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Mini-Workshop at Boğaziçi on Logic and its Applications (30/09 – 01/10/2016)

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Talks will take place in TB130 at Boğaziçi  University. Everybody welcome.
Friday, September 30
 
13.45 – 14.00  Welcome
14.00 – 15.00  Hans van Ditmarsch: The Moore Sentence and the Fitch Paradox in Dynamic Epistemic Logic
15.00 – 16.00  Philippe Balbiani: An Introduction to Subset Space Logics
16.00 – 16.30  Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.30  Aybüke Özgün: Justified Belief, Knowledge and the Topology of Evidence
17.30 – 18.30  Zafer Özdemir: Tableaux-based decision procedures for region based theories of space
19.30 –          Dinner
Saturday, October 1
10.00 – 11.00  Sebastian Speitel: Carnap-Categoricity and the Question of Logicality
11.00 – 12.00  Ahmet Çevik: Defining computability through the Church-Turing Thesis
12.00 – 14.00  Lunch and Coffee Break
14.00 – 15.00  Ali Karatay: Is Thales the first philosopher of mathematics?
15.00 – 16.00  Philippe Balbiani: Formal concept analysis: from formal contexts to modal logics and return
16.00 – 16.30  Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.30  Hans van Ditmarsch: Epistemic Gossip Protocols
19.00 –          Dinner
Further details can be found here:
https://sites.google.com/site/miniworkshoponlogic2016/home
Organised by

  • Aybüke Özgün (LORIA, CNRS-University of Lorraine, France and ILLC, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Written by Lucas Thorpe

September 26, 2016 at 11:43 pm

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Kant Reading Group at Boğaziçi (Fall 2016)

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Ken Westphal and I will be continuing our Kant reading group at Boğaziçi this semester on Wednesdays from 5-7pm in TB365, starting on Wednesday, October 5th. Everyone welcome.

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:  melisakurtcan@gmail.com

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

 

 

Written by Lucas Thorpe

September 24, 2016 at 1:21 pm

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Philosophy/Cog-Sci Reading Group at Boğaziçi (Fall 2016)

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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:  conceptsandbeliefs@gmail.com

This reading group is organised as part of Lucas Thorpe‘s TÜBİTAK project “Concepts and Beliefs: From Perception to Action” ( 114K348).

 

Written by Lucas Thorpe

September 23, 2016 at 1:24 pm

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Two Talks at Boğaziçi by Özge Ekin Gün on the Philosophy of Maths and Kant. (22&23/09/2016)

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Two talks by Özge Ekin Gün (Freie Universität Berlin) at Boğaziçi this coming week:

 

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 (3pm -5pm, TB130): 

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 (4pm-6pm, Venue TB130):

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Everyone welcome.

Written by Lucas Thorpe

September 18, 2016 at 2:48 pm

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Conference (Boğaziçi): Kant and Moral Psychology (25/06/2016-27/06/2016)

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Kant and Moral Psychology

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

(25th-27th  June 2016)

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Saturday, 25th June 2016

Venue: TB310

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)

7pm                 Dinner

Sunday, 26th June 2016

Venue: TB310

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)

2.30 – 3.50      Martin Sticker (Göttingen) & Joe Saunders (Leeds) “Time to Learn: Moral Education and Transcendental Idealism”    Chair: Çağlar Çömez (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)

7pm                 Dinner

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

Written by Lucas Thorpe

June 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm

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Workshop at Boğaziçi: Interactivism and Enactivism with Mark Bickhard (1/06/2016)

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There will be a workshop at Boğaziçi on 1/06/2016 with Professor Mark Bickhard (Lehigh) on Interactivism and Enactivism from 3pm-7pm in TB130. Everyone welcome.

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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.

5pm – 7pm Interactivism and Enactivism: Some Thoughts and Comparisons

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).

 

Written by Lucas Thorpe

May 26, 2016 at 5:53 pm

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Three Scholarships for Turkish academics and graduate students to attend UK Kant Society Conference in Southampton from the 5th to 6th of September 2016

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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 Muddwe 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 turkant@gmail.com 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.

Written by Lucas Thorpe

May 26, 2016 at 2:33 pm

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