The Philosophy Department at Bilkent University is happy to announce a workshop celebrating the
diversity of analytic philosophy in honor of UNESCO World Philosophy day.
The speakers are Nurbay Irmak from Boğaziçi University, Harry Platanakis from Koç University, and Derek Baker from the Lingnan University in Hong Kong, Sandrine Berges and Simon Wigley from Bilkent. The event will be held in G-160 on Thursday, November 20th. The schedule can be found in the link
below. Hope to see you there!
Meghan Sullivan, a metaphysician at Notre Dame, will be joining us for the week of November 3rd and giving two talks. Please join us! Here are the details:
Please join us for the following conference. All are welcome:
Theories of the Good Life
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Philosophy Department
November 22 2014, Room: TB 310 (Anderson Hall, South Campus)
10:00–11:00 Elena Irrera (Bologna), The Erotics of Beauty in Plato’s Symposium: a Path to Happiness.
11:15–12:15 Manuel Knoll (Istanbul), Aristotelian Hedonism. Human Nature as a Foundation for a Hedonist Ethics
12:30–13:30 Maria Liatsi (Ioannina), The Epicurean Recipe for Happiness
13:30–15:00 Lunch Break
15:00–16:00 Christoph Horn (Bonn), Is there some Individualism in the Ancient Ethics of Good Life?
16:15–17:15 Giovanni Giorgini (Bologna), Alasdair MacIntyre, the Community, and the Good Life
17:30–18:30 Monika Betzler (Bern), The Value of Childhood and the Good Life
18:30 End of Colloquium
Manuel Knoll (Manuel.Knoll[At-symbol]lrz.uni-muenchen[DOT]de)
Nevim Borçin (nevimborcin[AT symbol]gmail[DOT]com)
We will start by reading the manuscript of Ken Westphal’s new book - Moral Constructivism: Hume’s and Kant’s Natural Law Constructivism.
Once we have finished this we will decide collectively what to read next. If you would like to join the reading group, be sent a copy of the manuscript, and be added to our mailing list, please email Zubeyde: zkaradag(at)gmail.com.
Talk at Bogazici this coming Thursday: Matthew Fulkerson (UCSD), “The Presentational Character of Sensory Affect”
Sorry about the late notice, but we hope you’ll join us for a talk this coming Thursday, September 18th, from 4-6pm, in TB 130 (Anderson Hall).
Matthew Fulkerson (UCSD), “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. “
Philosophy/Cog-Sci Reading Group: Concepts and Beliefs, from Perception to Action (Wednesdays, 17.15-19.00, Bogazici University, TB365)
As part of a three year Tubitak 1001 project on “Concepts and Beliefs: From Perception to Action” we will be running a weekly reading group, that will meet on Wednesdays from 17.15-18.00 in TB365 at Bogazici University. If you would like to participate and be added to our mailing list (and receive copies of the readings) please contact Merve Tapinc (email@example.com)
Hopefully we will have a website for the project up and running in a month or so.
The schedule for the first 5 weeks of the reading group will be as follows:
(1) September 24th, 2014
Stephen Laurence and Eric Margolis, ‘Concepts and Cognitive Science’ in Concepts: Core Readings, Edited by Eric Margolis and Stephen Laurence, MIT Press (1999), pp. 3-83
(2) October, 1st, 2014
Stephen Laurence and Eric Margolis, ‘Concepts and Cognitive Science’ in Concepts: Core Readings, Edited by Eric Margolis and Stephen Laurence, MIT Press (1999), pp. 3-83 (continued)
(3) October 8th, 2014
Lawrence and Margolis (cont.)
(4) October 15th, 2014
James Gibson, The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception, LEA Publishers, 1979
(5) October 22nd, 2014