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Workshop on Reflection: Historical, Normative, and Social Aspects
Tampere, August 29–30, 2016
Organized by Self, Other and Community: Besinnung in Husserl’s Phenomenology research group, in collaboration with Degree Program in Philosophy, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere.
University of Tampere, Main building (= päätalo) A2A
No registration needed, the workshop is open for general audience.
Monday, August 29
10.00: Opening words
10.15–11.30 David Cerbone, ’Feckless Prisoners of Their Times’: Historicism and Moral Reflection
11.30–12.30 Erna Oesch, Wilhelm Dilthey’s Descriptive and Analytic Psychology and what is wrong with it
14.00–15.00 Jaakko Belt, From Description to Critique? Normativity of Phenomenological Reflection
15.00–15.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.30–16.30 Arto Laitinen, Expressing and Finding Oneself in an External Medium
16.30–17.30 Simo Pulkkinen, Self-Constitution of an Embedded Subject: How Husserlian Phenomenology Deals With Historicity
Tuesday, August 30
10.00–11.00 Leila Haaparanta, Suspension of Judgment and the Norms of Assertion
11.00–12.00 Mirja Hartimo, Besinnung and the Normativity of the Exact Essences
13.30–14.30 Fredrik Westerlund, Shame and Ethics
14.30–15.30 Joel Backström, Moral Understanding vs. Moral Normativity: The Repressive Dynamics of Sittlichkeit and the Ambiguity of Moral Progress
The workshop will be followed by two-day intensive course “Fundamentals of the Phenomenology of Embodiment” by prof. David Cerbone. For more information: https://www10.uta.fi/opas/opetusohjelma/marjapuuro.htm?id=34564
Mirja Hartimo, Docent
mirjahartimo at gmail.com
Jaakko Belt, PhD Researcher
jaakko.belt at uta.fi, +35840-5926971
Theorising on Social and Embodied Aspects of Contemplative Practices. 13 – 14 July 2016, University of Tampere – International workshop.
What new ideas and alternative forms of embodied training could be introduced to the currently narrow field of mindfulness research? How can we conceptualise contemplative practices in a manner taking into account the embodied, methodological, ideological, technological, religious and gendered relations inherent in it? How is fluid self-knowledge of ‘lived body experience’ mediated in meditative mindfulness training? How does people’s ‘affective’ or ‘lived body’ experience in MBIs diverge from the medical conceptions of soma and psyche found in existing discourse on MBIs? In this two-day workshop, we carry the various discussions forward and answer these questions: The main speakers specify, discuss, and problematize the various definitions of mindfulness.
Today, mindfulness based interventions (MBIs) are one of the most widespread and widely studied bodily skill in working life and therapy alike. In the last 35 years, international mindfulness and meditation research has focused on medical and psychological aspects of their study. However, there is a dearth of diverse research perspectives on it in the humanities, social sciences and political economics (Cook 2010; Stanley 2012; Purser 2012; Kortelainen, et al. 2014; Barker 2014; Williams 2014; Ferguson 2016; Farias&Wikholm). Various authors have pointed out that the ‘dark side’ of MBIs has not yet been discussed, investigated, or empirically explored in much depth. This workshop is aimed at developing examination of the new contributions, research-methodology and pitfalls of mindfulness-oriented practices.
Professor Ronald Purser (San Francisco State University)
Associate Professor Suvi Salmenniemi (University of Turku)
Associate Professor John R. Williams (Yale University)
Lecturer Steven Stanley (Cardiff University)
Dr. and clinical psychologist Catherine Wikholm
Researcher Kristina Eichel (Köln University/ Brown University)
Researcher Marianne Hedegaard (University of Copenhagen)
Docent Timo Klemola (University of Tampere)
Postdoctoral researcher Pessi Lyyra (University of Tampere)
Teemu Kangas (M.F.A, graduated from Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki)
Documentarist Wille Hyvönen (Aalto University)
Dr. Karen Terzano, (Meditation-teacher, psychologist)
Postdoctoral researcher Antti Saari (University of Tampere)
Postdoctoral researcher Ilmari Kortelainen (University of Tampere)
Posdoctoral researcher Ilmari Kortelainen
Posdoctoral researcher Antti Saari
PhD-student Suvi Lehtonen
PhD-student Jani Pulkki
Researcher Mikko Väänänen
Antti.w.saari at uta.fi, ilmari.kortelainen at uta.fi
Workshop in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/354298778027200/?fref=ts
This workshop is funded by University of Tampere and The Finnish Work Environment Fund
WORKSHOP ON DESCARTES’S ETHICAL THOUGHT
University of Turku
Monday 6 June 2016
Publicum (Assistentinkatu 7), Seminar Room 149 (Sh 149)
10:15 Frans Svensson (Stockholm/Umeå)
The Possibility of Living Well: Value and Virtue in Descartes’s Ethical Thought
13:00 Lilli Alanen (Uppsala)
Descartes and Spinoza on the Love of God
14:30 Coffee break
15:00 Valtteri Viljanen (Turku)
Descartes’s Two-Component View of Moral Agency
For more information, please contact Peter Myrdal (peenmy at utu.fi) or Valtteri Viljanen (valvil at utu.fi).
The workshop program is available for download at http://users.utu.fi/valvil/WDET.pdf
On the Conceptual History of the Good (CHG)
Self-interest and Other-regard
University of Iceland, Reykjavik.
November 27-28, 2015
The project On the Conceptual History of the Good organises its third and last exploratory workshop, which pertains to the emergence of the idea that self-interest conflicts with other-regard. As Julia Annas has shown in her seminal Morality and Happiness (1993), a supposition of such a conflict was by no means central in the ancient discussions. Ancient ethics simply does not build on a supposition that self-interest conflicts with other-regard. By contrast, in early modern discussions such a conflict is often (though not without exception) assumed.
The workshop Self-interest and Other-regard takes this as its theme and asks: When and why did philosophers start to assume that self-interest conflicts with other-regard and that it is the latter rather than the former that pairs with morality? Did medieval distinctions between various kinds of goods (especially between pleasure and justice) lead to the idea that the former is merely a self-interested good as opposed to an other-regarding and moral one? If so, was this idea immediately accepted by later generations? If the idea of such a distinction was new, were there some compelling arguments that prompted other philosophers to endorse a new idea? Or was it rather some contingent development that led to the early modern discussions?
Together with this discussion, the third workshop raises the question of how we should in fact understand morality. A simple distinction between self-interest and other-regard has already become subject to criticism as the basis of morally praiseworthy action. If the subject needs to write his or her own interests out from the calculations concerning what actions to perform, does this lead to a credible picture of moral agency? How can morality retain its motivational force that so effortlessly combines with a notion that takes morality to contribute to a good life? We maintain that the historical discussions as such cannot be taken as the basis of a new moral theory. Rather, our conviction is that contemporary theories of virtue ethics cannot be successful in introducing an alternative to modern moral theories without understanding the complicated history through which the conceptual distinctions studied in this series of workshops developed. In our third workshop we also explore into the ways in which such an understanding could be utilised in envisaging new ethical viewpoints that combine some of the historical insights with the current theories.
The workshop is open for all interested.
Friday, November 27
Eirikur S. Sigurdarsson: Antiphon and Aristotle's animals: On nature and selfishness
Svavar H. Svavarsson: Happiness, other people, and god
Eyjólfur K. Emilsson: Self-interest and other-regard in Plotinus
From Medieval to Early Modern Philosophy
Matthew Kempshall: The common good in late medieval political thought
Juhana Toivanen: Is Socrates permitted to kill Plato? Nicholas of Vaudémont on the relation between private and common good
Anna Becker: Oeconomics and the common good in early modern Aristotelianism
Saturday, November 28
Early Modern Philosophy
Frans Svensson: The possibility of living well: Value, virtue and knowledge in Descartes’s ethical philosophy
Ville Paukkonen: Shaftesbury’s moral internalism and Berkeley’s heteronomous critique
Peter Myrdal: The form of Leibniz´s perfectionism
Valtteri Viljanen: Kant and Schopenhauer on self-interest and other-regard
Dominic O’Meara: Remarks on the terminology and conceptual field of 'Concern for self and for Others’
General discussion (chair Miira Tuominen)
Finnish Workshop in Medieval Philosophy
University of Jyväskylä, 20 November 2015
Main campus, lecture hall D 209.
The Finnish Workshop in Medieval Philosophy provides a chance for young and advanced scholars alike to present and test the results of their latest research. It welcomes contributions from any area of philosophy in the broad and long Middle Ages, including Arabic/Islamic, Byzantine, Jewish and Latin philosophy, and encompassing the transitions from antiquity and to early modernity. This inaugural meeting is intended to launch a series of annual events.
The workshop is open for all interested.
9.00 Opening words
9.15 Fedor Benevich (Munich): The Analytic/Synthetic Distinction in Avicenna
10.40 Andreas Lammer (Munich): A Troubled Account of Place: Everyone against Aristotle and Avicenna against Everyone
13.00 Anselm Oelze (Berlin): Do Animals Grasp Universals? Some Medieval Views on Universal Cognition in Nonhuman Animals
14.25 Véronique Decaix (Paris): On Categorical Constitution: Dietrich of Freiberg
16.15 Sonja Schierbaum (Hamburg): Varieties of Voluntarism: Ockham and Crusius
Jari Kaukua & Juhana Toivanen
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
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
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
Nordic Network for the History of Philosophy (NHP) järjestää Jyväskylässä 10.-11.4. tapaamisen ja työpajan otsikolla "What is history of philosophy (and how should it be done)?"
Tilaisuuden ohjelma löytyy osoitteesta: https://www.jyu.fi/ytk/
juhana.toivanen at jyu.fi
We are happy to announce a meeting and a workshop of a newly established Nordic Network for the History of Philosophy. The occasion will take place at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of Jyväskylä 10-11 April.
All interested are welcome to attend the workshop and discuss about potential avenues for collaboration among Nordic historians of philosophy.
A more detailed program can be found from: https://www.jyu.fi/ytk/
For more information, please contact:
juhana.toivanen at jyu.fi
Aristotelian Themes in Dependence, Modality, and Essence, Workshop at the University of Helsinki, Saturday, January 26th 2013
Location: University Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, room 8
09:00 – 10:30 Lucas Angioni (Campinas, Brazil), ‘Essence, Causality and Necessity in Aristotle's Theory of Scientific Explanation’
10:40 – 12:10 Michail Peramatzis (Oxford), ‘Essence and Necessity in Aristotle’
12:10 – 13:10 Lunch
13:10 – 14:40 Tuomas Tahko (Helsinki), ‘Grounding Modality in Essence’
14:50 – 16:20 Benjamin Schnieder (Hamburg), ‘Grounding and Dependence’
16:30 – 18:00 Mika Perälä (Helsinki), ‘Aristotle on ouk aneu Dependence’
Attendance is free, but we would kindly ask you to e-mail either Mika Perälä (mika.perala at helsinki.fi) or Tuomas Tahko (tuomas.tahko at helsinki.fi) if you are planning to attend. Some of the papers will be available for pre-reading, please contact Mika or Tuomas for further details.
The workshop is organized by Dr. Mika Perälä and Dr. Tuomas Tahko and is funded by Mika Perälä’s Academy of Finland project Aristotle on Memory and the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki.
Workshop, “Philosophical and Historical Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity: Beyond the 'Two Cultures' Debate”
Date: 1-2 February 2013
Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24, Helsinki
This international workshop is part of a series of workshops based on the trilateral collaboration, inaugurated in 2011, among the Forum Scientiarum (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen), the Vienna Circle Institute (Universität Wien), and the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. Through this cooperation the three institutes involved seek to deepen our understanding of fundamental philosophical and methodological issues of scientific inquiry, as well as the place of science in modern culture and society. The workshops in this series are primarily philosophically focused but intended for a wide interdisciplinary audience.
The workshop, "Philosophical and Historical Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity: Beyond the 'Two Cultures' Debate", to be hosted by the HCAS will contribute to the on-going debates on the nature and significance of interdisciplinarity - a key topic for any institute for advanced study. In particular, the "two cultures" debate concerning the relation between science and the humanities will be reconsidered from this perspective.
Friday, 1 February
14:00 Sami Pihlström (Helsinki): Opening of the Symposium
Chair: Sami Pihlström
·Chancellor Ilkka Niiniluoto (Helsinki): The Challenge of Interdisciplinarity
15:30-16:00 coffee break
16:00-18:00 Session I
Chair: Risto Saarinen
·Friedrich Stadler (Vienna): From 'Methodenstreit' to the 'Science Wars' - On the Interaction and Competition between the Natural, Social and Cultural Sciences
·Uskali Mäki (Helsinki): Interdisciplinary Give and Take: Generalizable Dynamics with Illustrations from the Case of Economics
·Donata Romizi (Vienna): The Question of Scientific Determinism in Philosophical, Historical and Cultural Context: From Newton to Statistical Mechanics
Saturday 2 February
10:00-12:00 Session II
·Michael Heidelberger (Tübingen): Types of Interdiciplinarity in the Late 19th Century
·Niels Weidtmann (Tübingen): Back to the Phenomena by Means of Interdisciplinarity?
·Sara Heinämaa (Helsinki): The Request of Interdisciplinarity and the Task of Philosophizing
12:00-13:30 lunch break
13:30-16:00 Session III
·Tarja Knuuttila (Helsinki): Interdisciplinarity at the Grassroots Level: The Modeling Practice of Synthetic Biology
·Giovanni Rubeis (Tübingen): Naturalizing Anthropology. How Science Creates Man
14.45-15:00 Coffee break
·Georg Koridze (Tübingen): William James and Moritz Schlick
·Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau (Vienna): Perceptual Representation in Philosophy and Psychology
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
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