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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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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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University of Tartu Graduate Conference: The Epistemology of Disagreement

CFP: The Epistemology of Disagreement On the 25th and 26th March 2017 the Department of Philosophy at the University of Tartu will host a graduate conference on the epistemology of disagreement. The keynote speaker will be Jonathan Matheson (University of North Florida). The aim of the conference is to bring together MA and PhD level students who

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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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PPhil in Vilnius: 4 day. Farewell

Closing session: Future of the project Mikael M. Karlsson (University of Iceland) and Olli Loukola (University of Helsinki) saying farewell words and making future plans announcements.

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PPhil in Vilnius: 3 Day. Seminars II

Presentations: 11 valuable researches from PPhil members and friends The third day consists from eleven different presentations from eleven different specialists. Here we move from Isaiah Berlin through the phenomenological and marxist approaches to the innovative concept of “playground” and philosophy of moral intuition. List of videos: 1. Olli Loukola, University of Helsinki: “Commissioning a

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PPhil in Vilnius: 2 day. Seminars

Seminars: Presentations and discussions on the common topics On the second day there were three seminars on the three different traditions of philosophy. Siobhan Kattago from Tallinn University presented concept of banality of evil of Hanna Arendt of continental tradition. Lars Hertzberg from Åbo Akademi University reconstructed late Ludwig Wittgenstein theory of the language games

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PPhil in Vilnius: 1 day. Retrospective

A few words about the past: retrospective and self-reflection from the founders of the program Creators of the program are talking about reasons why they decided to create international master program “Practical Philosophy: Theories of the good society” (PPhil), how it was organized, what problems they faced and finally they revealed why they decided to

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