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?
Conference programme (updates 10.05.2017)
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.
Registration form (use the flag icon in the upper right corner to change the language)
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
The conference is organised 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).