The question whether there is a place for philosophers nowadays and how much influence they exercise in our everyday life seems as valid as it was 25 centuries ago in the time of Socrates. It will be also the leitmotif of the conference devoted to the practical philosophy of John Lachs (presently leading American pragmatist), during which academic world meets everyday life. If you want to listen to philosophical debate about values, the art of acting ethically, relativism, the state of being in love with life or you just wish to challenge your theoretical mind, it is the place to be.
University students, preferably graduate students (PhD and MA) interested in ‘practical philosophy’ with a possible interest in John Lachs (not necessary).
How to apply?
Two ways of applications:
- Those who want to be speakers (15-20 min in English), should send 500 word long abstracts to dr Skowronski email@example.com. Professors John Lachs, Michael Hodges, and Chris Skowronski will discuss these speeches as well as other participants at the seminar.
- Those who want to participate, yet not give speech, register, here: firstname.lastname@example.org or fulfill the contact form below.
Abstracts should be send till June 30.
The registration for non-speakers till July 15. Due to the limited number of the seats at Europasaal, the first applicants will be given priority.
We do not provide any funds for travel or accomodation, yet the students will not pay for the event.
The List of Students Speaking on August 10
Europasaal, Voßstr. 22 (very close to Potsdamer Platz)
SESSION ONE: 9.15-11.30
TIM ZOSEL, PhD Candidate, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany: “Education: All Students are Equal but Some are More Equal than Others” Abstract
FARHAD BAYZAN, PhD Candidate, University of Vienna, Austria: “On Cinematic Philosophy: Metaphors of Sex and Gender in Iranian Film (1979-2014)” Abstract
MARIA TATUR, Erasmus Student, Prague, Czech Republic: “Euroscepticism in Czech Republic” Abstract
STEFAN ZOLCER, PhD Candidate, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia: “Application Possibilities of a Philosophy” Abstract
SESSION TWO: 12.00-14.00
MONIKA PROSZAK, PhD Candidate, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland: “How Can I Change the Way I Live? Kierkegaard’s Thoughts on the Idea” Abstract
ANNA ZYMELKA, PhD Candidate, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland: “Therapeutical Aspects of Johann Georg Hamann’s Philosophical Writings” Abstract
Maja Niestroj, PhD Candidate, Viadrina University, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany, “Erotic Passion as an Attitude: an Attempt to Extend Lachs’s Stoic Pragmatism”
Chris Taylor, Yale University, USA: “John Lachs’s Indvidualism”
Lunch served for the speakers
SESSION THREE: 15.15-16.15
JAN HLAVKA, PhD Candidate, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic: “Two Conditions of Human Blindness (And a Hope for Better Sight)” Abstract
PHD Dissertation SUB SESSION
NORA HORVATH, PhD, University of West Hungary : “The Importance of Desiring in Santayana’s Aesthetic Ontology” Abstract