Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

We plan to dedicate a special issue of Organon F to modal logic. The special issue will be published in the first half of 2019 and will have the title below:

Reflecting on the legacy of C.I. Lewis: contemporary and historical perspectives on modal logic

We invite submissions presenting
– technical results in any area of modal logic, provided that they are illustrated in a detailed way and are accessible to a broad audience;

– philosophical applications (or discussing philosophical aspects) of modal logic, provided that they are connected to a relevant tradition of studies;

– historical discussions on the development of modal logic after C.I. Lewis's early works, provided that they have some relevance for contemporary investigations.

The special issue will be guest-edited by Matteo Pascucci (Vienna University of Technology and Slovak Academy of Sciences) and Ádám Tamás Tuboly (Hungarian Academy of Sciences and University of Pécs). It will include three invited articles by established researchers in the field and contributed manuscripts selected via a double-blind reviewing process. There are no restrictions regarding the style of submitted manuscripts, but the authors of accepted contributions will be asked to prepare their final versions according to the journal's guidelines. Manuscripts should be sent in pdf format by

15 September 2018

to any of the guest-editors (please, put ORGANON-F-MODAL-LOGIC-SUBMISSION as a subject):

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Feel free to contact the guest-editors for further information on the special issue and on the format of submissions.

Call for Papers The 2nd Bucharest-Budapest Workshop in Philosophy
Budapest, Institute of Philosophy, RCH, HAS
28-29 July 2018

HUMEANISMS

In various branches of philosophy, several positions are called "Humean". If someone holds that modal features supervene on the spatiotemporal distribution of fundamental non-modal properties, then (s)he is a Humean. If someone argues that our reasons for action cannot be explained in terms of our beliefs without reference to desires, then (s)he is a Humean. This workshop seeks answers to questions about various forms of Humeanisms. Although Humeanism is a well-known philosophical view, the conditions for labeling a position Humean are not always clear. One might say that Humeans are those who take themselves as modern adherents to Hume's philosophy -- but under what interpretation? Vice versa, in the light of contemporary Humeanisms, how can we answer the question whether Hume, himself, was a Humean? Can one elaborate contemporary Humeanism as a unified, all-purpose strategy for approaching philosophical problems? We are looking for papers that discuss (a) Humean strategies in metaphysics, epistemology, practical philosophy or phenomenology, and (b) theories in these areas that engage critically and constructively with Hume's own philosophy.

We invite submissions for presentations (30 min talk + 15 min Q&A). Please send a 500 word abstract to any of the email addresses below for double blind review.

Important dates:
• Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2018.
• Communication of acceptance: May 1, 2018.

Invited speakers include:
• Miren Boehm
• Marian David
• Michael Esfeld
• Kevin Mulligan
• Steff Rocknak

Organizers:
• Tamas Demeter (Budapest)
• Laszlo Kocsis (Pécs)
• Iulian Toader (Salzburg/Bucharest)

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Sixty Years of an Idea: Peter Winch's "The Idea of a Social Science" after more than Half a Century
University of Pécs, Hungary

Date: 30th-31st March 2018

Organizers:
Department of Sociology, University of Pécs, and
MTA BTK Lendület Morals and Science Research Group

Peter Winch’s The Idea of a Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy was first published in 1958 – and it is still in the forefront of controversies. Winch’s Wittgensteinian approach to sociological problems, his conception of understanding (Verstehen) and its focus on rule-following, and his vision on the relation of social science and philosophy found a peculiar place within the Verstehen-tradition and collided with alternative conceptions of understanding (most importantly, Max Weber’s verstehende Soziologie). Winch’s view of social science made him a worthy opponent of many different and well-entrenched positions in the philosophy of the social sciences – and after having been labeled the ’linguistic variant of Dilthey’, a ’collective solipsist’ and a radical relativist, in the introduction to the second edition (published in 1990) he took steps toward a slightly modified and softened position – without revising the original text.

This workshop aims to assess the afterlife of Winch’s book, to take up topics central to the text and to Winch’s oeuvre (philosophy of the social sciences, interpretive social science, social theory, ethics), and revisit them after more than half a century of their initial formulation.  We invite submissions on the legacy of Peter Winch’s thought for the philosophy of the social sciences and social scientific methodology, particularly in the context of Verstehen and interpretation.

The questions our workshop aims to address include but are not limited to the following:
-    How does the Winchian account of interpretation relate to different concepts of social scientific understanding?
-    What kind of philosophical consequences can be drawn from a Winchian view regarding the building blocks of society and social life?
-    What kind of consequences could be derived for the practice of sociology, anthropology or political science?
-    What kind of ethical considerations are worth addressing regarding society and interpretation?

Abstracts of about 500 words should be sent to Dr. Akos Sivado This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Speakers include:
Michael Campbell (University of Pardubice)
Katalin Füzér (University of Pécs)
Juliette Harkin (University of East Anglia)
Marcus Morgan (University of Bristol)
Rupert Read (University of East Anglia)
Lynette Reid (Dalhousie University)
Paul A. Roth (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Mark Theunissen (The New School for Social Research)
Leonidas Tsilipakos (University of Bristol)
Christopher Winch (King’s College, London)

The deadline for submissions is 1st December 2017.

Consequences of the Ontological Turn – Methodological and Theoretical Perspectives
University of Pécs, Hungary

Date: 9-10th March 2018

Organizers:
Department of Sociology, University of Pécs, and
MTA BTK Lendület Morals and Science Research Group

The ’ontological turn’ in anthropological methodology has been the topic of much discussion in anthropological theory and the philosophy of the social sciences. The ’turn’ generates new problems for both disciplines regarding the role of anthropological fieldwork (or experimentation), the methods of interpreting cultures alien to our own, and the ways in which conceptual frameworks are formed and reconfigured.
While much attention has been paid to the philosophical underpinnings of this methodology and to its consequences regarding anthropological practice, this workshop attempts to integrate the philosophical and the anthropological side of the ontological coin.
We look forward to contributions from the disciplines of philosophy, anthropology and other social sciences that might benefit from the insights of the turn’s methodological program, such as e.g. the turn towards the things themselves that figure in the social life of various communities, the application of the extended mind thesis in fieldwork, or bridging the gap between Western and non-Western concepts of sociality.

The topics to be discussed include but are not limited to the following:
-    What role does the ontological turn play in actual fieldwork?
-    Should and/or could one overcome the relativistic implications of such a methodology?
-    What are the philosophical consequences of the turn towards ’the things themselves’?
-   What can the disciplines learn from each other: how can philosophy illuminate anthropological practice, and how can this practice influence philosophical reasoning?

Abstracts of about 500 words should be sent to Dr. Akos Sivado, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Confirmed speakers:
Matei Candea (University of Cambridge)
Paolo Heywood (University of Cambridge)
Martin Holbraad (University College London)
Morten Axel Pedersen (University of Copenhagen)
Martin Paleček (University of Hradec Kralové)
Andrew Pickering (University of Exeter)
Mark Risjord (Emory University)

The extended deadline for submissions is 15th January 2018.

We are organizing a series of workshops with the title "Recasting the Treatise", focusing on the contrasts and differences between Hume's Treatise and his later philosophical works that descended from it. We are planning to hold three workshops, the eventual outcome of which is planned to be a collection of papers to be published by a suitable publisher. The locations, timings, and rough boundaries are as follows:

  • The first workshop, to be held in Budapest on the 15th-16th March 2018, will focus on topics from Treatise Book 1, the first Enquiry, and relevant essays.

  • The second workshop, provisionally planned to be held in Oxford in September 2018, will be devoted to Treatise Book 2, the Four Dissertations of 1757 (notably the Dissertation on the Passions), and relevant essays.

  • The third workshop, provisionally planned to be held in Budapest in the spring of 2019, will be focused on Treatise Book 3, the second Enquiry, and relevant essays.

This structure is not intended to be rigid, and proposals that draw connections between the various themes will also be welcome. Efforts will be made to provide financial support for accommodation and travel for those whose abstracts are accepted, but are unable to cover their costs.

Organizers:

Invited members include: Kate Abramson, Miren Boehm, Don Garrett, Lorenzo Greco, James Harris, Jennifer Marusic, Amyas Merivale, Dan O’Brien, Hsueh Qu, Jacqueline Taylor.

At this stage we are inviting extended abstracts of about 1,000 words for the first workshop. The deadline for submission is 7th of January 2018.
See also: http://www.davidhume.org/workshops/.