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Symposium: Socrates, Wittgenstein, Freud and the Liberating Power of Philosophy (22nd of Nov, Helsinki)

How philosophers search for truth without finding it, and what the search is good for Socrates, Wittgenstein, Freud and the liberating power of philosophy. A public symposium with Prof. James Conant (University of Chicago) and Prof. Mladen Dolar (University of Ljubljana / Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht) at the University of Helsinki on November 22nd, 2011,

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CFP: Models and Simulations 5 (Helsinki, 14-16 June 2012)

Call for papers:MODELS AND SIMULATIONS 5, Helsinki, 14-16 June 2012. The Finnish Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences is delighted to host the 5th Models and Simulations (MS5) conference in Helsinki. Conference website: http://www.helsinki.fi/ms5 The previous MS meetings have taken place in Paris, Tilburg, Charlottesville, and Toronto. As before, the overall theme

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CFP: Religious Experience and Tradition (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Call for Papers: International interdisciplinary scientific conference Religious Experience and Tradition, Kaunas, Lithuania, May 11-12, 2012. During the last century, religious experience has been studied extensively from different points of view, such as: the revitalization of religion; New Age movements; new social roles of religion; the place of different religions in society; neurosciences; ecumenism; (re)secularization as a part of modernization; religions

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CFP: Rethinking the Self: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Bioethical and Biopolitical Concerns (Helsinki 10-12 April 2012)

International symposium at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland, 10-12 April 2012. Keynote speakers include: Prof. Beverley Skeggs, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Dr. Jenny Slatman, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. This international and interdisciplinary symposium addresses how cultural, medical and political understandings of the self are shifting and changing in contemporary societies. It explores how

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Symposium: Feminist Theory and the Philosophical Tradition (2 Dec, Helsinki)

Feminist Theory and the Philosophical Tradition, 2nd December 2011, Helsinki. This symposium will explore the connections and the tensions between contemporary feminist theory and the tradition of philosophy. Contemporary feminist thinkers have appropriated the tradition of philosophy in imaginative ways, but these allegiances also divide feminist thinkers: they sometimes appropriate very different or even opposing philosophical

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CFP: Archeologies of the Future: tracing memories / imagining spaces (2012, Tallinn)

ARCHAEOLOGIES OF THE FUTURE: tracing memories / imagining spaces, The International Association for Philosophy and Literature, 36th annual conference. Dates: 28 May – 3 June 2012. Hosted by Tallinn University and the Estonian Literary Museum. Location: Tallinn University (Estonia). Deadline for submissions: 15 NOVEMBER 2011. Keynote speakers: Jacques Rancière (philosopher), Erkki-Sven Tüür (composer) and others to be announced. Go

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Conference: Bodies in Crisis, Nov 2-4, Iceland

Bodies in Crisis, The Nordic Network Gender, Body, Health in collaboration with RIKK – Center for Women’s and Gender Research and EDDA – Center of Excellence at the University of Iceland. 2-4 November, 2011 – University of Iceland, Reykjavik – The body has become a veritable hot spot in contemporary theorizing that forcefully disrupts given disciplinary identities and fields of investigation.

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Colloquium: Levinas’ ethics and the demand of politics, Tampere

Levinas’ ethics and the demand of politics Colloquium in honour of the 50th anniversary of Emmanuel Levinas’ magnum opus Totalité et infini. Languages: English and Finnish. Organised by the discipline of Philosophy of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the University of Tampere. 28th of October, 2011, Venue PinniB 1097 (http://www.uta.fi/english/locations.html). This year is the

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Conference: Phenomenology and the Transcendental, September 8-10, 2011

Please note this upcoming conference in Helsinki. Phenomenology and the Transcendental, September 8-10, 2011, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24, seminar room 136 (1st floor). Conference website: http://www.helsinki.fi/erbm/conference2011/index.html. Keynote speakers: Prof. Richard Cobb-Stevens (Boston College) Prof. Steven Crowell (Rice University) Prof. Dr. László Tengelyi (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) Organized by the research project European Rationality in the Break from

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Conference at Södertörn University: Why is there no Happiness in the East? The Making of European Gender Studies

A conference at the Gender Department and the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm, 8-10 September 2011 The fall of the Wall was a moment of great joy and high expectations. This conference aims at gathering researchers to discuss what impact the Iron Curtain made on European feminist theory and scholarship.

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