Următoarea conferință din cadrul seminarului de cercetare al Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretică în parteneriat cu CELFIS va fi susținută de David Kovacs (Tel Aviv University). Mai multe detalii despre vorbitor sunt accesibile aici: https://davidmarkkovacs.weebly.com/    https://philpeople.org/profiles/david-mark-kovacs 

Titlul prezentării sale este: ‘Toward an ontology of nations’. Iată și rezumatul:

‘What is a nation? Political philosophers, historians, and ethnographers have given a number of different answers, ranging from ethnic to civic and voluntaristic conceptions, but not much by way of consensus has crystallized in the literature. Yet the question of what a nation is has crucial importance because of the role of nations in political philosophy. Nations are often taken to be groups with distinctive characteristics, rights, and obligations: they are the appropriate units to possess a right to self-determination (which is typically though not always taken to amount to the prima facie right to an independent state); they are the entities at issue in philosophical defenses of nationalism and criticisms thereof; and they may play an important role in arguments over the ethics of immigration. In this talk, I will attempt to make the first steps toward an ontology of nations. I will suggest that nations are four-dimensional objects, and that they are the best candidate referents of national demonyms and our ‘we’-attitudes in national contexts. I will also argue that this view is not only intuitively plausible but can also handle a number of problems that arise with alternative conceptions of nationhood.’

Conferința se va desfășura ȋn limba engleză luni, 29 noiembrie, orele 20-22. Detaliile de conectare via Zoom vor fi distribuite tuturor celor ce își indică dorința de participare scriind la adresa andrei.marasoiu@filosofie.unibuc.ro

Mai multe detalii sunt disponibile prin anunțul de pe pagina Facebook a seminarului: https://www.facebook.com/Seminarul-Departamentului-de-Filosofie-Teoretica-UniBuc-285279685738329 sau pe PhilEvents: https://philevents.org/event/show/93365