Upcoming conferences and workshops
From this page you can find detailed info on upcoming conferences and workshops organized by the Department of Philosophy. If you are looking for a past event, click on the appropriate year from the side menu.
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 many claim? Is post-truth a phenomenon confined to politics or does it pervade our culture as a whole? Does post-truth leave any room for engaged and reasoned debate over facts and values? And looking at past and present philosophy, how does post-truth relate to discussions on the nature of truth, on the genealogy and deconstruction of truth, and on truth-related values such as knowledge or truthfulness? Finally, should we come to terms with post-truth, and how, or should we attempt to resist it, and how?
We encourage submissions on these and related questions, including, if desired, with reference to the Estonian context.
We also welcome submissions on any other topic and area of philosophy.
Languages of the conference will be Estonian and English.
Deadline for submitting abstracts: March 15th, acceptance notices by March 31st
Requirements: in Estonian or English, 200-300 words, preferably 3-5 keywords
Link to abstract submission form
75 euros - accommodation at a hotel (2 nights, one of two beds in a double room), catering
50 euros - accommodation at a hotel (2 nights, one of two beds in a double room), catering (student rate)
25 euros - catering only, accommodation must be arranged by the participant.
In addition to plenary and parallel sessions the conference will feature a culture and entertainment program, including creative activity workshops.
Questions concerning substantive matters - head organizer Roomet Jakapi (roomet.jakapi [ät] ut.ee)
Questions concerning administrative matters - Triin Paaver (triin.paaver [ät] ut.ee)
Roomet Jakapi, Francesco Orsi, Triin Paaver, Jaanus Sooväli, Edit Talpsepp, Uku Tooming, Mats Volberg
Conference is organised by the The Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics, supported by the University of Tartu’s ASTRA project, PER ASPERA (European Union, European Regional Development Fund). The conference has been supported by the Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies (European Union, European Regional Development Fund) and is related to research project IUT20-5 (Estonian Ministry of Education and Research).
Tartu Graduate Conference in 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 are working on this area and other related topics.
For further inquiries, feel free to contact Triinu Eesmaa (conference coordinator) at: triinu.eesmaa [ät] gmail.com
Conference is organised by the The Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts, supported by the University of Tartu’s ASTRA project, PER ASPERA (European Union, European Regional Development Fund).