The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka (Croatia) announces a postdoc research position in the Department of Philosophy for the project „Aesthetic Education through Narrative Art and Its Value for the Humanities”, for the period of two years (April 2021-April 2023).
The main aim of this research project is to explore the epistemological and ethical values of narrative art and to explain how engagements with such works influence our cognitive capacities and moral sensibilities. Given such interest, this research lies at the intersection of three philosophical traditions:
(1) the claim that narrative art is a source of truth, capable of transferring knowledge and other cognitively relevant states (aesthetic cognitivism); (2) the exploration of the transformative power of aesthetic experience with respect to one’s ethical development (aesthetic education); and (3) the defence of the value of the humanities and humanistic education (i.e. one that recognizes the relevance of art and art-related subjects, including other branches of humanities such as philosophy). The candidate is expected to have a background in at least one of the philosophical traditions
mentioned above, as well as in some form of narrative art (literature, film, theatre, TV series) and to be acquainted with philosophical/aesthetic issues related to fiction, narrative, representation, aesthetic cognitivism and interaction value debate. In addition, background in applied aesthetics, cognitive or empirical aesthetics, as well as in the study of the humanities, is welcome.
The candidate is expected to do the research on these topics, present his or her work regularly at the conferences, workshops, and public engagements, publish papers, and assist with project-related administrative and organizational duties.
Candidates should present a written application containing the below-listed documents, and submit it via post by 19/03/2021 23:00 CET. Submission should also contain an electronic format (cd or USB)
with the CV and the copies of publications. The documents required include:
– a CV (EU format)
– a copy of the doctoral degree certificate
– a copy of the identification document
– evidence of research/publications done in the past (copies of papers as published in the relevant Journals)
Submission should be addressed to:
FILOZOFSKI FAKULTET U RIJECI
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On behalf of the Department of Philosophy (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka), we invite you to the first graduate conference organised by the PhD candidates of the Doctoral School “Philosophy and Contemporaneity”.
The conference will be held online from 18th till 23rd of January 2021.
To celebrate the UNESCO Philosophy day CSAP and the Department of Philsophy at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka are organizing a lecture by Mia Biturajac and Ana Gavran Miloš that will be held on Thursday 19th of November at 17:30 via the Zoom platform. The title of the talk is “The Consolations of Philosophy: Epicureans and Stoics”.
We invite you to a workshop “Relativism and Faultless Disagreement” that will be held on 12.03.2020. at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka (room 412). The lecturer will be Dr. Dušan Dožudić (Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb). The invitation can be seen here.
We invite you to a promotion of the book “Poslovna etika” by Silvia Big (Faculty of Economics, Zagreb).
The promotion will take place on Thursday 5 2020 at 19.00 at Antikvarijat ExLibris, Riva Boduli 3b, 51000 Rijeka.
The invitation can be seen at this link.
We invite you to attend the workshop “Liberalism and Perfectionism” that will be held from 27th to 28th of February 2020 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka.
The schedule of the workshop can be found at this link.
We invite you to participate at the 22nd edition of the annual conference Contemporary Philosophical Issues: Philosophy in the Social World to be held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Rijeka, from May 21st to 22nd 2020,
Plenary speakers: Dunja Jutronić (University of Maribor, University of Split), Nenad Miščević (University of Maribor, CEU Budapest) and Anna Christina Ribeiro (Texas Tech University).
The call for papers can be read at this link.