We will hold our first meeting of the semester, however, this coming TUESDAY (September 27th) from 5-7pm in TB130. In this meeting we will decide what to read in the coming semester (so, please come with suggestions). And, we will discuss the following article:
George, Rolf (1981). Kants Sensationism. Synthese 47 (2):229 – 255.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email Melisa: firstname.lastname@example.org
This reading group is part of 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) and by Lucas Thorpe’s Bogazici University BAP project 9320
Our philosophy/cog-sci reading group will continue this semester on Mondays from 5-7pm in TB365. The topic for the start of the semester will be affordances. Everyone is welcome.
We will begin this coming Monday (26/09/2016) by discussing the following article:
Lorenzo Jamone, Emre Ugur, Angelo Cangelosi, Luciano Fadiga, Alexandre Bernardino, Justus Piater and Jose Santos-Victor, (2016) “Affordances in psychology, neuroscience and robotics: a survey” IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEMS, VOL. XX, NO. XX, XXXX.
If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to Elif at: email@example.com
This reading group is organised as part of Lucas Thorpe‘s TÜBİTAK project “Concepts and Beliefs: From Perception to Action” ( 114K348).
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 (3pm -5pm, TB130):
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 (4pm-6pm, Venue TB130):
Kant and Moral Psychology
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
(25th-27th June 2016)
Saturday, 25th June 2016
10.30 – 12.00 Paul Guyer (Brown) “Moral Worth and Moral Motivation: Kant’s Real View.” Chair: Saniye Vatansever (Bilkent)
12.00 – 1.00 LUNCH
1.00 – 2.20 Lucas Thorpe (Boğaziçi) “Impulses, Inclinations and Maxims: A Kantian Alternative to Belief-Desire Psychology” Chair: Evrim Emir-Sayers (Amsterdam)
2.30 – 3.50 Sasha Mudd (Southampton) “Both the Law and the Good: Rethinking the Ground of Kant’s Ethics” Chair: Umut Eldem (Bogazici)
4.00 – 5.20 Jamie Buckland (IFILNOVA, The New University of Lisbon) “Kant: The Limiting Case of an Internal Reasons Theorist” Chair: Gamze Keskin Yurdakurban (Kırklareli)
Sunday, 26th June 2016
10.30 – 12.00 Alix Cohen (Edinburgh) “Kant on the Nature of Emotions” Chair: Özlem Duva (Dokuz Eylül)
12.00 – 1.00 LUNCH
1.00 – 2.20 Louise Chapman (KCL) “We Don’t Need No Noumena? Freedom Through Rational Self-Cultivation in Kant” Chair: Taylan Susam (Bogazici)
4.00 – 5.20 Carl Hildebrand (Oxford): “Education as Character Formation in Kant’s Pedagogy and Anthropology” Chair: Zübeyde Karadağ Thorpe (Hacettepe)
5.30- 7pm Daniel Mendez (Boston): ““casuistical questions” in Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals” Chair: Kaan Arıkan (Bogazici)
Monday, 27th June 2016
Venue: Demir Demirgil Solonu
10.30 – 12.00 Ken Westphal (Boğaziçi) “Aristotle, Kant & Moral Integrity: Our Fidelity to Reason” Chair: Melisa Kurtcan (Bogazici)
12.00 – 1.00 LUNCH
1.00 – 3.00 Local Graduate Student Papers: Chair: Lucas Thorpe (Bogazici)
1:00 – 1.30 Umut Eldem (Boğaziçi) “Kant’s Account of Conscience: A Reply to Dean Moyar”
1.30 – 2.00 Taylan Susam (Boğaziçi) “Weakness and Resolution in Kant”
2.00 – 2.30 Seniye Tilev (Boğaziçi) “Hope in Kant”
2.30 – 3.00 Gözde Yıldırım (Boğaziçi) “Understanding Intelligible Evil”
Support for this conference was provided by 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) and by Lucas Thorpe’s Bogazici University BAP project 9320
3pm-5pm The Interactivist Model
Abstract: A shift from a metaphysical framework of substance to one of process enables an integrated account of the emergence of normative phenomena. I show how substance assumptions block genuine ontological emergence, especially the emergence of normativity, and how a process framework permits a thermodynamic-based account of normative emergence. The focus is on two foundational forms of normativity, that of normative function and of representation as emergent in a particular kind of function. This process model of representation, called interactivism, compels changes in many related domains. The discussion ends with brief attention to three domains in which changes are induced by the representational model: perception, learning, and language.
Abstract: Interactivism and enactivism spring from some similar insights and intuitions. There are, however, some arguably significant divergences, and I will explore a few of the important similarities and differences. Topics addressed include the basic notions of how cognition and mind emerge in living systems; how growth, learning, development, and adaptation can be modeled within the basic frameworks; and how phenomenological investigations can be taken into account and their phenomena modeled.
This talk is organised as part of Lucas Thorpe‘s TÜBİTAK project “Concepts and Beliefs: From Perception to Action” ( 114K348).
Three Scholarships for Turkish academics and graduate students to attend UK Kant Society Conference in Southampton from the 5th to 6th of September 2016
2016 UK Kant Society Annual Conference: Kant, Normativity, and Naturalism
As part of the joint Boğaziçi -Southampton Newton-Katip Çelebi project “Agency and Autonomy: Kant and the Normative Foundations of Republican Self-Government” (Jointly run by Lucas Thorpe and Sasha Mudd) we have three scholarships of of £750 for Turkish academics and graduate students to participate in the 20016 UK Kant Society conference to be held in Southampton from 5 – 6 September 2016. Any academics and graduate students based in Turkey are eligible to apply.
Those interested should send an abstract (excluding any self-identifying information) of between 800 and 1000 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st 2016. Successful applicants will be informed by July 10th.
(UPDATE: a couple of people have already asked me if the deadline for Turkish applicants is JULY 1st, and the answer is yes).
Details about the conference can be found here.