Rijeka Workshop in the Philosophy of Science: Enthusiasm for Natural Kinds


You can find the detailed program here.

Keynote speakers:

Anjan Chakravartty (University of Miami)

Laura Franklin-Hall (New York University)

Marion Godman (Aarhus University)

Thomas Reydon (Leibniz University Hannover)

Matthew Slater (Bucknell University)

The workshop will take place on March 24, 26 and 29, via ZOOM.

Wednesday, March 24,12:00 pm – 3 pm EDT (17:00 – 20:00 CET)

ZOOM meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82282483116?pwd=ZnI0R01zclp3cDBqcGRqMnM2bVRuZz09

Friday, March 26, 10:00 am – 1 pm EDT (15:00 – 18:00 CET)

ZOOM meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87936912787?pwd=N2FzVnJpMy8wU3dEQVo2MUQxR2kwQT09

Monday, March 29, 10:00 am – 1 pm EDT (16:00 – 19:00 CEST)
ZOOM meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88441690972?pwd=VURPRkYzMEg3OVBlMStDZ2EwUnVNZz09

This workshop is organized as a part of the research project ‘Scientific Classifications in the Biomedical Sciences’ (KUBIM) (grant number: uniri-human-18-265), sponsored by the University of Rijeka.

For further information, feel free to contact Dr. Zdenka Brzović, zbrzovic@gmail.com or zdenka@uniri.hr.

Postdoc position: project AEtNA-update

Update: the call for applications was cancelled
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:
Sveučilišna avenija 4
51000 Rijeka
Za Natječaj pod točkom 4

Further information is available at the Euraxess website:
All the questions should be directed to Iris Vidimar at ividmar@ffri.hr