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Archive for February 2014

Conference at Boğaziçi: Curiosity – Epistemics, Semantics, Ethics (7-8/03/2014)

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There will be a conference at Boğaziçi University on Friday and Saturday, March 7th and 8th on the Philosophy of Curiosity: Epistemics, Semantics, Ethics.
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Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 28, 2014 at 1:28 pm

2 reading groups at Boğaziçi this semester (spring 2014)

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There are a couple of philosophy reading groups at Boğaziçi this semester. Here are the details.

(1) UPDATE: We have now moved the reading group to Mondays from 5.15- 7pm, meeting in TB365
In the following 2 weeks we will be reading:
(a) 17/03/2014
Chapter 1 of Peter Carruthers “The Architecture of Mind”
on “The case of Massively Modular Models of Mind”
(2) 24/03/2014
The artful mind meets art history: Toward a psycho-historical framework for the science of art appreciation
Nicolas J. Bullota1 and Rolf Rebera

Feel free to join. If you want more information you can email me (Lucas): lthorpe(at)gmail.com

(2) Matt Jernberg is organizing a reading group on Thursday evenings, from 5-7pm, on Timothy Williamson‘s new book Modal Logic as Metaphysics. This group will meet in the TB building. Anyone interested should contact Matt: mattcat83(at)gmail.com

Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 25, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Summer school in Budapest (funding available) on “Applied Philosophy: Issues, Method, and Nature.”

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Some of you might be interested in this Summer School at the CEU in Budapest. They often offer full funding for students from Turkey, covering travel, accommodation and course fees. Deadline for applications is march 14th. Details can be found here.

Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Posted in Ethics, Summer Schools

Summer School in Budapest on “Advocacy, Activism and the Internet: Communication Policy for Social Change”

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Some of you might be interested in this Summer School at the CEU in Budapest. They often offer full funding for students from Turkey. This summer school is open both to students and activists. Deadline for applications is march 14th. Details can be found here.

Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 24, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Series of Workshops in Istanbul organised by the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations.

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There is a series of workshops organised by the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, in Istanbul. Some of these may be of interest to philosophers. The first workshop is on 28/02/2014, and is on “Identity Construction through Materiality”. Details can be found here.

Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 20, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Summer School on Human Rights in Istanbul.

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The Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul is organizing a summer school on human rights in Istanbul from June 14-27th. Deadline for applications is March 1st. Ths SRII will pay for travel and accommodation of participants. Details can be found here.

The focal themes of the course are the following:

– The development and transformation of citizenship
– Religion, nationalism, and the universally human
– Welfare and social justice between rights and politics

These are placed in historical and contemporary perspectives with a special focus on
gender, class, and ethnicity.

Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 20, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Conference in Istanbul: Alevi Identity Revisited: Cultural, Religious, Social and Political Perspectives (21-22/02/2014)

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The Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul is organizing a conference on Alevi Identites reconsidered tis Friday and Saturday. Might be of interest to people interested in political philosophy. Details can be found here.

Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Elisabeth Zissler (Graz): Ethics Committees and Teaching of Medical Ethics in Austria

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Thursday 20 February 2014 from 11am to 12.30 pm

Seminar talk by Mag. Elisabeth Zissler (Univ. Graz)

German with Turkish consecutive translation:

Ethics Committees and Teaching of Medical Ethics in Austria

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Elisabeth Zissler is a visiting scholar at the Chair for History and Ethics of Medicine, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul University.

The campus is next to the tram stop Çapa Şehremini

 

 

Written by rainerbroemer

February 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm

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Talk, Jessica Wilson (Toronto), “No Work For a Theory of Grounding”

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At Bogazici University, Friday, Feb 21st, 5:15-7:15pm in TB (Anderson Hall) 130. Jessica Wilson’s homepage can be found here, and the paper can be found at this link if you would like to take a look ahead. (But this is not a read-ahead talk). Please join us.

Written by markedwardsteen

February 16, 2014 at 3:15 pm

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Paper Workshop at Bogazici – Benj Hellie

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We’re going to have a workshop on Benj Hellie‘s paper, “How We Do,” this coming Thursday, Feb 20th, at 5:15pm. (In the Denkel seminar room, TB (Anderson Hall) 365. If for some reason the room is not available, we’ll be in TB 130). This is a read-ahead workshop, so reading the paper before coming is strongly advised. There is an abstract available on his homepage. Please come prepared for discussion.

UPDATE: I should have made it clearer in the above that the author will be present.

Written by markedwardsteen

February 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm

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International Conference for Autism, Antalya, November 14-16, 2014

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The theme of INCA 2014 is “All Facets of Autism: From Research to Practice”. The conference is expected to attract hundreds of participants from all around the World. Details can be found here.

Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm

CFA: “KANTIAN CONSTRUCTIVISM IN LEGAL PHILOSOPHY” (Glasgow, 3-6 September, 2014)

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Dr. Ruhi Demiray (Keele/Kocaeli) is organizing the following panel at the European Congress of Political Research in Glasgow in September, 2014, and asked me to advertise the following call for proposals.

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE ECPR GENERAL CONFERENCE PANEL “KANTIAN CONSTRUCTIVISM IN LEGAL PHILOSOPHY”

The ECPR General Conference that will take place at the University of Glasgow between 3-6 September 2014 will include a section on “Kant and Kantian Constructivism”. We are to convene a panel under this section with the title of “Kantian Constructivism in Legal Philosophy”, the topics of which is described below. We will welcome your paper proposals until 8 February 2014. Proposals should include an abstract (max. 150 words) and basic information about author(s). Please send your proposals to ruhidemiray@ymail.com or m.r.demiray@keele@ac.uk.

Description of the Topic:

Political and legal theory is divided by two competing approaches, namely, the family of positivist approaches based on moral scepticism or moral indifferentism, and the family of ethical approaches based on substantive normative values that their protagonists consider self-evident but others, controversial. Dissatisfaction with the guidance these approaches could provide in dealing with the political and legal problems of the societies of contemporary world is a major reason for the recently raising interest in Kantian Constructivism among political and legal theorists. For Kantian Constructivism promises to provide a normative account of our political and legal practices on the basis of ideas of Right and Public Reason without falling into the pitfalls that approaches appealing to substantive normative values are faced with. This panel is thus designed to discuss what insights Kantian Constructivism brings about with regard to various dimensions and instances of our political and legal practices, such as the legitimate scope of legal regulation, the nature of legal obligation, juridical review over legislation, the separation of powers, political rights, political participation, and voting.

Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 1, 2014 at 1:49 pm