Hesperus is Bosphorus

A group blog by philosophers in and from Turkey

Archive for September 2015

Turkish European Network For The Study Of Women Philosophers Website

leave a comment »

Come and check out our new website!

Written by Sandrine Berges

September 29, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

BETİM conference: Ethical Problems in Medical Decisions at the End of Life, 17 Sept. 2015

leave a comment »

Ethical problems in medical decisions at the end of life

Seminar by Dr. Mirjam de Vos (Amsterdam)

Thu. 17 Sept. 2015, 5-6.30pm

Language of the event: English, no simultaneous translation


Click on poster to enlarge

All welcome, registration not required.

for directions see



Written by rainerbroemer

September 16, 2015 at 10:25 am

Posted in Ethics, Events in Turkey

Tagged with ,

Talk at Bogazici, Nick Stang (Toronto), “Is Kant’s Critique of Metaphysics Obsolete?”

leave a comment »

Come join us:

Friday, September 18, 5-7pm, TB 130

Title and Abstract:

Is Kant’s Critique of Metaphysics Obsolete?
In the Critique of Pure Reason Kant took himself to have shown that metaphysics of a certain kind is impossible for human beings. However, two hundred years later we find metaphysics flourishing in analytic philosophy. On the one hand analytic metaphysics can seem continuous with early modern rationalism, focusing on many of the same concepts (e.g. modality) and even the same doctrines (e.g. the principle of sufficient reason, substance monism). On the other hand, analytic metaphysics differs in crucial respects from its pre-Kantian forebears; it is less epistemically ambitious and is not as wedded to its a priori status. Does Kant’s critique of metaphysics apply to contemporary analytic metaphysics, or, in the words of Kant’s 1790 essay On a discovery, has it been rendered obsolete?
website for Nick Stang

Written by markedwardsteen

September 14, 2015 at 8:33 am

Posted in Uncategorized