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24th International Baltic Conference on the History of Science
8-9 October 2010
Tallinn University of Technology
Akadeemia tee 3 12618
Tallinn, Estonia
http://bchs10.ttu.ee/

The 24th International Baltic Conference on the History of Science is the first meeting of Baltic historians of science that takes place in Tallinn and the first hosted by Tallinn University of Technology. The conference will take place in the new building of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration on the main campus of Tallinn University of Technology at Mustamäe.

Compared to be analogous conferences before, more space has been offered to Philosophy and Methodology of Science. The organizers are happy about the involvement of several leading historians of science from outside the Baltic and Nordic region in the Programme Committee.

October 2010 is the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the common Association of the History and Philosophy of Science of the Baltic countries. The Association was founded in October 1990 in Riga.

The next step in cooperation will be considered in Tallinn. During the conference, participants from the Baltic States and Nordic countries will discuss the possibility of having joint conferences on the History of Science in the future.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2010

We are pleased to announce that the 24th International Baltic Conference on the History of Science will be held on 8 - 9 October 2010 at Tallinn University of Technology.

Abstracts should concern one of the following fields in the Baltic and/or Nordic context:

-        philosophy and methodology of science
-        history of medicine and museums
-        history of natural sciences and mathematics
-        history of technology and engineering
-        history of social sciences, humanities and education

The deadline for submitting abstracts (of approximately 500 words) is 1 May 2010. Abstracts should be sent as e-mail attachments in either .doc or .rtf format. Please indicate in which section you would prefer to present your paper. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt of your abstract within a week, please resubmit or contact the organizers. Decisions concerning the abstracts will be communicated by 30 June, 2010.

The programme of the conference will be announced in early September 2010. Accepted abstracts will be published before the start of the conference. Language of the abstracts and of the presentations is English. Reading time of the papers is 20 minutes (15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion).

The abstracts should be sent to Mr. Mait Talts
mait.talts(at)tseba.ttu.ee

Conference registration fee is 40€, 25€ for graduate students.
Details of payment will be announced in January 2010.
[see the section Call for Abstracts at http://bchs10.ttu.ee/]

On behalf of the Organizing Committee:

Peeter Müürsepp
Professor of Philosophy and Methodology of Science
Tallinn University of Technology
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Akadeemia tee 3
12618 Tallinn, Estonia
phone: +372 6204116
e-mail: peeter.muursepp(at)tseba.ttu.ee
 
09.02.2009 - 10.02.2009
I am the main organizer of two workshops to take place in Tartu in February 2009 which will represent a meeting between the traditions of phenomenology and semiotics (with nature as a common theme).

The first, to be arranged Feb. 6-7th, is entitled "The Ecology of Perception. Landscapes in Culture and Nature"; the second, to be arranged Feb. 9-10th, "Animal Minds". Attendance is open (upon registration) to everyone interested. Confirmed presenters include US eco-phenomenologist David Abram and US philosopher/semiotician John Deely (who will be visiting Department of Semiotics the spring semester).

More information at the event homepage, "SemioPhenomenon":
http://semiophenomenon.blogspot.com.


Season greetings,

Morten Tönnessen
Magé-RJ, Brasil
 
I am the main organizer of two workshops to take place in Tartu in February 2009 which will represent a meeting between the traditions of phenomenology and semiotics (with nature as a common theme).

The first, to be arranged Feb. 6-7th, is entitled "The Ecology of Perception. Landscapes in Culture and Nature"; the second, to be arranged Feb. 9-10th, "Animal Minds". Attendance is open (upon registration) to everyone interested. Confirmed presenters include US eco-phenomenologist David Abram and US philosopher/semiotician John Deely (who will be visiting Department of Semiotics the spring semester).

More information at the event homepage, "SemioPhenomenon":
http://semiophenomenon.blogspot.com.


Season greetings,

Morten Tönnessen
Magé-RJ, Brasil
 

GOTTLOB FREGE LECTURES IN THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY 2008

 

PAUL BOGHOSSIAN -- OBJECTIVE KNOWLEDGE

http://daniel.cohnitz.de/index.php?frege

 

The 2008 "Gottlob Frege Lectures in Theoretical Philosophy" will be
delivered by Prof. Paul Boghossian from New York University. Professor
Boghossian is an internationally renowned philosopher who is well known for
his research in philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language and
epistemology. His recent book "Fear of Knowledge" (OUP 2006) has received
wide recognition and was named "Choice Outstanding Academic Book 2006."  We are happy to have him in Tartu for a four day workshop at the beginning of
June, 10.-13. 06. 2008. Everyone interested is invited to participate. To
plan the event, however, we need your registration no later than May 21.

 

Participants are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation
arrangements. However, we have reserved some places in a nearby student
dormitory. Please indicate in your registration if you are interested in
staying at the student dormitory. For registration and further information
please email: cohnitz (at) ut.ee.

 

The Lecturer

Paul Boghossian is Silver Professor of Philosophy at the Department of
Philosophy, New York University. He is the author of numerous works on a
variety of topics, including rule-following, eliminativism, naturalism,
self-knowledge, a priori knowledge, analytic truth, realism, relativism, the
aesthetics of music and the concept of genocide. He has held research
fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Magdalen College(Oxford), the School of Advanced Study (University of London), and from the Australian National University (Canberra). He has been a Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a Fulbright Senior Specialist and is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities. He has also taught
at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and at Princeton.

 

The Topic

Recent philosophy has seen a huge amount of interest in relativism,
understood as a semantical thesis. Professor Boghossian will examine the
ways in which traditional relativism differs from this “new age” relativism
and will look at the problems that each faces.  After that he will examine
issues that arise in defending the thesis that there can be objective facts
about epistemic justification and take a closer look at the question of
whether we could be said to have epistemic systems that guide our belief
formation.

 

For further information, please visit our website at

http://daniel.cohnitz.de/index.php?frege

 

The event is organised by the Department of Philosophy, University of Tartu,
and the EuroCollege of the University of Tartu and sponsored by the Estonian
Science Foundation and the Embassy of the United States, Tallinn.

 

The Gottlob Frege Lectures in Theoretical Philosophy are named in honour of
the German mathematician and philosopher Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege. We have chosen Frege as the patron for our lecture series as he is widely
recognised for his clarity and unpretentious, no-nonsense style of dealing
with philosophical problems. So are the lecturers we are honoured to host in
Tartu.

THE NORDIC WORKSHOP
IN EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY
(NWEMP)


31 May – 1 June 2008

Department of Philosophy
University of Tartu, Estonia

Conference venue: Domus Dorpatensis (Ülikooli 7)

The workshop aims to provide a forum of discussion for work in progress on Early Modern Philosophy. The 2008 NWEMP is the inaugural meeting organized by Roomet Jakapi and Marc Hight. In future years the workshop will be hosted by other institutions in the region.


Program

Saturday, 31 May
11.00-12-00 Riin Sirkel (Univ. of Western Ontario): “Descartes on Substantial Union”
12.00-13.00 Markku Roinila (Univ. of Helsinki): “Imagination and Perfection in Leibniz's Philosophy of Mind”
15.00-16.00 Peter Myrdal (Univ. of Uppsala): “Leibniz on Self-Knowledge”
16.00-17.00 Vili Lähteenmäki (Univ. of Jyväskylä): “Reflection as the Source of Simple Ideas in Locke”
17.30-18.30 Jani Hakkarainen (Univ. of Tampere): “Hume's Scepticism and Realism”
18.30-19.30 Eva Piirimäe (Univ. of Tartu): “Montesquieu on Moral, Christian and Political
Virtue”

 

Sunday, 1 June
10.00-11.00 Marc Hight (Univ. of Tartu/Hampden-Sydney College): “How Immaterialism Can Save Your Soul”
11.00-12.00 Roomet Jakapi (Univ. of Tartu): “Samuel Colliber and the Journey of the Soul”


For further information, please e-mail

roomet.jakapi (at) ut.ee or marc.hight (at) ut.ee.

25.01.2008 - 26.01.2008

What's wrong with nature?


An interdisciplinary seminar investigating human perceptions of nature and environmental change

January 25-26th, 2008, Tartu

Arranged by Jakob von Uexküll Center (Estonian Naturalists Society) in cooperation with Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics (University of Tartu)

http://whatswrong.sppages.com/
 
 
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