Hesperus is Bosphorus

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Diogenes of Oenoanda: Abstracts

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The abstracts for the Diogenes of Oenoanda conference to be held in Istanbul and Muğla on 22-24 September are now available on a dedicated WordPress site, here.

Written by Sandrine Berges

August 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm

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Talk at Bogazici, Matthew Fulkerson (UC San Diego), “The Presentational Character of Sensory Affect”

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Please join us for this talk on Friday, September 19th, from 3-5pm in TB 130 (Anderson Hall) at Bogazici University. Matthew Fulkerson (UCSD) will be presenting. All are welcome.

The Presentational Character of Sensory Affect

Abstract: Nina comes home from vacation to find the milk left out, its rotten stench filling her small apartment. Before she realizes not to, she breathes in, and comes to have a deeply unpleasant olfactory experience. What an awful smell!, she thinks. There is a discriminatory dimension to her experience; she immediately recognizes the sour smell as that of rotten milk (and not that of sulfur or dirty diapers). It’s natural to attribute the sourness to the odor in this case: the fumes wafting off the milk bottle are chemically different from those found in sulfur and diapers, in a way that makes a difference to how she experiences them. What about the awfulness? Where is that? Is that also a sensible chemical property of the odor? If so, which one? Or is it instead something in Nina, a kind of subjective reaction to the odors in the room? In this talk I will defend a hybrid account of sensory affect, in which both answers turn out to be true.

Written by markedwardsteen

August 26, 2014 at 5:29 pm

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Workshop Robert Veatch: Defining Death and Transplanting Organs

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As the number of places is limited, please register at bilgi@besikcizade.com

Robert_Veatch Workhop Poster-Site için


How to find the venue:


Written by rainerbroemer

August 20, 2014 at 3:26 pm

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International Conference: Health, Culture and the Human Body

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Istanbul Medical Faculty and the Beşikçizade Center for Medical Humanities (BETİM) organise a 3-day interdisciplinary conference on ‘Health, Culture and the Human Body’ from 11 – 13 September 2013


Registration fee is TL 100 for salaried attendees. Speakers and student attendees are free.

To reserve a place, please contact the office

Programme flyer:



For detailed information, see Conference website

Venue for the first two days:


Last day (parallel sessions):


Written by rainerbroemer

August 20, 2014 at 3:26 pm

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Assos conference proceedings in Cambridge University Press

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The summer 2010 conference organised by Örsan Öymen at Assos, on the topic of Aristotle’s Politics, has given rise to a volume published by Cambridge and edited by two of the speakers at the conference, Pierre Destree and Marguerite Deslauriers. Details of the conference can be found on the Philosophy in Assos webpage (click on ‘Information’ and scroll down to July 2010).

Congratulations to Örsan, and everyone else involved!


Those of you who’ve been to one of the Assos conferences, will recognize the view of the Temple of Athena on the cover – the starting point of the conference every summer!

Written by Sandrine Berges

August 12, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Diogenes of Oenoanda at Galatasaray and in Muğla

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Colloque International
Diogène d’Œnoanda : Épicurisme et Controverses Philosophiques
22-24 septembre 2014 – Istanbul/Muğla

Université Galatasaray – ISTANBUL

Première Journée – 22. 09. 2014 Lundi
09.00 – 09.45 Accueil des participants
10.00 – 10.20 Ouverture du colloque
10.20 – 11.20 Francesca Masi (Università Ca’Foscari – Venezia) « Pleasure, Virtue and Cause. Diogenes of Oenoanda and the Stoics »
11.20 – 12.20 Voula Tsouna (University of California – Santa Barbara) « Diogenes of Oenoanda on the Cyrenaics and the Sceptics »
12.30 – 14.00 Déjeuner
14.00 – 15.00 Francesco Verde (Università Roma I – ‘La Sapienza’) « Plato’s Demiurge (NF 155) and Aristotle’s Flux (fr. 5 Smith): Diogenes of Oinoanda on History of Philosophy »
15.00 – 16.00 Michael Erler (Julius–Maximilians – Universität Würzburg Institut für Klassische Philologie) « Diogenes against Plato. Diogenes’ Critique and the tradition of Epicurean Antiplatonism »
16.00 – 16.20 Pause
16.20 – 17.20 Jean-Baptiste Gourinat (CNRS UMR 8061, Centre Léon Robin) « La critique des stoïciens dans l’Inscription »

Deuxième Journée – 23.09.2014 Mardi
10.00 – 11.00 Dirk Obbink (University of Oxford) « Diogenes of Oenoanda on the Gods »
11.00 – 12.00 Alain Gigandet (Paris) « Diogène d’Oenoanda fr. 9 – Lucrèce, IV, 973-86: un élément-clé de la théorie épicurienne de l’imaginaire »
12.00 – 13.30 Déjeuner
17.00 Départ à Muğla

Université de MUǦLA

Troisième Journée – 24.09.2014 Mercredi
09.00 – 10.00 Accueil des participants
10.00 – 11.00 Martin Bachmann (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut – Istanbul) « Framework and Results of the Oinoanda Survey Project 2007-2012 »
11.00 – 12.00 Jürgen Hammerstaedt (Universität zu Köln) « The importance of the site of Oinoanda and its inscriptions for interdisciplinary research, the cultural heritage and the society of the 21st century »
12.00 – 12.30 Pause
12.30 – 13.30 Geert Roskam (KU Leuven – Catholic University of Leuven) « Diogenes’ Polemical Approach, or How to Refute a Philosophical Opponent in an Epigraphic Context »
13.30 – 14.30 Déjeuner
14.30 – 15.30 Pierre-Marie Morel (Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne UMR 7219 – Institut Universitaire de France) « Diogène d’Œnoanda et la politique »
15.30 – 16.30 Giuliana Leone (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) « Diogène d’Oenoanda et la polémique sur les meteora »
16.30 – 16.45 Pause
16.45 – 17.45 Refik Güremen (Mimar Sinan University – Istanbul) « Diogenes of Oinoanda and the Epicurean Epistemology of Dreams »

Clôture du colloque

Comité d’organisation :
Pierre-Marie Morel (Université Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne)
Jürgen Hammerstaedt (Universität zu Köln)
Refik Güremen (Université Mimar Sinan – refikg2001@yahoo.com )
Ömer Orhan Aygün (Université Galatasaray)

Pour toute information : refikg2001@yahoo.com

Institutions partenaires :

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut – Istanbul (http://www.dainst.org/)

Institut Français des Etudes Anatoliennes (www.ifea-istanbul.net/)

Mugla University (www.mu.edu.tr/)

Written by Sandrine Berges

July 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm

METAPHYSICSTANBUL14, a one-day workshop at Bogazici University, August 4

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A One-Day Workshop

Aug. 4


Ibrahim Bodur Auditorium,

Natuk Birkan Building



İrem Kurtsal Steen, Boğaziçi University

“Persons in Plenitudinous Endurantism”



Mark Steen, Boğaziçi University

“The Special Composition Question and Video Games”



Lunch Break


Nurbay Irmak, Boğaziçi University

“Could Ontologese Save Ontology?



Coffee Break


Claudio Calosi, University of Urbino

”The Equivalence of Composition is Identity and Mereological Nihilism”



Coffee Break


Peter van Inwagen, The John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

“The Problem of Fr** W*ll” *



*No typos here. Prof. van Inwagen will explain the title’s significance!

For information: kurtsal.steen@gmail.com

Written by Irem Kurtsal Steen

July 17, 2014 at 11:30 am

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