Hesperus is Bosphorus

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Archive for February 2013

Two talks by Anne Fausto-Sterling (Brown) in Istanbul to celebrate International Women’s Day (March 6th and 8th, 2013)

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Anne Fausto-Sterling (Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Biology and Gender Studies, Brown University) will be giving two talks in Istanbul to celebrate international women’s day. Details can be found here:


Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Talk at Bogazici: Manuel Knoll (Fatih) on “Who Should Rule? Aristotle’s Theory of Constitutions.’ 1/03/2013

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Manuel Knoll (Fatih) will give a talk on Friday 1/03/2013 at Bogazici University, TB130, 5-7pm. Everyone welcome!

Who Should Rule? Aristotle’s Theory of Constitutions

ABSTRACT: According to Aristotle’s theory, kingship, aristocracy and polity (politeia) are good constitutions. In all of them the rulers govern for the common good and not for their personal advantage. However, among scholars it is disputed which of these three constitutions Aristotle prefers, and how his outline of the best constitution is to be understood. The talk introduces this controversy and argues that Aristotle’s political preference is an aristocracy in which the morally and intellectually best citizens rule. It concludes with some reflections on whether such a constitution could serve as a model to reform contemporary democracies.

Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 23, 2013 at 3:02 pm

The Peripheral Mind (OUP, 2013) now on pre-sale

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My debut book, The Peripheral Mind. Philosophy of Mind and the Peripheral Nervous System (OUP, 2013) now on pre-sale. Check out the official FB page of the book for all the relevant links. The cover art by Alex Robciuc, as well as advance praise by Shaun Gallagher are pasted below. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

Koc University Political Philosophy Symposium – February 15 2013 Friday in Beyoglu

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Koc University Political Philosophy Symposium

February 15, 2013 Friday 9:00am-5:30pm

Philosophy Department, Koç University

Political Philosophy Symposium

Friday February 15, 2013

Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations

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