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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

Details under the fold:

9:45                Greeting and Introduction

First Session: On Philosophy and Human Rights

10:00-10:30              Johannes Fritsche (Bogazici University)

“Kant’s Ethics and Human Rights”

10:30-11:00              Harry Platanakis (Koç University)

“Is a Philosophical Justification of Human Rights Possible?”

11:00-11:30              Discussion

11:30-12:00 Short Break

Second Session: On Facts and Norms in History

12:00-12:30              Özgür Gürsoy (Izmir University of Economics)

“Rights versus Facts of Knowledge: The Critical Function of ‘Limit-Experience’ in Foucault’s Histories”

12:30-13:00              Dilek Huseyinzadegan (Koç University)

“History,  Facts, and Norms: Between Kant and Foucault”

13:00-13:30              Discussion

13:30-15:30 Lunch Break 

Third Session: On Universalism and its Critiques

15:30-16:00              Andrea Rehberg (Middle East Technical University)

“On a feeling for all: Kant, Arendt, and Lyotard on the sensus communis

16:00-16:30              Frank Chouraqui (Koç University)

“Ricoeur and Merleau-Ponty’s Critique of Universalism before the Bolshevik Fiasco”

16:30-17:00              Discussion

17:00              Thanks and Acknowledgments

Venue Map: Venue Map

4 Responses

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  1. Are the sessions open for public attendance?


    February 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    • Yes, they are open to all who are interested in political philosophy.


      February 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm

  2. Hi Dilek – a couple of people have asked me where exactly on Istiklal Caddesi the venue of the symposium is.

    Lucas Thorpe

    February 12, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    • It should be on the poster – Koc University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations building – Istiklal Caddesi Merkez Han No: 181. It’s right across from Odakule on Istiklal Caddesi. Let me see if I can paste a map here

      Dilek Huseyinzadegan

      February 12, 2013 at 2:56 pm

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