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May 23-25, 2019

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey


Website can be found here.

3rd Turkish Congress of Aesthetics is scheduled to be held on 23rd – 25th of May 2019, at METU Culture and Convention Center in Ankara, Turkey. The congress is organized by SANART Association of Aesthetics and Visual Culture, in cooperation with Ankara University Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technical University Departments of Philosophy, Architecture, Music and Fine Arts. We warmly welcome scholars and artists submit proposals for paper presentations, panels, and workshops, and share valuable experiences with scholars and students working in different fields of aesthetics.

SANART Turkish Congresses of Aesthetics aim to bring together scholars from Turkey and other countries, strengthen relationships and establish a strong network among them, create a lively and productive environment to discuss contemporary ideas in the field, and thus contribute to the development of the discipline.

You are invited  to submit abstracts of maximum 500 words to the 3rd Turkish Congress of Aesthetics by clicking on the “Registration” tab above. The language of the Congress is Turkish and English.  The proposed session titles are listed below, but the content of the congress will not be limited to these topics. Applications from all areas of aesthetics will be evaluated.

  • Literature and aesthetics
  • City, nature and countryside
  • Architecture and aesthetics
  • Body and aesthetics
  • Visual culture
  • Film and narrative
  • Museum, memory and archive
  • New technologies
  • Media and Communication
  • Populism, politics and aesthetics
  • Everyday life
  • Music and performing arts
  • Ethics, aesthetics and values

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: April 10, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: April 25, 2019

Registration Fees:

Registration Fee for Delegates from Turkey: 400 TL

SANART Members: 200 TL

(Click Here to become a SANART MEMBER  If you are not a Turkish citizen plese send us an e-mail at info@sanart.org.tr)

Registration Fee for International Delegates: 75 Euros

Student Fee: 100 TL / 50 Euros

Written by Lucas Thorpe

January 29, 2019 at 1:52 pm

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4th ODTÜ Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (Ankara, April 27-28th, 2019)

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Abstracts due on March 1st. Details can be found here.

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Written by Lucas Thorpe

January 29, 2019 at 1:15 pm

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Applications for Şehir University Philosophy M.A. Program are now open

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Written by metindemirsehir

January 21, 2019 at 9:40 am

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Benjamin Lennertz will give a talk at Bogazici University (Jan 15)

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Benjamin Lennertz (Colgate University) will give a talk at Bogazici University on January 15 at 15:00 in JF507. The title and the abstract are below. All are welcome.

Title: Probabilism without (Substantive) Arguments
Abstract: Probabilism is a popular view about the rational requirements governing thoughts about what is likely and unlikely, which says that the strengths of such thoughts for a person should conform to the laws of probability. The formal epistemology literature contains several complex and controversial arguments in favor of Probabilism. In this paper I will neither advocate for nor challenge any particular such argument. Instead, I will show how, if we adopt a simple, alternative account of the nature of thoughts about what is likely, Probabilism requires no substantive argument to support it; it follows trivially from the nature of these attitudes and their contents. I suggest that this is a strong, though not decisive, reason against the picture of such thoughts that is standard in formal epistemology.

Written by nurbay irmak

January 11, 2019 at 12:16 pm

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Uluslararası Mitoloji Sempozyumu Ardahan Üniversitesi, 2-5 Mayıs 2019

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Sssssempozyum Afiş.jpgArdahan Üniversitesi, 2-5 Mayıs 2019 tarihleri arasında gerçekleştirilecek olan
Uluslararası Mitoloji Sempozyumu’nu duyurmaktan gurur duyar.

İnsani bilimlerin çeşitli branşlarından genç akademisyenler olarak mitlerin ve mitik sistemlerin her bir disiplin için son derece özgün bir role sahip olduğu konusunda hemfikiriz. Bu yüzden, özel olarak “mit ve mitoloji” temasına odaklanan dünya çapında bir bilgi şöleni organize ederek; felsefe, sosyoloji, antropoloji, edebiyat, psikoloji, sanat tarihi ve güzel sanatlar gibi mitolojiyle doğrudan ilişkilendirilebilecek tüm alanlardan akademisyenleri ve öğrencileri etkinliğimize davet etmeye karar verdik.

Başvuru ve Ayrıntılı bilgi için: https://ardahan.edu.tr/isom

Written by aran arslan

January 4, 2019 at 11:12 pm

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