Miercuri, 12 iunie, în cadrul Seminarului de cercetare al Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretică, Andrei Mărășoiu, de la University of Virginia, va susţine prezentarea intitulată „Understanding: conscious experience and epistemic norms”. Întâlnirea va avea loc în amfiteatrul Titu Maiorescu, începând cu ora 18.
Câteva cuvinte despre tema prezentării, transmise de invitatul nostru: „We only understand, say, the position on a chessboard, if that position is intelligible, or makes sense to us. And, often enough, there is something it is like to grasp the patterns on the board. The question I tackle is how the epistemic and phenomenal aspects of understanding are related to each other. In order to address this question, we need preliminary accounts in the epistemology and phenomenology of understanding. However, lest conscious experiences met the epistemic norms of understanding merely by coincidence, we would seem to also need to answer the question of why epistemic and phenomenal aspects of understanding are related the way they are. I will argue that we seem to lack the evidence needed to adequately support the claim that there is a metaphysically necessary relation between what it is like to experience understanding, on the one hand, and meeting the epistemic norms of understanding, on the other hand.”
Miercuri, 5 iunie, în cadrul Seminarului de cercetare al Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretică, Adrian Luduşan, de la Universitatea Babeş Bolyai, va susţine prezentarea intitulată „Identity and discernibility in mathematical structuralism”. Întâlnirea va avea loc în amfiteatrul Titu Maiorescu, începând cu ora 18.
Câteva cuvinte despre tema prezentării, transmise de invitatul nostru: „Recent discussions in the philosophy of mathematics have been revolving around the topics of identity and (in)discernibility of mathematical objects, especially within the ante-rem structuralist stance. In the first part of the talk, I will present several notions of discernibility along with some technical results concerning their relationships. Then, I will examine several principles of identity of indiscernibles (based on these notions of discernibility) by applying them to some non-rigid mathematical structures. In the second part, I will focus on one recent proposal of a notion of structural discernibility –articulated by (Menzel, 2018), which falls short of providing a viable principle of identity of indiscernibles for mathematical structuralism. I will highlight some difficulties of applying the notion to certain mathematical structures, and conclude with some remarks about naming objects in mathematical practice.”
Seminar cercetare DFT: „‘Einstimmung’ and ways of life in Wittgenstein – a political interpretation”
Miercuri, 22 mai, în cadrul unei sesiuni comune a Seminarului de cercetare al Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretică și Seminarului Wittgenstein al ICUB, Babrak Ibrahimy, de la Universitatea din Derby, va susţine prezentarea intitulată „‘Einstimmung’ and ways of life in Wittgenstein – a political interpretation”. Întâlnirea va avea loc în amfiteatrul Titu Maiorescu, începând cu ora 18.
Câteva cuvinte despre tema prezentării: „Wittgenstein uses the terms Einstimmung (consensus) and Lebensformen (ways of life) in a peculiar way. In his own work, they are rarely used politically, and yet, for students of political theory it is hard to see how these terms can been understood apolitically. It is therefore not surprising that, while always implicitly present, recent years have seen a rise of explicit use of Wittgenstein’s work in political theory. In this paper, I want to borrow Wittgenstein’s insights and connect his view to Carl Schmitt’s notion of the political. On the one hand, the move is not too radical precisely because at the outset of his treatise Schmitt refers to politics as competing ways of life. On the other hand, Schmitt and Wittgenstein could not be more different. This paper does not therefore aim to synthesise the two scholars, but only to show a possible political reading of Wittgenstein’s work.”
Miercuri, 15 mai, în cadrul Seminarului de cercetare al Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretică, Octavian Puric, de la Universitatea din București, va susţine prezentarea intitulată „Plato’s Image Metaphor”. Întâlnirea va avea loc în amfiteatrul Titu Maiorescu, începând cu ora 18.
Câteva cuvinte despre tema prezentării: „The image metaphor is for Plato`s metaphysics not just one way of bridging the gap between the ontologically different worlds of forms and sensibles but, I will argue, imaging as relation is the principle by which such a two world ontology is possible to begin with. The main points of this presentation will consist in 1) defending a Model-lmage interpretation of participation, 2) unwrapping the concept of image and consequently that of the imaging relation and 3) presenting the difficulties that come with this position and offering some possible solutions.”