The Origin of Morality as a Philosophical Problem
(Talk in English; discussion English and Turkish)
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Normativity in Action
1st Southampton-Boğaziçi Workshop on Agency and Autonomy
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Ibrahim Bodur Oditoryumu
1pm – 6pm
1.00 – 2.30 Jack Woods (Bilkent) “Footing the Costs (of Normative Subjectivism)”
Respondent: Ville Paukkonen (Helsinki)
Chair: Merve Tapınç (Boğaziçi)
4pm- 4.30 Coffee Break
6.00-7.30 – Drinks at Keçi
Funding for this Workshop was provided by the joint Boğaziçi -Southampton Newton-Katip Çelebi project AF140071 “Agency and Autonomy: Kant and the Normative Foundations of Republican Self-Government” run by Lucas Thorpe (Boğaziçi) and Sasha Mudd (Southampton).
Talk by Philippe van Haute (Radboud, Nijmegen) at Koç University “Back to normal? Patho-analytic reflections on the status of the perversions in Lacanian metapsychology”
Psychoanalysis quite often presents itself as a liberating theory and practice. According to Arnold Davidson Freudian psychoanalysis breaks away from a ‘psychiatric style of thinking’. In doing so it undermines the conditions of possibility for the construction of the sexual perversions as separate and independent mental disorders. Indeed, according to Freud the different perversions show us the building blocks of the sexuality of the human being as such. Lacanian psychoanalysis claims to perform a ‘return to Freud,’ but at least with regard to the status of the perversions it falls back into the psychiatric style of reasoning that Freud wanted to overcome. It does so because it understands sexuality from the perspective of sexual difference. Such a perspective inevitably leads to a conservative and normalizing theory that Freud wanted to overcome in the first place.
Koç University, Wednesday 29th April, 4pm, SOS 104
Autonomy and Human Dignity: Cultural Roots – Ethical Transformations – Biomedical Challenges
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Please join us.
Monday, April 27
TB 130 (Anderson Hall)
On the occasion of a visit by Dr Martina Reuter (University of Jyväskylä) and Dr Alan Coffee (King’s College London) the Department of Philosophy at Bilkent is hosting a symposium on the work of three philosophers of the late eighteenth century.
If you would like to participate in the event as a respondent, please get in touch with me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here is, below, the provisional program.
Three women political philosophers of the late Enlightenment.
Monday 25 May 2015.
11.10 – 12.30: Martina Reuter: “The role of passions in Wollstonecraft’s concept of virtue”
12.30 – 13.50: Lunch Break
13.50 – 15.20: Alan Coffee: “Catharine Macaulay and Neo-Roman Republican Theory”
15.20 – 15.40: Tea Break
15.40 – 17.00: Sandrine Berges: “ Phlipon Roland’s Rural Republicanism”
Abstracts will be posted soon and drafts of the papers will be available to respondents.