Welcome to Balphin!

Baltic Philosophy Network, Balphin, is an open network of institutions of philosophy in the Baltic Sea area. The purpose of the network is to enrich and facilitate the academic philosophy of the area, in such fields as research, education and student and teacher exchange, but also to create forums for philosophical culture in general, for discussion, publication and philosophical happenings.

At the moment the network consists of seven members, with the Department of Social and Moral Philosophy of University of Helsinki as the Coordinator, the Estonian Institute of Humanities of Tallinn University, the Center for Ethics of University of Tartu, the Department of Practical Philosophy of University of Latvia, the Department of Philosophy of Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and the Department of Philosophy of University of Iceland.

  • Recent Posts

    • CFP Feminist Philosophy: Ethics
    • April 12th, 2016 by Justina Pajus
    • CfP Feminist philosophy: Ethics | Orivesi, Finland, 24-31 July 2016 Abstract deadline: May 13th Invited keynote speakers: Elizabeth Povinelli, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia  University, US. Robert Pfaller, Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Theory at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria. Following the inaugural symposium on feminism and the

    • MA in Philosophy at the University of Tartu
    • March 31st, 2016 by Justina Pajus
    • MASTER’S PROGRAMME IN PHILOSOPHY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! The University of Tartu in Estonia is looking forward to applications for its two-year Master’s Programme in Philosophy. Language of instruction: English Application deadline: 15. April 2016 We welcome students with a background in philosophy as well as students from other disciplines who have an interest in the philosophical

    • CFP: Feminist Philosophy: Time and History
    • November 21st, 2015 by Justina Pajus
    • Nordic Summer University | Umeå Center for Gender Studies | Department of historical, philosophical, and religious studies | Umeå University | March 15-17, 2016 Abstract deadline: 7th of December. Invited speakers: * Tuija Pulkkinen (Academy professor at the Department of philosophy, history and culture, Helsinki University) * Kristina Fjelkestam (Associate professor in gender studies, Stockholm University) * Claudia Lindén (Associate professor in literature, Södertörn University) * Sara Edenheim (Docent in

    • Intensive course: Respecting Persons and Their Voices
    • September 7th, 2015 by Justina Pajus
    • Intensive Seminar for Nordic-Baltic Philosophy Symposia Master’s students ‘Respecting Persons and Their Voices: Objectification and Silencing’ 9-13 November, 2015 | University of Tartu, Department of Philosophy, Jakobi 2 | room numbers TBA Duration: 5 days | 6 ECTS Teachers: Alex Davies (Tartu), Eve Kitsik (Tartu), Francesco Orsi (Tartu) Course description:  The concept of objectification is widely

    • XI Annual Estonian Philosophy Conference: Philosophical Landscapes
    • May 1st, 2015 by Justina Pajus
    • XI Annual Estonian Philosophy Conference: Philosophical Landscapes Venue: Tallinn University, A-222 (Auditorium of Europe, Astra building, 29 Narva road). Dates: 8–9 May, 2015. Organizer: Department of Philosophy, Tallinn University. For the full program of the conference click HERE.