A student philosophy club is starting up at NU, in Spring 2023! To find information and to take part in planning, you can join the Telegram group: https://t.me/nuphilosophy
Daniel Dennett (Tufts University): “Autonomy, Consciousness and Freedom”
Autonomy, in one sense—as contrasted with remote
control—is self-control. Self-control is an achievement, not anything
that we are born with. Human consciousness is the arena of
self-control that we inculcate in those human beings we consider
responsible agents. There are large and important differences in
people’s abilities to control themselves, and maintaining a high
standard in our fellow citizens is one of the costs of liberty.
Political freedom is the freedom to move and act at will, and it is a
freedom very much worth wanting. It has nothing to do with ancient
philosophical puzzles about God’s foreknowledge and determinism.
Wednesday, 13 November 19:00
Block C3 Room 1009
Tim Crane (Central European University): “What is the mind-body problem?”
Friday, 20 September 14:00-15:30
Block C3 Room 2001
10.00 – 10.45 Shane Ryan (Nazarbayev University)
“Paternalist Acts and Wrongs”
10.45 – 11.30 Vladimir Krstic (Nazarbayev University)
“Something New on Deception and Manipulation”
11.30 – 12.15 Eric Kerr (National University of Singapore)
“Trolling and Informational Justice”
13.30 – 14.15 Siegfried Van Duffel (Nazarbayev University)
“The Will’s origin in Morality”
14.15 – 15.00 Majid Beni (Nazarbayev University)
“The Moral Constitution of the Self”
15.00 – 15.45 Russ Shafer-Landau (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
“Moral Disagreement and Moral Intuition”
Peeter Müürsepp (Al-Farabi Nat. U. / Tallinn U. of Tech.): “Practical Realism and the Role of Metaphysics in Science”
Prof. Peeter Müürsepp (Al-Farabi National University / Tallinn University of Technology) will deliver a talk titled “Practical Realism and the Role of Metaphysics in Science.”
Time: Monday, 8 Apr., 4:30pm
Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen to serve as president of the Charles S. Peirce Society
Congratulations to our colleague Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen, who has been elected to serve first as vice-president, and then from 2019 as president of the Charles S. Peirce Society.
New faculty appointments: John N. Williams and Sydney Morrow
The History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies department at Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is pleased to announce two new faculty appointments.
John Williams, previously at Singapore Management University, is joining the department as a full professor. John works in epistemology and related areas and is a world-class expert on Moore’s paradox. During the Fall semester of 2018 he is teaching a class on Critical Thinking and one on Paradoxes.
Sydney Morrow is joining us as assistant professor. She has completed her doctorate in philosophy this year at the University of Hawaii, where she specialized in Asian and comparative philosophy. During the Fall semester of 2018 she is teaching a class on Ethics and one on Daoism.
Publication: ‘Note on the individuation of biological traits’ by Mihnea Capraru
The article ‘Note on the individuation of biological traits’ by Mihnea Capraru is now available in Journal of Philosophy, 115:215–221, 2018.
A draft is also available.
16th Asian Logic Conference, Astana, 2019
The 16th Asian Logic Conference will take place in Astana between June 17th and 21st of 2019. The conference will include a special session on non-classical and philosophical logic.
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