Conferința-eveniment “On the Objectivity of Scientific Knowledge. Models and Theoretical Representations of Structure and Progress in Science. Thomas Kuhn’s Legacy”

Institutul de Filosofie şi Psihologie “Constantin Rădulescu-Motru” al Academiei Române vă invită la o conferință-eveniment intitulată “On the Objectivity of Scientific Knowledge. Models and Theoretical Representations of Structure and Progress in Science. Thomas Kuhn’s Legacy”.

Evenimentul este deschis cu o adresă a acad. prof. univ. dr. Mircea Dumitru, vicepreședinte al Academiei Române, director al Institutului “Constantin Rădulescu-Motru”, profesor şi director al Şcolii Doctorale de Filosofie a Universității din București.

Conferențiarii includ profesori îndrăgiți ai Facultății de Filosofie, între care acad. prof. univ. dr. Mircea Flonta, acad. prof. univ. dr. Ilie Pârvu, prof. Constantin Stoenescu, prof. Dana Jalobeanu, şi alţi colegi.  

Programul conferinței include şi alte personalități de marcă ale comunității academice, cum ar fi profesorii Sandu Popescu (Royal Society, University of Bristol), Michael Potter (University of Cambridge), Graham Priest (City University of New York), David Rosenthal (City University of New York), Vasso Kindi (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Paul Hoyningen-Huene (Leibniz Universität Hannover) şi mulți alții.

O motivare detaliată a punctului de plecare al conferinței poate fi găsită aici:

Conferința este organizată de acad. prof. univ. dr. Mircea Dumitru, acad. prof. univ. dr. Ilie Pârvu şi cercetător dr. Marius Drăghici. Mai multe detalii despre eveniment sunt disponibile la adresa:

Conf. univ. dr. Dana Jalobeanu va ține The Presidential Lecture la European Society For The History of Science (ESHS)

Plenary Lectures

The Tenth Conference of the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) will take place in Brussels (Belgium), from 7 to 10 September 2022. The theme will be Science Policy and the Politics of Science. The venue in and of itself supports the theme of the conference. Since the foundation of the Royal Academy of Science, Letters, and Fine Arts of Belgium in 1772, Brussels has been the home and venue of significant scientific institutions, from the Solvay Conferences in Physics and Chemistry to the European Commission and Research Council, which have shaped the present state of the sciences as well as their impact on our world. From a historiographical perspective, this will be an opportunity to showcase new histories of scientific institutions and modes of knowledge, networks, and nodes.

Brussels, Capital of Europe

The National Committee for Logic, History and Philosophy of Science, the Université libre de Bruxelles, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel are proud to announce the launch of the ESHS 2022 Conference in Brussels. The Belgian capital is a cosmopolitan city that plays a leading role as Europe’s political centre and hosts many international organisations. In addition, Brussels has a wealth of outstanding museums and is home to higher education and cultural heritage institutions that preserve collections of interest for the history of science.


International Conference “Philosophy for/with Children Inside and Outside of School”

International Conference of Philosophy for/with Children

“Philosophy for/with Children Inside and Outside of School”


University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

October 28 – 29, 2022


Philosophy for/with Children (P4/wC) emerged in the 1970s as an educational program designed to encourage students to think for themselves. Through the efforts of philosophers and educators, P4/wC has spread to over 80 countries on all continents, being practiced at the moment both inside and outside of school. Suitably, new practices have developed, some continuing but others being quite different from the initial approach (Lipman et al.).

This conference is an invitation to reflect on how all those concerned with P4/wC do philosophy in the classroom and/or other environments. The main objective of the conference is to question the practices of philosophy with/for children inside and outside of school, regardless of whether philosophy has or does not have a place in the curriculum and whether teachers and parents encourage or discourage children to think for themselves.

The International Conference “Philosophy with/for Children inside and outside of school” will take place in Bucharest, Romania, on October 28 and 29, 2022, under the auspices of CIVIS.


  • Department of Practical Philosophy and History of Philosophy
  • Center for Education in Philosophy


  • LIDILEM Laboratory (Laboratoire de linguistique et didactique des langues étrangères et maternelles), University of Grenoble-Alpes

The working languages of the Conference are English, French, and Romanian.

The conference will be in a hybrid format.

The login links will be sent by e-mail to the registered people.



  • La philosophie avec les enfants et les adolescents: une double visée, démocratique et philosophique, MICHEL TOZZI, Honorary University Professor in Educational Sciences at the Paul-Valéry University of Montpellier. President of the People’s University in Narbonne 
  • The role of moral problems and moral dilemmas in the Community of Philosophical Inquiry, FÉLIX GARCÍA MORIYÓN, Honorary professor of the Department of Specific Didactics of the Autonomous University of Madrid
  • La philosophie pour enfants: finalités, objectifs, démarches, FRANÇOIS GALICHET, Honorary Professor at the University of Strasbourg
  • Enjeux politiques et éthiques de la philosophie avec les enfants, EDWIGE CHIROUTER, University Professor, Philosophy of Education, University of Nantes. INSPE. CREN. Holder of the UNESCO Chair for “Philosophy Practices with Children: An Educative Basis for Intercultural Dialogue and Social Transformation”
  • Après 20 ans à mener des recherches sur la pratique du dialogue philosophique: quel bilan en tirer, quels défis à relever?, MATHIEU GAGNON, Professor at Department of Preschool and Primary Education, University of Sherbrooke (Québec)
  • Key questions for Philosophy with children – A philosophy didactical approach for teacher education, BETTINA BUSSMANN, Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy KGW of the University of Salzburg
  • L’apport des chercheures pour l’animation de dialogues philosophiques dans la cité, ANDA FOURNEL, Teacher – Researcher at the Department of Language Sciences & LIDILEM Laboratory, Grenoble Alpes University / JEAN-PASCAL SIMON, Associate Professor at the Department of Language Sciences & LIDILEM Laboratory, Grenoble Alpes University
  • Beyond the confines of the usual speaking and of the usual thinking. Practicing philosophy with children using the philosophical classics as starting points, LUCA MORI, Ph.D., Lecturer of History of Philosophy at the University of Pisa, Degree Course in Sciences and techniques in clinical and health psychology
  • Comment sont traitées les questions des enfants eux-mêmes dans une école où la philosophie est absente ?, MARIN BĂLAN, Ph.D., Lecturer at the Department of Practical Philosophy and History of Philosophy, The Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Director of the Center of Education in Philosophy


  • P4/wC practices and other philosophical practices
  • Practical philosophy and P4/wC
  • Challenges and possibilities in P4/wC inside and outside of school
  • P4/wC practices: European experiences
  • P4/wC practices: Romanian experiences
  • Pedagogical aspects of the P4/wC practices
  • The place and role of P4/wC practices in school (primary and secondary)
  • P4/wC practices in the public space (outside school)
  • Critical, creative, and caring thinking in P4/wC practices
  • P4/wC practices in the online version: advantages and disadvantages

If you have study interests in P4/wC, we invite you to propose one presentation for one of these sessions.


  • Presentations will be scheduled for 30 minutes (including discussion).
  • A presentation can be given in English, French, or Romanian.
  • An author can propose only one presentation, but a presentation can have several authors; no extra time will be allocated for a contribution with several authors.
  • You can prepare a short PowerPoint presentation of the material.


  • Presentation proposals should have an abstract format.
  • All abstracts must be written in English, regardless of the language in which the presentation is given.
  • Your abstract should contain the following elements:
    • Theme/Topic proposed for exploration
    • Whether you intend to present in person or virtually
    • The title of your presentation
    • Abstract body (around 300 words)
    • Key-words: 4-5 words or phrases
  • Abstracts should be accompanied by a short CV, also including some details about the author(s):
  1. Full first and family name(s)
  2. Professional affiliation(s)
  3. City, country
  4. Contact details: e-mail address
  • Please prepare a variant for blind review, with all self-reference and personal data suppressed.
  • All documents (abstract, abstract variant for blind review, and CV) must be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.docx or .doc) only, via e-mail, to the e-mail address:

Clarifications regarding the submission of abstracts

  1. Only proposals whose topics correspond to the theme of the conference are accepted.
  2. Every submission is checked for plagiarism before being sent for review.
  3. The organizers reserve the right to change the Theme/Topic under which the abstract was originally submitted.


  • Abstract submission deadline: September 20, 2022
  • Abstract submission will be open on September 1, 2022
  • Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection: October 5-10, 2022
  • The Conference schedule will be posted around October 20, 2022.
  • Listeners Registration (participating in the conference without presentation): October 23-25, 2022.
  • Conference Days: October 28-29, 2022


Viorel Vizureanu (President), Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania

Vihren Buzov, Professor, Vice-Rector for Quality Management and Accreditation, Head of Department of Philosophical Sciences, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Eugenia Bogatu, Associate Professor. Department of Philosophy and Anthropology, Faculty of History and Philosophy, State University of Moldova, Republic of Moldova

Jean-Pascal SIMON, Associate Professor, Department of Language Sciences & LIDILEM Laboratory, Grenoble Alpes University, France

Cristian Iftode, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Practical Philosophy and History of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania



Marin Balan (Director), Ph.D., Lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania / Director of the Center for Education in Philosophy

Anda Fournel, Ph.D., Teacher – Researcher, Department of Language Sciences & LIDILEM Laboratory, Grenoble Alpes University, France

Lilian Ciachir, Scientific Collaborator and Coordinator of the activities and programs of the UNESCO Chair, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania


Marin Bălan

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania


  • The activities of the conference will take place in a hybrid format.
  • The University of Bucharest does not cover any costs for participants.
  • The conference is not funded or sponsored.
  • No fee for participation.
  • Photography, video, or audio recording of the presentations and/or distribution of the Conference material is prohibited unless written permission has been acquired.

Call for Contributions: Russell 150 Conference

Facultatea de Filosofie a Universității din București (prin Departamentul său de Filosofie Teoretică şi Centrul de Logică, Filosofie şi Istorie a Științei), în parteneriat cu Institutul de Filosofie și Psihologie „Constantin Rădulescu Motru” al Academiei Române, au plăcerea de a vă invita să asistați la conferința “Russell 150”. Evenimentul aniversează 150 de ani de la nașterea logicianului şi filosofului Bertrand Russell.

Programat pentru 4-5 noiembrie 2022, evenimentul este organizat ȋn regim mixt: vorbitorii pot alege dacă doresc să-şi susțină comunicările pe viu sau virtual. Toate comunicările vor fi disponibile publicului virtual, dar vom reveni cu câteva secțiuni şi la comunicările clasice, susținute pe viu (faţă în faţă).

Au răspuns deja afirmativ invitațiilor să susțină comunicări profesorii Mircea Dumitru şi Ilie Pârvu (Universitatea din București, Academia Română), Constantin Stoenescu, Sorin Costreie, Gheorghe Ştefanov (din partea Universității din București), James Cargile (University of Virginia), Mark Sainsbury (University of Texas at Austin), Angela Mendelovici (Western University), Gregory Lavers (Concordia University) şi Andrei Moldovan (Universitatea din Salamanca).

Apel la contribuții

Dacă doriți să susțineți o comunicare în cadrul conferinței, puteţi trimite, înainte de 15 august la miezul nopții, un mesaj la adresa purtând titlul „abstract submission”.     

Rezumatul trebuie inclus ca anexă .pdf sau .docx la mesajul trimis, şi trebuie să aibă mai puțin de 300 de cuvinte (inclusive bibliografia minimală). Datele Dvs. personale (nume, afiliere, email, opțiunea Dvs. pentru a susține comunicarea pe viu sau virtual) ar trebui incluse în corpul mesajului Dvs. Vă rugăm să păstrați anonime metadatele fișierului anexat, cât şi titlul şi rezumatul trimise prin acesta, pentru a asigura recenzarea anonimă.             

Dacă aveți orice întrebări, nu ezitați să ne contactați la adresa Aceasta va fi verificată săptămânal. Programul conferinței va fi, probabil, anunțat în prima săptămână a lunii septembrie.


Mai multe detalii vor fi disponibile prin anunțul de pe pagina Facebook a seminarului de cercetare CELFIS: sau pe platforma PhilEvents:

Ne puteți contacta la adresa înainte de 1 noiembrie pentru a vă semnala intenția de a asista la conferință şi pentru a primi detaliile de conectare online şi de desfășurare fizică a evenimentului.

Între timp, vă dorim vacanţă frumoasă şi liniștită!