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Balphin Symposium: The Philosophy of Food, Helsinki, 2-4 May 2018

DESCRIPTION The philosophy of food is a relatively new and fast-growing area of reflection and discussion for professional philosophers. While questions surrounding in particular the ethics of eating or drinking have not gone unnoticed in the philosophical tradition, it is only in the last 20 years that the world of food as a whole has

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Balphin Symposium: Chinese Philosophy, Vilnius, 4-8 December 2017

I post here below the programme of the intensive course successfully completed. COURSE DESCRIPTION Chinese philosophical traditions can be traced back more than 2500 years and even longer when considering their roots in the ancient art of divination during the 2nd millennium BCE. Contemporary Western philosophers are increasingly turning their attention, in particular, to Confucianism and Daoism (as

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CFA: Emotions: Rationality, Morality and Social Understanding

Call for Abstracts: Emotions: Rationality, Morality and Social Understanding | 7-9 September, Tartu (Estonia) Emotions are complex mental states that have important behavioural, experiential, cognitive and social aspects. This interdisciplinary conference focuses upon the nature of emotions, the relationship of emotions to morality and to social understanding. The first set of questions concerns the nature of emotions. What

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10th Nordic Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy (NWEMP)

June 2-3, 2017 University of Tartu | Jakobi 2–336, Tartu, Estonia Friday, June 2 11.00 | Welcome 11.05-12.05 | Erik Åkerlund (Uppsala): “The End? Final Causes and Final Causation in some Baroque Scholastics” 12.15-13.15 | Jan Forsman (Tampere): “Life and Skepticism for Descartes: The Meaning of the Moral Code in the Discourse” 15.00-16.00 | Markku Roinila (Helsinki): “Cogito-argument and

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Estonian Annual Philosophy Conference 2017

Facts, Disputes, and Arguments in the Age of “Post-Truth” 11th -13th May 2017 at Kääriku “Post-truth” was the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016. According to some authors, post-truth is a useful concept to understand some of the most recent political events. But what does post-truth mean? Is it really such a useful concept as

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CFP: Feminism, Phenomenology and Genealogy

CFP: Feminism, Phenomenology, and Genealogy | Nordic Summer University | Saulkrasti, Latvia, 26 July – 2 August 2017 Keynote speakers: Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iceland, specialising in feminist philosophy, the philosophy of Nietzsche, and the philosophy of nature and embodiment. Cecilia Malmström Olsson, PhD at Lund University in Literature, with the special

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MA in Philosophy Tartu

15th of March is the deadline to apply for a place in the two-year Master in Philosophy at the University of Tartu! Please go to this page for all the necessary information, interviews with current students, and the links to proceed to application: MA in Philosophy Tartu.

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Intensive course: Intensive Seminar for Nordic-Baltic Philosophy Symposia Master’s Students: Passions and Morals in David Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature

(this is for archive purposes only. The course was effectively held in 2016.) 2-6 May 2016, Tallinn University, School of Humanities, Narva mnt 25: rooms TBA 5 ECTS credits Instructors This course will be taught by Mikael M. Karlsson (University of Iceland) and Henry Alexander Henrysson (University of Iceland). Teachers from other institutions will assist with

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CFP Feminist Philosophy: Ethics

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

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MA in Philosophy at the University of Tartu

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

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