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Conference at Dokuz Eylul University (Izmir): “The Scottish Enlightenment and Freedom” (May 28-30th, 2014)

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Dokuz Eylul University (Izmir) will be hosting a conference on “The Scottish Enlightenment and Freedom” from  May 28-30th, 2014. A facebook page for the event can be found here.


Details of the program can be found under the fold.

Dokuz Eylul University,Desem Hall
Izmir, May 28-30, 2014

May 28, Wednesday 10.00 – 12.00

Opening and welcoming session:

Prof.Dr. Mehmet Füzün, President of Dokuz Eylul University
Prof.Dr. Abbas Türnüklü, Dean of the Faculty of Letters/Dokuz Eylul University
Prof.Dr.KubilayAysevener/Head of the Department of Philosophy/Dokuz Eylul University
Prof.Dr.Uluğ Nutku, “Enlightenment, Democracy and Secularism”

Lunch: 12.00 – 13.30

Session one 13.30 – 15.30, chair: Dionysis G. Drosos

Samuel Fleischacker/University of Illinois-Chicago
“ConventionalismandFreedom: Learning AgainfromHume on Justice”
Fania Oz-Salzberger/University of Haifa
“Between ‘English Freedom’ and ‘DeutscheFreiheit’: TheScottish Challenge toGermanPoliticalThought
Richard Gunn/University of Edinburgh
“Scottish Common Sense Philosophy and Hegelian Freedom”

Coffee Break: 15.30 – 16.30

Session two 16.30 – 18.30, chair: FaniaOz-Salzberger

Dionysis G. Drosos/University of Ioannina
“Adam Smith and John Millar on Slavery”
HalilTuran/Middle East Technical University
“Mandeville, Hume and Smith on Growth and freedom from Pain”
David Casassas/Universitat de Barcelona “Socioeconomic Independence and Freedom in Adam Smith: A Space for Republican Freedom at the Dawn of the Great Transformation”
Nebil Reyhani/Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
“Two Kinds Of Speculation In The ‘Age Of Reason’ And The Beginnings Of A Philosophy Of Man”

Dinner 19.30

May 29, Thursday
Session three 9.30 – 12.00, chair: Gloria Vivenza

Ioannis A. Tassopoulos/University of Athens
“Liberty between legal rights and rhetorical argumentation according to Adam Smith”

Jean-François Dunyach/Sorbonne University
“Freedom and the history of civilization in the Scottish Enlightenment (from Hume to Ferguson)”

Roberto Rodríguez-Milán/Hellenic Open University/Greece
“What kind of freedom for the Americas? The Scottish Enlightenment and the Spanish Colonies in the New World”

Lunch: 12.00 – 13.30

Session four 13.30 – 16.00, chair: Samuel Fleischacker

Sergio Volodia Cremaschi/ “Amedeo Avogadro” University of Eastern Piedmont
“Adam Smith on the causes of social oppression”
Spridos Tegos/University of Crete
“Adam Smith and the Ideologues on manners”
Maria Pournari/University of University of Ioannina
Freedomandthewill in David Hume

Eylem Yolsal-Murteza/Kırklareli University
“Hume’s compatibilism”

Coffee break: 16.00 – 17.00

Session five 17.00 – 19.00, chair: Richard Gunn

Yiftah Elazar/Yale University
“Thomas Blacklock on Liberty and Country”
IşılÇeşmeli/Middle East Technical University
“Moral Autonomy in The Theory of Moral Sentiments”
Nathaniel Wolloch/ Tel-Aviv University
“Nature and Freedom in Scottish Enlightenment Conceptions of Progress”
Gökhan Murteza/Kırklareli University
“The Road toFreedom: Adam Smith’sdivision of labouranditsdiscontents”

Dinner: 19.30

May 30, Friday

Session six 9.30 – 12.00, Chair: Sergio VolodiaCremaschi
GloriaVivenza/University of Verona
“Ancient and modern freedom in the Scottish Enlightenment”

Ruben Apressyan/Institute of Philosophy/Russian Academy of Sciences
“Moral Sense and the Agent’s Autonomy in Francis Hutcheson”
KubilayHoşgör/Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
Ernst Cassirer’s Approach to the Enlightenment in “Die Philosophie der Aufklärung”
Fotini Vaki/Ionian University
“The Concept of Liberty in Thomas Reid”

Lunch: 12.00 – 13.30

Session seven13.30 – 16.00, Chair: Jean-François Dunyach

Athanasia Leontsini/National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Freedom and responsibility in Thomas Reid Philosophy

Doğan Göçmen/DokuzEylul University
Adam Smith’s Conception of the Political

EleniLeontsini/University of Ioannina
Adam Ferguson’s Republican Conception of Liberty

Örsan K. Öymen/Işık University
“Hume’s Philosophy of Religion in Relation to His Epistemology and Ethics”

May 30, from 17.00 visit to Izmir Agora and dinner.
Guide: Ass.Prof.Dr.AkınErsoy

May 31, Saturday: 9.00 – 17.30: Trip to Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary
Guide: Prof.Dr.AkinErsoy

Lunch in Ephesus
Dinner in Izmir: 19.30

Written by Lucas Thorpe

May 19, 2014 at 4:07 pm

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