Disagreements: from Theory to Practice
Disagreements: from Theory to Practice.
University of Tartu, March 11th -13th, 2020
The theoretical aspects of disagreements in fields such as ontology, logic, epistemology, and ethics have already received extensive treatment in the philosophical literature. There is a plethora of views debated at an increased level of sophistication at a very high level of abstraction (e.g. conciliations vs steadfast views in the epistemology of disagreement). What is much less discussed are the practical consequences of these theoretical models of disagreement. The conference “Disagreements: from Theory to Practice” aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice and inquire into the implications of theoretical positions for real life disagreements.
We welcome abstracts on this broad theme. Possible presentation topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Value conflicts and how to resolve them
- Laypeople and disagreement among experts
- Disagreement and scientific consensus
- Metaethical disagreements
- Moral expertise and moral disagreement
- Introspective disagreements
- Practical implications of views in the epistemology of disagreement
- Practical implications of views in the metaphysics of disagreement
- Deep disagreements and practice
- Political disagreements
Abstracts should not be longer than 500 words and be prepared for blind review. The submission deadline for abstracts is January 15th. The abstracts should be submitted to the following email address: disagreements2020 [ät] ut.ee
Workshop "Postphenomenology, Technoscience and Hermeneutics"
May 4-7, 2020, workshop "Postphenomenology, Technoscience and Hermeneutics", teacher: Don Ihde, Distinguished Professorprofessor of Stony Brook University
t least since his POSTPHENOMENOLOGY, ESSAYS IN THE POSTMODERN CONTEXT (1993), Don Ihde has been known as the founder of postphenomenology, a modified phenomenology and pragmatism focused upon analysing technologies. It continues some phenomenological style, to which is added the insights of recent Pragmatism (Rorty) and classical Dewey with his emphasis upon an experimental organism/environment model of analysis. His own focal research—for now 40+ years—has been imagining technologies with a development of "material sensitivity" in relation to human experience and skill development highly influenced by Merleau-Ponty and Dreyfus. His 1998 EXPANDING HERMENEUTICS: VISUALISM IN SCIENCE looked into the human perceptual bodily relations to science practice and MATERIAL HERMENEUTICS follows these consequences. He is proposing to destroy the duality of the "Diltheyan Divide" and develop a singular hermeneutic centered style of analysis for both natural and human sciences.
Seminars take place every day at 10:00-13:30, public lectures on May 4, 5 and 6 at 16-18. One day seminars are replaced by practical work.
Schedule of the public lectures:
4 May: Why Material Hermeneutics? Otzy the iceman as a "pure" example of Material Hermeneutics
5 May: Why Civilizations Fail.
6 May: Postscript: Postphenomenology and Material Hermeneutics.
Readings for the workshop, to be read through beforehand:
Ihde, Don 2009, Postphenomenology and Technoscience
Ihde, Don 1993, Postphenomenology. Essays in the Postmodern Context, Introduction: Postphenomenology, pp 1-8
Ihde, Don 1998, Expanding Hermeneutics. Visualism in Science, pp 1-25 and part 4 Expanding hermeneutics, pp 139-198
Verbeek, Peter-Paul 2003, Material Hermeneutics. Techne 6:3, pp 91-96
Friis et al 2012, Book Symposium on Don Ihde's Expanding Hermeneutics: Visualism in Science, Philosophy and Technology, Vol 25, No. 2, pp. 249-270
The workshop is appropriate for students of all levels, beginning from advanced bachelor level, and also all other interested people are welcome. It is necessary to register beforehand. Participation is free. It is necessary to register beforehand until 3 February 2020 on the registration form (see below). Announcement of the selection process: 10 February 2020. A limited number of travel bursaries will be available for students from abroad.Students can obtain 3 ECTS for the workshop (code of course in SIS: FLFI.03.107), for which they must submit a short essay by an appointed deadline.
To prepare for the workshop we have a reading group (FLFI.03.094) where we discuss the compulsory materials. The two courses can be taken separately.
Everyone interested is welcome to participate in either/both of them.
More detailed information will become available during the spring semester.
Contact: Ave Mets (avemets [ät] ut.ee)