Philosophy Conference Panels

 
Date
Panels organized as part of the
14th Annual International Conference on Philosophy, 27-30 May 2019, Athens, Greece
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27-30 May
2019
Decolonisation & Desuperiorisation: On the Dangers of Western Thought
Stream Leader: Dr. Bjorn Freter, Independent Researcher, Germany.
In this panel we want to stimulate the discussion that Western thought must understand that its central task must be its desuperiorisation. Desuperiorisation has to be the part of the process of decolonisation form the West. We are looking for contributions that help to stimulate this discussion, either by working on some of the named questions, by presenting examples how non-western thinking handles the western superiorism, by showing how to practice desuperiorisation e.g. in educational, academic or social environments of different kinds. Of course, other contributions vital to these fields of research are also most welcome. You may participate as presenter of one paper or as an observer.
Deadline: 15 April 2019
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27-30 May
2019
Creativity as Meaning-Constitutive Human Agency
Stream Leader: Dr. Natalia Smirnova, Professor & Head, “Philosophical Problems of Creativity” Department, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia.
This panel is focusing on the common/general language of creativity’s study formation in an interdisciplinary semantic space. Our main effort will be to help move towards this problem’s solution. Philosophy (epistemology) will be viewed as an interdisciplinary framework for psychological, linguistic and artistic critic’s interdisciplinary studies’ integration. The epistemological aspect of the problem consists in regarding creativity as a meaning-constitution process in human reasoning, activity and social organization. The heuristic power of the phenomenological and lingua-communicative (analytical philosophy of language) approaches will be estimated. The cognitive dimension of creativity will be observed, mainly in a socio-phenomenological perspective, as a meaning-constitution subjectivity and posterior process of intersubjective meanings’ sedimentation process, in the flux of cultural translation. Hopefully, it will be demonstrated to what extent the intersubjective meanings’ sedimentation process has been connected with the so-called “meaning-shift” and “split-sense” and how it leads to the new meaning connotations’ emergence. For this reason, special attention will be paid to the so-called “hard problem” of natural language’s (vernacular’s) creativity: epistemology of metaphor and the role of tropes in general in meaning-constitution activity.
Deadline: 15 April 2019
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27-30 May
2019
Women in the History of Early Modern Philosophy
Stream Leader: Dr. Sandra Plastina, Associate professor in History of Modern Philosophy, Department of Humanities, University of Calabria, Italy.
In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the learned ladies of the past as philosophers and scientists. Challenging both a deep-rooted prejudice against female intellectual skills and the silence of standard narratives of the history of philosophy, a number of works has demonstrated that women contributed significantly to philosophy. This panel aims at emphasizing women’s contribution to philosophy and science in the early modern period (broadly understood, from the Renaissance to the early Enlightenment), focusing, in particular (but not exclusively), on almost neglected figures from Italy (e.g., Tullia d’Aragona, Camilla Gregetta Erculiani and Eleonora Giuseppa Barbapiccola), France (e.g. Marie de Gournay and Gabrielle Suchon), and England (e.g. Damaris Masham and Catharine Cockburn). Furthermore, In order to avoid the gender bias, women were forced to find alternative ways of expressing their philosophical views, such as private correspondences, publishing anonymously, or writing in defence of eminent philosophers. A special focus will be given to these alternative ways of philosophising.
Deadline: 15 April 2019
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