Sixty Years of an Idea

The MTA BTK Lendület Morals and Science Research Group,
the Department of Sociology, University of Pécs,
and the Doctoral School of Philosophy, University of Pécs
cordially invite you to the upcoming workshop:

Sixty Years of an Idea: Peter Winch's "The Idea of a Social Science" after More than Half a Century


30th March
10:00-11:00 – Akos Sivado (PTE): The Kind-ness of Strangers: Winch’s Concept of Interpretation Revisited

11:00-12:00 – Leonidas Tsilipakos (Bristol): The Idea of an Ethically Committed Social Science

12:00-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-14:30 – Mark Theunissen (New School for Social Research): The Idea of a Social Science Then and Now

14:30-15:30 – Jonas Ahlskog & Olli Lagerspetz (Abo Akademi): The Pincer Movement: Winch and Collingwood

15:30-16:00 – Coffee break

16:00-17:00 – Tadeusz Szawiel (Warsaw): The Universalizability of Moral Judgements – The Uniqueness of the Moral Agent Revisited

17:00-18:00 – Steven Burns (Dalhousie): Trying to Make Sense of The Idea of a Social Science

31st March
09:00-10:00 – Paul A. Roth (UCSC): Resolving Winch’s Dilemma: Narrative Explanations and The Idea of a Social Science

10:00-11:00 – Michael Campbell (Pardubice): Realism, Reality and Rationality in Meta-ethics: Applying Lessons from Peter Winch’s The Idea of a Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy

11:00-12:00 – Rupert Read (East Anglia):  Can We Understand Catacean Society? Can We Change Ourselves? Winchian and Wittgensteinian Reflections on ’Individualism’, Freedom and Survival

12:00-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-14:30 – Tamás Paár (PPKE): "Both into Agreement and into Disagreement" – The Decades of the Long Debate between Winch and MacIntyre

14:30-15:30 – Lynette Reid (Dalhousie):  The Ethical and the Political: Two Themes in Winch’s Thought after The Idea of a Social Science

15:30-16:00 – Coffee break

16:00-17:00 – Christopher Winch (King’s College): Empirical Social Science Research as Conceptual Exploration

Date of the event: 30th-31st March 2018.
Venue of the event: 7622 Pécs, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, 16. Zsolnay Vilmos st., building E 25, 1st floor.