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Conference and call for papers:

International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry

4th Annual Conference

Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Friday July 29 – Sunday August 1, 2010

Proposal deadline: 1st of February 2010
ISME encourages paper proposals addressing the entire spectrum of ethical, social, political, historical and ideological problems related to the current economic crisis, drawing on or responding to the works of Alasdair MacIntyre.

Keynote Speakers

Bob Brecher

Center for Research and Development, University of Brighton
Zenonas Norkus
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Vilnius
John O’Neill
School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
Clemens K. Stepina
Institute for Theatre, Film and Media Sciences, University of Vienna

THEME:
Virtue and Economic Crises

Alasdair MacIntyre once argued that Karl Marx left philosophy and turned to political economy at a time when his philosophical enquiry was still incomplete.  From After Virtue to Dependent Rational Animals MacIntyre’s work has laid a solid philosophical foundation for building an understanding of the nature of human rationality, virtue and practice. This conference aims to encourage interdisciplinary research into the field of ethics, philosophy, political economy, social theory and theology in order to think through the moral and political aspects of the future of economic development. Its underlying presupposition rests in our belief that the orthodox neoclassical economic theory has to be theoretically challenged. A robust Aristotelian social theory and moral philosophy can contribute in rethinking these presuppositions and beliefs.

Possible Questions to Address Include:

* The importance of moral and intellectual virtues for equitable economic development.
* What are the moral and philosophical presuppositions behind the neoclassical economic thought and behind the existing socio-economic order of market capitalism?
* What can economic theory learn from moral philosophy and virtue ethics?
* What is the role of business ethics in times of economic crises?
* What does the current economic crisis tell us about the place of an ethics of social relationships in the economic system of advanced modernity?

Please submit proposals, including title and abstract, of no more than 350 words to: Dr. Andrius Bielskis, Department of Political Sciences, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania, e-mail: andrius.bielskis(at)mruni.eu

For more information on theme please visit
http://www.macintyreanenquiry.org/Vilnius2010/Vilnius2010.html
European Humanities University

Research Conference for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
EUROPE 2010: Global and Local

May 15-16, 2010
Valakupių g. 5, Vilnius, Lithuania

European Humanities University is proud to announce its annual student research conference aimed at providing a platform for discussing current issues in politics, law and culture in a European context. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate.

Conference panels include the following:
•        International, European and national law in the legal order of Eastern Europe
•        Belarus and European identity
•        History and culture of Belarus –  past and present
•        Individual and society –  philosophical and sociological aspects
•        Images of modernity in arts
•        Media culture: analysis, interpretation, criticism
•        Current problems in gender theory
•        Politics and society
•        Virtual university: challenges of distance learning

The working languages of the conference are Belarusian, Russian and English. Papers accepted will be published in the conference prospectus. Students with the most interesting presentations will be awarded certificates.

Applications for participation should be sent to studentconference(at)ehu.lt by April 4,
2010 with the subject line “Europe 2010.”

Requirements for presentation abstracts:
Length: should not exceed 3 pages A4
Font: Times New Roman,  12-point font, 1.5 spacing
Name, surname and conference panel in the heading of the presentation abstract

Those prospective participants who need a Lithuanian visa to participate in the conference should also provide the following information: date of birth, passport number (and ID number) and date of issue.  Visa fees will be covered by the conference organizers.

All conference participants will be provided with dormitory housing (May 15-16). Participants from Belarus will receive a travel grant. Please contact the conference coordinator (studentconference(at)ehu.lt) for more information.
  
Conference and call for papers:

International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry

4th Annual Conference

Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Friday July 29 – Sunday August 1, 2010

Proposal deadline: 1st of February 2010
ISME encourages paper proposals addressing the entire spectrum of ethical, social, political, historical and ideological problems related to the current economic crisis, drawing on or responding to the works of Alasdair MacIntyre.

Keynote Speakers

Bob Brecher

Center for Research and Development, University of Brighton
Zenonas Norkus
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Vilnius
John O’Neill
School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
Clemens K. Stepina
Institute for Theatre, Film and Media Sciences, University of Vienna

THEME:
Virtue and Economic Crises

Alasdair MacIntyre once argued that Karl Marx left philosophy and turned to political economy at a time when his philosophical enquiry was still incomplete.  From After Virtue to Dependent Rational Animals MacIntyre’s work has laid a solid philosophical foundation for building an understanding of the nature of human rationality, virtue and practice. This conference aims to encourage interdisciplinary research into the field of ethics, philosophy, political economy, social theory and theology in order to think through the moral and political aspects of the future of economic development. Its underlying presupposition rests in our belief that the orthodox neoclassical economic theory has to be theoretically challenged. A robust Aristotelian social theory and moral philosophy can contribute in rethinking these presuppositions and beliefs.

Possible Questions to Address Include:

* The importance of moral and intellectual virtues for equitable economic development.
* What are the moral and philosophical presuppositions behind the neoclassical economic thought and behind the existing socio-economic order of market capitalism?
* What can economic theory learn from moral philosophy and virtue ethics?
* What is the role of business ethics in times of economic crises?
* What does the current economic crisis tell us about the place of an ethics of social relationships in the economic system of advanced modernity?

Please submit proposals, including title and abstract, of no more than 350 words to: Dr. Andrius Bielskis, Department of Political Sciences, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania, e-mail: andrius.bielskis(at)mruni.eu

For more information on theme please visit
http://www.macintyreanenquiry.org/Vilnius2010/Vilnius2010.html


The Nordic Society for Phenomenology / Nordisk Selskab for Fænomenologi / with the help of Lithuanian Association for Phenomenology holds its VIth  annual conference at Vytautas Magnus University, in Kaunas city, Lithuania, April 25-27, 2008.


Plenary speakers:

1.Javier San Martin, from Madrid: FOR A PHENOMENOLOGICAL FOUNDATION OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES: THE TWO OBJECTIONS IN "THE ORIGIN OF THE GEOMETRY".
 2. Elizabeth A. Behnke, from USA: THE HUMAN SCIENCE OF SOMATICS AND TRANSCENDENTAL PHENOMENOLOGY
3. Algis Mickunas, from USA: EDUCATION AND HUMANITIES
4. Bernhard Waldenfels, from Germany,
5. Sara Heinämaa, from Findland,
6. Dan Zahavi. from, Denmark,
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