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Postdoctoral Researcher position in Environmental or Medical Humanities

 

The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Oulu announces a two-year Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Environmental or Medical Humanities to start at the beginning of March, 2015.


Field description

This researcher position is placed at The Age of Adjustments – Critical and Historical Perspectives on Governing Citizens, Health and the Environment research community (RC) at the University of Oulu http://www.ouluageads.com/. The RC focuses on environmental and medical humanities. We apply research tools from the human sciences to the study of the environment, health and social engineering. We are interested in versatile and partly intertwining issues, such as sustainability, commodification of the biosphere, recreation, tourism, normality, deviance and illness and health, as well as social technologies. Particularly, we aim at a multidisciplinary (e.g. cultural anthropology, history, human geography and philosophy) research on the emergence of practical applications of proactive adaptation and governance.

 

The RC aims at creating a dynamic forum for PhD students and junior and senior researchers for familiarising each other’s work; for sharing insights, case study methods, problems and results; and for developing collaborative partnerships. The community aims at organising annual conferences, smaller seminars, and variety of workshops and lectures that will address all kinds of topics in the fields in question. The RC was rated as ‘outstanding’ (6/6) in the previous research assessment exercise at the University of Oulu in the category of new research initiatives in 2013.

 

Responsibilities, required qualifications and the term of appointment

The successful candidate for this postdoctoral researcher post will have an appropriate PhD attained within the past five years. The candidate will have an innovative and internationally significant personal study plan (max 3 pages) that relates to the study objectives of the research community, e.g. the analysis of practical and theoretical, current or historical developments of medical, societal and environmental governance. International experience and mobility is a prerequisite for the position as well as publication plan oriented for international academic audience. The selected candidate is expected to participate actively in the work of the RC.

 

The position will be filled for two years, starting from 1st of March 2015 at the earliest. The post is located in Oulu.

 

Salary

The salary of the postdoctoral researcher will be set on levels 5–6 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, supplementary remuneration will be given for personal achievement and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 46.3% of whatever salary scale (5–6) is set for the post. In practice, the salary will be about 3300 – 4300€ at the start of the period.

 

Additional funding will be available for international collaboration and mobility.

 

Applications

Applications, including attachments, should be submitted by 8.12.2014, using the electronic application form.

 

Contact details

For further information and enquiries about this post, and the application and selection procedures, please contact coordinator Tarja Ikola, email: tarja.ikola(at)oulu.fi. For further information contact professor Hannu I. Heikkinen, tel. +358 40 184 21 76, e-mail: Hannu.I.Heikkinen(at)oulu.fi

 

Applications must include the following documents:

 

The following documents must be attached to the application:

1) A brief curriculum vitae in English (max 3 pages);

2) A list of publications sub-divided in the following way:

(a) articles published in refereed journals;

(b) articles in collections of refereed scholarly or scientific papers and in refereed conference proceedings;

(c) scholarly or scientific monographs;

(d) other scholarly or scientific publications in, for example, non-refereed journals and academic proceedings, and home university or departmental series.

 

3) A short presentation of the applicant's personal study and publication plan, with the emphasis on how the proposed research would advance and relate to the objectives of the research community The Age of Adjustments (max 3 pages).


23.11 Filosoficafé i Åbo om uppmärksamhet

Inledare: filosoferna Kate Larson och Göran Torrkulla, Södertörns högskola & Åbo Akademi

Tema: Kate och Göran talar utifrån sin nya bok Stiglöshet: 3 essäer om uppmärksamhetens former,av Babis Carabeidis, Kate Larson och Göran Torrkulla (Lejd förlag, 2014).

I boken ställer författarna följande frågor: Kan vi styra vår uppmärksamhet, eller är det den som styr oss? Sviker den när vi bäst behöver den eller flyr vi till vanetänkandets aningslösa lugn?

Essäerna är frukten av författarnas samtänkande kring uppmärksamhetens existentiella, moraliska och konstnärliga dimensioner.

Boken är den första volymen i förlagets nya serie Lejd Essä.

Boken kan köpas av författarna under filosoficafét.

Tid: 23.11. kl. 17-19
Plats: Historiesalen, Restaurang Skolan, Eriksgatan 18, Åbo.

Inträdet är fritt och alla är välkomna!

Evenemanget på Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/182323335271713/

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TULE MUKAAN!

 

Maailman filosofian päivä - World Philosophy Day

Torstai 20.11.2014 - Thursday Nov. 20, 2014

 

Maailman filosofian päivänä, Unesco haluaa juhlia filosofian merkitystä ihmisen ajattelussa, jokaisessa kulttuurissa ja yksilössä.

Haluamme olla mukana tekemässä filosofiaa näkyväksi teemalla “Kohtaaminen”.

 

By celebrating World Philosophy Day each UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual. This year the World Philosophy Day in Finland will contribute to the overarching theme of “Acting with Philosophy”.

 

Helsingissä tapahtuu

Events in Helsinki

 

15.00-17.00

Filosofi tavattavissa – tule keskustelemaan!

Café Taikalamppu, Torkkelinkatu 25, Kallio (Pia Houni & Jukka Laajarinne)

 

17.00-20.00

Socratic Dialogue - in English!

12 persons can participate, register at the bookshop (www.arkadiabookshop.fi)

Arcadia Bookshop, Nervanderinkatu 11, Etu-Töölö (Ferdinand Garoff)

 

20.00-21.00

Untako vain?  Keskustelutilaisuus Talvisirkus UNI -esityksen jälkeen.

Esitys klo:18.00 omalla lippuvarauksella. (Pia Houni ja Tanssiteatteri Hurjaruuth)

Tallberginkatu 1 A, Kaapelitehdas.

 

EIKÄ TÄSSÄ VIELÄ KAIKKI – voit osallistua päivän teemaan järjestämällä itse filosofista keskustelua missä ikinä kuljetkin!

 

Tapahtuma Facebookissa: https://www.facebook.com/events/1485713605049888/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

Yhteistyössä mukana:

Kriittinen korkeakoulu

Interbaas

LEMONIApro

Tanssiteatteri Hurjaruuth


16.11 Filosoficafé i Åbo

Inledare: Filosof Hannes Nykänen, Åbo Akademi & Helsingfors universitet
Tema: Förståelse – filosofins blinda fläck

Synopsis

"Filosofin har från sin begynnelse fram till våra dagar i en eller annan mening försökt reda ut vad tänkande och förståelse handlar om. "Vad är det som gör vissa tankar sanna och andra falska?" "Hur kan tankar och språkliga satser betyda någonting?" Frågor som dessa kan sägas höra till filosofins kärnområde. Utöver det här har det också funnits en mer "existentiell" sida i filosofin; en sida där man i Sokrates efterföljd har frågat vad det betyder att känna sig själv och att vara dygdig. Fackfilosofer anser i allmänhet att den här sidan av filosofin är mera "populär" och perifer.

Jag ska i mitt föredrag försöka antyda på vilket sätt filosofin i själva verket har förträngt en helt central aspekt av förståelse och mening. Jag ska också försöka visa hur de ovannämnda två aspekterna på filosofi också utgör två aspekter av den förträngning jag har i tankarna."

Tid: Söndag 16.11. kl. 17-19
Plats: Historiesalen, Restaurang Skolan, Eriksgatan 18, Åbo.

Inträdet är fritt och alla är välkomna!

Evenemanget på Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/800409923349032/

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Inaugural lecture by Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir, the Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professor in Studies on Contemporary Society:


Being Indebted: From a Contractarian to a Care Ethical Approach


Date: Thursday 30 October 2014 at 16:15

Venue: Lecture Hall 13, University Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33 (3rd floor), Helsinki


Free admission. Welcome!


Short bio: Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir is professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland and presently Erkko Professor at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. She studied philosophy in Boston and Berlin. She has published books on the philosophies of Nietzsche and Arendt, feminist philosophy, Beauvoir, and women in the history of philosophy. Her current research project, “Transphilosophies”, is about philosophy as transformative knowledge in an individual and sociopolitical sense. She is member of the board of FISP (International federation of philosophical societies), chair of its gender committee, and she is one of the founders and first chair of board of the United Nations University GEST Programme, a transnational studies and training program in gender equality. She belongs to a group of Nordic philosophers who are presently preparing the establishment of a joint Nordic MA-program in feminist philosophy.


Lecture abstract: The current state of financial capitalism as a “debt-economy” (Lazzarato 2012, Graeber 2012, Offe 2013) is a significant factor in producing subjects through debtor-creditor relations. Individuals as well as states are burdened with problem debt, creating nationally and globally an inacceptable imbalance of wealth. Indebting of the younger and future generations endangers the generational contract as well as social reproduction. The understanding of the debtor-creditor relation among institutions of financial and political power is based on a contractarian idea that dates back to Hobbes idea of the free individual and Locke´s idea of property in the person (Pateman 2007). The idea of individuals that are free to make contracts with each other presuppose equality and free relations. I will argue that a materialistic, care ethical perspective that is based on the idea of embodied, relational subjects shows the limits and endangerments of the contractarian conception of the debtor-creditor relation. A care ethical approach accounts for interdependence and asymmetrical relations and is hence better suited to deal with problems of debt-economies. A care ethical perspective furthermore allows problematizing simplified oppositions of greed and generosity and scarcity and abundance.


About the Jane and Aatos Erkko Visiting Professorship: The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation donated 2.92 million euros to the University of Helsinki Funds in 2008 for the establishment of a visiting professorship in studies on contemporary society at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. The research emphasis of the professorship will be on issues concerning social justice.


19.10 Filosoficafé i Åbo

Inledare: Filosof Camilla Kronqvist, Åbo Akademi
Tema: "Det oändliga avståndet"

Synopsis:

När två människor älskar varandra är viljan att förstå varandra ofta ett utmärkande drag för deras kärlek. Men är det överhuvudtaget möjligt att förstå en annan människa, eller gör jag ett misstag om jag tänker på den som jag älskar som någon som jag kan förstå helt och hållet? Borde vi istället erkänna att det finns ett oöverbryggligt avstånd mellan människor så att det bästa vi ibland kan göra är att inse att det alltid finns något som vi inte kan förstå?

Camilla Kronqvist nystar i olika betydelser av att förstå en annan människa. Hon frågar vad som är möjligt och klargör vilka moraliska aspekter och krav som finns att upptäcka i önskan om att förstå och erfarenheten av att inte förstå den andra parten i ett kärleksförhållande.

Tid: 19.10. kl. 17-19
Plats: Historiesalen, Restaurang Skolan, Eriksgatan 18, Åbo.

Inträdet är fritt och alla är välkomna!

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HELSINKI SEMINAR FOR GOVERNANCE AND INSTITUTIONS


You are cordially invited to attend our next seminar session with


Professor Jan Klabbers (Faculty of Law)


"Global Governance and the Virtues"


On Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 14:15-15:45 (refreshments from 14:00) Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3), Faculty room (Room 545) 


Since 2013, Jan Klabbers holds the first Martti Ahtisaari Academy Professorship, during which he works on the project 'Towards a Credible Ethics for Global Governance'. Between 2006 and 2011, he was Director of the Academy of Finland’s Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research.


As refreshments will be served, we kindly ask you to confirm your participation by Friday, 10 October by sending an email to the seminar coordinator: Caroline Werner, caroline.werner at helsinki.fi

 

If you would like to be added to the seminar mailing list, please contact the coordinator as well.


http://blogs.helsinki.fi/governanceandinstitutions/


Hej!

*** Filosoficafé hösten 2014 ***

19.10 Filosof Camilla Kronqvist, Åbo Akademi
Tema:
"Det oändliga avståndet"

16.11 Filosof Hannes Nykänen, Åbo Akademi & Helsinfors universitet
Tema: "Förståelse – filosofins blinda fläck"

23.11 Filosoferna Kate Larson och Göran Torrkulla, Södertörns högskola & Åbo Akademi
Tema: Kate och Göran talar utifrån sin nya bok Stiglöshet: 3 essäer om uppmärksamhetens former (av Babis Carabeidis,Kate Larson och Göran Torrkulla)

14.12 Forskare i kvinnovetenskap Ann-Charlotte Palmgren, Åbo Akademi
Tema: "Göra ätstörd i bloggar. Om normalisering och normbrott, kamouflering och synliggörande"

Varje filosoficafé ordnas vid restaurang skolan (Historiesalen), Eriksgatan 18, Åbo. Vi startar kl. 17.

Fritt inträde & alla välkomna!

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28.9 Filosoficafé i Åbo

Inledare: Niklas Forsberg, filosof, Uppsala universitet och Åbo Akademi
Tema: "När orden inte räcker till."


Synopsis: Hur kommer det sig att de ord vi kallar på när vi vill säga att vi älskar någon ofta kommer ut som platta, inadekvata, eller som barnsliga naiviteter? Du säger ”jag älskar dig”, men du känner att orden liksom inte träffar. Men man kan samtidigt känna att inga andra ord skulle duga. Eller föreställ dig en vän som förlorat en närstående. De ord som vi griper efter – t.ex. ”Jag beklagar sorgen” – kan upplevas som alltför invanda, använda, fadda – som om vi bara repeterar en artighetsfras som en papegoja. De verkar helt enkelt inte klara av att bära situationens tyngd. Och när det kommer till även större mått av ondska, så återkommer formuleringarna. Orden tycks svika oss. Antingen finner vi dem inte, eller så duger de inte. Orden räcker inte till. Det är temat för detta Café.

Tid: 28.9 kl. 17-19
Plats: Historiesalen, Restaurang Skolan, Eriksgatan 18, Åbo.

Inträdet är fritt och alla är välkomna!


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Väitös: Virtues of Man, Woman - or Human Being?

Helsinki, Unioninkatu 34

10.9.2014 klo 12:15


FL Liisa Tuomela väittelee 10.9.2014 kello 12.15 Helsingin yliopiston humanistisessa tiedekunnassa aiheesta "Virtues of Man, Woman - or Human Being? - An Intellectual Historical Study on the Views of the Later Stoics Seneca the Younger, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, Hierocles and Marcus Aurelius on the Sameness of the Virtues of Man and Woman" (Naisten, miesten - vai ihmisten hyveitä? Aatehistoriallinen tutkimus myöhäisstoalaisten Seneca nuoremman, Musonius Rufuksen , Epiktetoksen, Hierokleen ja Marcus Aureliuksen näkemyksistä naisten ja miesten hyveitten samuudesta ). Väitöstilaisuus järjestetään osoitteessa Päärakennus, Auditorium XII, Unioninkatu 34.

Vastaväittäjänä on dosentti Marja-Leena Hänninen, Tampereen yliopisto, ja kustoksena on professori Olli Salomies.

Väitöskirja on myös elektroninen julkaisu ja luettavissa E-thesis-palvelussa.


Global Ethics and Justice Research Symposium

Keynote lecturer Academician Martha Nussbaum

 

Date: Friday August 29, 2014, 9:30-16:45.

Venue: Aalto University School of Business, Lecture hall A-201, Main building, Runeberginkatu 14-16.


Free entry. For coffee service, please notify of your attendance by August 15 at: heikki.saxen at uta.fi


Inquiries: Professor Matti Häyry (matti.hayry at aalto.fi), researcher Heikki Saxén (heikki.saxen at uta.fi)

 

"Radical changes are occurring in what democratic societies teach the young, and these changes have not been well thought through. Thirsty for national profit, nations, and their systems of education, are heedlessly discarding skills that are needed to keep democracies alive. If this trend continues, nations all over the world will soon be producing generations of useful machines, rather than complete citizens who can think for themselves, criticize tradition, and understand the significance of another person's sufferings and achievements. The future of the world's democracies hangs in the balance." -Martha Nussbaum

Global Ethics and Justice Research Symposium is organized by the Department of Management Studies at Aalto University School of Business and the Academy of Finland. In her keynote lecture, Academician Martha Nussbaum will address the core theoretical and practical aspects of the topic. During the day, other experts will discuss the theme in light of disability, the relation between theory and practice, corporate responsibility, and design, among other viewpoints. The seminar will be held in English.

 

Martha C. Nussbaum (1947-) is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. She has also been an Academician in the Academy of Finland since the year 2000. Academician Nussbaum is one of the most eminent thinkers in political philosophy. She is especially known for her work on the "capability approach," an approach that focuses on the actual abilities of individuals to attain well-being and which Nussbaum has developed together with Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen. Academician Nussbaum has published many highly acclaimed books, including Sex and Social Justice 1998, Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame and the Law 2004, and Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities? 2010.

 

PROGRAM

 

09:30 - 10:00

Coffee

 

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome and opening words

Dean Ingmar Björkman, Aalto University School of Business

 

10:15 – 10:30

A word from the Academy of Finland

Professor Liisa Laakso, Research Council for Culture and Society

 

10:30 - 12:00

Global ethics and justice - A keynote lecture

Academician Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago and Academy of Finland

 

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break

 

13:00 - 13:45

Disability as a test of justice in a globalising world

Professor Matti Häyry, Aalto University School of Business

Professor Simo Vehmas, University of Helsinki

 

13:45 - 14:30

Global ethics as theory and practice

Professor Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten, University of Dar-es-Salaam

 

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee break

 

15:00 - 15:45

Business firms as political actors in global economy

Dr Jukka Mäkinen, Aalto University School of Business

 

15:45 - 16:30

Can design be ethically and ecologically sustainable?

Claudia Garduno, DA Student, Aalto University School of Arts

 

16:30 - 16:45

Closing words

Professor Emerita Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila, Aalto University School of Business


Call for Papers: Politics and Theology Today

The International journal of political philosophy, Crisis and Critique, announces a call for papers for its fourth issue, which will be devoted to the topic of Politics and Theology Today.

Today we are witnessing a religious turn in our societies which the mainstream media and intellectuals refer to as religious fundamentalism, which seems to mark the end of the secular era in Europe and elsewhere. But, is this the case?

Obviously, the relation between religion and politics as much as the relation between religion and science has always been characterised by immanent tensions and controversies. Does philosophy have anything to say about this?

A young philosopher, namely the young Karl Marx wrote that “the criticism of religion is the prerequisite of all criticism.” Thereby he indicated that religion is, and maybe has always been, an object of philosophical analysis and critique as well as it can be or become a platform for political practice. From such a perspective it is difficult to even imagine a philosophical thinking without its relation to religion, be it negative or affirmative of the latter. In different philosophical orientations, from Aristotle to Hegel, religion has even served as a condition for philosophy.

Furthermore one can see that throughout the history of humanity, religion has often played an emancipatory role in riots, upheavals, revolutions, etc. It is enough to think of Thomas Müntzer’s dictum “omnia sunt communia”. The whole tradition of radical philosophers has dealt in length with religion. This tradition persists today, especially in the work of Slavoj Žižek, Alain Badiou and Giorgio Agamben and those who work in close connection to their thought.

 

In this issue, we want to address questions such as (but not limited to):

-The relation between religion and theology.

-Is it possible to think materialism from the perspective of religion?

-Can religion provide us with the basis for a political collective?

-The relation between Marxism and religion.

 

Articles should be sent in English. The maximal length is 9000-10.000 words. Submissions should be sent to: editor at materializmidialektik.org

The deadline for submission is: November 31st

http://materializmidialektik.org/call-for-papers-3/


Phd-fellowship for 12 months in Philosophy of History and Historiography (including History of Science)

 

The Faculty of Humanities in the University of Oulu in Finland offers one Phd-fellowship for 12 months. The area of specialisation is the philosophy of history and historiography widely conceived.

Direct link to the electronic job application and description:

http://www.saimanet.com/certiahome/open_jobs_view_new.html?did=5600&lang=en&jc=1&new_ijob_request=true

 

Context

Philosophy has close ties and co-operates with History of Science and Ideas at the University of Oulu. Philosophy is part of the inter-disciplinary research community "The Age of Adjustments? Critical and historical perspectives on governing citizens, health and environment (AgeAds)," which received the highest mark 6 (outstanding) in the latest RAE evaluation (http://www.oulu.fi/historyofscienceandideas/node/24760) .

This position will be associated to the forthcoming Oulu Centre for Theoretical and Philosophical Studies of History. The areas of the centre are (1) the philosophy of history and historiography; (2) conceptual studies on the historiography of science and science studies and; (3) the philosophy of science and epistemology with relevance to one or both of the previous subjects.

More information on the Faculty of Humanities, History of Science and Ideas and Philosophy in Oulu can be found at

http://www.oulu.fi/humanities/

http://www.oulu.fi/historyofscienceandideas/

http://www.oulu.fi/hutk/node/21737

More information on the City of Oulu can be found at http://www.visitoulu.fi/en/home/

 

Duties

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a clear research plan and promise of future publications. The Phd-candidate may be asked to teach, assist in workshop and other event organising and in academic correspondence as well as in maintaining a web site for the Centre. These kinds of teaching and administrative responsibilities take 5-10% of time at maximum.

 

Length

The PhD-fellowship is for 12-months. While there is no guarantee for further funding after 12 months, the candidate is given full support in attempts to secure further funding from external sources either as an individual applicant or as a member of a research team. There are no university fees in Finland and the student may continue his or her studies in any case.

 

Eligibility

The candidate may be working on any theme that falls within the three areas of emphasis described above. All candidates with a suitable educational background are eligible. Especially students with a degree or research experience in one or more of the following fields are encouraged to apply: the philosophy of history and historiography, the philosophy of science, the history of science, science studies and the history of ideas.

 

Salary and start date

The salary will be set on levels 2–4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities (€1 964-2 452 gross). In addition, supplementary remuneration will be given for personal achievement and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 46.3% of the salary scale. The starting date is negotiable. The first possible start date is October 1, 2014, and the job must be taken up by December 1, 2014, at the latest.

 

How to apply

The application should include the following documents:

1) A letter describing previous experience and motivation for the job (1-2 pages)

2) A research proposal (3-5 pages)

3) CV (including the details of three names of referees) and a list of publications

4) Transcripts of previous qualifications

 

The language of research proposal must be English. All other documents may be either in English or Finnish. Applications and all attachments should be submitted by August 15, 2014 using the electronic application form below. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

http://www.saimanet.com/certiahome/open_jobs_view_new.html?did=5600&lang=en&jc=1&new_ijob_request=true

 

Please direct all queries and correspondence to Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen (jouni-matti.kuukkanen at oulu.fi)

Korpo filosofidagar 2-3.8.2014

Tema: Övervakningssamhället

Under senare år har olika statsmakters omfattande avlyssnings- och övervakningsverksamhet avslöjats i media. Samtidigt har internetanvändningens utveckling gjort att många frivilligt lägger ut stora mängder information om sig själva i sociala medier. Vi tycks därmed stå inför en situation som innefattar både viljan och möjligheten att övervaka samhällsmedborgarna i större omfattningen är någonsin tidigare. Går utvecklingen mot ett ’övervakningssamhälle’?

Under sommarens Korpo filosofidagar skall vi diskutera övervakningens roll i vårt samhälle. Hotar eller tryggar övervakningen demokratins fortlevnad? Kränker övervakningen individens integritet? Är det möjligt att undvika övervakningen? Staters och företags möjligheter att övervaka tycks öka, men ökar även individens möjligheter att övervaka dem? Bland annat dessa frågor får publiken diskutera tillsammans med filosofer och samhällsvetare som deltagit i samtidens debatter om övervakning. Filosofidagarna avslutas med pjäsen ’Gyges Ring’ där den filosofiska dialogen och scenkonsten samverkar för att gestalta moraliska och existentiella frågor om övervakning.

Fritt inträde & alla välkomna!

Program

Lördagen den 2.8

kl. 16-18 Mikael Brunila, grävande journalist och amatör-internaut, Helsingfors
Tema: "Internet efter NSA: cybernetisk kapitalism och tunnelkommunism"

kl. 18-20 Tomas Ries, lektor i strategi och säkerhetspolitik, Försvarshögskolan, Stockholm
Tema: ”Strategins väsen och övervakningens ande”

kl. 20 –> samtalen fortsätter under fria former

Söndagen den 3.8

kl. 12-14 Filosof Göran Torrkulla, Åbo
Tema: ”Vad kan vi idag lära oss av Platons dialog Staten? Några synpunkter på förhållandet mellan filosofi, moral och politik”

kl. 14-16 Filosofiteatern ’Gyges Ring’. Pjäsen är inspirerad av ett avsnitt med samma namn i Platons dialog Staten. I pjäsen behandlas bland annat moraliska och existentiella frågor om statsmaktens övervakning. Manus har skrivits av filosofen Göran Torrkulla och författaren Marcus Prest. Pjäsen framförs av skådespelarna Mats Holmqvist och Håkan Omars.

(FBF förbehåller sig rätten till förändringar i programmet)

Tid: 2-3.8.2014
Plats: Skärgårdscentrum Korpoström, Korpoströmsvägen 832, 21720 Korpoström.

Övernattningsmöjligheter i Korpo:

Skärgårdscentrum Korpoström, Verksamhetsledare Pia Relanto pia.relanto(at)centret.fi, Telefon: +358 400 104 309, Postadress: Korpoströmsvägen 832, 21710 Korpo.
http://www.sunnan.fi/se/korpostrom/korpostrom.html

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

Arrangör för Korpo Filosofidagar:

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

Global Ethics and Justice Research Symposium

Keynote lecturer Academician Martha Nussbaum

Date: Friday August 29, 2014, 9:30-16:45.

Venue: Aalto University School of Business, Lecture hall A-201, Main building, Runeberginkatu 14-16. Helsinki

 

Free entry. For coffee service, please notify of your attendance by August 12 at: heikki.saxen at uta.fi

Inquiries: Professor Matti Häyry (matti.hayry at aalto.fi), researcher Heikki Saxén (heikki.saxen at uta.fi)

 

"Radical changes are occurring in what democratic societies teach the young, and these changes have not been well thought through. Thirsty for national profit, nations, and their systems of education, are heedlessly discarding skills that are needed to keep democracies alive. If this trend continues, nations all over the world will soon be producing generations of useful machines, rather than complete citizens who can think for themselves, criticize tradition, and understand the significance of another person's sufferings and achievements. The future of the world's democracies hangs in the balance." -Martha Nussbaum

 

Global Ethics and Justice Research Symposium is organized by the Department of Management Studies at Aalto University School of Business and the Academy of Finland. In her keynote lecture, Academician Martha Nussbaum will address the core theoretical and practical aspects of the topic. During the day, other experts will discuss the theme in light of disability, the relation between theory and practice, corporate responsibility, and design, among other viewpoints. The seminar will be held in English.

Martha C. Nussbaum (1947-) is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. She has also been an Academician in the Academy of Finland since the year 2000. Academician Nussbaum is one of the most eminent thinkers in political philosophy. She is especially known for her work on the "capability approach," an approach that focuses on the actual abilities of individuals to attain well-being and which Nussbaum has developed together with Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen. Academician Nussbaum has published many highly acclaimed books, including Sex and Social Justice 1998, Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame and the Law 2004, and Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities? 2010.

 

PROGRAM

09:30 - 10:00

Coffee


10:00 – 10:15

Welcome and opening words

Dean Ingmar Björkman, Aalto University School of Business


10:15 – 10:30

A word from the Academy of Finland

Professor Liisa Laakso, Research Council for Culture and Society


10:30 - 12:00

Global ethics and justice - A keynote lecture

Academician Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago and Academy of Finland


12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break


13:00 - 13:45

Disability as a test of justice in a globalising world

Professor Matti Häyry, Aalto University School of Business

Professor Simo Vehmas, University of Helsinki

 

13:45 - 14:30

Global ethics as theory and practice

Professor Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten, University of Dar-es-Salaam

 

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee break


15:00 - 15:45

Business firms as political actors in global economy

Dr Jukka Mäkinen, Aalto University School of Business


15:45 - 16:30

Can design be ethically and ecologically sustainable?

Claudia Garduno, DA Student, Aalto University School of Arts


16:30 - 16:45

Closing words

Professor Emerita Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila, Aalto University School of Business


Kutsu/Inbjudan

Svensk text nedan.

Suomen Filosofinen Yhdistys ry järjestää Jyväskylän yliopiston filosofia-oppiaineen kanssa 12.–13.1.2015 Jyväskylän yliopistossa perinteisen "yhden sanan kollokvion". Teemana on tällä kertaa SUKUPUOLI. Kutsuttujen esitelmien lisäksi ohjelmaan sisällytetään tarjottuja ja abstraktien perusteella valittuja suomen- ja ruotsinkielisiä esitelmiä. Kullekin esitelmälle on varattu 20 minuuttia esitysaikaa ja 10 minuuttia keskustelua. Esitelmiä voidaan hyväksyä kollokvioon yhteensä noin 20. Valikoima kokouksessa pidetyistä esitelmistä pyritään julkaisemaan vuonna 2016.

Toivotamme tervetulleiksi kaikkia filosofian erityisalueita koskevat esitykset. SUKUPUOLI-teema läpäisee lähes koko filosofian kentän ja on ollut keskeinen aihe mm. seuraavilla nykyfilosofian osa-alueilla: tieteenfilosofia ja erityisesti ihmistieteiden filosofia; tieto-oppi; mielen (ja ruumiin) filosofia; kielenfilosofia; metafysiikka ja erityisesti sosiaalinen ontologia; filosofian historia; filosofinen antropologia; etiikka ja yhteiskuntafilosofia. Tervetulleita ovat myös pohdinnat siitä, voiko sukupuolella olla merkitystä logiikassa tai filosofian alan formaaleissa tutkimuksessa.

 

Kollokvion esitelmät voivat käsitellä esimerkiksi seuraavia aiheita:

       tiedon ja tiete(id)en sukupuolineutraalisuus

       itsetietoisuuden ja itseymmärryksen merkitys sukupuolittumisessa

       kielen sukupuolittuneisuus ja/tai sukupuolineutraalisuus

       sukupuoliero ja olemisen eri merkitykset

       ruumiillisuus, seksuaalisuus ja sukupuoli

       risteävät erot: sukupuoli, luokka, etnisyys ja kieli

       filosofian perinteen sukupuolittuneisuus vs. sukupuolineutraalisuus

       sukupuolentutkimuksen poikki- ja monitieteellisyys

       ovatko sukupuolten hyveet, oikeudet ja velvollisuudet samat?

       oikeudenmukaisuus ja tasa-arvo

       vallan rooli sukupuolten määrittämisessä

       vapaus ja emansipaatio

Esitelmän pitämisestä kiinnostuneilta pyydämme alustavaa otsikkoa ja noin 400 sanan (yhden sivun) abstraktia 10.10.2014 mennessä. Otsikon ja abstraktin pyydämme lähettämään osoitteeseen: anna.m.reuter at jyu.fi.

Hyvää kesää toivottaen,

Järjestelytoimikunta Miira Tuominen (pj), Sara Heinämaa, Olli-Pekka Moisio, Martina Reuter ja Kristina Rolin

 

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Filosofiska Föreningen i Finland r.f. arrangerar i sammarbete med filosofiämnet vid Jyväskylä universitet sitt traditionella ”ett ords –kollokvium” 12.-13.1.2015. Temat är denna gång KÖN. Förutom inbjudna föredrag kommer programmet att innehålla föreslagna och på basen av abstrakt valda föredrag på svenska och finska. För varje föredrag reserveras 20 minuter presentationstid plus 10 minuter diskussionstid. Cirka 20 föredrag kan antas. Ett urval av föredragen kommer enligt planen att publiceras under år 2016.

 

Vi välkomnar föredrag inom filosofins alla delområden. Temat KÖN genomsyrar nästan hela det filosofiska fältet och har varit en central frågeställning inom bland annat dessa av filosofins delområden: vetenskapsfilosofin och speciellt människovetenskapernas filosofi; epistemologi; medvetandets (och kroppslighetens) filosofi; språkfilosofi; metafysik och speciellt social ontologi; filosofins historia; filosofisk antropologi; etik och samhällsfilosofi. Föredrag, som begrundar huruvida frågan om kön är relevant inom logik och annan formaliserad filosofi, är också mycket välkomna.

 

Föredragen kan behandla bland annat följande frågeställningar:

       Kunskapens och vetenskape(r)n(a)s könsneutralitet

       Självmedvetandets och självförståelsens betydelse för könets/könsidentitetens uppkomst

       Språkets könsbundenhet och/eller könsneutralitet

       Relationen mellan kön och genus

       Könsskillnad och varats olika betydelser

       Kroppslighet, sexualitet och kön

       Intersektionalitet: kön, klass, etnicitet, språk

       Den filosofiska traditionen könsbundenhet vs. könsneutralitet

       Genusforskningens tvärvetenskaplighet och multidisciplinaritet

       Är könens dygder, rättigheter och skyldigheter de samma?

       Rättvisa och jämlikhet

       Maktens roll i bestämningen av kön

       Frihet och emancipation

 

Vi ber dem som är intresserade av att hålla föredrag att skicka sin preliminära rubrik och ett 400 ords (en sida) sammandrag till adressen anna.m.reuter at jyu.fi före 10.10.2014.

 

Med varma sommarhälsningar,

Arrangörskommittéen

Miira Tuominen (ordförande), Sara Heinämaa, Olli-Pekka Moisio, Martina Reuter och Kristina Rolin

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The first Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture: Sir Anthony Kenny on ”Anthropomorphism vs. Humanism”, June 17th 2014, Helsinki.

Venue: University of Helsinki, Main building/Small Hall (Pieni juhlasali\Lilla festsalen), Fabianinkatu 33, 4th floor, June 17th 2014, 14-16 (2-4 p.m.). Live stream at video.helsinki.fi.

For more information and Kenny's handout see:

http://www.helsinki.fi/wwa/poster.pdf

http://www.helsinki.fi/wwa/Kenny_handout.pdf

 

Kenny will also participate in a public discussion on the life and work of Georg Henrik von Wright and Ludwig Wittgenstein chaired by Ilkka Niiniluoto at Think Corner (Tiedekulma\Tankehörnan), Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki, June 16th, 16-18 (4-6 p.m.). Live stream at http://www.helsinki.fi/tiedekulma/live.html.


Professor PENELOPE DEUTSCHER (Nortwestern University):

‘That Death Which is Not One: Woman as Exception in Derrida’s The Death Penalty’

Time: Monday 16.6.2014 at 14-16

Venue: Main building, auditorium IX (Unioninkatu 34, University of Helsinki)

In his recently published Death Penalty seminar, Derrida describes death as distributed between the threshold states of termination of heart, brain and breath. He considers the death penalty in terms of a phantasmatic sovereign decision : the determination of the moment of another's death. But he also revisits a longstanding dialogue with Foucault. As Derrida returns to Discipline and Punish,  as he too considers the perversions of philanthropic, humanist cruelty, as both look back at the same passages  from Beccaria, an encounter takes  shape between Foucault and Derrida's treatments of sovereign power, disciplinary power, souls, cases, sovereign decisions, and biopolitical concerns. So too does an encounter take place between the images of  nation and progress  given (as Derrida observes) sexualized connotations, and images of the woman (sometimes reproductive)  before the sometimes deadly law of the nation (again, sometimes sexualized).  What kind of provocation to Foucault can we find in Derrida’s renewed interest in Death Penalty in sexual difference, and in the “sex which is not one” of the "death which is not one."

Penelope Deutscher is Professor in the Department of Philosophy and an affiliate of  the  Comparative Literary Studies and Gender and Sexualities programs at Northwestern University. She is the author of The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Ambiguity, Conversion, Resistance (Cambridge U.P, 2008),  How to Read Derrida (Granta/Norton 2005), A Politics of Impossible Difference: The Later Work of Luce Irigaray (Cornell U.P., 2002) and Yielding Gender: Feminism, Deconstruction and the History of Philosophy (Routledge 1997). She co-edited Repenser le  politique: l’apport du féminisme. (co-edited, with Françoise Collin, Campagne première/Les Cahiers du Grif, 2004) and  Enigmas: Essays on Sarah Kofman.,co-edited, with Kelly Oliver ( Cornell U.P. 1999). In 2000 she was guest editor of a special issue of Hypatia, Contemporary French Women Philosophers. She is the coeditor of a forthcoming volume of essays on Foucault and Derrida with Columbia University Press, and completing work on Foucault's Children: Biopolitics, Thanatopolitics, and Reproductive Futurism.

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The doctoral programme Gender, Culture and Society (Sukupuoli, kulttuuri ja yhteiskunta, SKY) is a multidisciplinary programme based at Gender Studies at the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies in the University of Helsinki. The guest lecture is arranged by SKY together with Academy of Finland project Philosophy and Politics in Feminist Theory.

http://www.helsinki.fi/sky/

6th International Conference

ETHICS. SCIENCE. POLITICS

St. Petersburg, Russia

November 20-22, 2014

 

We are delighted to announce 6th International Conference "Theoretical and applied ethics: traditions and perspectives" on November 20-22, 2014 that will be held by Department of Ethics of St. Petersburg State University with the support of the Russian Scientific Foundation for the Humanities. Conference is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the start of the educational program "Applied ethics".

 

SCOPE

The conference key theme is “Ethics. Science. Politics”. It is continuing the topic of the last year and focuses on the ethical issues of public status of science and technologies.

Within the evolution of scientific knowledge and practices two independent areas – ethics and politics – begun to influence on it. The intervention of the political and ethical discourses into the structure of scientific knowledge establishes various systems of administration, control and manipulation that affects the image of science and changes its vector.

Researches are invited to discuss key issues facing the today science ethos, to analyze the ethical and political foundations of the science and technology and to interlink a variety of the areas that require ethical reflection into a single problematic space.

Thus, this year the conference addresses the following questions: how do ethics and politics influence the science? Who is the main beneficiary of the scientific research? Who contribute to the ideology and values ​​of modern science? What agents determine the logic of the development of scientific knowledge: ethics or politics?

 

We invite the submission of papers on the following topics:

-Normative systems

-Ethics, science and policy in the public field

-Knowledge as a power and an authority of knowledge

-University in the social and political context

-Academic ethics and freedom of speech

-The right for the communication

-The boundaries of scientific ethics

-Biotechnology and the new moral challenges

-Moral values ​​and technologies

 

The round tables will be held:

-"Academic Ethics" (moderator: V. Perov)

-"Conflict of Values ​​and Methods of its Resolution" (moderator: A. Razin)

- “Normative systems: Ethics, Politics, Law” (moderator: E. Lisanyuk)

 

Conference languages: English, Russian

 

Organizing Committee:

Perov V. (St. Petersburg State University) - Chairman

Artemov G. (St. Petersburg State University)

Brodsky A. (St. Petersburg State University)

Derzhivitsky E. (St. Petersburg State University)

Gromova L. (Herzen University)

Gusev D. (St. Petersburg State University) - Secretary

Jaskevitch J. S. (Belorussian State University of Economics, rep. Belarus)

Laptenok A. (Belorussian State University of Economics, rep. Belarus)

Mazeikis G. (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)

Kosikh M. (St. Petersburg State University)

Larionov I. (St. Petersburg State University)

Ovchinnikova E. (St. Petersburg State University)

Polozhentsev A. (St. Petersburg State University)

Razin A. (Moscow State University)

Skvortsov A. (Moscow State University)

Shevchenko A. (Russian Academy of Sciences)

Zimbuli A. (Herzen University)

 

PARTICIPATION

You could participate in two ways: make the plenary lecture (up to 40 minutes) or panel presentation (up to 15 minutes). After each presentation will be given time for questions and discussion.

Those participants who wish to present a paper are asked to submit a 200-400 word  abstract by 01st August and a full paper by 1st September. All accepted papers are considered for publication in the printed and electronic formats (Almanac “Discourses of Ethics”).

Please register at the conference website: http://ethics.philosophy.spbu.ru/participation (section "Participation"). Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.

 

Deadline for applications: August 01, 2014.

Participation is free of charge.

 

SPONSORS

Russian Scientific Foundation for the Humanities: project # 14-03-14036

 

CONTACTS

If you have any questions please contact the Conference Secretary.

Dmitriy Gusev: d.gusev at spbu.ru.

More information at the conference website: http://ethics.philosophy.spbu.ru

Address of the Organizing Committee: Russia, 199034, St. Petersburg, Mendeleevskaya line, 5, Institute of Philosophy, St. Petersburg State University, Department of Ethics, office 104a.

Tel./fax : +7 ( 812) 328-94-21 (ext. 1843).

Jyväskylän yliopistossa on haettavana määräaikainen filosofian yliopistonlehtorin tehtävä ajalle 1.9.2014 – 31.12.2015. Työpaikkailmoitus ja hakulomake löytyvät osoitteesta: http://www.saimanet.com/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=2&id=0000213&lang=fi


There is a vacant fixed-term position of a University Lecturer in Philosophy in University of Jyväskylä. You’ll find the job advertisement and the application form at following link: http://www.saimanet.com/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=12&id=0000213&lang=fi


The first Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture: Sir Anthony Kenny on ”Anthropomorphism vs. Humanism”, June 17th 2014, Helsinki


Venue: University of Helsinki, Main building/Small Hall (Pieni juhlasali\Lilla festsalen), Fabianinkatu 33, 4th floor, June 17th 2014, 14-16 (2-4 pm).

Sir Anthony Kenny

Sir Anthony Kenny has written books on the philosophy of human action and questions concerning free will and determinism. He is also known for his writings on Aristotle, Descartes and Wittgenstein. In addition, Kenny has published a series of books on the history of western philosophy, which are widely used as university course books. Georg Henrik von Wright nominated Kenny as his successor as trustee of the Wittgenstein Nachlass.

Kenny’s lecture ”Anthropomorphism vs. Humanism” will deal with the question of how the use of anthropomorphic concepts in biology, IT, politics and theology undermines genuine humanism, or the study of human beings in human terms.

Kenny will also participate in a public discussion on the life and work of Georg Henrik von Wright and Ludwig Wittgenstein chaired by Ilkka Niiniluoto at Think Corner (Tiedekulma\Tankehörnan), Porthania, Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki, June 16th, 16-18 (4-6 pm).

 

The Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture

The Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture is funded by a donation to the University of Helsinki made by the von Wright family 2013. It is intended as a recurring event with the purpose of promoting research and debate relating to the philosophical work of the Finnish philosopher Georg Henrik von Wright (1916–2003).

Additional information is provided by Bernt Österman.

FD Bernt Österman

Curator

The von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives (WWA)

University of Helsinki

http://www.helsinki.fi/wwa/



7th Nordic Workshop on Early Modern Philosophy. Umeå, Sweden June 11-12, 2014

Contact and info: robert.callergard at philos.umu.se

Website: http://theaitetos.se/

 

PROGRAM

Wednesday June 11

9.45 – 10.15            Welcome, coffee or tea

10.15 - 11.15           Jan Forsman, University of Tampere

“Cartesian epoché – suspension of judgement and the wax in Meditations.”

11.15 – 12.15           Jo Van Cauter, Ghent University

“Another hidden dialogue in the ‘Tractatus’: Spinoza on ‘Christ’s disciples’ and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)”

12.15 - 13.30           Lunch

13.30 - 14.30           Stefan Storrie, Trinity College, Dublin

"Berkeley on moral obligation"

14.30 - 15.30            Aino Lahdenranta, University of Jyväskylä

"Francis Hutcheson on moral motivation"

15.30 – 16.00           Coffee or Tea

16.00 - 17.00           Jonas Olson, Stockholm University

“Hume’s objection to Smith’s account of sympathy reconsidered”

17.00 – 18.00           Åsa, Carlson, Gävle University

“Hume and the passions”

19.30                   Dinner downtown (on participants own expense)

 

Thursday 12 juni

9.00 - 10.00            Roomet Jakapi, University of Tartu

“Henry More on the Cognitive Abilities of Separated Souls”

10.00 – 10.15           Tea or coffee

10.15 – 11.15           Matias Slavov, University of Jyväskylä:

“Can space and time be ‘conceived solely with reference to objects of sense perception’? - Newton's absolutism and Hume's relationism”

11.15 - 12.15           Corey van Dyck, University of Western Ontario

"Locke, Wolff, and Kant on the Concept of Person"

12.15 – 13.30           Lunch

13.30 - 14.30           Sabrina Ebbermeyer, University of Copenhagen

”Leibniz and Telesio on the metaphysics of the living being”

14.30 – 15.00           Tea or coffee

15.00 – 16.00           Hemmo Laiho, University of Turku:

"On Aesthetic Distinctness"

16.00 - 17.00           Marcel Quarfood, Stockholm University

“Kant’s Theory of Modality: Hexagon or Octagon?”

THE END


International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Culture, Values and Justice

University of Vaasa, Finland

21–23 May 2014

Mitä tapahtuu, kun kulttuurit kohtaavat mutta arvot eivät? Tästä puhutaan Vaasan yliopistossa järjestettävässä Kulttuuri, arvot ja oikeudenmukaisuus -konferenssissa 21.–23.5.2014. Konferenssiin saapuu asiantuntijoita 14 maasta, muun muassa Yhdysvalloista, Intiasta, Israelista, Australiasta ja Japanista. Pääpuhuja professori Kisor Chakrabarti (USA) on klassisen intialaisen filosofian ja vertailevan kulttuurintutkimuksen asiantuntija.

Lue lisää täältä: http://www.uva.fi/fi/sites/cvj2014/

Konferenssin järjestävät Vaasan yliopisto ja Insitute of Cross-Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange.

Konferenssiin on vapaa pääsy.


Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe - Call for Articles

The book Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Europe aims at reassessing the notions of culture by focussing on how spatiality contributed to defining the concepts of culture and civilisation in early nineteenth-century Europe and, conversely, what kind of spatial ramifications ‘culture’ and ‘civilisation’ entailed. These questions has vital importance to the understanding of the formative period of modern Europe. We are now looking for contributors to this peer-reviewed volume.

In the aftermath of the Great Revolution, the borders of Europe were redrawn during the turmoil of the Napoleonic Wars (1803–15). Borders were not only geographical and political, but also social and conceptual. New social ladders appeared, and the Bildungsbürgertum assumed a strong voice in defining cultural borders. Simultaneously, transitions in regional conceptualisations took place, with Northern, Southern, and Eastern parts of Europe positioned onto the margins in relation to such centres as Paris, Berlin and Vienna. On the other hand, those on the margin started to construct their own peripheries and to draw their own maps in their search for a folk culture. In the early nineteenth century the discourses on both space and time were negotiated anew due to the rise of modern geography and historical writing. Simultaneously the increase in travelling and the impact of industrial capitalism contested the national borders drawn in the Congress of Vienna.

The anthropologist and historian James Clifford has argued that every culture is “a travelling culture” by definition; that is, there is no culture without movement. Keeping this idea in mind, it is particularly important to focus on early nineteenth century Europe, where the idea of ‘travelling’ was especially vital, to consider the cultural and conceptual ramifications of the social and political turmoil of the time and to focus on the locational imagination surrounding the concept of culture. This does not only refer to simultaneous regions or entities, both of which exist synchronically. Cultural maps are always transparent and cumulative in the sense that earlier maps, their sites, and itineraries are subsumed under the more recent and visible ones. This book aims at making visible the notions of culture, civilisation, and Bildung with respect to particular cultural maps.

 

The chapters of the book can focus, for example, on the following themes:

-What were the sites of culture, civilisation and Bildung and how were these sites employed in defining these concepts?

-What kind of borders did this process of definition and its inherent spatial imagination produce?

-What were the connecting routes between the supposed centres and the peripheries in early nineteenth-century Europe, and

-What were the strategies of envisioning, negotiating and transforming cultural territories in early nineteenth-century Europe?

 

The book is based on the research project Travelling Notions of Culture, funded by the Academy of Finland. We have already chapters drawing especially on Nordic, German and Italian examples. Now we welcome proposals for additional chapters on the above themes. We also welcome new ideas and openings related to the book’s rationale. We would be especially pleased to receive submissions on Eastern European, Mediterranean, French and British perspectives.

 

Timetable

Deadline for abstracts (250 words): 31 May 2014

Author meeting (optional): September 2014

Deadline for draft articles (c. 8000 words, incl. notes and bibliography): December 2014

Deadline for final manuscripts: May 2015

Publication: Spring 2016

Inquiries and submissions: Hannu Salmi, hansalmi at utu.fi


Travelling Notions of Culture

http://www.utu.fi/fi/yksikot/hum/yksikot/kulttuurihistoria/tutkimus/Sivut/travelling_notions_of_culture.aspx

The Romantic Era Research Group (RERG)

http://www.utu.fi/en/units/hum/units/culturalhistory/research/Pages/rerg.aspx


 

WORKSHOP ON PATHOLOGIES OF RECOGNITION

In conjunction with the Collegium Lecture 2014 by Axel Honneth

 

May 23-24 2014 Helsinki

Fabianinkatu 24, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Study

 

Organized by

The research project "Pathologies of recognition" (The Academy of Finland, University of Jyväskylä). https://www.jyu.fi/ytk/laitokset/yfi/en/research/clusters/pathologies-of-recognition

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Study, (University of Helsinki) http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/english/index.htm

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities (University of Tampere) http://www.uta.fi/yky/en/index.html

 

According to Axel Honneth and other representatives of the ‘recognition-theoretical’ tradition of thought, attitudes and relations of intersubjective recognition (Anerkennung) are of fundamental constitutive significance for distinctively human psychological and social structures. They are also considered to be of fundamental significance for the good functioning of these structures, for the well-being of human persons, and for the moral or ethical quality of their relationships, characters, motives and actions. A great number of philosophers and psychologists working in this tradition agree that humans have an inbuilt need for recognition. This widely agreed upon thought has however not been complemented or contrasted with a systematic account of reasons why recognition can be lacking. Although humans may need intersubjective recognition to exist and flourish as human persons individually and collectively, there are also universally human tendencies to repress or deny recognition, tendencies that are due to the specific kinds of vulnerabilities that recognition-dependence introduces. The seminar, organized in the context of prof. Axel Honneth’s Collegium Lecture, will reflect on both the need for recognition and its ’pathologies’ or dark sides.

 

more info: arto.laitinen at uta.fi

 

FRI 23 MAY

10.15 – 10.45 Arto Laitinen (Tampere): Mutual recognition, ideology, and higher-order disorders

10.45 – 11.15 Heikki Ikäheimo (UNSW, Sydney): The cost of recognition

11.15 – 12.00 Cillian McBride (QUB, Belfast): Sensitivity to social recognition and vulnerability to domination

LUNCH

13.00-13.30 Nora Hämäläinen (Helsinki): Emotional capitalism and the epistemology of suspicion

13.30-14.00 Federica Gregoratto (Frankfurt): Pathologies of love: Honneth, Illouz and J. Benjamin

- - Brief brake - -

14.30-15.00 Risto Kunelius (Tampere): TBA (on Dewey, public and its problems)

15.00-15.30 Risto Saarinen (Helsinki): Recognition in Religion: A Pre-Hegelian Diagnosis

[16.00 A separate event: The annual collegium lecture; by Professor Axel Honneth (Frankfurt & Columbia), the main building]

 

SAT 24 MAY

Presentations by members of the project ”Pathologies of Recognition”

10.00-10.30 Arvi Särkelä (Frankfurt): Hegel on Scepticism, Stoicism, and Unhappy Consciousness as ideologies justifying domination

10.35 – 11.05 Sari Roman-Lagerspetz (Jyväskylä). Hegel on Women as instruments in the dialectics of the Nation

11.10 - 11.40 Hans Arentshorst (Jyväskylä): Freedom in contemporary capitalism: on Neo-Liberalism and Axel Honneth’s theory of recognition

11.45 - 12.20 Onni Hirvonen (Jyväskylä): Collective pathologies of recognition

12.25 -12.55 Jussi Kotkavirta (Jyväskylä): On 'shame' as a pathology of recognition

12.55-13.00 The End


*The last intellectuals?* May 13, at 14-17 in Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40), Sali 10 (B311)

Seminar organized by the Centre for Nordic Studies (CENS) and the Nordic Centre of Excellence: The Nordic Welfare State -- Historical Foundations and Future Challenges (NordWel), University of Helsinki

 

The decades after the Second World War signified a period of change for the academic disciplines and discourses, as well as a transformation of the public role of the academics in the human and social sciences.

For example, following the expansion of both government and the academia, there were less room for public intellectuals and more demand of expert professionals working on specifically defined problems. In addition, the academia was undoubtedly also affected by processes such as the national consolidation after the war and the cultural Americanization of Europe.

In this seminar we want to discuss these transformations, and particularly the responses to the challenges by those "last intellectuals" who were active throughout this period of change. We will have four papers forming the background for a stimulating discussion.

The seminar is free and open for all interested. No registration required. For any questions, please contact johan.strang at helsinki.fi

 

*Programme*

Petri Koikkalainen (Lapland), Admir Skodo: (Berkeley) and Johan Strang (Helsinki): "The last intellectuals?"

Carl-Göran Heidegren (Lund): "Intoxicated philosophers, sober philosophers, and a few more"

Johanna Rainio-Niemi (Helsinki): "The last or the first of the new public policy intellectuals? The case of Heikki Waris (1901-1989)"

Liisi Keedus (Tartu): "Theoria, Praxis, and Their Modern Inversion: Critical Perspectives by Leo Strauss, Hannah Arendt and Eric Voegelin"

Welcome!


UNDERSTANDING OTHERS
A Philosophical Symposium
Tue, May 6th 2014
Pinni B4141, University of Tampere

Program:
11.00-11.40 Elisa Aaltola: On Understanding Animal Suffering

11.40-12.20 Constantine Sandis: If a Lion Could Talk: Wittgenstein on Understanding Others

In this paper I defend Wittgenstein's cryptic remark against a number of objections. In so doing, I offer a fresh interpretation of the remark, accompanied by an account of what Wittgenstein can teach us about what it is to understand someone.

12.40-13.20 Tero Vaaja: Wittgenstein, Understanding, and Other Minds.

13.20-14.00 Susanna Lindberg: Derrida on Understanding Animals

L U N C H   B R E A K

15.00-15.40 Renne Pesonen: Why is stupidity irritating?

It is a somewhat curious phenomena that people tend to get agitated by perceived violations of rationality by others, even on trivial issues. I discuss this phenomena by exploiting four independent but mutually supportive claims that concern the nature of norms and human cognition. I will not piece them together as an account according to which practical reasoning and moral competence are rooted in the same subconscious cognitive capacity. The capacity enables social coordination without discursive practices by implementing a mechanism that enables us to track communal practices and penalize deviations. And this, I contend, forms the basis of social norms. We get agitated because we are tacitly concerned about the integrity of the social constitution itself.

15.40–16.20 Arto Laitinen: Understanding Evil?

Of many issues it is sometimes said that one can understand them without accepting them, or without thinking they have justification. But of things classifiable as ”evil” it is also sometimes said that they remain puzzling, unintelligible, evade attempts to understand. Do they? G. E. M. Anscombe identified a special meaning of ’understanding why,’ understanding someone’s actions in light of the desirability characterizations that shed light on it. I will examine whether we can understand evil (action) in this sense. This leads to a discussion of whether the ’guise of the good’ thesis applies to evil action, and of some putative counter-examples to that thesis.

16.20–17.00 Ali Qadir: The Islamic Other: Understanding Ahmadiyya Hereticization

Broadly, I would like to briefly describe the empirical case of the Ahmadiyya sect, their hereticization by almost all Muslims across the world, and what that implies when we think of understanding others in an Islamic context.

Open to all.

Further info: arto.laitinen at jyu.fi

Issues in Aristotle’s modal ontology, logic, and moral epistemology

A Colloquium at the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Arts Studies, University of Helsinki


Programme

Monday, 28 April 2014

Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, Auditorium IX

Modalities: theory and practice

9.30–10.45 Kei Chiba (University of Hokkaido), ‘Aristotle’s modal ontology the potentiality, the at-work-ness and the completeness'

11.00–12.15 Mika Perälä (University of Helsinki), ‘The capacity for memory and its exercise in Aristotle’

Lunch

Logic and dialectic

13.30–14.45 Simo Knuuttila (University of Helsinki), ‘Aristotle on predication and identity’

15.00–16.15 Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila (University of Helsinki), ‘How relevant is Aristotle’s dialectic to his methodology of inquiry?’

Coffee and tea

Moral epistemology

16.45–18.00 Hasse Hämäläinen (University of Edinburgh), ‘From identification to insight: Aristotle’s theory of moral perception.’


Prof. Chiba specializes in Greek Philosophy, especially Aristotle’s dialectic, natural sciences and metaphysics, and Apostle Paul’s philosophy of faith. His recent publications on Aristotle include ‘Aristotle on Essence and Defining-Phrase in His Dialectic’ (in D. Charles, ed., Definition in Greek Philosophy, Oxford 2010) and ‘Aristotle on Heuristic Enquiry and Demonstration of What It Is’ (in C. Shields, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle, Oxford 2012).


The colloquium is open to all interested in Aristotle’s philosophy and these issues in general. For further information please contact Dr. Mika Perälä (mika.perala at helsinki.fi).


HELSINKI SEMINAR FOR GOVERNANCE AND INSTITUTIONS

You are cordially invited to attend a guest lecture by

Professor DIANA COOLE (Birkbeck, University of London)

"From Population Control to Behaviour Modification: Liberty, Coercion and Behaviour Modification in Pursuit of Sustainable Wellbeing"

On Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 14:15-15:45 (refreshments from 14:00)

Main building (Unioninkatu 32), Auditorium XIV


Diana Coole is Professor of Political and Social Theory at Birkbeck, University of London. She has published widely on critical theory, existential phenomenology, poststructuralism and feminism and gender. Her key publications include 'Women in Political Theory' (1993), 'Negativity and Politics' (2000), 'Merleau-Ponty and Modern Politics after Anti-Humanism' (2007) and most recently 'New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics' (2010, edited with Samantha Frost). Her current research on the ethics and politics of the population question has been published in journals such as Contemporary Political Theory, Politics, and Environmental Politics, and it is also the subject of her forthcoming book.

Please see the seminar website for the full abstract of Professor Coole’s talk: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/governanceandinstitutions/schedule/

As refreshments will be served, we kindly ask you to confirm your participation by Wednesday, 30 April by sending an email to the seminar coordinator: Caroline Werner, caroline.werner at helsinki.fi

If you would like to be added to the seminar mailing list, please contact the coordinator as well.