Announcement: The first annual Pharos Philosophy Symposium

The first annual Pharos Philosophy Symposium will start on 28th April 2023 at 18.00 in the Stari Grad Museum, Stari Grad, on the island Hvar, Croatia. The topic is: Utopia, Past, Present, and Future. 

Hrvoje Jurić, Gorazd Kocijančič, Karel Gržan, Ernest Ženko, and others will be participating in an open dialogue to discuss Utopian visions with contemporaries and students. Croatian TV and social media platforms may be present at the event. There are 30 free seats available for subscribing participants who wish to take part in this lively discourse.

More information is available at www.pharos-symposium.org

Obavijest o predavanju – Andrea Selleri “Oscar Wilde on What Makes People Tick”

Dear All,

The Department of Aesthetics at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka and the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy invite you to the lecture “Oscar Wilde on What Makes People Tick” by Andrea Selleri, Bilkent University, on Friday, April 14, in room 401 starting at 10:15.
The invitation can be accessed here.

Don’t Make the Same Mistake I Did!

Večeras u 19.00 sati, preko Zooma, Boran Berčić će održat filozofsku minijaturu na temu uzročnog i etičkog razmatranja. Naslov večerašnjeg predavanja je “Nemoj učiniti istu grešku koju sam i ja učinila!” i bavit će se jednim malim, ali važnim filozofskim problemom.

Ukratko, problem se odnosi na situaciju u kojoj djevojka zatrudni sa 16 godina i odluči roditi dijete. Međutim, zbog nedovoljne podrške obitelji i društva, ne uspije ostvariti svoje ciljeve u životu te požali što je rodila dijete tako rano. Kada njezina kći zatrudni u istoj dobi i odluči roditi, majka joj kaže da ne napravi istu grešku koju je ona napravila.

Ovaj problem otvara mnoga pitanja, poput toga je li majčin savjet uvredljiv prema njezinoj kćeri jer implicira da je njezino postojanje greška, ili je li majka u pravu kada savjetuje kćer da razmisli o svojoj odluci. Ovo pitanje uključuje i uzročno-etička razmatranja, usporedbu mogućih svjetova, asimetriju prošlosti i budućnosti u pogledu nepostojanja te tzv. non-identity problem.

Pridružite nam se večeras u 19.00 sati i razmislite zajedno s nama o ovom intrigantnom filozofskom problemu!

Susret je zamišljen kao poluformalni razgovor te će se odviti preko Zooma:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82153876242?pwd=aSs5UzAyV1NIcXlONS9tMXRubnR1QT09

Meeting ID: 821 5387 6242

Passcode: 708682

Join us tonight at 7:00 pm for a philosophical mini-lecture on causal and ethical considerations. Boran Berčić will lead the conversation via Zoom.

This lecture will explore a small but important philosophical problem. It concerns a situation in which a girl becomes pregnant at 16 and decides to give birth. However, due to insufficient support from family and society, she fails to achieve her goals in life and regrets having a child so early. When her daughter becomes pregnant at the same age and decides to give birth, the mother tells her not to make the same mistake she did.

This problem raises many questions, such as whether the mother’s advice is offensive to her daughter, or whether the mother is right in advising her daughter to think about her decision. This question involves causal-ethical considerations, a comparison of possible worlds, the asymmetry of the past and future regarding the non-existence problem.

Join us tonight and think together about this intriguing philosophical problem!

Poziv na godišnju skupštinu HDAF-a / Invitation to the annual assembly of CSAP

Poštovane članice, poštovani članovi Hrvatskog društva za analitičku filozofiju,

pozivamo vas na godišnju skupštinu Hrvatskog društva za analitičku filozofiju koja će se održati iduću srijedu, 25. siječnja 2023. u 13.00h u prostoriji 401 na Filozofskom fakultetu u Rijeci, Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka. Oni koji nisu u mogućnosti osobno doći, u radu skupštine mogu sudjelovati putem online platforme Zoom. Poveznica za pristup sastanku je: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/82516476747?pwd=MHU1NkRrdGpzTS9HSTlJUExrNE0rQT09

Meeting ID: 825 1647 6747
Passcode: 3sU2xn

Dear members of the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy,

we invite you to the annual assembly of the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy, which will be held next Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. in room 401 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka.

Those who are not able to come in person can participate in the work of the assembly through the Zoom online platform. The link to access the meeting is: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/82516476747?pwd=MHU1NkRrdGpzTS9HSTlJUExrNE0rQT09

Meeting ID: 825 1647 6747
Passcode: 3sU2xn

POETRY IN TRANSLATION WITH BRONISLAVA VOLKOVÁ AND DAVOR GRGURIĆ

The Aestetic Division at the Department of Philosophy, University of Rijeka and the Croatia Society for Analytic Philosophy, in collaboration with the Center for Language Research, invite you to discussion group Poetry in Translation with Bronislava Volkova and Davor Grgurić on Friday, January 20th 2023., 10:15 – 12:00, room 401, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Rijeka.

Bronislava Volková is an exile poet, who left Czechoslovakia in 1974 and lived over 40 years in the USA, where she became a Full Professor in the Slavic Department of Indiana University, Bloomington. She started publishing poetry ten years later at PmD (Poetry Abroad) in Munich, West Germany and in a number of journals in various languages all over the world. A selection from these poems appeared in Votobia, Olomouc, Czech Republic in 1995 under the title Roztříštěné světy (Shattered Worlds). In English, her selected poems appeared in Sheep Meadow Press, New York 1993 under the title Courage of the Rainbow. Her poetry is reflective, existential and growing its metaphysical dimension. She has also translated many Czech poets into English and Slavic poets into Czech. Her bilingual anthology of 20th century Czech poetry appeared under the title Po hřbetě ďábla/Up the Devil’s Back in Slavica Publishers v Bloomington 2008. Apart from poetry, she publishes stories and essays on the topic of exile, which are also translated into various languages. In addition to her poetry and academic work, professor Volkova is also an accomplished visual artist. Details about her life and work are available at https://bronislavavolkova.com/eng/.    

Davor Grgurić is a Croatian poet, writer, translator, journalist and editor, and is currently a president of the Rijeka branch of the Croatian Writers’ Association.

During the event, a presentation of the literary journal Književna Rijeka will take place.

Moderator: Iris Vidmar Jovanović

New program in Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rijeka

On behalf of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Rijeka, we would like to inform you and your students about a new Masters programme in Cognitive Sciences that is jointly run by the Departments of Philosophy and Psychology in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia: MSc in Cognitive Sciences – Cognition and the Mind, https://cogsci.uniri.hr/.

At the core of this programme lies a unique integration of psychology and philosophy, complemented by other disciplines within cognitive sciences. Graduates will be ideally placed to continue their professional journey in academia or industry and adapt to the ever-changing problems and challenges of the modern world. You can find more about the programme structure at: https://cogsci.uniri.hr/programme-overview.

The teaching is provided by an interdisciplinary team of lecturers at the University of Rijeka and external collaborators: https://cogsci.uniri.hr/people.

The quality of the Masters programme is also guaranteed by an international Advisory Board whose members are at the forefront of their respective fields and changes in academic practice:
Prof. Kristin Andrews – Department of Philosophy, York University, Canada
Prof. José Luis Bermudez – Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, USA
Prof. Chris Chambers – School of Psychology Cardiff University, UK
Prof. Henriëtte Hendriks – Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Amanda Seed – School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St. Andrews, UK
Prof. Andreas Nieder – Department of Animal Physiology, University of Tübingen, Germany

The Application Deadline is 24 March 2023, and detailed information about the application process can be found here: https://cogsci.uniri.hr/admissions.

For further information, please contact: cogsci@uniri.hr or +385 (0)51 265 780.

Poziv na okrugli stol Književnost u obrazovanju / Literature in Education

Katedra za estetiku pri Odsjeku za filozofiju Filozofskog fakulteta u Rijeci i Hrvatsko društvo za analitičku filozofiju, u suradnji s Udrugom za razvoj kulture mladih “Kulturni front”, pozivaju vas na okrugli stol posvećen ulozi književnosti u obrazovanju, koji će se održati 5.12.2022. u Opatiji, u Dvorani Veranda u sklopu Hotela Gardenia, s početkom u 18,30 sati.
Sudjeluju: profesor James Harold (Mount Holyoke College), profesor Peter Lamarque
(Sveučilište York) i profesor Stein Haugom Olsen (Bilkent Sveučilište). Izlaganja će biti na engleskom.

Program se nalazi u privitku.

The Division of Aesthetics at the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Philosophy and the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy, in cooperation with the Association for the Development of Youth Culture “Kulturni Front”, invite you to the round table dedicated to the role of literature in education, which will be held on December 5, 2022. in
Opatija, in the Veranda Hall within the Gardenia Hotel, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Participants: Professor James Harold (Mount Holyoke College), Professor Peter Lamarque
(University of York) and Professor Stein Haugom Olsen (Bilkent University).

The program is attached.

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