Category Archives: Lectures

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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Philip Kitcher: Reconstruction in Philosophy – a Deweyan Program for the Twenty-First Century

Professor Philip Kitcher (Columbia) will give a set of six lectures with the title “Reconstruction in Philosophy: A Deweyan Program for the Twenty-First Century” at the University of Helsinki in 9-11 May 2012. The course is organized by the Nordic Pragmatism Network in cooperation with theoretical philosophy department at the University of Helsinki. For more

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Samuel Weber’s guest lectures in Helsinki (December 2011)

Samuel Weber, one of the leading American thinkers across the disciplines of literary theory, philosophy, and psychoanalysis will visit Helsinki in December 2011, invited by the Figures of Touch research project. Weber will give three open lectures at Aalto/Taik. Additionally, he will be one of the main speakers at the Hölderlin Research Day on 17

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Lecture: Prof. Alan Kirman’s guest lecture

Professor (em.) ALAN KIRMAN (Université d’Aix-Marseille) will give a lecture on “The crisis in economic theory” TIME AND PLACE: Thursday, September 1st, 18:15 – 19:15. Small Festival Hall (Pieni Juhlasali), University Main Building (Fabiankatu 33). ABSTRACT: In this presentation I will discuss modern macroeconomic and financial models in the light of the current crisis. Theory

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Summer School – World philosophy: East Asian Thought Systems, Tallinn, July 25-29, 2011

This year the summer school will mainly focus on East Asian thought systems such as the thought of Confucius and his many followers as well as the teachings of Laozi, Zhuangzi and other thinkers of their kind, as well as various brands of Buddhist philosophy that have influenced Chinese and Japanese thought. The school will

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Bioethics celebrates 25 years

The journal Bioethics celebrates the publication of its 25th Volume with a Special Anniversary Issue! The special issue reviews how the nature of publishing bioethics and Bioethics, and the nature of the field, have evolved over the last quarter of a century. Contributors include: Anne Donchin, Nathan Emmerich, John Harris, Larry McCullough, Sue Sherwin and Heather Widdows, who reflect

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HCAS lecture by Jaakko Hintikka: The Logic of Fiction

Time: Wednesday 16 March 2010 at 4:15 p.m. Venue: university main building, small assembly hall (pieni juhlasali), Fabianinkatu 33, 4th floor. Organised by Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. Free admission. Welcome! Lecture abstract: What is the Logic of Fiction Could logical skills help an aspiring novelist or a similar writer? This very question might seem ridiculous, but

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Dan Zahavi’s guest lecture “Husserl and the transcendental” at the University of Helsinki

Professor Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen) will present a lecture under the title  “Husserl and the transcendental” at the University of Helsinki on February 17. Professor Zahavi is the Director of the Center for Subjectivity Research (University of Copenhagen), and a Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication (University of Copenhagen).

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