Women, Truth, Action

An International Conference in Philosophy


10–12 October, 2013, House of Sciences and Letters (Kirkkokatu 6, 00170 Helsinki)

Keynote Speakers include: Lilli Alanen (Sweden/Finland), Lisa Folkmarson Käll (Sweden), Lena Halldenius (Sweden), Sally Haslanger

(USA), Alice Pugliese (Italy), Lanei Rodemayer (USA) and Charlotte Witt (USA)

The conference is free and open for all. Welcome!

For further information:

virpi.lehtinen at helsinki.fi (academic issues)
 and  sanna.tirkkonen at helsinki.fi (practicalities)

If you wish to include the conference in your studies and get study credits, please contact Erika Ruonakoski:  erika.ruonakoski at helsinki.fi


Thursday 10 October: Meaning and Objectivity

Venue: The House of Sciences and Letters (Tieteiden talo), hall 104.

Kirkkokatu 6, 00170 Helsinki

9:30–9:45 Opening: Sara Heinämaa (SHC) and Virpi Lehtinen (NFY)

09:45–11:15 Charlotte Witt (University of New Hampshire): Essentialism and Intersectionality (presented by Sally Haslanger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

11:15–11:30 Break

11:30–12:05 Marion Godman (University of Helsinki): In What Sense, if any, is Gender Not a Natural Kind?

12:05–12:40 Maj Paanala (University of Jyväskylä): Ontological Realism and Transgender Phenomena

12:40–13:40 Lunch

13:40–14:15 Eyja Brynjarsdottir (University of Iceland): Misogyny’s Object

14:15–14:50 Nora Hämäläinen (University of Helsinki): The Blind Spot of an Ethics of Vision? – Sabina Lovibond, Iris Murdoch and Feminism

14:50–15:25 Susanne Uusitalo (University of Turku): Agency, please! Conceptual Considerations on the Agency of Addicts

15:25–15:55 Coffee

15:55–17:10 Lilli Alanen (University of Uppsala, emer.): Philosophy with a Human Face − a tribute to Annette Baier


Friday 11 October: Subject, Body, World

Venue: The House of Sciences and Letters (Tieteiden talo), hall 104.

09:00–10:30 Lanei Rodemeyer (Duquesne University): Gendered Truth: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Sensory Foundations of Truth and the Implications of Gender.

10:30–10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Alice Pugliese (University of Palermo): Who did this: Otherness in Action

12:00–13:00 Lunch

13.00–13.35 Sara Cohen Shabot (Haifa University): Towards a Phenomenology of Childbirth and Mothering: the Grotesque on Fleshing Out the Mothering Subject.

13:35–14:10 Saara Hacklin (University of Helsinki): Alternative Bodies and Memories: The Implications of Merleau-Pontian Understanding of the Body in Contemporary Performance

14:10–14:30 Coffee

14:30–15:05 Marije Altorf (St. Mary’s University College): Thinking as an Act of Resistance: Arendt and the Practice of Socratic Dialogue

15:05–15:40 Ulrika Björk (University of Uppsala): Political and Subjective Freedom: Reading Hannah Arendt with Julia Kristeva

15:40–16:15 Sara Heinämaa (Univeristy of Helsinki): Phenomenology of Sexual Difference

16:15–16:30 Break

16:30–17:45 Lisa Folkmarson Käll (Linköping University): Intercorporeity and Ambiguities of Being in Common 


Saturday 12 October: Action and Change

Venue: The House of Sciences and Letters (Tieteiden talo), hall 505.

09:30–11:00 Sally Haslanger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Social Structures and Social Change: What Can Moral Theory Contribute?

11:00–11:15 Break

11:15–11:50 Nancy Kendrick (Wheaton College, Massachusetts): Activity and Passivity in Mary Astell’s Theory of Friendship

11:50–12:25 Carolyn McLeod (University of Western Ontario): Non-Pragmatic Compromise: The Domain of Professional Life

12:25–13:30 Lunch

13:30–14:05 Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen (University of Jyväskylä): Conjuncture, Momentum, Judgment: Re-reading Arendt on the Temporal Context of Action

14:05–14:40 Sanna Tirkkonen (University of Helsinki): Rethinking Political Subjectivity – the Challenge of Populisms

14:40–15:00 Coffee

15:00–16:15 Lena Halldenius (Lund University): Experiencing Unfreedom. What Feminism Does to Republicanism


Organizers: Sara Heinämaa’s Project Ethics of Renewal (HCAS, UH, AF) and The Association for Women and Feminist Philosophers in Finland (NFY)

Sponsors: Finnish Cultural FoundationSubjectivity, Historicity and Communality (SHC); Philosophical Society of Finland (SFY) and Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics Research Unit (PMP)

Organizing Committee: Virpi Lehtinen, Sara Heinämaa, Martina Reuter, Erika Ruonakoski and Sanna Tirkkonen (University of Helsinki)


Power/Religion: A Revanche of Reaction or a Metaphor of Revolution?

Venues: Helsinki (University of Helsinki) and St Petersburg (European University at St Petersburg and Russian Christian Academy for Humanities)

Date: September 11–13, 2013

After a short-lived belief in the secularization of societies, religion has returned to the political arena with a vengeance. It is one of the most controversial but also determining political issues in today’s world. But is religion a reactionary force or does it involve revolutionary potentiality? This three-day international conference addresses questions pertaining to the relationship between power, politics, and religion.


Wednesday September 11

Conference venue: Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki (Address: Fabianinkatu 24)

10:00 Opening words

10:15 – 10:45 Roland Boer (University of Newcastle), “Translating Religion and Politics: An Alternative Model.”

10:45 – 11:15 Niko Huttunen (University of Helsinki), “How Fantasy Becomes True: Paul between Political Realism and Eschatological Fantasy.”

11:15 – 11:45 Sergei Prozorov (University of Helsinki), “Pussy Riot and the Politics of Profanation.”

11:45 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 13:45 Chin Ken Pa (Chung Yuan Christian University), “W. T. Chu’s Jesus the Proletarian.”

13:45 – 14:15 Olli-Pekka Moisio (University of Jyväskylä), “Max Horkheimer on Religion as a Resistance and Hope.”

14:15 – 14:45 Sergey Kozin (University of Newcastle), “Bakhtin: Between Hammer and Anvil, Christianity and Marxism.”

Coffee break

15:15 – 15:45 Sanna Tirkkonen (University of Helsinki), “Power, Religion and Justice: Foucault on the Cult of Dionysus.”

15:45 – 16:15 Lars T. Lih (McGill University) “Shield of Aeneas: Ancient and Modern Narratives of World-historical Mission.”

16:15 – 16:45 Philip Chia (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) “Occupy Central: Scribal Resistance in Daniel, the Long Road to Universal Suffrage”

16:45 – 17:00 Discussion

Thursday September 12

Conference venue: European University at St Petersburg (Address: #3 Gagarinskaya Street)

14:00 Opening words

14:15 – 14:45 Joseph Bartlett (Indiana University), “Extremism for Love: Horkheimer beyond the Age of Islamic Terror.”

14:45 – 15:15 Jouni Tilli (University of Jyväskylä), “’We should obey the nation state and God rather than men’: Lutheran Metanoia and the Politics of Obedience.”

15:15 – 15:45 Mika Ojakangas (University of Jyväskylä), “From Political Theology to Theological Politics.”

Coffee break

16:15 – 16:45 Youzhuang Geng (Renmin University of China), “The Rhetoric of Icons: from Image to Voice.”

16:45 – 17:15 Markku Koivusalo (University of Helsinki), “The Theological Structure of the 20th Century Extreme Political Thought”

17:15 – 17:45 Artemy Magun (European University, St Petersburg), TBA

17:45 – 18:00 Discussion

Friday September 13

Conference venue: European University at St Petersburg (Address: #3 Gagarinskaya Street)

11:00 – 11:30 Christina Petterson (Humboldt University of Berlin), “’Der Mensch muß immer im Streit seÿn’: Zinzendorf and the ideology of Language.”

11:30 – 12:00 Elisa Heinämäki (University of Helsinki), “What is Radical about Radical Pietism?”

12:00 – 12:30 Ali Al-Hakim (The I.C. – University of Middlesex), “Shi’ah’s Standpoint between Revolutionaries and Quietists.”

12:30 – 12:45 Discussion

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 17:30 special section for additional Russian participants (in Russian), venue: Russian Christian Academy for Humanities (#15 nab. Fontanki floor 5)



Subjectivity, Historicity, and Communality Research Group (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki)

Academy of Finland (Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki and the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä)

European University at St Petersburg (http://www.eu.spb.ru/)

Russian Christian Academy for Humanities (http://rhga.ru/)

Religion and Political Thought Project

Australian Research Council


The Fourth Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA), organized and hosted by the Finnish Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki, Finland, 28-31 August 2013.

Keynote speakers: Alison Wylie (University of Washington), Hannes Leitgeb
(University of Munich), Martin Kusch (University of Vienna)

Konferenssiin voi rekisteröityä alhaisemmalla hinnalla 15.6. saakka.

More info, registration details and programme: http://www.helsinki.fi/epsa13/index.htm


School of Social Sciences and Humanities / philosophy
University of Tampere
May 30-31, 2013

Literature gives us a unique opportunity to examine persons and their lives. For example, literature may be seen as illuminating rationality and the different kinds of reasons that agents have for their actions, beliefs, and judgements. It also enables us to examine rationality as a property of a person, and reasons as constituted by the context of a person’s life narrative. Literature may also be considered a source of empirical, moral, and aesthetic reasons and beliefs. The purpose of this conference is to critically discuss these and other conceptions of the relation between literary fiction and rationality.

Conference program:

Thursday May 30

All Thursday sessions are held at Pinni B 1097

10.00 Welcome by Leila Haaparanta

10.15-11.45 Plenary talk by Kathleen Stock:
Fiction, Belief, Imagining and Cognitive Value
(Chair: Leila Haaparanta)

Session I. 
Chair: Jenni Tyynelä
11.55-12.30 Arto Laitinen: On Literary Fiction, Science Fiction and
Thought Experiments in Practical Philosophy

12.30-13.30 Lunch

Session II. 
Chair: Jukka Mikkonen
13.30-14.05 Lars-Olof Åhlberg: Imaginary and Imagined Worlds in Narrative Fiction
14.10-14.45 Karen Simecek: The Rationality of Poetry
14.50-15.25 Alexander Bareis: The Interpretation of Fictional Narrative and Rationality

15.25-15.55 Coffee

Session III. 
Chair: Hanne Appelqvist
15.55-16.30 María José Alcaraz León: Warranted Emotional Responses to Artworks and
the Problem of Moral Education through the Arts
16.35-17.10 Angela Curran: Aristotle on the Nature of Our Affective Responses to Literature
17.15-17.50 Stephen Chamberlain: Emotion and Imagination in the Rationality of Fiction

Friday May 31

09.15-10.45 Plenary talk by Elisabeth Schellekens:
Understanding Fiction: Concepts, Character and Coherence
(Pinni B 1097. Chair: Jukka Mikkonen)

10.45-11.15 Coffee

Session IV. (Pinni B 1096)
Chair: Hanne Appelqvist
11.15-11.50 Riku Juti: Philosophical Lessons from Dickens
11.55-12.30 Timo Vuorio: A Novel as an Argument. Dostojevsky on Crime

Session V. (Pinni B 1097)
Chair: Leila Haaparanta
11.15-11.50 Hanna Meretoja: Literature, Ethics and a Sense of History
11.55-12.30 Olli-Pekka Moisio: Ernst Bloch and Literature

12.30-13.30 Lunch

Session VI. (Pinni B 1096)
Chair: Jenni Tyynelä
13.30-14.05 Jukka Mikkonen: Literary Experience, Reason, and Philosophical Insight
14.10-14.45 Ana Falcato: Form is an Expression of Content. John Coetzee against Substitution Ethical Thought
14.50-15.25 Bridget Vincent: Reasoning with Literature. Poetic and Prosodic Irrationality                                
Session VII. (Pinni B 1097)
Chair: Hanne Appelqvist
13.30-14.05 Niklas Forsberg: Teachings of Density and Distance. Remarks on the Philosophical Significance of Novels beyond the Presence of “Philosophy”   
14.10-14.45 Ingeborg Löfgren: Cavell and Projective Imagination in Philosophy and Literature – Clarification, Mystification, and the Logic of Narration
14.50-15.25 Nora Hämäläinen: Cora Diamond, Alice Crary and an Extended Conception of Rationality

15.25-15.55 Coffee

16.00-17.30 Plenary talk by Garry Hagberg: TBA
(Pinni B 1097. Chair: Hanne Appelqvist)

Closing Words by Leila Haaparanta

The conference is organized by Prof. Leila Haaparanta’s research project Judgment and Human Rationality, funded by the Academy of Finland.

For more information about the event, please contact Hanne Appelqvist (hanne.appelqvist -at- helsinki.fi) or Jenni Tyynelä (jenni.tyynela -at- uta.fi).
Aboagora - Between Arts and Sciences
Turku, Finland, 13 - 15 August 2013

Registration is now open, and closes on May 31, 2013.
For full programme, online registration and conference tickets, please visit www.aboagora.fi.

"The Human Machine"

Aboagora is an event that promotes dialogue between the arts, humanities and sciences, and aims at challenging and breaking boundaries between arts and the scholarly world. The programme consists of workshops, keynote lectures and concerts. Aboagora is a joint effort by the Turku Music Festival, the Department of Cultural History at the University of Turku and the Donner Institute, Åbo Akademi University.

Aboagora 2013 discusses the complex relationships between man and machine. The human being itself can be viewed as a corporeal machine, an assemblage of forces, actions and mechanisms, from the optics of the eye to the processes of cognition. It is also possible to interpret the machine as an extension of human senses. The boundaries between man and machine can be blurred by using technological devices as integral parts of the human body.

The theme 'The Human Machine' can also pay attention on all those practices that create humanness in a machine: How we assume machines to feel and think? What kind of personal qualities do they have? Machines have also served as the vehicles of human creativity, as tools but also as the expressions of abstract thoughts. Aboagora wishes to address this fascinating area that has been a fertile ground for artistic and scientific explorations during recent decades.

Keynote speakers include Bruce Sterling (Science Fiction Author, USA), Kevin Warwick (Professor of Cybernetics, UK), Mia Consalvo (Research Chair of Game Studies and Design, Canada), Timo Airaksinen (Philosopher, Finland).

Among the workshop members are Tuomas Lukka (Zenrobotics Corporation), Timo Kaitaro (Philosophy & Neuropsychology), Kathleen Richardson (Social Anthropology), Mika Pantzar (Consumer Research Centre), Alf Rehn (Chair of Management and Organization), Jussi Parikka (Media Theory), John Armitage (Media Arts), Samuli Torssonen (Film director), Veijo Hietala (Media Studies), Mia Lövheim (Sociology of Religion), Susanna Paasonen (Media Studies), Johanna Sumiala (Media Studies), André Jansson (Media & Communication Studies), and Alice Della Penna (Biology).

The registration fee for the symposium is 45 € (for students and post-graduate students 25 €). It includes participation for all keynote lectures, admission to all workshops, three lunches and coffee/tea, and conference reception.


Coordinator Asko Nivala
Cultural History, University of Turku
phone +358 (0)2 333 6294
University of Tampere, May 30−31, 2013



All Thursday sessions are held at Pinni B 1096

09.00 Welcome by Leila Haaparanta

09.15−10.45 Plenary Talk by Kathleen Stock: Fiction, Belief, Imagining and Cognitive Value

10.45−11.15 Coffee

11.15−11.50 Petr Kotatko: Narration in Decay

11.55−12.30 Arto Laitinen: On Literary Fiction, Science Fiction and Thought Experiments in Practical Philosophy

12.30−13.30 Lunch

13.30−14.05 Lars-Olof Åhlberg: Imaginary and Imagined Worlds in Narrative Fiction

14.10−14.45 Karen Simecek: The Rationality of Poetry

14.50−15.25 Alexander Bareis: The Interpretation of Fictional Narrative and Rationality

15.25−15.55 Coffee

15.55−16.30 María José Alcaraz León: Warranted Emotional Responses to Artworks and the Problem of Moral Education through the Arts

16.35−17.10 Angela Curran: Aristotle on the Nature of Our Affective Responses to Literature

17.15−17.50 Stephen Chamberlain: Emotion and Imagination in the Rationality of Fiction

19.00− Conference Dinner at the Restaurant Henriks


09.15−10.45 Plenary Talk by Elisabeth Schellekens: Title TBA (Pinni B 1096)

10.45−11.15 Coffee

11.15−11.50 Parallel Sessions
Riku Juti: Philosophical Lessons from Dickens (Pinni B1096)

Hanna Meretoja: Literature, Ethics and a Sense of History (Pinni B 1097)

11.55−12.30 Parallel Sessions
Timo Vuorio: A Novel as an Argument. Dostojevsky on Crime (Pinni B 1096)

Olli−Pekka Moisio: Ernst Bloch and Literature (Pinni B 1097)

12.30−13.30 Lunch

13.30−15.00 Plenary Talk by Garry Hagberg: Title TBA (Pinni B 1096)

15.00−15.30 Coffee

15.30−16.05 Parallel Sessions
Jukka Mikkonen: Literature, Irrationality, and Moral Reasoning (Pinni B 1096)

Niklas Forsberg: Teachings of Density and Distance. Remarks on the Philosophical Significance of Novels beyond the Presence of “Philosophy” (Pinni B 1097)

16.10−16.45 Parallel Sessions
Ana Falcato: Form is an Expression of Content. John Coetzee against Substitution of Ethical Thought (Pinni B 1096)

Ingeborg Löfgren: Cavell and Projective Imagination in Philosophy and Literature – Clarification, Mystification, and the Logic of Narration (Pinni B 1097)

16.50−17.25 Parallel Sessions
Bridget Vincent: Reasoning with Literature. Poetic and Prosodic Irrationality (Pinni B 1096)

Nora Hämäläinen: Cora Diamond, Alice Crary and an Extended Conception of Rationality (Pinni B 1097)

Closing Words by Leila Haaparanta (Pinni B 1096)

International Conference
November 15-16, 2012
Department of Political and Economic Studies
University of Helsinki

The problematic of biopolitics has become increasingly important in the social sciences.
Inaugurated by Michel Foucault’s genealogical research on the governance of sexuality,
crime and mental illness in modern Europe, the research on biopolitics has developed into a broader interdisciplinary orientation, addressing the rationalities of power over
living beings in diverse spatial and temporal contexts.

This conference focuses on the fundamental paradox of biopolitics, the conversion of the positive and productive power of life into the negative power of exclusion and
annihilation. While this conversion of biopolitics into 'thanatopolitics' was noted
already in Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality I, its full implications have been
elaborated in the more recent theories of biopolitics of Giorgio Agamben, Roberto
Esposito and others.

The conference brings together an international group of scholars with diverse
disciplinary backgrounds and approaches to biopolitics in order to address the paradox of biopolitics both theoretically, through logical, hermeneutic and genealogical analysis,
and empirically, focusing on the process of thanatopolitical conversion in a variety of
political regimes: (neo)liberalism, socialism and fascism.

The conference is funded by the Academy of Finland.


Thursday, November 15: 13-18
Economicum, Seminar Room 3-4, Arkadiankatu 7

Panel 1: Biopolitics, Violence and Care

13.15 Sergei Prozorov (University of Helsinki): Opening Remarks
13.30 Johanna Oksala (University of Helsinki): State Violence and Biopolitical
14.00 Nick Vaughan-Williams (University of Warwick): EU Border Security Practices and the Figure of the ‘Irregular Migrant’: Biopolitical Governance, Thanatopolitical Writing, Zoopolitical Critique
14.30 Susanna Lindberg (University of Tampere): The Obligatory Gift of Organ Transplants
15.00 Discussion

15.30 Break

Panel 2: Biopolitics beyond Liberalism

15.45 Rolf Frankenberger (Eberhard Karls University Tübingen): Governmentality and the Comparative Analysis of Dictatorships
16.15 Sergei Prozorov (University of Helsinki): Making Bodies: The Biopolitics of
16.45 Artemy Magun (European University at St Petersburg): Death as a Negative Magnitude in the Work of Andrei Platonov
17.15 Discussion

Friday, Nov 16: 9-12
Department of Political and Economic Studies, Lecture Hall, Unioninkatu 37

Panel 3: Post-Foucauldian Perspectives on the Theory and Practice of Biopolitics

09.15 Mika Ojakangas (University of Jyvaskyla): The Pagan Origins of Biopower and
09.45 Simona Rentea (Aberystwyth University): Abstract Life and the Manipulation of the Natural Frame in Contemporary Liberal Biopolitics
10.15 Jemima Repo (University of Helsinki): The Life and Death of Sexuality beyond
10.45 Jaakko Ailio (University of Tampere): Liberal Thanatopolitics and the HIV/AIDS
11.15 Discussion

No registration required. For any queries please contact Dr Sergei Prozorov
(sergei.prozorov at helsinki.fi)

Kansainvälinen kaksoissymposium sekä LFS:n syksyn ohjelma

Luonnonfilosofian seura järjestää konferenssin Hundred Years of Gestalt Psychology, eli ”Sata vuotta hahmopsykologiaa”  yhdessä saksalaisen GTA:n eli International Society for Gestalt Theory:n kanssa.

Symposiumin ohjelmapäivät tapahtuvat Helsingissä Tieteitten talossa 28.09-29.09.2012. Ohjelma on Seuramme kotisivulla www.lfs.fi  (suora linkki tämän tiedotteen lopussa), jossa on myös ohjeet ilmoittautumisesta ja osallistumisesta Helsingin Yliopiston vastaanotolle perjantaina 28.09 klo 18.00.

Symposium tarjoaa mahdollisuuden tutustua kansainväliseen ilmapiiriin ja ajatustenvaihtoon alan kotimaisten ja saksalaisten huippujen kanssa. Osallistumismaksu (opiskelijoilta 20€, LFS:n jäseniltä 30€, muilta 50€) sisältää 24 esitelmää, neljät kahvit, yliopiston vastaanoton ja pianokonsertin.

Muut ohjelmamme ovat tavanmukaisesti parillisten viikkojen tiistaina Tieteiden talossa, salissa 505, klo 18.15 -20.00.

18.9.2012 Dos. Tarkko Oksala: Electromediatiivinen kasvatus, haaste
tieteelle ja humanismille. Kommentattorina Tkt Viljo Martikainen.

02.10.12 Prof. Uskali Mäki: Tieteitten välisyys, laiminlyöty alue

16.10.12 Prof. Ilkka Hanski:"Miksi lajien kato ja luonnon monimuotoisuuden häviäminen ei kiinnosta ihmisiä?"

30.10.12 PhD  Martti Puohiniemi: Sosiaalipsykologisen arvotutkimuksen historia, nykyisyys ja tulevat haasteet.

13.11.12 TkT Viljo Martikainen: Ymmärryksen ymmärrys. Kommentaattorina
Dos. Tarkko Oksala.

27.11.12  Seuran syykokous ja Emeritusprofessori Stig Stenholmin
esitelmä: Fyysikon pyrkimys totuuteen.

11.12.12 Pikkujoulu: Heikki Mäntylän lyhytfilmejä


Avril Styrman, sihteeri, www.lfs.fi
+358 40 7000 589
Konferenssi, Tampere: Judgement and Justification (24.-26.9.)
Judgement and Justification Conference
Philosophy/School of Social Sciences and Humanities
University of Tampere, Finland, September 25-26

Ainakin Immanuel Kantista lähtien arvostelman luonne on ollut yksi filosofian keskeisistä tutkimuskohteista. Modernin logiikan isäksi kutsutun Gottlob Fregen ansiosta arvostelman katsotaan koostuvan teosta, jossa jokin propositionaalinen sisältö, ajatus, esitetään totena. Toisaalta väitteiden voidaan katsoa olevan arvostelmia, jotka
kielen avulla tehdään julkisiksi. Arvostelman tekijä esittää olevansa oikeutettu arvostelman tekoon, mikä tarkoittaa sitä, että hänellä on oikeutus arvostelmaan. Jotkin arvostelman sisältöjen tyypit, esim. moraalisia arvoja tai makuja koskevat arvostelman sisällöt, herättävät erityislaatuisia kysymyksiä liittyen oikeutuksen luonteeseen.
Yleisesti ottaen filosofit ovat käsitelleet arvostelmien alkuperään ja oikeutuksen legitimiteetin kysymyksiä. Tällainen tutkimus ei ole ainoastaan kuvailevaa, vaan saattaa johtaa oikeutuskäytäntöjen kriittiseen tarkasteluun, kuten esimerkiksi Michael Dummettin filosofiassa.

Tämän kansainvälisen konferenssin tarkoitus on koota yhteen filosofian eri alojen tutkijoita tarkastelemaan arvostelman luonnetta ja oikeutusta pääsääntöisesti systemaattisesta näkökulmasta. Konferenssin kutsu esitelmiä varten julkistettiin ensimmäisen kerran kevättalvella 2012. Konferenssissa esitettäväksi on tarjottu erittäin
korkealaatuisia abstrakteja, joiden perusteella esitelmöijät valitaan kesä- heinäkuussa. Yhteensä konferenssissa esitetään 24 esitelmää. Esitelmien parhaimmisto on tarkoitus julkaista kirjassa, jonka kustantajaksi etsitään kansainvälinen merkittävä tiedekustantamo.

Konferenssin pääpuhujat ovat:
Professor Katalin Farkas (Central European University, Budapest)
Katalin Farkasin pääasiallisin tutkimuskohden on mielenfilosofia. Kirjassaan The Subject's Point of View (Oxford University Press, 2008) hän on puolustanut internalismiksi –kutsuttua kantaa. Katalin Farkas on kotoisin Budapestissa, mutta hän on vieraillut seuraavissa instituuteissa: University of Sydney, The Center for Subjectivity Research Kööpenhamina, Australian National University, Canberra.
Hänellä on Kerstin Hesselgren Visiting Chair Tukholman yliopistossa. Elokuusta 2010 hän on toiminut CEU:n provostina ja akateemisena vararehtorina.

Professori Maria van der Schaarin (Leiden)
Van der Schaarin erikoisalueita ovat filosofinen logiikka ja sen historia. Professori van der Schaarin työn alla oleva projekti koskee arvostelman teoriaa sekä historiallisesta että systemaattisesta näkökulmasta. Historiallisesti projekti ulottuu Lockesta ns. Brentano –koulukunnan filosofeihin, joihin kuuluu myös
puolalainen K. Twardowski. Systemaattisesti projekti liittyy matemaattisen konstruktivismin perusteisiin.

Professor Folke Tersman (Uppsala)
Professori Folke Tersman on käytännöllisen filosofian professori Uppsalan yliopistossa sekä Honorary Research Fellow, Auckland University. Hän on julkaissut kirjan Moral Disagreement. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006, sekä lukuisia moraalisiin
arvostelmiin liittyviä artikkeleita.

_Monday 24.9. _
Paavo Koli Lecture Theatre, Pinni A2100
9:45 Opening  - Leila Haaparanta
10:00 Assertion and Proof - Maria van der Schaar (Leiden)
11:30 Break
11:45 Justification and Truth Conditions in the Concept of Knowledge -  Dale Jacquette (Bern)
12:30 On Judgement and Commitment - Tuomo Aho (Helsinki)
13:15 Lunch
14:30 Justification, Responsibility and Doxastic agency - Conor McHugh (Southampton)
15:15 Coffee

_2 Parallel Sessions_

I Paavo Koli
16:00 Formal and Cognitive Foundations of Probabilistic Justification - Niki Pfeifer (LMU Munich)
16:45 Justifications and Wrong Judgements - Giuseppe Primiero (Ghent)

II Pinni A3111
16:00 No Rest for the Realist - Why Dummett's Challenge is still a Threat - Johan Gersel (Copenhagen)
16:45 Judgement and Justification: a Phenomenological Point of View - Mirja Hartimo (Helsinki)

17:30 Welcoming Reception  (Pinni B4132)

_Tuesday 25.9. _
Paavo Koli Lecture Theatre, Pinni A2100
10:00 Assent, Judgement and Belief - Katalin Farkas (CEU)
11:30 Break
11:45 Reflective Equilibrium and Justification - William Knorpp (James Madison University)
12:30  Intuitionism about Epistemic Judgements - Rachael Boch (Brigham Young University)
13:15 Lunch
14:30 Conceiving and Justifying: What is the Connection, if any? - Leila Haaparanta (Tampere)
15:15 Coffee

_2 Parallel Sessions_

I Paavo Koli
16:00  Believing, Judging and Supposing - Benoit Gaultier (Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris)
16:45 Easy Knowledge and the Scope of the Epistemic Theories of Justification - Joose Järvenkylä  (Tampere)

II Pinni A3111
16:00 Justifying Modal Beliefs and the Analogy to Perception - Margot Strohminger (St. Andrews)
16:45-17:30 Coordination and Primary Intension - John Hawthorne and Juhani Yli-Vakkuri (Oxford)

19:00 Conference dinner  (TBA)

_Wednesday 26.9. _
Paavo Koli Lecture Theatre, Pinni A2100
10:00 Disagreeing Judgements: Ethics and Elsewhere - Folke Tersman (Uppsala)
11:30 Break
11:45 Moral Disagreement and Metaethical Variability - Francesco Orsi (Tartu)
12:30 Moral Knowledge by Testimony - Amber Riaz (University of Management Sciences, Lahore)
13:15 Lunch
14:30 Moral Judgement and Moral Reality: a Non-Orthodox Humean Approach to Justification - Dejan Simkovic (Sydney)
15:15 Coffee

_2 Parallel Sessions_

I Paavo Koli
16:00 The Possibility of Assertion - Alfredo Di Giorgio (Bari) & Daniele Chiffi (Padova)
16:45 G.E. Moore and the Nature of Judgement - Alma Korko (Tampere)

II Pinni A3111
16:00 Wittgenstein on Music and Rules - Hanne Appelqvist (Helsinki)

17:30 Ending

Information: jani.hakkarainen[at]uta.fi

Organising Committee:
Professor Leila Haaparanta
Docent Mirja Hartimo
Dr Jani Hakkarainen
Dr Antti Keskinen
Dr Heikki J. Koskinen

The conference is organised and financed by the Academy of Finland project
Judgement and Human Rationality (http://www.uta.fi/yky/judgement/index.html).
Konferens i Uppsala den 15-18 augusti: "Subjectivity, Selfhood and Agency in the Arabic and Latin Traditions "

Organiserad av projekten Understanding Agency (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) samt Subjectivity and Selfhood in the Arabic and Latin Traditions (ERC).

Plats: Engelska parken, Ihre-salen

Keynote speakers:
Taneli Kukkonen (Jyväskylä / Otago, NZ)
Calvin Normore (McGill / UCLA)
Udo Thiel (Graz)
Lilli Alanen (Uppsala)

Alla intresserade välkomna!

För mer information och program, se http://ssaltua.blogspot.se/

Kontakt: tomas.ekenberga(a)filosofi.uu.se
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