Hesperus is Bosphorus

A group blog by philosophers in and from Turkey

Author Archive

Ataraxia in Assos 6-9 July

leave a comment »

PHILOSOPHY IN ASSOS

July 6-9, 2015

The Concept of Ataraxia in Stoicism, Epicureanism and Scepticism

July 6 Monday

19:00 Temple of Athena: Welcome, Blue Waters, Wine and Sunset

21:30 Dinner at the Village (Assosyal Hotel Restaurant)

 

July 7 Tuesday

13:30 Monte R. Johnson (University of California San Diego): “Ataraxia and Euthumia: Democritus’ Influence on Hellenistic Philosophy”

15:00 Gisela Striker (Harvard University): “Ataraxia and the Stoics”

16:30 Carlos Levy (University of Paris-Sorbonne): “The Stoic Ataraxia and Its Middle Platonic Sequels”

18:00 John Sellars (King’s College London): “Ataraxia in the Post-Hellenistic Stoicism of Marcus Aurelius”

20:30 Dinner at the Harbour (Nazlıhan Hotel Restaurant)

July 8 Wednesday

13:30 David Wolfsdorf (Temple University): “Epicurus on the Telos of the Mind”

15:00 Richard Bett (Johns Hopkins University): “What’s So Special About Ataraxia?”

16:30 Svavar H. Svavarsson (University of Iceland): “The End of Scepticism According to Sextus Empiricus”

18:00 Örsan K. Öymen (Isik University): “Doubt and Anxiety”

19:30 Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

22:30 Classical Music in the Ancient Theater (Anne Monika Sommer-Bloch)

 

July 9 Thursday

14:00 Visit to the Ancient City of Troy

21:00 Farewell Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Sandrine Berges

May 17, 2015 at 11:34 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Three Women Political Philosophers of the Late Enlightenment – Bilkent 25 May.

leave a comment »

wollstonecraft01

Written by Sandrine Berges

May 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Resistance, Disobedience and Coercion – 21, 22 May, Bilkent.

leave a comment »

PosterWS1aj

Written by Sandrine Berges

May 12, 2015 at 9:59 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Workshop at Bilkent: Three Women Political Philosophers of the Late Enlightenment

with one comment

The Bilkent Philosophy Department is pleased to announce:
Three Women Political Philosophers of the Late Enlightenment.

threewomen
Monday 25 May 2015
 Room G160

10.40-11.10: Welcome

11.10 – 12.30: Martina Reuter, Jyväskylä: “The role of passions in Wollstonecraft’s concept of virtue”

Respondent: Zubeyde Karadağ, Hacettepe

12.30 – 13.50: Lunch Break

13.50 – 15.20: Alan Coffee, King’s College London: Catharine Macaulay and Neo-Roman Republican Theory”

Respondent: Gül Gültekin, Yeditepe

15.20 – 15.40: Tea Break

15.40 – 17.00: Sandrine Berges, Bilkent: “ Phlipon Roland’s Rural Republicanism”

Respondent: Hatice Karaman, Yeditepe

All welcome. Mild refreshments will be provided.

Written by Sandrine Berges

May 8, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Symposium at Bilkent 25 May- Three Women Political Philosophers of the Late Enlightenment

with one comment

On the occasion of a visit by Dr Martina Reuter (University of Jyväskylä) and Dr Alan Coffee (King’s College London) the Department of Philosophy at Bilkent is hosting a symposium on the work of three philosophers of the late eighteenth century.

If you would like to participate in the event as a respondent, please get in touch with me (sandrineberges@gmail.com).

Here is, below, the provisional program.

Three women political philosophers of the late Enlightenment.

Monday 25 May 2015.

Room G160

10.40-11.10: Welcome

11.10 – 12.30: Martina Reuter: “The role of passions in Wollstonecraft’s concept of virtue”

12.30 – 13.50: Lunch Break

13.50 – 15.20: Alan Coffee: “Catharine Macaulay and Neo-Roman Republican Theory”

15.20 – 15.40: Tea Break

15.40 – 17.00: Sandrine Berges: “ Phlipon Roland’s Rural Republicanism”

Abstracts will be posted soon and drafts of the papers will be available to respondents.

Written by Sandrine Berges

April 20, 2015 at 10:29 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Revised Program and call for commentators: Resistance, Disobedience and Coercion, 21-22 May, Bilkent

leave a comment »

Dear all

Our program for the workshop on Resistance, Disobedience and Coercion is now final. We are looking for commentators for papers. If you are planning to be in Ankara on 21 or 22 May, and would be interested in taking part, please get in touch with Lars Vinx (vinx@bilkent.edu.tr), or myself (berges@bilkent.edu.tr) and we will try to fit you in.

Here is the program below, with abstracts.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

10.00-11.00:    Martina Reuter, University of Jyväskylä

Hannah Arendt and John Rawls on the Justification of Civil Disobedience

11.00-12.00:    Alberto Siani, Yeditepe University

Legitimacy, Coercion and Resistance in Rawls’ Political Liberalism

12.00-13.30     Lunch Break

13.30-14.30     Sine Bagatur, Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Right to Resistance as the Fundamental Human Right

14.30-15.30     Jacob Maze, Middle Eastern Technical University

Foucault, Governmentality, and Civil Disobedience: A Foucauldian Analysis of Resistance and the Rights of the State

15.30-17.00     Kimberley Brownlee, University of Warwick

The Many Faces of Disobedience

19.00-22.00     Workshop Dinner

Friday, 22 May 2015

10.00-11.00:    Amanda Cawston, University of Cambridge

 Resistance is Futile? The Problem of Resistance in a World of Alienated Violence

11.00-12.00:    Vincent Millou, Sciences Po

The Case for Uncivil Disobedience

12.00-14.00:    Lunch Break

14.00-15.00:    Jorge Nunez, Manchester Metropolitan University

Normative Systems as Law in Synergy: Validity and Effectiveness

15.00-16.30:    Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia

Coercing Obedience – The Authority’s Perspective

Abstracts: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Sandrine Berges

April 13, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

History of women philosophers and scientists at Yeditepe, Istanbul.

leave a comment »

Originally posted on Feminist History of Philosophy:

The Department of Philosophy at Yeditepe, Istanbul, is offering, jointly with the University of Paderborn, the world’s first Master’s program in the History of Women Philosophers.

The Department of philosophy will host an event to present the new program Joint Master Program on 9th April. The German Minister for Innovation, Science, and Research of Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, Frau Svenja Schulze, will attend the opening and  Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber, head of Paderborn Philosophy Department, will give a talk entitled “2600 Years History of Women Philosophers”. The event will take place in German and Turkish – program below. Everybody welcome, please share!

histwomenphilyeditepe

yeditepe program

View original

Written by Sandrine Berges

April 5, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,807 other followers