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Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at ODTÜ (Ankara), December 9-10th, 2017.

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Undergraduate Philosophy conference at the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) in Ankara.

Papers can be in Turkish or English. Details can be found here.

Conference in on December 9-10th, 2017

Deadline for abstract submissions: November 1st, 2017
Date of notification: November 8th, 2017

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Written by Lucas Thorpe

September 23, 2017 at 12:46 pm

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Philosophy/Cogsci Reading Group this Semester at Boğaziçi (Mondays).

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Our Cogsci/Philosophy reading group this semester will take place on Mondays from 5-7pm at Boğaziçi in JF507.

We will begin the semester this coming Monday (25/09/2017) and will start reading Susan Carey‘s book The Origin of Concepts. This coming week we will discuss chapters one and two. And we plan to continue with this book for at least the first 4 weeks of the semester. Everyone is welcome.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, or an electronic copy of the text, please email Duygu at: conceptsandbeliefs@gmail.com

Support for this reading group is provided by Lucas Thorpe’s TÜBİTAK project “Concepts and Beliefs: From Perception to Action” ( 114K348).

Written by Lucas Thorpe

September 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm

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Workshop at Boğaziçi: Normativity in Action II: From Logic to Ethics (17/05/2017)

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There will be a workshop at Boğaziçi next Wednesday (17/05/2017) on normativity in Logic and Ethics from 2pm to 6.30pm. All talks will take place in JF 507. Everyone is welcome.

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Normativity in Action II: From Logic to Ethics

 

2.00 – 3.20    Peter Milne (Stirling): “Assertion, Inference and the Conditional”

3.30 – 4.50    Jack Woods (Leeds): “The Authority of Formality”

5:00 – 6.20    Ken Westphal (Boğaziçi): “Normativity without Nonsense:  Why Incommensurable Values are Worthless”

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)

Written by Lucas Thorpe

May 11, 2017 at 6:46 pm

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Joint Bogazici/Southampton Workshop on Constitutivism at Southampton (03/04/2017)

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A joint Boğaziçi/Southampton workshop on Constitutivism, to be held at Southampton University on April 3rd, 2017. Everybody welcome.

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Monday, April 3, 2017
10 – 6pm
Avenue Campus, Room 65/1097
University of Southampton

10-11:30 Daniel Elstein (University of Leeds): ‘Shmagency, Inescapability and Anti-Realist Constitutivism’ / Response: Alex Gregory (University of Southampton)
11:30-11:45 Coffee

11:45 -1:15 Paul Katsafanas (Boston University): ‘’Can Constitutivism Provide a Response to Nihilism?’ / Response: Neil Sinclair (Nottingham)

1:15 – 2:45 Lunch

2:45-4:15 Jack Woods (University of Leeds): ‘Constructivism, yes! Constitutivism, no! (or probably not, for Humeans and Conventionalists)’ / Response: Ulrike Heuer (University of Leeds)

4:15-4:30 Coffee

4:30-6pm Lucas Thorpe ( Bogazici University): ‘What’s wrong with constructivist readings of Kant?’/ Response: Sasha Mudd (University of Southampton)

This workshop is organised as 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)

 

Written by Lucas Thorpe

March 12, 2017 at 9:50 pm

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Kant Reading Group at Boğaziçi this semester on Wednesdays from 5.15-7pm.

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We will continue with our Kant reading group at Boğaziçi this semester, meeting on Wednesdays from 5.15-7pm in the new Philosophy Department Seminar Room, JF 507. (This is on the top floor of John Freely Hall) .

We will start this Wednesday (15/02/2017) by finishing reading the Doctrine of Method of the Critique of Pure Reason. Starting where we left off last semester (A832/B860). Once we have finished this we will read some secondary literature on the Critique of Pure Reason. Everyone is welcome.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email Melisa at: melisakurtcan@gmail.com

The reading group is jointly organised by Lucas Thorpe and Ken Westphal. 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 Lucas Thorpe’s Bogazici University BAP project 9320

Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 12, 2017 at 12:25 pm

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Cog-Sci/Philosophy Reading group at Boğaziçi (Tuesdays)

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We will continue with our cog-sci/philosophy reading group at Boğaziçi this semester, meeting on Tuesdays from 5.15-7pm in the new Philosophy Department Seminar Room, JF 507. (This is on the top floor of John Freely Hall) .

We will start this Tuesday (14/02/2017) by reading:

Mark Steedman, “Plans, Affordances and Combinatory Grammar“, Linguistics and Philosophy, December 2002, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 723–753.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email Duygu at:  conceptsandbeliefs@gmail.com

Support for this reading group is provided by Lucas Thorpe’s TÜBİTAK project “Concepts and Beliefs: From Perception to Action” ( 114K348).

Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 12, 2017 at 11:38 am

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Talk at Boğaziçi: Frank Zenker (Lund) on ‘Using conceptual spaces to exhibit conceptual continuity through scientific theory change’(Thursday, 16/02/2017)

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Frank Zenker (Lund) will speak on ‘Using conceptual spaces to exhibit conceptual continuity through scientific theory change’. Thursday, 16 Feb. (2107), 5–7pm
in (new!) Boğaziçi University, Philosophy Department Seminar Room JF 507

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Written by Lucas Thorpe

February 9, 2017 at 12:53 pm

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