics Conference is international and interdisciplinary conference for poets, writers, literary scholars and other professionals taking place in Helsinki, Finland.

The theme for the 2012 Helsinki Poetics Conference is “Monster – Poetry in the Age of Terror”. The conference examines the many literary and real monsters that plague our time as well as the times before us and beyond us.

Joyelle McSweeney is an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame and a wide-ranging poet and writer. Reza Negarestani is an Iranian philosopher and the author of Cyclonopedia (Re.press, 2008), a theoretical novel on oil, materialism and geophilosophy, that has stirred an ongoing debate among philosophers, writers and artists alike. A. W. Yrjänä is a musician and a poet whose mythologically, folkloristically and philosophically inspired, symbolically versatile lyrics have been a major influence on a whole generation of Finnish rock fans.

The conference is organized by the poetry organization Nihil Interit in collaboration with the Finnish Literary Research Society, and it is a part of Runokuu (Poetry Moon), an international poetry festival in Helsinki.

Visit our website for more information:
http://poetiikkakonferenssi.fi/2012-helsinki-poetics-conference-monster/

Contact us:
info at poetiikkakonferenssi.fi
producer Teemu Manninen, tel +358505850357

Välkommen till filosofiseminarium i Hangö i 17.-19. augusti 2012!

Avsikten med seminariet är att i en informell omgivning diskutera frågor kopplade till ämnet filosofi på ett filosofiskt sätt. Vi fortsätter att behandla ämnen som är relevanta för såväl akademisk som mer tillämpad filosofi. Alla filosofiintresserade är välkomna!

I år kretsar frågorna och programmet kring temat kroppslighet. Vi utför kroppsliga övningar och reflekterar kring temana kroppslighet-medvetande.

Programmet kommer att bestå av en sokratisk dialog, två workshopaktiga programpunkter samt två fysiska övningar (meditation samt lätt yoga).
Vi återkommer med ett mer detaljerat program i början av augusti till dems om anmält sig.

Programmet inleds kl 18 på fredagen 17.8 i familjen Garoffs sommarvilla, Högbergsgatan 5 i Hangö. Diskussionerna och måltiderna äger rum i det rymliga Garoffska residenset, eller utomhus i trädgården om vädret tillåter. Seminariet avslutas efter söndagens frukost. Det är möjligt att ta sig ett morgondopp både på lördag och
söndag morgon.

Att delta i seminariet är gratis och seminariedeltagarna bjuds på filosofiskt stimulerande program, övernattning hos Garoffs, hemlagad middag på fredag, frukost och en lätt lunch på lördag samt frukost på söndag. På lördag äter vi middag på restaurang där varje deltagare betalar för sin egen mat och dryck. Alkohol drycer får deltagarna stå för sjäälva, men för övrigt står Interbaas rf för arrangemangen och kostnaderna i Hangö.

Så boka in datumen i kalendern och anmäl ditt intresse att delta till Ferdinand
(ferdinand.garoff(a)gmail.com ). Meddela också gärna ifall du inte tänker övernatta hos Garoffs. Vi skickar mer information till dem som anmält sig när datumet närmar sig.

Om du har frågor, kontakta Ferdinand Garoff, ferdinand.garoff(a)gmail.com eller Marianne Airisniemi, marianne.airisniemi(a)helsinki.fi.

Hälsar,
Ferdinand Garoff
Interbaas rf.
tel. + 358 40 8454456


CALL FOR PAPERS

Suomen Filosofinen Yhdistys ry. järjestää 7. - 8. 1. 2013 Tampereen yliopistossa perinteisen "yhden sanan kollokvion", jonka teemana on tällä kertaa MUISTI. Kutsuttujen esitelmien lisäksi ohjelmaan sisällytetään tarjottuja suomen- tai ruotsinkielisiä esitelmiä. Kullekin puhujalle varataan aikaa 20 minuuttia ja lisäksi
keskustelulle 10 minuuttia. Esitelmiä voidaan hyväksyä kollokvioon yhteensä noin 40. Vuoden 2013 aikana on tarkoitus toimittaa kirjoituskokoelma, joka sisältää valikoiman kollokviossa pidetyistä esitelmistä.

Esitelmissä voidaan käsitellä esimerkiksi seuraavia teemoja:
-        muisti ja tieto
-        muisti, kognitio ja havainto
-        muisti ja ajallisuus
-        anamnesis
-        muisti ja historia
-        muisti ja narratiivit
-        muisti ja persoonan identiteetti
-        yhteisön muisti
-        muisti ja perinne

Esitelmän pitämisestä kiinnostuneilta pyydämme alustavaa otsikkoa ja noin 400 sanan (yhden sivun) abstraktia 15.10.2012 mennessä. Otsikon ja abstraktin pyydämme lähettämään osoitteeseen: mirja.hartimo at uta.fi

Hyvää kesää toivottaen,

Järjestelytoimikunta
Leila Haaparanta, Jani Hakkarainen ja Mirja Hartimo

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Filosofiska Föreningen i Finland rf ordnar i år sitt traditionella ett-ords- kollokvium
vid Tammerfors universitet 7.-8.1.2013. Temat för denna gång är på finska MUISTI. Förutom inviterade föredrag inbjuder vi också andra att lämna in förslag till föredrag, på svenska eller finska. För varje föredrag reserveras 20 minuter och 10 minuter för
diskussion. Sammanlagt omkring 40 föredrag kommer att rymmas med på kollokviet. Vår plan är att publicera ett urval av föredragen.

Föredragen på kollokviet kan behandla bl.a. följande områden:
-        minne och kunskap
-        minne, kognition och perception
-        minne och temporalitet
-        anamnesis
-        minne och historia
-        minne och narration
-        minne och personlig identitet
-        gemenskapens minne
-        minne och tradition

De som är intresserade av att hålla ett föredrag ombeds skicka en titel och ett abstrakt
på ca 400 ord (1 sida) senast 15.10.2012. Titeln och abstraktet ska skickas till Mirja
Hartimo. E-post: mirja.hartimo at uta.fi

Vänliga sommarhälsningar,

Arrangörskommittéen
Leila Haaparanta, Jani Hakkarainen och Mirja Hartimo

Tenure Track Position in Philosophy

Field and Location
The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Oulu announces a full-time, tenure-track position for an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Philosophy. The candidate is appointed for a period of three to five years and then eligible for promotion to permanent Associate or Full Professor through an assessment by international evaluators.
Areas of specialization in research are the following: history of philosophy (e.g. ancient,
Enlightenment, German idealism); environmental philosophy; ethics; history of political ideas; philosophy and history of science; philosophy of history. The candidate is expected to show solid and substantial proof of a wide knowledge and understanding of at least two of these areas and teach courses in the field of philosophy primarily at the undergraduate level. In addition, the candidate will give courses, such as ethics of science, suitable for doctoral studies at the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS).This position will have a teaching load of 2-3 courses per semester. The
candidate is also expected to supervise master’s theses and doctoral dissertations in Philosophy and History of Science and Ideas.
The tenure track position is open to highly talented individuals who hold a doctoral degree and have excellent potential for a successful scientific career. Based on the experience and competence, the successful applicant of this call will be placed at Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor level of the four-level tenure track system.

Job Responsibilities and Required Qualifications
A person at any level of the academic tenure track system is expected to conduct outstanding world-class scientific research, to be competitive in attracting outside funding, to publish in leading journals and conference proceedings, to teach, supervise and advance both graduate and undergraduate education, to be an active member of the international scientific community, and to exhibit academic leadership. Career advancement on the tenure track is based on regular performance assessment that measure the candidate’s merits in all these areas.

Required qualifications at each level of the tenure track system are following:
Assistant Professor:
The position of an assistant professor is for persons who have recently finished their doctoral dissertation and are advancing towards a professional research career. The position is always fixed- term and the duration varies from three to five years. A continuation period may be granted as indicated in the University of Oulu Tenure Track guidelines. Only doctors who have finished their doctoral thesis less than ten years ago can be appointed to the position of an assistant professor.
The selection criteria for an assistant professor are the following:
-Research potential, (publications, especially internationally refereed publications; participating in acquiring funding / funding granted; connections with the international community in the field)
-In most fields, working abroad is common during a professional research career
-Demonstrating developed skills is prerequisite for a continuation period.

Associate Professor:
When appointing a person to the position of an associate professor the applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Publications on an international level: dissemination, quality of the publication forums,
references to the publication
- Active role in the research training
- Acquisition of additional funding
- Working in more than one research facility during one’s career (in most fields represented at
the University of Oulu this signifies working abroad)
- An active role in the international scientific community
- Acknowledgements and awards
The position of an associate professor is initially a fixed-term position for five years, but a continuation period may be granted or the position may be made permanent. Being granted continuation for the position requires meeting the above-mentioned criteria as well as successful research work as indicated in the University of Oulu Tenure Track guidelines.

Full Professor:
A person appointed to the position of a professor must have a doctoral degree, high-level scientific competence, experience in leading scientific research, ability to provide high-level research-based teaching, and to supervise theses and participate in international co-operation projects in his/her field of expertise.
When evaluating the competency of an applicant, his/her scientific publications and other research results with scientific value, teaching experience and pedagogic training, ability to produce teaching material, other merits as a teacher, teaching demonstrations and supervised doctoral theses will be taken into consideration. Other factors to be taken into consideration are the activeness of the applicant in the international scientific community, practical experience in the field where applicable, success in acquiring supplementary research funding, as well as academic work abroad and other
international positions.

Salary
The salary of the appointed researcher will be based on the demand level chart for the teaching and research staff of Finnish Universities. In addition to the basic salary of the appropriate tenure track level, supplementary salary bill be given for personal achievement and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 46.3 % of the basic salary level for the post. The salary thus being roughly 3400 – 4600 euros per month for an assistant professor, 4000 - 5300 euros per month for an associate
professor and 5500 - 8100 euros per month for a full professor.

Applications
Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be sent to The Registry, The University ofOulu, PO Box 8000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland, electronically to the e-mail as a single pdf file, and must arrive no later than 3 p.m. on Monday 1st October 2012 local time.
The applications should be written in English and the following documents need to be submitted:
1) A brief curriculum vitae including
-name and year of birth
-degrees, dates and places, major subject, topic of doctoral dissertation
-present employment relationship with starting and ending dates
-most important posts and full-time positions with starting and ending dates
-scientific expert positions
-most important scientific positions of trust and administration with starting and ending dates
-most important foreign visits
-most important scientific acknowledgements and awards
2) Complete list of publications (ten most important ones marked)
3) Research plan (max 4 pages)
5) Description of teaching experience
6) Acquisition of research funds
7) List of previous and present doctoral students
8) Contact details of 2 to 4 persons available for recommendation
9) The total number of citations and h-index of the applicant based on both Web of Science and Google Scholar (Publish or Perish).

Evaluators
The selection procedure will be carried out by an Appointment Committee and the Research Council of the University of Oulu according to the University of Oulu Tenure Track guidelines.

Contact details
In order to receive the information and announcements concerning the official selection procedures to be followed in order to fill this post, applicants must inform the Faculty of their contact details for the whole duration of the selection process: they must specifically provide both their home and work telephone numbers, and their e-mail addresses, and their fax numbers, and their postal addresses.

For further information and enquiries about this post, and about the application and selection procedures, please contact:
Contact persons: Adjunct Prof. Kari Väyrynen (Philosophy), Prof. Petteri Pietikäinen (History of Science and Ideas). Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Finland
mailing address:
Philosophy, P.O.Box 1000, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
e-mail: kari.vayrynen (at) oulu.fi, petteri.pietikainen (at) oulu.fi
Folkets Bildningsförbunds Korpo filosofidagar 25-26.7.2012

Plats: Skärgårdscentrum Korpoström, 21720 Korpo.

Tema: Varför filosofi?

Är filosofi något svårt och högtravande? Är det en specialiserad vetenskap som enbart ett fåtal utvalda experter på universitetens institutioner kan och borde syssla med? Om vi besvarar dessa frågor jakande blir det svårt att förstå varför filosofin kan vara viktig annat än som en akademisk disciplin. Men är det verkligen så, eller är filosofi någonting vi hela tiden gör och som därför är avgörande för att vi överhuvudtaget skall kunna leva ett gott liv?

Under filosofidagarna i Korpo sommaren 2012 skall vi diskutera vad det är vi gör när vi filosoferar. Vi skall fråga om filosofin är reserverad för experter eller om det är något vi alla kan och borde göra. I samband med detta kommer vi också att samtala om vad vårt filosoferande skall leda till – kan filosofin förändra världen och vad i världen kan den i så fall ändra på?

Fritt inträde & alla välkomna!

Program

Onsdagen den 25.7

kl. 16-18 Inledare: Filosof Kate Larson, Södertörns högskola
Tema:
"Filosofi - ett sätt att leva eller ett sätt att tänka?"

kl. 18-20 Inledare: Filosof Antony Fredriksson, Åbo Akademi
Tema:
"Kan filosofin vara ett botemedel mot cynism?"

kl. 20-> samtalen fortsätter under fria former

Torsdagen den 26.7

kl. 12-14 Inledare: Filosof Camilla Kronqvist, Åbo Akademi
Tema: "Kan kärleken till vishet lära oss något om kärlek?"

kl. 14-16 Inledare: Filosof Hannes Nykänen, Helsingfors universitet & Åbo Akademi
Tema: "Filosofi och tänkandets svårighet."

(FBF förbehåller sig rätten till förändringar i programmet)

Filosofidagarnas föredragshållare

Kate Larson är född i Stockholm och bosatt på Öland. Författare, filosof och högskolelektor (Södertörns Högskola). 2009 disputerade hon i teoretisk filosofi med en avhandling om Iris Murdochs kärleksbegrepp. Hennes senaste skönlitterära verk är novellsamlingen Trängsel (2010).

Antony Fredriksson är bosatt i Åbo. Han är filosofie licenciat och verksam som doktorand i filosofi vid Åbo Akademi. Han arbetar på en doktorsavhandling med titeln "The Paradox of the Documentary - Realism as a Moral Concept".

Camilla Kronqvist är bosatt i Åbo. Hon är verksam som universitetslärare i filosofi vid Åbo Akademi där hon håller kurser bland annat i moralfilosofi, vetenskapsteori och feministisk filosofi. 2008 disputerade hon i filosofi vid ÅA med avhandlingen "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love".

Hannes Nykänen är bosatt i Helsingfors. Han är docent i filosofi vid Åbo Akademi och verksam som forskare i filosofi vid Helsingfors universitet. Nykänens forskning fokuserar på moralfilosofiska frågor och han har inom ämnet bland annat givit ut böckerna Öppningar och labyrinter (Schildts, 2008) och Samvetet och det dolda - om kärlek och kollektivitet (Dualis, 2009). 2002 disputerade han vid ÅA med avhandlingen "The "I", the "you" and the soul: an ethics of conscience".

Övernattningsmöjligheter i Korpo:

Skärgårdscentrum Korpoström, Hotell-, restaurang- och gästhamntelefon 0400 599 319. Verksamhetsledare Pia Relanto pia.relanto(at)centret.fi, Telefon: 02-46 31 700, Postadress: Korpoström 21710 Korpo.
www.skargardscentret.fi

Rumarstrands gäststugor: Restaurang Rumar Strand tel. 02-4645200
www.rumarstrand.com

Se www.matkahuolto.fi för bussförbindelser till och från Korpo.

Arrangör:
Folkets Bildningsförbund r.f.
Hagsgatan 12, FIN-20540 Åbo
tel.  +358 50 5147297
E-mail FBF (a) kaapeli.fi
Hemsida: www.fbf.fi

Förfrågningar riktas till Jonas Ahlskog fbf (a) kaapeli.fi
(tel. 050 5147297)

Introduction to Conceptual History Summer School in Helsinki

DATES: August 7 to 23, 2012
CREDITS: 6-10 ECTS

COORDINATORS:
Sami Syrjämäki, sami.syrjamaki(at)uta.fi and Jani Marjanen, jani.marjanen(at)helsinki.fi


The presumption that concepts, arguments and ideas are timeless has been replaced in recent decades by an awareness of their unavoidable historicity and temporality. Based on methods proposed by such scholars as Reinhart Koselleck, Quentin Skinner, John Pocock, and Michel Foucault, which focus on the use of language in a historical context, conceptual history serves as an innovative and rigorous approach to the analysis of key social and political concepts, arguments and ideas. The goal of conceptual history is to illuminate the concepts and ideas that are central to the operation of political and social life through the study of their migration, reception, translation, and diffusion through time and space. Conceptual analysis involves looking at larger semantic, discursive, ideological and rhetorical settings in which concepts are given meaning. Doing conceptual history, therefore, demands familiarity with a variety of linguistically oriented approaches to discourse and ideology, as well as to rhetoric.


In the summer of 2012, Concepta, International Research School in Conceptual History and Political Thought, and its partner institutions will organise the seventh Introduction to Conceptual History course. An international team of distinguished scholars and visiting lecturers will help participants critically examine the chief concepts in the humanities and social sciences from new perspectives. The course has two main objectives. First, it introduces students to the fundamental aspects of the theory and methodology of conceptual history, which they can then use as tools in their own research. Second, it explores contemporary trends in conceptual history through case studies.


The course includes a series of lectures, a seminar and workshops. It is designed for Finnish and international PhD and advanced Master's degree students from various academic fields. Interest in the humanities and/or political thought is an asset.


The successful completion of Introduction to Conceptual History will require attending the lectures, seminar and workshops as well as the completion of a written assignment. To receive the six ECTS credits, students must actively participate in the course and write a 10-15 page essay. Students who wish to receive 10 ECTS credits must submit a 20-25 page essay in addition to active participation. Students should submit all essays to the organisers approximately one month after the conclusion of course. Participants are encouraged to contact the organisers concerning workshop presentations of their own work in progress in conceptual history and related fields.


More information on applying, accomodation, fees etc. at the Helsinki Summer School pages: http://www.helsinkisummerschool.fi/home/index


Programme

HSS/Concepta: Introduction to Conceptual History

Tuesday 8/7: Receptions

Wednesday 8/8
10:00 Opening remarks by Martin J. Burke, Jan Ifversen and Henrik Stenius
10:30-noon Martin J. Burke: The History of Concepts Movement Today
1:00-4:00 Jan Ifversen: Introduction to Conceptual History I

Thursday 8/9
10:00-noon Jan Ifversen: Introduction to Conceptual History II
1:00-4:00 Martin J. Burke: The History of Concepts and Intellectual History

Friday 8/10
10:00-noon Martin J. Burke: The History of Concepts and the Cambridge School
1:00-4:00 Jan Ifversen: Doing Conceptual History in the Past and Present

Monday 8/13
10:00-noon Jan Ifversen: Good Neighbors: Historical Semantics and Discourse Analysis
1:00-4:00 Martin J. Burke: Histories of Concepts and Histories of Ideologies

Tuesday 8/14
10:00-noon Jani Marjanen: Conceptual History in the Nordic Countries
1:00-4:00 Kari Palonen: Rhetorical Perspective on Conceptual History

Wednesday 8/15
10:00-noon Niklas Olsen: History in the Plural: A Study of Reinhart Koselleck
1:00-4:00 Work-in-progress I (chaired by Niklas Olsen)

Thursday 8/16
10:00-noon Niklas Olsen: The Origins of Neo-Liberalism
1:00-4:00 Alumni Lecture, Matti La Mela: Defining a problem: the Nordic concept of Allemansrätten

Friday 8/17
10:00-noon Work-in-progress II (chaired by Jani Marjanen)
1:00-4:00 Sami Syrjämäki: Conceptual Change and Family Resemblance

Monday 8/20
10:00 - noon Benjamin Schmidt & Sinai Rusinek : A Digital  History of Concepts (ADHoC) I : Projects and possibilities
12:00 - 15:00 Benjamin Schmidt : ADHoC II : Hands on Practice
15:00 - 16:00  Sinai Rusinek : ADHoC III : Problems and Encounters

Tuesday 8/21
10:00-noon Margrit Pernau: Taking Conceptual History Beyond National and Linguistic Borders
13:00-16:00 Claudia Wiesner: Conceptual History and European Integration

Wednesday 8/22
10:00-noon João Feres Júnior: The History of Asymmetrical Counterconcepts: the Case of Latin America
1:00-4:00 Pasi Ihalainen: Prospects for Parliamentary Government in an Era of a Global Revolution, 1917-19: Britain and Germany, Sweden and Finland

Thursday 8/23
10:00 -17:00 The 15th International Conference on Conceptual History opening day (the programme will be published at http://www.hpscg.org/node/2089).

The participants of the Introduction Course may follow the World Conference (23.-25.8.) for free.

 


Organisers:

Concepta, International Research School in Conceptual History and Political Thought

Centre for Nordic Studies (CENS) at the Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki

POLITU, Finnish Political Science Doctoral School

Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change, University of Jyväskylä


Please direct any questions concerning the content of this course to the Coordinators, Mr. Sami Syrjämäki, sami.syrjamaki(at)uta.fi or Mr. Jani Marjanen, jani.marjanen at helsinki.fi.  Any questions concerning the general arrangements (accommodation, scholarship, etc.) should be addressed to the Summer School's office at summer-school at helsinki.fi.

 


Miten yhdessä improvisoidut esitykset ovat mahdollisia?
Tiistaina 29.5. kello 13-16, Helsingin Yliopiston päärakennus, Auditorio XIV.

Tieteenfilosofi Mark Risjord Emory Universitystä puhuu tiistaina 29.5. Helsingin yliopistolla aiheesta "Improvised joint performance". Hänen esitelmänsä jälkeen humanististen alojen tutkijoista koostuva paneeli keskustelee aiheesta omien alojensa näkökulmista. Paneeliin kuuluvat folkloristiikan dosentti ja yliopistonlehtori Pertti Anttonen, tutkija Marja Etelämäki suomen kielen oppiaineesta sekä musiikkitieteilijä ja muusikko Heli Reimann. Puheenjohtajana toimii professori Petri Ylikoski.

Tilaisuus aloittaa sarjan keskusteluja, joiden tavoitteena on luoda siltoja humanistisen tutkimuksen kannalta relevanttien tieteenfilosofisten keskustelujen ja eri humanististen alojen omien teoreettisten keskustelujen välille.

Professori Risjord on Helsingissä Yhteiskuntatieteiden filosofian tutkimuksen huippuyksikön vieraana. Hän tiivistää esitelmänsä aiheen seuraavasti:

"This essay starts from a critique of the literature on joint action, arguing that all of the contemporary views share assumptions that make improvised joint performance impossible. The essay then argues for a different way of conceptualizing intentions-in-action that permits such intentions to be joint, not individual. The central example concerns jazz performance."

Tilaisuus on englanninkielinen ja kaikille avoin. Ilmoittautumisia pyydetään osoitteeseen inkeri.koskinen at helsinki.fi.

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How is improvised joint performance possible?
Tuesday 29.5. at 13-16, University main building, Unioninkatu 34 (Senate Square side), Auditorium XIV.

Professor Mark Risjord, a philosopher of science from Emory University, is giving a lecture on "Improvised joint performance" on Tuesday 29.5. at 13.00. His talk is followed by a panel discussion, with researchers from different humanistic disciplines commenting on the subject. The panelists are Adjunct Professor and University Lecturer in Folklore Studies Pertti Anttonen; Researcher, Finnish Language, Marja Etelämäki; and Musicologist and Musician Heli Reimann. Professor Petri Ylikoski will chair the discussion. This will be the first in a series of interdisciplinary events that gather together researchers from the Faculty of Arts, and philosophers of science interested in the humanities.

Professor Risjord is visiting Helsinki as a guest of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. He summarizes the main thesis of his talk as follows: "This essay starts from a critique of the literature on joint action, arguing that all of the contemporary views share assumptions that make improvised joint performance impossible. The essay then argues for a different way of conceptualizing intentions-in-action that permits such intentions to be joint, not individual. The central example concerns jazz performance."

The event is open to everyone. Please notify your intention to participate by sending an email to inkeri.koskinen at helsinki.fi.

ABOAGORA - BETWEEN ARTS AND SCIENCES
Turku, 14. - 16. August 2012

Aboagora is an event that promotes dialogue between the arts, humanities and sciences, and aims at challenging and breaking boundaries between arts and the scholarly world. The programme consists of workshops, keynote lectures and concerts. Aboagora is a joint effort by the Turku Music Festival, the Department of Cultural History at the University of Turku and the Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi University.

“The Power of the Sacred and the Secular”

The theme for 2012 focuses on a process that is fundamental to Western culture, that of separation between sacral and secular culture. This opens a fruitful perspective on the dialogue between the arts and the academia, since the concept of the secular is vigorously debated in both fields. In 2012 Aboagora seeks to turn critical attention to such questions as the role of religion in contemporary society, the return of mysticism and spirituality to public discussion and the so-called post-secular. In special focus are the issues of power and religion in relation to questions of gender and sexuality, sacred and secular love, Medieval inquisition, cinema and architectural space, cognitive science and quantum physics.

Keynote speakers include Gianni Vattimo (Philosophy, Italy), Miri Rubin (History, UK), Marion Bowman (Religious Studies, UK) and Juhani Pallasmaa (Architecture, Finland)

Among the workshop members are Kari Enqvist (Physics), Ilkka Pyysiäinen (Religious Studies), Sabrina Maniscalco (Physics), Andrew Yip (Sociology), Salla Tuori (Gender Studies), Elina Pirjatanniemi (Human Rights), Peter Nynäs (Religious Studies), Benjamin Zeller (Religious Studies), Terhi Utriainen (Religion Studies), Erik Steinskog (Music Studies), Tom Linkinen (Cultural History), Reima Välimäki (Cultural History) and Pekka Tolonen (Religion Studies).

For full programme and online registration please visit www.aboagora.fi.

The registration fee for the symposium is 30 € (for students 20 €). It includes participation for all keynote lectures, admission to all workshops, three lunches at Hus Lindman and coffee/tea with small snacks during coffee breaks. Registration closes on 15. June.

WELCOME!

Contact:
Coordinator Asko Nivala
Cultural History, University of Turku
asko.nivala(at)utu.fi
phone +358 (0)2 333 6294
AESTHETICS OF POPULAR CULTURE

29. November – 1. December, 2012, Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, Slovakia

We encourage scholars with genuine interest in philosophy of art and popular culture to send a max. 250 word abstract for reviewing no later than July 31, 2012. All schools of philosophy and aesthetic theory (pragmatism, hermeneutics, semiotics, phenomenology, analytic aesthetics, cultural studies, etc.) are accepted.

As keynote speakers we are glad to have two distinguished scholars of contemporary aesthetics, Ted Cohen (University of Chicago) and Jos de Mul (Erasmus University Rotterdam) – both influential across the borders of philosophical schools!

The site will be the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia (www.vsvu.sk), and the conference is organized in cooperation with Aalto University, Finland (www.aalto.fi).

List of possible topics (which should not be seen as restrictive, but more as an invitation):
– avant-garde popular culture
– art from the point of view of popular culture studies
– aesthetic properties and concepts of popular culture
– popular culture, aesthetic education and art schools
– official popular culture (nazism, socialism, etc.)
– popular culture in post-communist countries
– the relation of aesthetics and cultural studies
– popular culture as a shared outsider (Americanization)
– European aesthetics of popular culture
– kitsch, trash, camp

Please send your abstracts to: popularculture(a)vsvu.sk The conference language is English.

For any further questions, do not hesitate to contact the organizers:
Mr. Jozef Kovalcik (kovalcik(a)vsvu.sk) & Mr. Max Ryynänen (max.ryynanen(a)aalto.fi)

Website (which will be updated): www.vsvu.sk/popularculture
*** Filosoficafét presenterar GYGES RING ***

En dialog inspirerad av Platons Staten framförd av Mats Holmqvist och Simon Häger. Manus av Marcus Prest och Göran Torrkulla. Efter pjäsen följer öppen diskussion med filosoficaféts publik.

Tid: Söndag 20.5.2012 kl. 17.00-19.00
Plats: Restaurang skolan (Historiesalen), Eriksgatan 18, Åbo

FBF:s filosoficafé är en levande tradition i Åbo sedan 1997. Syftet med caféet är att erbjuda en diskussionsglad och samhällsintresserad allmänhet ett ställe att möta intressanta föreläsare och personer som deltar i den offentliga debatten. Med dialogen GYGES RING vill vi föra ut filosoficaféts öppna och kritiska diskussion på ett nytt sätt. Vår avsikt är att skapa ett medborgarforum där idéer från det filosofiska tänkandet och scenkonsten korsbefruktar varandra. I GYGES RING samarbetar professionella skådespelare och filosofer för att åskådliggöra filosofiska och samhälleliga frågeställningar genom ett skådespel inför filosoficaféts publik.

FBF förbehåller sig rätten till ändringar i programmet. FBF arrangerar dialogen GYGES RING med stöd från Konstsamfundet.

Förfrågningar riktas till arrangören:

--
Folkets Bildningsförbund r.f.
Hagsgatan 12
20540 Åbo
tel 050 5147297
e-mail fbf (at) kaapeli.fi
www.fbf.fi
Two Lectures on Linguistic and Social Philosophy by Professor John R. Searle

John R. Searle, Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Language, University of California, Berkeley, will present two public lectures in Finland in May 2012:

How To Derive ´Ought´ from ´Is´? on Monday, May 21st, at 10 A.M. and

Language and Social Ontology on Tuesday, May 22nd, at 10 A.M.

at the Small Hall of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki (= Pieni juhlasali,
Fabianinkatu 33, 4th floor).

On Monday and Tuesday starting at 1.30 P.M., there will also be a small seminar on professor Searle´s linguistic and social philosophy, with papers presented by members of the Searle reading circle, to be then commented by professor Searle.

Professor Searle´s visit to Finland is made possible by the grant awarded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, and his lecture on Tuesday morning will be the 15th Yrjö Reenpää lecture. Professor Searle´s morning lectures are open to public, as are the afternoon seminar sessions. No entrance fee. Welcome!

http://philosophy.berkeley.edu/people/detail/18

More information may be obtained from:

Raimo Siltala
Professor in Jurisprudence,
University of Turku
& Adjunct Professor (Privatdozent) in Jurisprudence,
University of Helsinki
raimo.siltala at utu.fi,
raimo.siltala at helsinki.fi

*** Filosoficafé 6.5 - "Ockupera platsen!" - Björn Wallén ***

Tid: Söndag 6.5.2012 kl. 17.00
Plats: Restaurang skolan (Historiesalen), Eriksgatan 18, Åbo
Inledare: Rektor Björn Wallén, Svenska studiecentralen
Tema: Ockupera Platsen! Om bildning och demokratiutrymme som kritiska verktyg mot megalomanin

Fritt inträde & alla välkomna!

Synopsis

"Ockupera platsen! Om bildning och demokratiutrymme" handlar om visionen om hur en platsbaserad politik kunde se ut, med reflektioner kring husockupationer, kommunreformer och glokalisering. (obs k) Vilken roll har folkbildningen och medborgarrörelserna i att skapa ett ökat demokratiutrymme i ett samhälle där good governance blivit sin egen kontradiktion?

Björn Wallén är rektor för Svenska studiecentralen, folkbildare och facilitator för över 700 seminarier. Idékläckare bakom tankesmedjan Lokus, har skrivit om demokrati och lärande i en nordisk kontext, och även litterära essäer. Bloggare på http://bjornw.sve.fi


Filosoficaféts arrangör
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Folkets Bildningsförbund r.f.
Hagsgatan 12
20540 Åbo
tel 050 5147297
e-mail fbf (at) kaapeli.fi
www.fbf.fi
Vierailuluento ja keskustelutilaisuus: Hayden White

Emeritusprofessori HAYDEN WHITEN vierailuluento "History-Literature-Fiction/Fact-Ideology", keskiviikkona 9.5. klo 15–18 Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran juhlasalissa, Hallituskatu 1, Helsinki

Luennon jälkeen ohjelmassa on suomalaisten tutkijoiden kommenttipuheenvuoroja ja keskustelua. Puheenjohtajana toimii professori Bo Stråth.

Klo 18–19 SKS:n vastaanotto samassa paikassa.

Tilaisuus on yleisölle avoin, ei ennakkoilmoittautumista.
Tervetuloa!

Järjestäjät:
The Research Project Europe 1815–1914
Pohjoismaiden tutkimuksen keskus CENS, Helsingin yliopisto
Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura


Tietoja Hayden Whitesta  (pdf) (
http://www.helsinki.fi/erere/pdfs/Hayden%20White_bio.pdf )

Tiedustelut:
Kirsi Keravuori / SKS <kirsi.keravuori at finlit.fi> puh. 0201 131 287

Transcending Europe


NB. KEYNOTE ADDRESS OF DENIS GUÉNOUN IS CANCELLED

for health reasons !!!!


conference starts on tursday 12 april at 13.00


A conference organised by the University of Helsinki Network for European Studies project “Rethinking Cultural Diversity in Europe”


Date: 12. - 13. april 2012


Place: University of Helsinki


Today's Europe is a unique transnational whole. It results from a history of colonialization in the name of universal reason, and it could ambition to provide a model of political community for future globalization. Today, however, it is at pains with its universality: it appears too universal to satisfy particularistic passions within, and too singular to match the generality of globalization. This is why Europe needs to deal with the problematics of universality and particularity – already on a fundamental conceptual level.

The aim of the colloquium Transcending Europe is to examine Europe as a philosophical paradox of a situated idea. On the one hand, "Europe" stands for an idea of scientific and humanistic universality, that was most importantly articulated by Edmund Husserl (whose texts on Europe have recently been published into Finnish as Uudistuminen ja ihmisyys and Eurooppalaisten tieteiden kriisi ja transsendentaalinen fenomenologia). On the other hand, by definition universality cannot be localized, except when it is understood as a simple project of hegemony, that Europe has given up. The paradoxes of such a situated or a limited universality have recently been adressed in philosophy in particular by Denis Guénoun (Hypothèses sur l'Europe : un essai de philosophie, presently being translated into English) and Rodolphe Gasché (Europe, or the Infinite task. A Study of a Philosophical Concept). They examine Europe as a philosophical concept, idea, or figure, as a kind of a singular universal which is not to be understood as a model, that could be used as a source of identification, but rather as a hypothetical, regulative or a virtual principle that has also ethical and political dimensions. Put in this way, the idea of Europe is not a particular surreptitiously imposing itself as a global universal framework of thought, but a desire of universality that can only be realised as a constant self-transgression and openness towards what is other to it.


The conference Transcending Europe looks for new philosophical articulations of European universality, its way of being supranational without being global and of being ideal without being merely cultural.


The keynote speakers of the conference are Rodolphe Gasché and Denis Guénoun. –


DENIS GUÉNOUN HAS BEEN OBLIGED TO CANCEL HIS CONFERENCE FOR HEALTH REASONS.


conference webpage:

http://blogs.helsinki.fi/culturaldiversity/?page_id=208


Free entrance, no registration.


For further information, contact Susanna Lindberg () or


Tuomas Parsio ()


Program:


thursday 12. april, venue Porthania P III


• 10-12 keynote address Denis Guénoun: Active or passive transcendence?


CANCELLED!!!


•13-14 Sergei Prozorov, What is the Other of Europe


• 14-15 Susanna Lindberg, Uprooted Europe


•15-15.15 coffee


•15.15-16.15 Peter Trawny, Europe and Revolution


•16.15-17.15 Jayne Svenungsson, Christian Europe: Borders and Boundaries of a Mythological Conception

 


friday 13. april, venue University main building (Päärakennus) aud.XIII


• 10-12 keynote address Rodolphe Gasché: Is "Europe" an Idea in the Kantian Sense?


•12-13 lunch


• 13-14 Matthias Flatscher: Different Ways to Europe. Critical Remarks on Habermas and Derrida


• 14-15 Timo Miettinen: Crisis and Utopia


•15-15.15 coffee


15.15-16.15 Mika Ojakangas: European Union: A Polity without Sense


• 16.15 - 17.15 Ari Hirvonen: European Union - "The Nightmare and the Noble Dream".

 


Filosoficafé 15.4 - "Om kritikeruppdraget" - Michel Ekman

Tid: Söndag 15.4.2012 kl. 17.00
Plats: Restaurang skolan (Historiesalen), Eriksgatan 18, Åbo
Inledare: Litteraturkritiker och författare Michel Ekman, Helsingfors
Tema: Om kritikeruppdraget

Fritt inträde & alla välkomna!

Synopsis

Michel Ekman kommer att diskutera den personliga läsningens roll som en grundval för litteraturkritiken. Denna personliga läsning står i kontrast till, och ibland även i konflikt med, den offentlighet som kritiken ohjälpligen blir del av genom att den publiceras. Hur förhåller sig den personliga läsningen till denna offentlighet? Vad är relationen mellan att enbart söka bekräftelse och att verkligen försöka närma sig det främmande? Med desa frågor närmar vi oss ett ännu mera grundläggande spörsmål: Vem är det som ger kritikern uppdraget och vad består det i?

Michel Ekman håller enbart en mycket kort inledning om detta tema. Fokus för filosoficafét är på den öppna diskussionen med publiken som följer efter Ekmans inledning.

Michel Ekman är litteraturkritiker vid Hufvudstadsbladet sedan 1986 och vid Svenska Dagbladet sedan 1992. Han är aktuell med boken Utanför tiden (Schildts 2012).
http://www.schildts.fi/forfattare/ekman-michel.html

Filosoficafét ordnas i samband med Åbo Poesidagar 13-15.4. 2012. Poesidagarnas program hittar ni genom följande länk:
http://www.turku.fi/public/default.aspx?contentid=346001&nodeid=4873


Arrangör
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Folkets Bildningsförbund r.f.
Hagsgatan 12
20540 Åbo
tel 050 5147297
e-mail fbf (at) kaapeli.fi
www.fbf.fi
JÄRKI JA TUNTEET 1800-LUVULLA - FÖRNUFT OCH KÄNSLOR PÅ 1800-TALET

CALL FOR PAPERS

Kutsumme 1800-luvusta kiinnostuneita eri alojen tutkijoita osallistumaan 1800-luvun tutkimuksen  verkoston viidenteen vuosiseminaariin

JÄRKI JA TUNTEET 1800-LUVULLA
Turku 31.1. - 1.2.2013

1800-lukua voi luonnehtia luonnontieteen ja teknologian läpimurroksi, mutta samalla se oli moninaisten tunteiden vuosisata. Millaisia ajatuksia ja tunteita 1800-luku herättää? Mitkä tunteet ovat olleet sallittuja ja mitä on pidetty piilossa? Ja mitä niistä on seurannut?

Aihetta voi lähestyä esimerkiksi seuraavista näkökulmista:
-Mitä oli 1800-luvun populaarikulttuuri ja kuinka siinä käsiteltiin
tunteita sekä tuotettiin uudenlaista rationaalisuutta?
-Miten kirjallisuus, kuvataide ja musiikki tuottivat erilaisia
tunneilmaisun tapoja?
-Kuinka järki ja tunteet sukupuolitettiin?
-Kuluttaminen: mikä oli järkevää kuluttamista ja mikä paheksuttavaa
tuhlausta?
-Teollistuminen ja kaupungistuminen tunteiden ja järkeilyn
moottoreina/katalysaattoreina
-1800-luvun verkostot ja kansainvälisyys: mihin esimerkiksi
liikemiesten ja taiteilijoiden verkostoituminen ja keskinäinen
luottamus perustuivat?
-Erilaiset rationaalisuuden muodot: miten käsitykset tiedosta
rakentuivat 1800-luvulla ja mihin ne perustuivat?
-Tunteet tieteen näkökulmasta: miten 1800-luvulla luotiin uusia
luokittelujärjestelmiä ja tapoja jäsentää tunteita?

1800-luku tulkitaan pitkäksi 1800-luvuksi, joka ulottuu Ranskan vallankumouksesta ensimmäisen maailmansodan loppuun. 1800-luvun verkosto ja nyt järjestettävä konferenssi ovat lähtökohdiltaan monitieteisiä: historioitsijat, taiteentutkijat, folkloristit, kulttuurintutkijat, etnologit, uskontotieteilijät jne. ovat tervetulleita osallistumaan konferenssiin ja keskustelemaan tutkimuksestaan.

Konferenssi on maksuton ja kaikille avoin. Konferenssi järjestetään yhteistyössä Turun yliopiston, Åbo Akademin, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran ja Topelius-seuran kanssa.

Pyydämme lähettämään 1 sivun abstraktin 15.10.2012 mennessä (e-mail
).  Abstraktiin tulee liittää yhteystiedot.
Esitelmän (20 min) voi pitää suomeksi, ruotsiksi tai englanniksi.

Terveisin,
järjestelytoimikunta: Anne Ollila (pj anne.ollila at utu.fi), Heidi
Grönstrand (heigro at utu.fi), Kirsi Keravuori
(kirsi.keravuori at finlit.fi), Kirsi Tuohela (kirtuohe at utu.fi),
Ann-Catrin Östman (aostman at abo.fi)

******************************


Vi inbjuder forskare från olika vetenskapsområden att delta i nätverket för 1800-talsstudiers femte årskonferens som går under temat

FÖRNUFT OCH KÄNSLOR PÅ 1800-TALET
Åbo den 31.1. – 1.2.2013

1800-talet kännetecknas av naturvetenskapernas och teknologins genombrott, men samtidigt var det även  de mångskiftande känslornas sekel. Hurdana tankar och känslor väcker och skapar 1800-talet? Vilka känslor var tillåtna, vilka undanträngda? Vilka följder fick detta?

Temat kan behandlas från exempelvis följande perspektiv:
- Vilken var 1800-talets populärkultur? Hur hanterade och gestaltades
känslor inom populärkulturen och hur formade denna nya
rationaliteter?
- Hur gav litteratur, konst och musik utrymme åt nya känslor, hur
skapades nya känslouttryck?
- Hur könades förnuft och känslor?
- Konsumtion: vad ansågs förnuftigt att konsumera och vad sågs som
slöseri?
- Hur kan industrialisering och urbanisering ses som grund och
katalysator för känslor?
- 1800-talets nätverk och internationalitet: hur formades och
grundlades företagares och konstnärers  nätverk och förtroende?
- Olika rationalitetsformer: hur skapas uppfattningar om kunskap, hur
legitimeras nya uppfattningar om rationalitet?
- Känslor ur vetenskapernas perspektiv: hur skapas nya sätt att
kategorisera och gestalta känslor under  1800-talet?

1800-talet tolkas här som den period, som sträcker sig från franska revolutionen till första världskriget. Nätverket för 1800-talsstudier är mångvetenskapligt, till konferensen välkomnar vi forskare från en rad olika vetenskapsområden, bl.a. historiker, konstvetare, folklorister, etnologer, könsforskare,  religionsvetare.

Konferensen är öppen för alla och gratis. Konferensen ordnas i ett samarbete mellan Åbo universitet, Åbo Akademi, Finska litteratursällskapet och Topeliussällkapet.

Vi ber er skicka in ett abstract (en sida) senast den 15.10.2012 till
e-mail . Ange kontaktuppgifter. Föredraget
(20 min) kan hållas på finska, svenska eller engelska.

Vänligen,
arrangörskommittén: Anne Ollila (anne.ollila at utu.fi), Heidi
Grönstrand (heigro at utu.fi), Kirsi Keravuori
(kirsi.keravuori at finlit.fi), Kirsi Tuohela (kirtuohe at utu.fi),
Ann-Catrin Östman (aostman at abo.fi)

Transcending Europe


NB. KEYNOTE ADDRESS OF DENIS GUÉNOUN IS CANCELLED

for health reasons !!!!


conference starts on tursday 12 april at 13.00


A conference organised by the University of Helsinki Network for European Studies project “Rethinking Cultural Diversity in Europe”


Date: 12. - 13. april 2012


Place: University of Helsinki


Today's Europe is a unique transnational whole. It results from a history of colonialization in the name of universal reason, and it could ambition to provide a model of political community for future globalization. Today, however, it is at pains with its universality: it appears too universal to satisfy particularistic passions within, and too singular to match the generality of globalization. This is why Europe needs to deal with the problematics of universality and particularity – already on a fundamental conceptual level.

The aim of the colloquium Transcending Europe is to examine Europe as a philosophical paradox of a situated idea. On the one hand, "Europe" stands for an idea of scientific and humanistic universality, that was most importantly articulated by Edmund Husserl (whose texts on Europe have recently been published into Finnish as Uudistuminen ja ihmisyys and Eurooppalaisten tieteiden kriisi ja transsendentaalinen fenomenologia). On the other hand, by definition universality cannot be localized, except when it is understood as a simple project of hegemony, that Europe has given up. The paradoxes of such a situated or a limited universality have recently been adressed in philosophy in particular by Denis Guénoun (Hypothèses sur l'Europe : un essai de philosophie, presently being translated into English) and Rodolphe Gasché (Europe, or the Infinite task. A Study of a Philosophical Concept). They examine Europe as a philosophical concept, idea, or figure, as a kind of a singular universal which is not to be understood as a model, that could be used as a source of identification, but rather as a hypothetical, regulative or a virtual principle that has also ethical and political dimensions. Put in this way, the idea of Europe is not a particular surreptitiously imposing itself as a global universal framework of thought, but a desire of universality that can only be realised as a constant self-transgression and openness towards what is other to it.


The conference Transcending Europe looks for new philosophical articulations of European universality, its way of being supranational without being global and of being ideal without being merely cultural.


The keynote speakers of the conference are Rodolphe Gasché and Denis Guénoun. –


DENIS GUÉNOUN HAS BEEN OBLIGED TO CANCEL HIS CONFERENCE FOR HEALTH REASONS.


conference webpage:

http://blogs.helsinki.fi/culturaldiversity/?page_id=208


Free entrance, no registration.


For further information, contact Susanna Lindberg () or


Tuomas Parsio ()


Program:


thursday 12. april, venue Porthania P III


• 10-12 keynote address Denis Guénoun: Active or passive transcendence?


CANCELLED!!!


•13-14 Sergei Prozorov, What is the Other of Europe


• 14-15 Susanna Lindberg, Uprooted Europe


•15-15.15 coffee


•15.15-16.15 Peter Trawny, Europe and Revolution


•16.15-17.15 Jayne Svenungsson, Christian Europe: Borders and Boundaries of a Mythological Conception

 


friday 13. april, venue University main building (Päärakennus) aud.XIII


• 10-12 keynote address Rodolphe Gasché: Is "Europe" an Idea in the Kantian Sense?


•12-13 lunch


• 13-14 Matthias Flatscher: Different Ways to Europe. Critical Remarks on Habermas and Derrida


• 14-15 Timo Miettinen: Crisis and Utopia


•15-15.15 coffee


15.15-16.15 Mika Ojakangas: European Union: A Polity without Sense


• 16.15 - 17.15 Ari Hirvonen: European Union - "The Nightmare and the Noble Dream".

 


CRAIG BRANDISTIN LUENTO GRAMSCISTA JA HEGEMONIASTA

Professori Craig Brandist luennoi aiheesta "Antonio Gramsci and the Russian debates about Hegemony" Tampereen yliopistossa perjantaina 30.3.2012 klo 13-15 (Linna K103).

Craig Brandist on Sheffieldin yliopiston kulttuuriteorian ja intellektuaalihistorian professori sekä Helsingin yliopiston Aleksanteri-instituutin vieraileva tutkija. Hänen luentonsa keskeinen käsite, hegemonia, on nykyään eräs niin yhteiskuntatieteiden kuin
politiikan ja kulttuurintutkimuksen keskeisiä käsitteitä.

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Craig Brandist was born in Coventry, UK, in 1963. He completed a PhD on the sources of the ideas of the Bakhtin Circle at the University of Sussex in 1995, after which he was Max Hayward Fellow in Russian Literature at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. In 1997 he became Research fellow at the University of Sheffield where, in 2007 he became
Professor of Cultural Theory and Intellectual History and, from 2008, Director of the Bakhtin Centre. Professor Brandist has published widely on Russian literature, intellectual history and critical thought, with his books including Carnival Culture and the Soviet Modernist Novel (1996), The Bakhtin Circle: Philosophy, Culture and Politics (2002), (ed. with David Shepherd and Galin Tihanov) The Bakhtin Circle: In the Master’s Absence (2004)   and (ed. with Katya Chown) Politics and the Theory of Language in the USSR 1917-1938 (2010). He is currently working on a monograph about the entwinement of questions of hegemony and of language in the early years of the USSR based on extensive research in archives and libraries in Russia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan. Professor Brandist is also Vice-President of the lecturer’s union (UCU) at the University of Sheffield, and a photographer.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Academy of Finland research project Knowledge Formation and Epistemic Connections it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the International Symposium Life, Process and Philosophy to be held in Helsinki 11–12 May 2012. The aim of the symposium is both to develop contemporary analyses of the work of A. N. Whitehead (1861–1947) and to introduce his philosophy to a wider academic and
intellectual audience in Finland. Some of the most creative developments in e.g. metaphysics, philosophy of science, aesthetics and social theory in recent years have been inspired by Whitehead’s work, and hence this “introduction” is very timely.

You are warmly welcome to listen to the six internationally acclaimed authorities on Whitehead’s philosophy (Isabelle Stengers, Steven Shaviro...) and their expert commentators (Sami Pihlström, Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen...), and to contribute to the discussions.

Please go to our website to register by the 10th of April:

http://congress.utu.fi/lpp2012/index.php

Yours sincerely,

Seppo Poutanen
Dr. Soc. sc. Docent (Adjunct Professor)
Senior Researcher of the Academy of Finland
Department of Social Research
University of Turku

Judgment and Justification, Conference at the University of Tampere, Finland
24-26 September, 2012
Call for Papers

Plenary Speakers:
Professor Katalin Farkas (CEU)
Professor Maria van der Schaar (Leiden)
Professor Folke Tersman (Uppsala)

Abstract submission deadline: 7 May, 2012.

At least since Kant, the nature of judgment has been one of the central issues in philosophy. According to one view that derives from Frege’s philosophy, judgments are acts in which a propositional content, a thought, is presented as true. Assertions, in turn, can be considered as judgments made public by means of language. By making a judgment, you present yourself as entitled to this act, which means that you have a justification for your judgment. Certain types of contents for judgments, for example ones concerning moral value or taste, raise special questions about the possibility and the nature of justification. More generally, philosophers have addressed issues concerning the sources and the legitimate forms of justification. Such inquiry need not be only descriptive; in fact, it can result in revisionism about justificatory practices, as witnessed for example in Dummett’s philosophy.

The aim of this international conference is to bring together researchers from different fields and orientations in philosophy to discuss the nature of judgments and their justifications from a broadly systematic (not purely historical) point of view. Possible topics for 30-minute presentations include, but are not restricted to, the following:
­- judgment as an act/judging as action
- judgments and their contents
- assertions and assertive force
- justification and the entitlement to judge/assert
- inference and its justification
- moral judgments and their justification
- aesthetic judgments and their justification
- sources of justification.

We invite submissions of 600-word abstracts for max. 30-minute presentations. In addition to the contact information, affiliation, statement of the topic of the presentation and the thesis argued for, the abstracts should also contain an outline of the argument to be given in support of the thesis.
The submissions as a pdf, odt, doc or rtf file should be e-mailed to Dr Jani Hakkarainen (jani.hakkarainen[at]uta.fi) by 7 May, 2012.

The conference is organized by the research project Judgment and Human Rationality funded by the Academy of Finland.
Call for Papers: Kant and Modality, Humboldt University of Berlin, July 5-7 2012

Kant's various modal terms play a central yet to a large extent neglected role throughout his philosophy, from metaphysics, logic and epistemology to ethics, aesthetics and theology. Kant's transcendental method itself is deeply bound to how he understands the necessary conditions of the possibility of some actual features of our cognitive capacities. Although lately the importance of modality to several key-issues of Kant's philosophy has been recognized, his views about modality remain a poorly understood and under-researched area.

The conference "Kant and Modality" seeks to promote important issues of Kant's theory of modality and to exchange ideas by bringing together scholars working on all topics relating to his conception of modality. It takes place at Humboldt University of Berlin on July 5--7 2012. In addition to the invited speakers, two slots are available for presentation of 45 minutes, followed by 45 minutes of discussion. We cover all accommodation costs as well as travelling costs up to 500 Euro.

Those interested in presenting their work on any topic related to Kant's conception of modality should send a max. 1000 word description of their topic along with a CV to t.t.kannisto AT ifikk.uio.no no later than 15th of April. Priority will be given to topics focusing on Kant's theory of modality exclusively rather than in relation to other philosophers or fields of philosophy.

Possible topics include but are not restricted to the following:
-- Kant's conception and theory of modality
-- Logical, real, deontic, epistemic etc. modalities
-- The relationship between different kinds of modality (e.g. logical and real)
-- The relevance of modality to Kant's philosophy (e.g. to metaphysics, ethics, a priori/a posteriori distinction, philosophical method, justification, transcendental idealism, development of Kant's thought etc.)
-- Kant's conception of being and existence
-- Comparison of different interpretations of Kant's philosophy of modality

Organizers:

   Tobias Rosefeldt, Humboldt University of Berlin
   Toni Kannisto, University of Oslo.


List of invited speakers:

*Uygar Abaci* (University of Pennsylvania)

*Ian Blecher* (University of Pittsburgh)

*Ralf Busse* (Universität Regensburg)

*Andrew Chignell* (Cornell University)

*Toni Kannisto* (University of Oslo)

*Jessica Leech* (Cambridge University)

*Markku Leppäkoski* (University of Stockholm)

*Giuseppe Motta* (Universität Trier)

*Tobias Rosefeldt* (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

*Timothy Rosenkoetter* (Dartmouth College)

*Nicholas Stang* (University of Miami)
The Aleksanteri Institute will organize an international symposium on the social theories and utopies of the Enlightenment age in Northern Europe and Russia. The symposium continues the themes of the ”Northern Lights” seminar held in 2009 in collaboration with the St. Petersburg Center for the History of Ideas. At the same time, it relates to the Centre of Excellence project of the Aleksanteri Institute on the modernization processes in Russia by expounding and comparing the role of Enlightenment thought in creating the outlines of a modern society in Scandinavia and in Russia.

The symposium is carried out in collaboration with the Center for History of Ideas (Russian Academy of Sciences) in St. Petersburg and the University of Greifswald. The speakers at the symposium who hitherto have consented are Prof. Tatiana Artemyova (St. Petersburg), Prof. Mikhail Mikeshin (St. Petersburg), Prof. Vesa Oittinen (Helsinki), Dr. Oili Pulkkinen (Jyväskylä/Finland), Dr. Carola Häntsch (Greifswald), Dr. Hartwig Frank (Greifswald). The programme of the symposium will be published in the end of May 2012 on the web page of the Aleksanteri Institute (http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/).

The publication containing the papers of the previous symposium can be downloaded here: http://ideashistory.org.ru/a36.html.

For further information, please contact Prof. Vesa Oittinen (address: vesa.oittinen AT helsinki.fi). Dead-line for paper proposal submissions is 15th of May.
*** Filosoficafé 18.3 - Kierkegaard och lidandets mening ***

Tid: Söndag 18.3.2012 kl. 17.00
Plats: Restaurang skolan (Historiesalen), Eriksgatan 18, Åbo
Inledare: Filosof Jonna Lappalainen, Södertörns högskola, Stockholm
Tema: Kierkegaard och lidandets mening

Synopsis

Idag kan vi med hjälp av läkemedel lindra inte bara fysisk smärta utan även rent psykiska lidanden. Detta väcker frågan vad vi ska med lidandet till. Kierkegaard är en av de existensfilosofer som har intresserat sig för lidandet och hävdar att det inte bara är oundvikligt utan dessutom nödvändigt för att bli enskild. Jonna Lappalainen tar upp Kierkegaards syn på lidandet och frågar på vilket sätt det skulle kunna vara intressant idag.

Några länkar om Jonna Lappalainen:

Publikationer:
http://webappl.sh.se/p3/ext/content.nsf/aget?openagent&key=sh_personal_p...

Radioprogrammet "Filosofiska rummet" med Jonna Lappalainen:
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=793&artikel=4715396

Fritt inträde & alla välkomna!

Arrangör
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Folkets Bildningsförbund r.f.
Hagsgatan 12
20540 Åbo
tel 050 5147297
e-mail fbf (at) kaapeli.fi
www.fbf.fi

Etik, emotion, evolution

Symposium om Edvard Westermarck i nutiden

Åbo, Humanistcentret Arken (Fabriksgatan 2)
Auditorium Westermarck (gatuplan, rum C101)

Lö 17.3. 2012 12.00-16.00

I år har det gått 150 år sedan Edvard Westermarcks födelse. Hans arbeten om moral och emotioner, äktenskapets evolution samt religionen i Marocko blev världskända. Westermarcks arbeten har fått ny aktualitet tack vare det förnyade intresset i evolutionära förklaringar av människan. Å andra sidan har man börjar uppmärksamma känslornas roll i moraliska överväganden, något som Westermarcks teori lyfter fram.

Med två gästföreläsningar vill vi lyfta fram sambanden mellan nutidsdebatterna och deras idéhistoriska bakgrund. En fråga gäller vad som ledde till Westermarckskolans undergång, och huruvida kritiken mot Westermarck även träffar nutida förklaringsmodeller på mänskligt beteende och kontroverser kring detta, t ex i fråga om 'natur' resp 'kultur'.

Olli Lagerspetz börjar med en kort inledande översikt.

Juhani Ihanus talar med rubriken "Westermarck, Malinowski and the 'wild things': The interface between anthropology and sexuality research".

Ullica Segerstråle talar med rubriken "The Westermarck hypothesis: a model for reconciliation of 'nature' and 'culture' explanations?".

Symposiet arrangeras med understöd av Svenska Kulturfonden och Konestiftelsen.

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Olli Lagerspetz är docent och akademilektor i filosofi vid Åbo Akademi. Han leder foskningsprojektet Westermarck and Beyond: Evolutionary Approaches to Morality and their Critics.

Juhani Ihanus är docent och lektor i psykologi vid Helsingfors Universitet. Han har bl a gett ut böckerna "Kadonneet alkuperät: Edvard Westermarckin sosiopsykologinen ajattelu" (Helsinki 1990) och "Multiple Origins: Edward Westermarck in Search of Mankind" (Frankfurt am Main 1999).
 
Ullica Segerstråle är en finländsk sociolog och professor vid Illinois Institute of  Technology, Chicago. Hon har skrivit bl a boken "Defenders of the Truth" (Oxford 2000) som analyserar "vetenskapskriget" kring sociobiologin.

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Program

Plats: Auditorium Westermarck, Humanistcentret Arken (gatuplan, rum C101),
Fabriksgatan 2, 20500 Åbo.

12.00 (obs tidpunkt) - 12.30 Olli Lagerspetz: Inledning

12.30-14.00 Juhani Ihanus: "Westermarck, Malinowski, and 'the Wild Things': The interface  between anthropology and sexuality research".

14.15-14.30 Paus

14.30-16.00 Ullica Segerstråle: "The Westermarck hypothesis: a model for reconciliation of 'nature' and 'culture' explanations?"

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Abstract (Juhani Ihanus)
The lecture deals with personal and scientific relations between Westermarck and Malinowski, delineating their agreements and disagreements on the "wild" issues of  sexuality, instincts, drives, incest and the Oedipal complex. The interface between anthropology and sexuality research was constructed by Westermarck and Malinowski in  their own ways, but both of them were in favor of future collaboration between the social sciences and sexuality research (mostly excluding psychoanalysis) through empirical studies on social institutions and cultural "facts" related to the regulation of the "wild things".

Abstract (Ullica Segerstråle)
The explanation of human behavior as an exclusively cultural product - the reigning paradigm after the Second World War - got a serious blow in the last quarter of the 20th century with the rise of sociobiology. The result was a major academic conflict, setting social scientists against biologists. (Meanwhile, solutions already existed to the seeming opposition between nature and culture, and more were emerging). The controversy caused E O Wilson to develop  a new, alternative sociobiological paradigm ("sociobiology 2.0"), attempting to connect nature and culture in Genes, Mind, and Culture. In that and later books one of Wilson’s prime examples of the nature-culture connection was the phenomenon of incest (presented as undesirable for both biological and cultural reasons). But although Wilson’s point always seemed to be exactly the Westermarck effect, Westermarck was typically not cited by name until 1998, when he was made the hero of Wilson’s book Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. In other words, the Westermarck effect became a sort of glue that kept the various Wilsonian arguments together.The critics of sociobiology, again, seem to have doubted the Westermarck effect, but this was not central for them.

 

 

Hei / Dear all (in English below),

Prof. Philip Kitcher (Columbia) luennoi Helsingin yliopistossa otsikolla "Reconstruction in Philosophy: A Deweyan Program for theTwenty-First Century" 9-11 toukokuuta 2012.

Kurssin järjestää Nordic Pragmatism Network yhteistyössä teoreettisen filosofian
oppiaineen kanssa. Lisätietoa kurssille ilmoittautumisesta, kurssin
suorittamisesta sekä materiaaleista on osoitteessa:

http://www.nordprag.org/nlp2.html

Professor Philip Kitcher (Columbia) will give a set of six lectures with the title "Reconstruction in Philosophy: A Deweyan Program for the Twenty-First Century" at the University of Helsinki in 9-11 May 2012.

The course is organized by the Nordic Pragmatism Network in cooperation with theoretical philosophy at the University of Helsinki. For more information about enrolment, completion and course materials, please see:

http://www.nordprag.org/nlp2.html


Parhain terveisin / Best wishes,
Henrik Rydenfelt
The Nordic Network for Philosophical Anthropology Conference
"Health, Life and the Human Body"
Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
April 13-14, 2012

During the last three decades, medical anthropology has flourished as a branch of research, making strikingly clear how culturally diverse conceptions of such central notions as health, sickness, life, death, personhood, soul, and body in fact are. The aim of the conference and workshop is to reflect on the conceptual, ethical and existential significance of such results.
INVITED SPEAKERS
Margaret Lock (McGill University)
Emily Martin (New York University)
Rebecca Kukla (University of South Florida/Georgetown University)
Uffe Juul Jensen (Aarhus University)
Fredrik Svenaeus (Södertörn University College).

The invited lectures and the panel discussion are open for all interested. In addition, there are workshop sessions for members of The Nordic Network for Philosophical Anthropology.

For more information and registration, please visit
http://www.philosophicalanthropology.org/abo2012

Welcome to Åbo Akademi University in April!

Tervetuloa Aleksanteri-instituutin Visiting Scholars -ohjelman seuraavaan seminaariesitykseen. Torstaina 15.3. klo 14.15-15.45 professori Craig Brandist puhuu hegemonia-käsitteen poliittisista ja kulttuurisista ulottuvuuksista 1920-luvun Neuvostoliitossa esityksessään ”Language and Hegemony in Early Soviet Thought”. Paikka: Aleksanteri-instituutin 2. krs kokoushuone, os. Unioninkatu 33, Helsinki.

 

Seminaari on avoin kaikille aiheesta kiinnostuneille, mutta pyydämme ilmoittautumaan ennakkoon (viimeistään 9.3. mennessä) Eeva Korteniemelle

(eeva.korteniemi at helsinki.fi, p. 09 191 23645). Seminaarisarjan verkkosivuilta löytyy esityksen abstrakti sekä lisätietoa puhujasta:

http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/english/news/events/2012/visitorseminars_spring_2012.html

 

Tervetuloa!

 

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Welcome to the next meeting of the Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellows Research Seminars. On March 15th at 2.15 pm, Professor Craig Brandist will examine the entwinement of the political and cultural dimensions of hegemony in the USSR in the 1920s, presentation is entitled “Language and Hegemony in Early Soviet Thought”.

Venue:Aleksanteri Institute (Unioninkatu 33, Helsinki) 2nd floor meeting room.

 

More information about the speaker and presentation available at:

http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/english/news/events/2012/visitorseminars_spring_2012.html

Seminar is open to everybody interested in the topic, but please register your participation by 9 March to Eeva Korteniemi (eeva.korteniemi at helsinki.fi, tel +358 9 191 23645).

 

Welcome!

 

For more information, please contact:

Anna Korhonen (anna.korhonen at helsinki.fi) or Eeva Korteniemi

(eeva.korteniemi at helsinki.fi).


AN ECOLOGY OF MIND: A DAUGHTER'S PORTRAIT OF GREGORY BATESON
8th March 2012,  18.00-21.00, Aalto University

Many people regard the anthropologist, biologist and systems thinker Gregory Bateson (1904–1980) as one of the 20th century’s most important thinkers. His youngest daughter, Nora Bateson, will come to present the film An Ecology of Mind at Aalto University.

Nora Bateson, who is a media producer and educator, will personally introduce the film she has made about her father, and be available for questions and discussion afterwards.

The film provides a unique personal view on Gregory Bateson’s original and interdisciplinary angles of research: from cybernetics to communication among dolphins, and from schizophrenia to ecology and the sacred.

The trailer of the film can be seen at www.anecologyofmind.com.
And here is the latest news: www.facebook.com/anecologyofmind
PDF of flyer is downloadable here: http://www.naturearteducation.org/AEOM.htm

Free entrance.

Enter the Arabia factory from the south end (through the glass tube) and walk past the café on the right. Here you find the stairs up and there the bridge to Media Factory.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Academy of Finland research project Knowledge Formation and Epistemic Connections it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the International Symposium Life, Process and Philosophy to be held in Helsinki 11–12 May 2012. The aim of the symposium is both to develop contemporary analyses of the work of A. N. Whitehead (1861–1947) and to introduce his philosophy to a wider academic and
intellectual audience in Finland. Some of the most creative developments in e.g. metaphysics, philosophy of science, aesthetics and social theory in recent years have been inspired by Whitehead’s work, and hence this “introduction” is very timely.

You are warmly welcome to listen to the six internationally acclaimed authorities on Whitehead’s philosophy (Isabelle Stengers, Steven Shaviro...) and their expert commentators (Sami Pihlström, Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen...), and to contribute to the discussions.

Please go to our website to register:

http://congress.utu.fi/lpp2012/index.php

Yours sincerely, Seppo Poutanen
12th International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter, 2-7th July 2012

Endorsed by the International Society for Humous Studies (ISHS)

Location: University of Eastern Finland, Savonlinna

Interest in both research on humour and practical applications of humour has increased sharply in the past decade. For new research students just beginning their research careers or those already-trained researchers considering a first research project on humour, this course will ensure that they enter the field with a strong foundation in existing theoretical and methodological issues, and are well versed in the pitfalls confronting the scientific study of humour. For those interested in practical applications of humour in a variety of applied settings, the course will introduce them to the kinds of approaches that are being used around the world to put humour to work and to deliver the benefits of humour and laughter.

More information ang programme on website: http://www.humoursummerschool.org/12/index.shtml

Announcement & Call for Papers

The Third International Conference of the Nordic Wittgenstein Society:

Wittgenstein, the Philosophy of Education and the Education of Philosophy

The general theme of the conference is to explore a Wittgensteinian approach to the interplay between philosophical method, pedagogy in general and philosophy of education.

Teaching and various forms of instruction, training and learning are recurrent themes in the writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, making his philosophy a rich source for our understanding of the relationship between education and learning. Moreover, Wittgenstein’s work is an increasing influence in debates within the philosophy of education, especially in questions concerning the pedagogies of philosophy, therapeutic and dialogical methods in education, the role of practice for learning and discussions of the respective contribution to education from philosophy and empirical research.

 The conference will include three invited speakers as well as a number of smaller presentations organised in sessions according to theme. See below for the Call for Papers.

PhD Session
At least one of the sessions (depending on number of participants) will be reserved for presentations from PHD students. Prof. Paul Standish will participate in the discussions of the presentations.

Invited Speakers
Steinar Bøyum, Associate Professor, University of Bergen, Norway (confirmed)
Anniken Greve, Professor, University of Tromsø (confirmed)
Paul Standish, Professor, University of London, UK (confirmed)

Time: Friday, June 8th, 14-19, and Saturday June 9th, 9-16.30, 2012.
The final programme will be announced later.

Place: Institute of Philosophy, Education and the Study of Religions (IFPR), University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense.

More information:
To come on http://www.nordicwittgensteinsociety.org

Organisers: IFPR, SDU and The Nordic Wittgenstein Society.


Call for Papers
We invite researchers and PhD-students, inside and outside of philosophy (e.g. education and pedagogy) to submit abstracts on Wittgenstein-inspired inquiries into questions related to the theme of the conference (max 400 words). All submissions will be subject to a peer review. Each speaker will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation and 20 minutes for discussion.

Possible topics include: The relevance of Wittgenstein’s philosophy for...
-        The pedagogies of philosophy
-        The philosophy of education
-        The role of training and initiation into a practice in education
-        The relationship between education and therapy
-        Moral education
-        Educating for critical thinking
-        Methods in education
-        The distinction between empirical and philosophical research in education

 In case of adequate funding, the conference will reimburse part of the travel expenses for speakers whose papers are accepted.

Submission should be send to Anne-Marie S. Christensen, amsc@ifpr.sdu.dk

Deadlines
Submission of abstracts: April 2nd 2012
Announcement of the result of the peer review: April 16th 2012
For PhD students: Deadline for submission of papers: May 14th 2012

Bedste hilsner
Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen
Lektor, Institut for Filosofi, Pædagogik og Religionsstudier, Syddansk Universitet, Odense
SPINOZA IN SOVIET THOUGHT - an international symposium 18th - 19th May 2012

Spinoza is one of the figures who have played a key role in the formation of the Soviet Marxism, and even later many thinkers critical of the official Diamat have repeatedly recurred to Spinozistic arguments.

The Aleksanteri Institute organizes an international symposium on the theme of "Spinoza in Soviet thought" in 18. —19. May, 2012. Keynote speakers will be Prof. Daniela Steila (University of Turin) and Prof. Andrey Maidansky (Institute of Management and Economy, Taganrog). In addition, the anthology Spinoza — pro et contra (in Russian), edited by Prof. Maidansky and published in the beginning of 2012, will be presented and discussed.

VENUE: Aleksanteri Institute meeting room, 2nd floor, entrance via the inner courtyard.

More information and seminar programme: http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/english/news/events/2012/spinoza.html
*** Filosoficafé i Åbo 19.2 - Populism - Hot eller löfte?  ***

Tid: Söndag 19.2.2012 kl. 17.00
Plats: Restaurang skolan (Historiesalen), Eriksgatan 18, Åbo
Inledare: Statsvetare Ann-Cathrine Jungar, Södertörns högskola, Stockholm
Tema: Populism - Hot eller löfte?

Fritt inträde & alla välkomna!

Synopsis

Populismens framgångar speglar den representativa demokratins och partidemokratins problem. Populismens livsluft är en känsla av utanförskap och ett upplevt avstånd mellan medborgare och deras politiska representanter. Populismens frammarsch är även en reaktion på de omfattade omvandlingar som präglat våra samhällen under den senaste decennierna: globaliseringens och den europeiska integrationens öppnare gränser med fri rörlighet, ökad konkurrens och immigration. De politiska, sociala och ekonomiska skeendena är den mylla där populismen hämtar sin näring, men populismens idémässiga tankegods kan sägas vara demokratins konstanta följeslagare, eller i en mer pessimistisk tolkning dess skuggsida.
    Populismen kan å ena sidan i sina appeller utropa ett demokratins evangelium om mer makt till folket och ett beslutsfattande som ligger närmare det folket önskar. Med sin närvaro kan populismen blottlägga sprickor och tillkortakommanden i de politiska systemen. Populismen kan på så sätt vara ett korrektiv och bidra till en förbättring. Å andra sidan drar populismen upp nya särskiljande gränser i upprätthållandet av majoritetsprincipen och tanken om ett homogent folk. Populismens skuggsida representeras av den bristande tolerans för minoriteter och grundläggande demokratiska värden som kan följa i den vulgära och obegränsade folkmajoritetens spår.
    I vilken utsträckning populismens blir ett hot mot demokratiska värden är beroende av om populistiska partier har tillgång till maktpositioner, samt hur övriga politiska partier agerar. Sist och slutligen är det en öppen fråga om populismen är ett hot eller ett löfte?

Ann-Cathrine Jungar är docent och högskolelektor i statsvetenskap vid Södertörns högskola och är verksam vid Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropastudier, CBEES. Hon deltar aktivt i diskussionen om den nordiska populismen som samhällsfenomen. Se dessa länkar för ett urval av hennes senaste artiklar med detta tema:

http://www.svd.se/kultur/understrecket/soini-rider-pa-nordens-tredje-vag-av-populism_6099539.svd

http://www.magma.fi/tema/populismen-en-motkraft-i-finska-konsensuskulturen

http://www.svd.se/kultur/understrecket/med-nationen-och-kulturen-som-retorisk-ide_6668292.svd

Arrangör
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Folkets Bildningsförbund r.f.
Hagsgatan 12
20540 Åbo
tel 050 5147297
e-mail fbf (at) kaapeli.fi
www.fbf.fi
TRANSCENDING EUROPE

A conference organised by the "University of Helsinki Network for European Studies" project "Rethinking Cultural Diversity in Europe"

Date: 12. - 13. april 2012
Venue: University of Helsinki

Europe, today, is at pains with its universality. On the one hand, it appears as a universal construction that cannot satisfy particularistic passions within, and on the other hand, it appears as only a particular culture that cannot match the universality of the global world.

But what is European universality? In the conference "Transcending Europe" it will be studied as a philosophical concept: as the paradox of a "situated universality". Maybe European universality cannot be understood as a model that could be used as a source of identification, but rather as a regulative principle with ethical and political dimensions? Maybe Europe is not a particular idea imposing itself on a global framework of thought, but a desire of universality that can only be realöoised as a constant self-transgression and openness towards what is other to it?

The conference 'Transcending' Europe looks for new philosophical articulations of European universality, its way of being supranational without being global and of being ideal without being merely cultural.

The keynote speakers of the conference are Rodolphe Gasché, who has recently published "Europe, or the Infinite Task. A Study of a Philosophical Concept", and Denis Guénoun, whose "Hypothèses sur l'Europe: un essai de philosophie" will soon be published in English.


Program:
thursday 12. april
·      10-12 keynote adress Denis Guénoun: Active or passive transcendence?
·      12-13 lunch
·      13-14 Sergei Prozorov, What is the Other of Europe
·      14-15 Susanna Lindberg, Uprooted Europe
·      15-15.15 coffee
·      15.15-16.15 Peter Trawny, Europe and Revolution
·      16.15-17.15 Jayne Svenungsson, Christian Europe: Borders and
Boundaries  of a Mythological Conception

friday 13. april
10-12 keynote adress Rodolphe Gasché: "Is "Europe" an Idea in the
·      Kantian Sense?"
·      12-13 lunch
·      13-14 Matthias Flatscher: Different Ways to Europe. Critical
Remarks on Habermas and Derrida
·      14-15 Timo Miettinen: Crisis and Utopia
·      15-15.15 coffee
·      15.15-16.15 Mika Ojakangas: European Union: A Polity without Sense
·      16.15 - 17.15 Ari Hirvonen


For further information, contact Susanna Lindberg
(susanna.lindberg at helsinki.fi) or Tuomas Parsio
(tuomas.parsio at gmail.com)

The Burman Lectures in Philosophy 2012
Umeå Universitet, humanisthuset, 27-29 februari

Metaethics as a Confusion of Tongues

Professor Stephen Finlay

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Series abstract
Can fundamental normative notions expressed by words like ‘good’, ‘ought’, and ‘reason’ be analyzed and explained?  Naïve attempts to explain the normative by investigating the conceptual meaning of normative words have been widely scorned and abandoned for several decades.  But successful semantic analyses may now be possible due to developments in our understanding of language and how it is used.  Study of normative words supports the End-Relational theory that things are good, reasons, or ought to be done only in relation to some end.  Many central problems of metaethics arise out of the ways normative language is used in practical contexts in pursuit of our ends, and can be resolved through a better appreciation of these conversational pragmatics.  This includes problems about the relationship between normative judgement and motivation, and the “categorical” character of moral claims.  Special attention is paid to problems concerning the nature and extent of normative disagreement.  A pragmatic solution to these metaethical problems has the virtues of expressivist views without their vices.

Lecture 1, Metaethics: Why and How?
27 februari kl. 13.15 -15, Hörsal E
Ethics or “practical philosophy” seeks to resolve disagreement about how we ought to act.  Questions in Metaethics concerning the metaphysics and semantics of the normative have important implications for the possibility of a method for Ethics.  But what method should we employ for Metaethics?  Traditionally, philosophers offered analyses of the meaning of normative language.  Today this analytic method stands in disrepute as a hopeless failure.  This lecture responds to four challenges: Primitivist, Expressivist, Externalist, and Revisionist.  While they may reveal the analytic method to be naïve, they do not show that it is not the right method for Metaethics.  A presumptive case can be made in its favour.


Lecture 2, The Semantics of ”Ought”
28 februari kl. 13.15 -15, Hörsal F
‘Ought’ is often claimed by moral philosophers to express an irreducibly normative concept.  The correct semantic theory of the word suggests otherwise, however.  The word ‘ought’ is used in a variety of different ways, but a relative of the standard semantics for modals due to Angelika Kratzer can provide a unifying analysis.  This analysis points toward an End-Relational theory of the normative ‘ought’ in terms of comparative probability of certain ends.  Special attention is paid to the meaning of the normative ‘ought’ in instrumental conditionals, which have puzzled many philosophers.  A compositional analysis identifying the instrumental ‘ought’ with the ‘ought’ of prediction generates a plausible reduction.

Lecture 3, The Pragmatics of Normative Disagreement
29 februari kl. 13.15 -15, Hörsal E

Many central problems of metaethics arise from uses of normative language—especially in moral discourse—that appear incompatible with the kind of simple semantics advanced for ‘ought’ in Lecture 2.  The Problem of Disagreement is a conspicuous case in point.  But might these features be explicable by supplementing a simple semantic theory with the right account of conversational pragmatics?  Exploring this idea for disagreement can be motivated by observing that similar problems confront any plausible semantic theory for ‘ought’.  It is argued that when combined with a basic and intuitive Instrumental Principle of pragmatics, the End-Relational theory of ‘ought’ systematically generates correct predictions about when normative claims disagree with each other.  This solution is “quasi-expressivist” in recognizing that normative disagreement does not always consist in a conflict in belief, but it enjoys significant advantages over expressivism proper.


Arrangör:
Institutionen för Idé- och Samhällsstudier, Umeå universitet
http://www.idesam.umu.se/om/amnen/filosofi/