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Deadline Extended till 1 July: SWIP-TR 3

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Call for Abstracts: 3rd Annual SWIP-TR Conference on Philosophy, Gender and Social Justice  
The Society for Women in Philosophy in Turkey is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Conference and Meeting of SWIP-Turkey between 19-20 November, 2020 at Maltepe University, Turkey.

Date of the Conference: 19-20 November, 2020
Place: Maltepe University, Istanbul.
Abstracts: in English or Turkish
Word limit: between 900-1200 words (3 pages long)
Deadline for abstract submission:  July 1,  2020 
Notification of acceptance:  July 15, 2020
E-mail anonymized abstracts and a separate document with contact details as word or PDF to swiptr2020@gmail.com. The subject heading of the e-mail should be “2020 SWIP-TR Abstract Submission”
Review Process: Long abstracts will be double-blind reviewed according to criteria listed here. Abstracts that are not retained will receive feedback from an anonymous reviewer upon request.
Publication: After an independent triple-blind review process, selected papers will be published in FE Journal: Feminist Critique.

                          3rd Annual SWIP-TR Conference on Philosophy, Gender, and Social Justice 
                                                                                     Keynote Speakers
Prof. Betül Çotuksöken (Maltepe University, Istanbul)
Prof. Nazile Kalaycı (Hacettepe University, Ankara)

This conference is co-organized by the Society for Women in Philosophy in Turkey (Swip-TR), Maltepe University Department of Philosophy and Maltepe University UNESCO Chair for Gender Equality and Culture.

The goal of the event is to create 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 philosopher from Turkey who study or work abroad.

The conference will consist of panels in Turkish and English on the following subtopics spread over two days.
Philosophy, Gender, and Social Justice
–           Women Philosophers in the History of Philosophy
–           Being a Woman in Philosophy
–           Topics in Feminist Philosophy
–           Gender, Race and Intersectional Analysis
–           Topics in Women’s Studies
–           Philosophical Questions about Social Justice
–           Philosophical Questions about Family

We invite (those identifying as) women philosophers to submit longs abstracts for presentation.
Please feel free to share this message with interested parties.

For further information, please e-mail swipturkey@gmail.com
Website: https://swip-tr.weebly.com/

Written by Sandrine Berges

May 20, 2020 at 1:08 pm

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Talk by Bill Wringe (Bilkent): “Shared Emotions and Other Minds” (21.05.2020)

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Bill Wringe (Bilkent) will have a guest lecture in my Social Cognition Class at Bogazici on Thursday, May 21st from 11am til 1pm (Istanbul time). Anyone is welcome to join.

Link can be found here: https://boun-edu-tr.zoom.us/j/95389796502

ABSTRACT: Philosophers sometimes suggest we might address skepticism about other minds by defending a ‘direct realist’ account of our knowledge of the mental states of other people, on which we have direct perceptual access to the mental states of others. Our knowledge of the emotions of other people seems to provide us with a promising point of entry for such an account. However, we might doubt whether a state’s having an intentional object can be a part of what is directly perceived. If an emotion’s intentional directedness is essential to its being a mental state, then what we are able to attribute on directly perceptual grounds seems to fall short of being a fully-fledged mental state. This problem cannot be solved by direct realists who retain a ‘spectatorial’ approach to
accounting for our capacity to attribute mental states to others. Some suggest that ‘interactivist’ accounts can achieve more than purely spectatorial ones. However, it is at least initially unclear what interaction could add. Here I present an account on which our capacity to understand the emotions of others is based on our capacity for shared emotional involvement. On this view, my capacity to know what you are feeling is grounded in a more basic capacity to know what we are feeling. This approach solves the problem I raised for the spectatorial direct realist, since the fact that mental states that I share can be directed to particular intentional objects is not open to skeptical doubt.

Written by Lucas Thorpe

May 19, 2020 at 11:18 pm

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Talk: Victoria Holbrook, “The Architecture of Mimesis – Poetry in Plato and the Quran”, May 5th, 2020, 18:00

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Bilgi Üniversitesi Mimarlık Yüksek Lisans öğrencilerinin düzenlediği “Mekan Konuşmaları” serisinin 69.sunda Victoria Holbrook bizlerle olacak.

Konuşma Konusu: “The Architecture of Mimesis: Poetry in Plato and Quran”

Oluşan koşulların Doğu-Batı ayrımı olmaksızın toplumları aynı düzlemde buluşturduğu bugünlerde, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi’nden Dr. Victoria Holbrook, sanatın, siyasi yaşamın temsilinin ve epistemolojinin temelindeki “mimesis” kavramını, Plato’nun çalışmalarında ve Kuran’daki mekansal “mimesis” anlayışının ortaklıkları üzerinden tartışacak.

İlgilenen herkesi bekliyoruz.

Online Yayın: Zoom Meeting
(Konuşma herkese açıktır, katılım 100 kişi ile sınırlıdır.)
Tarih: 05.05.2020 Salı Saat: 18.00

Written by Ömer Aygün

May 2, 2020 at 7:03 pm

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