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Call for Papers: Conference by the Society for Women in Philosophy in Turkey

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Conference by the Society for Women in Philosophy in Turkey (SWIP-TR at https://swip-tr.weebly.com/)

CFP deadline: 15 July 2018

The Society for Women in Philosophy in Turkey is proud to announce the 1st Annual Conference and Meeting of SWIP-Turkey between 25-27 October, 2018 at Bilkent University, Turkey.

Date of the conference: 25-27 October 2018

Place: Bilkent University, Ankara.

Abstracts: on any topic in philosophy in English or Turkish

Word limit: no more than 500 words.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 July 2018

E-mail: anonymised abstracts and a separate sheet with contact details as word or pdf to swipturkey@gmail.com. The subject heading of the e-mail should be “2018 SWIP-TR Abstract Submission”

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Zeynep Direk (Koç University, Istanbul)

Prof. Hülya Şimga (Maltepe University, Istanbul)

Asst. Prof. Şerife Tekin (University of Texas at San Antonio)

The conference is organized by the Society for Women in Philosophy in Turkey (Swip-TR) with the support of Hypatia Diversity Grant and Bilkent University Department of Philosophy.

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 from Turkey who study or work in philosophy abroad and want to stay in touch with the developments here.

The conference will consist of panels in Turkish and English on any area of philosophy and with two panels dedicated to students (one undergraduate, one graduate) spread over two days.

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Written by zubeydekaradagthorpe

May 27, 2018 at 12:05 am

Call for papers DEU Journal of Humanities

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From the DEU Journal of Humanities Editors

Dokuz Eylul University Journal of Humanities is a national peer-reviewed journal published twice a year. Articles are published both in print and PDF format on the journal’s web site. Articles from a variety of disciplines of human sciences including language, culture, literature, translation studies, history, sociology, psychology, archeology, philosophy, museology and art history, are published in Turkish, English, and German. Proposals should be written in Microsoft Word document and submitted to <deuedebiyat.dergi@gmail.com>. In order to be eligible for publication, it is required that the proposals be prepared in accordance with the publication guidelines determined by the Journal Editorial Board. The field(s) of science, keywords and abstract in Turkish and in the language of the article should be included in the article’s cover. The papers written in Turkish should also include an abstract in English. Authors are also required to submit a letter of undertaking in order to confirm the application information. Detailed information regarding publication guidelines and format as well as a letter of undertaking can be obtained from our web site. 
The deadline for submitting papers to DEU Journal of Humanities for the Volume 5, Issue 1 (2018) is the 16th of February, 2018.

Written by Sandrine Berges

November 2, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Talk at Bilkent by Ulf Hlobil (Pittsburgh): “Do It! But Don’t Listen to Me!: Moral Testimony and Practical Inference”

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Ulf Hlobil
Department of Philosophy
University of Pittsburgh

“Do It! But Don’t Listen to Me!: Moral Testimony and Practical Inference”

DATE: Wed 10 February 2016
TIME: 15:40-17:30
PLACE: G-160, Bilkent University, Ankara

Abstract:

What, if anything, is wrong with acting on moral beliefs that we accept
merely on the say-so of others? Why could it be problematic to act on a
moral belief that we take to be true without understanding why it is true?
I defend a qualified and novel version of what is called “pessimism” in
the controversy over pure moral testimony. I argue that we can rationally
come to hold the premises of moral reasoning through testimony, but that
moral testimony is problematic in cases where the agent lacks the ability
to make the correct practical inference. The problem is that inferential
abilities cannot be shared via testimony. The role that moral testimony
can play in our moral lives is therefore limited. My account gives the
correct verdicts for common examples in the literature on moral testimony.
It, moreover, incorporates many of the optimists’ insights and is more
general and informative than rival accounts.

Written by István Aranyosi

February 4, 2016 at 8:12 am

Metaphysics & Language Symposium at METU (Nov. 19, 2015)

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METU Metaphysics & Language symposium

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Written by István Aranyosi

November 9, 2015 at 9:34 am

Talk at Bilkent: Emre Arda Erdenk, “Hume’s Sympathy Mechanism and Perceptual Intuitionism”

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The Department of Philosophy at Bilkent University is pleased to invite you 
to the following talk:
Friday, April 24, 2015, 17:40, at G 160

David Hume’s Sympathy Mechanism and Perceptual Intuitionism

Assist. Prof. Dr. Emre Arda Erdenk

Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Department of Philosophy

Karaman,Turkey.

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2nd International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science, April 19, Sunday, 2015, ODTU (METU), Ankara.

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Dear colleagues,
ISBCS 2015, the 2nd International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science,
is going to be held in April 19, Sunday, 2015, at ODTU (METU), Ankara.

ISBCS wants to be a gathering in Turkey for cogsci researchers worldwide, and for cogsci researchers in Turkey. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by István Aranyosi

January 15, 2015 at 11:14 am

Center, Periphery, Philosophy

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The recently created online Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy (UPDir) is supposed, according to its promoters, “to provide an easy-to-use resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the work of philosophers who belong to underrepresented groups within the discipline.”

Though I fit one of the categories, I have not registered myself, and do not intend to. I might offer my reasons in some future post, but for now I want to focus on something else, namely, the epistemic neo-colonialist thinking, or rather mental reflex, that underlies some assumptions behind this project and behind some other phenomena in our field.

centerperiphery

My problem is with the way the category “Philosophy”, or “the discipline”, is explicitly understood if we are to take it for granted the some groups are “traditionally underrepresented” within it.

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Written by István Aranyosi

December 22, 2014 at 2:42 pm