Archive for August 2014
The abstracts for the Diogenes of Oenoanda conference to be held in Istanbul and Muğla on 22-24 September are now available on a dedicated WordPress site, here.
Talk at Bogazici, Matthew Fulkerson (UC San Diego), “The Presentational Character of Sensory Affect”
Please join us for this talk on Friday, September 19th, from 3-5pm in TB 130 (Anderson Hall) at Bogazici University. Matthew Fulkerson (UCSD) will be presenting. All are welcome.
The Presentational Character of Sensory Affect
Abstract: Nina comes home from vacation to find the milk left out, its rotten stench filling her small apartment. Before she realizes not to, she breathes in, and comes to have a deeply unpleasant olfactory experience. What an awful smell!, she thinks. There is a discriminatory dimension to her experience; she immediately recognizes the sour smell as that of rotten milk (and not that of sulfur or dirty diapers). It’s natural to attribute the sourness to the odor in this case: the fumes wafting off the milk bottle are chemically different from those found in sulfur and diapers, in a way that makes a difference to how she experiences them. What about the awfulness? Where is that? Is that also a sensible chemical property of the odor? If so, which one? Or is it instead something in Nina, a kind of subjective reaction to the odors in the room? In this talk I will defend a hybrid account of sensory affect, in which both answers turn out to be true.
Istanbul Medical Faculty and the Beşikçizade Center for Medical Humanities (BETİM) organise a 3-day interdisciplinary conference on ‘Health, Culture and the Human Body’ from 11 – 13 September 2013
Registration fee is TL 100 for salaried attendees. Speakers and student attendees are free.
To reserve a place, please contact the office
For detailed information, see Conference website
Venue for the first two days:
Last day (parallel sessions):
The summer 2010 conference organised by Örsan Öymen at Assos, on the topic of Aristotle’s Politics, has given rise to a volume published by Cambridge and edited by two of the speakers at the conference, Pierre Destree and Marguerite Deslauriers. Details of the conference can be found on the Philosophy in Assos webpage (click on ‘Information’ and scroll down to July 2010).
Congratulations to Örsan, and everyone else involved!
Those of you who’ve been to one of the Assos conferences, will recognize the view of the Temple of Athena on the cover – the starting point of the conference every summer!