Archive for April 2015
Normativity in Action
1st Southampton-Boğaziçi Workshop on Agency and Autonomy
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Ibrahim Bodur Oditoryumu
1pm – 6pm
1.00 – 2.30 Jack Woods (Bilkent) “Footing the Costs (of Normative Subjectivism)”
Respondent: Ville Paukkonen (Helsinki)
Chair: Merve Tapınç (Boğaziçi)
4pm- 4.30 Coffee Break
6.00-7.30 – Drinks at Keçi
Funding for this Workshop was provided by the joint Boğaziçi -Southampton Newton-Katip Çelebi project AF140071 “Agency and Autonomy: Kant and the Normative Foundations of Republican Self-Government” run by Lucas Thorpe (Boğaziçi) and Sasha Mudd (Southampton).
Talk by Philippe van Haute (Radboud, Nijmegen) at Koç University “Back to normal? Patho-analytic reflections on the status of the perversions in Lacanian metapsychology”
Psychoanalysis quite often presents itself as a liberating theory and practice. According to Arnold Davidson Freudian psychoanalysis breaks away from a ‘psychiatric style of thinking’. In doing so it undermines the conditions of possibility for the construction of the sexual perversions as separate and independent mental disorders. Indeed, according to Freud the different perversions show us the building blocks of the sexuality of the human being as such. Lacanian psychoanalysis claims to perform a ‘return to Freud,’ but at least with regard to the status of the perversions it falls back into the psychiatric style of reasoning that Freud wanted to overcome. It does so because it understands sexuality from the perspective of sexual difference. Such a perspective inevitably leads to a conservative and normalizing theory that Freud wanted to overcome in the first place.
Koç University, Wednesday 29th April, 4pm, SOS 104
Autonomy and Human Dignity: Cultural Roots – Ethical Transformations – Biomedical Challenges
All welcome, registration not required.
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Please join us.
Monday, April 27
TB 130 (Anderson Hall)
On the occasion of a visit by Dr Martina Reuter (University of Jyväskylä) and Dr Alan Coffee (King’s College London) the Department of Philosophy at Bilkent is hosting a symposium on the work of three philosophers of the late eighteenth century.
If you would like to participate in the event as a respondent, please get in touch with me (email@example.com).
Here is, below, the provisional program.
Three women political philosophers of the late Enlightenment.
Monday 25 May 2015.
11.10 – 12.30: Martina Reuter: “The role of passions in Wollstonecraft’s concept of virtue”
12.30 – 13.50: Lunch Break
13.50 – 15.20: Alan Coffee: “Catharine Macaulay and Neo-Roman Republican Theory”
15.20 – 15.40: Tea Break
15.40 – 17.00: Sandrine Berges: “ Phlipon Roland’s Rural Republicanism”
Abstracts will be posted soon and drafts of the papers will be available to respondents.
Revised Program and call for commentators: Resistance, Disobedience and Coercion, 21-22 May, Bilkent
Our program for the workshop on Resistance, Disobedience and Coercion is now final. We are looking for commentators for papers. If you are planning to be in Ankara on 21 or 22 May, and would be interested in taking part, please get in touch with Lars Vinx (firstname.lastname@example.org), or myself (email@example.com) and we will try to fit you in.
Here is the program below, with abstracts.
Thursday, 21 May 2015
10.00-11.00: Martina Reuter, University of Jyväskylä
Hannah Arendt and John Rawls on the Justification of Civil Disobedience
11.00-12.00: Alberto Siani, Yeditepe University
Legitimacy, Coercion and Resistance in Rawls’ Political Liberalism
12.00-13.30 Lunch Break
13.30-14.30 Sine Bagatur, Erasmus University Rotterdam
The Right to Resistance as the Fundamental Human Right
14.30-15.30 Jacob Maze, Middle Eastern Technical University
Foucault, Governmentality, and Civil Disobedience: A Foucauldian Analysis of Resistance and the Rights of the State
15.30-17.00 Kimberley Brownlee, University of Warwick
The Many Faces of Disobedience
19.00-22.00 Workshop Dinner
Friday, 22 May 2015
10.00-11.00: Amanda Cawston, University of Cambridge
Resistance is Futile? The Problem of Resistance in a World of Alienated Violence
11.00-12.00: Vincent Millou, Sciences Po
The Case for Uncivil Disobedience
12.00-14.00: Lunch Break
14.00-15.00: Jorge Nunez, Manchester Metropolitan University
Normative Systems as Law in Synergy: Validity and Effectiveness
15.00-16.30: Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia
Coercing Obedience – The Authority’s Perspective
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