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CFA: Second SWIP-TR conference at Muğla

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Call for Abstracts: 2ndCongress by the Society for Women in Philosophy in Turkey (SWIP-TR)

The Society for Women in Philosophy in Turkey is proud to announce the 2ndAnnual Congress and Meeting of SWIP-Turkey between 14-16 November, 2019 at Mugla University, Turkey.

Date of the conference: 14-16 November 2019
Place: Mugla University, Mugla, Turkey.
Abstracts: On any topic in philosophy in English or Turkish
Word limit: No more than 500 words.
Deadline for abstract submission: 1 October 2019
E-mail: Anonymised abstracts and a separate sheet with contact details as word or PDF document to swipturkey@gmail.com. The subject heading of the e-mail should be “2019 SWIP-TR Abstract Submission”
The conference is organized by the Society for Women in Philosophy in Turkey (Swip-TR) with the support of Mugla University Philosophy Department and Bilkent University Philosophy Department.
The goal of the event is to provide a forum for women in philosophy to meet and help each other. More specifically, we wish to foster exchanges between women philosophers studying or working in Turkey as well as women from Turkey who study or work in philosophy abroad and want to stay in touch with the philosophical developments here.
The conference will consist of panels in Turkish and English on any area of philosophy spread over three days. The papers presented at the conference will be published in a special issue of Arkhe-Logos Philosophy Journal.



Written by Sandrine Berges

July 27, 2019 at 1:39 pm

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Panos Eliopoulos’ talk on August 2, Friday in John Freely 507 (BU) at 17h

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Panos Eliopoulos, PhD, Lecturer, University of Ioannina- Greece
NOTIONS OF NON-VIOLENCE IN ROMAN STOICISM; Abstract: In the moral philosophy of the late Stoa, there is a significant turn to the recognition of values of non violence. Starting from the point where the philosophers of the Ancient and the Middle Stoa acknowledge man’s relation with the Cosmos and with each human being separately due to Logos, some of the most prominent Stoics of the Roman period (namely Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, but even Cicero who fosters many of the earlier Stoic ethical views, despite his attachment to the doctrines of the Academy) enrich the content of this theorization by offering an expansion of the concept of the Greek “philanthropy”. Through the practical means of individual correction, which leads to the therapy of passions, the Stoic sage returns to society in order to emancipate the human being and to ensure that man will recover his ontological worth, his “dignitas”. Moral repercussions are only part of this change of emphasis in the Stoic dogma; there are certain political insinuations that confront the role of the individual in the political system of the epoch. This effort is grounded on benevolent and mild action, which aims to correct rather than to discipline both individual and collective ways of being. It is this particular contribution of theirs in the history of philosophy that I aim to discuss in connection with issues directly related with a non violent, eudaimonistic way of life in the context of social peace.

Written by sundemirili

July 27, 2019 at 12:41 pm

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