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Philosophy and Society, Volume 26, Issue 1 (2015)

 

 

KANT AND ROMANTICISM

THE DICTIONARY OF TECHNOLOGY – 33 YEARS AFTER

STUDIES AND ARTICLES

INTERVIEWS

FROM THE ACTIVITIES OF THE INSTITUTE

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Reminder


Thinking Beyond Capitalism

Belgrade, June 24-26, 2015
Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory

 

The conference Thinking Beyond Capitalism is part of a week-long series of events, entitled Reflections on Capitalism (June 22nd – 27th 2015). Reflections on Capitalism will include public discussions, roundtables and plenary lectures. All events are open to the public.

How is it at all possible to make sound statements about contemporary capitalism? How does one adequately diagnose the current state of the economy? Clearly there is no consensus whether the financial crisis which culminated in 2007-2008 should be seen as a symptom of the structural crisis of neoliberal capitalism only, or of capitalism in general. Moreover, one should keep in mind that the term ’crisis’ is itself laden with different ideologems. The talk of ’crisis’ implies the existence of a superior prior state of capitalism, free of any crisis, and that we are now witnessing an extraordinary phase which is alien to the ’normal functioning’ of the system. Should we understand the crisis merely as the means for restructuring the existing system, or as the beginning of an irreversible demise of the current mode of production? Is it possible that the crisis has actually enabled the exact preservation of the status quo, and has prevented any change? Or was the crisis, on the contrary, the crucial catalyst for the politicization of the otherwise depoliticized actors within late capitalism? We are thus simultaneously exposed to various institutional-reformist suggestions, more or less grounded apologias, and identifications of fundamental contradictions within the capitalist reproduction process.

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Call for Applications


International Conference


WHY STILL EDUCATION? 2015


Sremski Karlovci, Serbia
2–4 July 2015

Conference topic:


ACTORS AND DISTRACTORS IN EDUCATION

 

Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory organises the second international conference Why still education? The conference is conceived as an open scientific forum which seeks to contribute to reflection on and development of educational strategies, to provide a space for exchange of experience and knowledge, and to encourage fruitful challenges to the existing educational practices.  

This year we wish to thematize the role of the participants in the educational process. What actors are indispensable to the educational process, and who are the intruders? Who are the loyal actors and who are the distractors? What type of understanding of education do we have in mind when we make judgements about this? And is the conflict between those “factors” inevitable, or can they be possibly harmonized?

Potential applicants include:
– Theorists of education in the fields of philosophy, sociology, pedagogy, andragogy, psychology, political theory, anthropology, history, as well as experts in education management;
– Practitioners – teachers, textbook writers, initiators of supplementary and extracurricular educational activities, representatives of the alternative educational programs, etc.

Application deadline: April 20, 2015   

Please, find more details at the conference website: http://wse.instifdt.bg.ac.rs


 

Prof. Dr. Klaus Wiegerling

Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse Karlsruhe (ITAS); Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

IFDT; 16. März 2015, um 15 Uhr

 

Dipl. –Soz. Katja Kaminski

Geodätisches Institut Darmstadt; Technische Universität Darmstadt

IFDT; 16. März 2015, um 17 Uhr


Dr. Andreas Kaminski

Institut für Philosophie, Darmstadt

IFDT; 17. März 2015, um 15 Uhr

 

Buchbesprechung

 

Autor: Željko Radinković

Institut für Philosophie und Gesellschaftstheorie Belgrad

17. März 2015 um 17 Uhr.

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Dr. des. Dennis Dierks, Historisches Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena

Erinnerungskultur in multikulturellen Räumen: Das Beispiel Bosnien-Herzegowina im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert

Monday, March 9, 11 h

 

Es ist inzwischen kulturwissenschaftliches Allgemeingut, dass Erinnerung ein zentraler Bestandteil individueller und kollektiver Identitätskonstruktionen ist. Dass Erinnerung dabei umstritten sein kann, lehren uns zahlreiche Beispiele aus Geschichte und Gegenwart. Die historischen Kulturwissenschaften haben sich in letzter Zeit der transnationalen Verflechtung von Erinnerung und möglichen Konflikten, die daraus erwachsen können, verstärkt zugewandt. Meist werden solche Verflechtungen auf bilateraler Ebene zwischen zwei Nationalstaaten betrachtet.

Doch was geschieht, wenn innerhalb einer Gesellschaft Erinnerung umkämpft ist, was geschieht, wenn staatliche Instanzen fehlen bzw. zu schwach sind, um solche Konflikte zu schlichten? Es ist dies eine Frage, die für moderne pluralistische Gesellschaften zentral ist.
Der Vortrag nähert sich dieser Problematik aus der Perspektive eines historischen Beispiels: Bosnien-Herzegowina als Teil der österreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie. Im Mittelpunkt soll die Frage stehen, wie die unterschiedlichen nationalen Bewegungen in der Zeit mit der Multikulturalität des Landes und dem Vorhandensein unterschiedlicher, in ihrem Kern konfessionell geprägter Erinnerungskulturen umgingen. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit soll dabei der serbischen Nationalbewegung gelten.

Anhand dieses Beispiels soll diskutiert werden, welche methodischen Instrumentarien für die Erforschung von Erinnerungskulturen in multikulturellen Räumen nutzbar gemacht und inwieweit dadurch der Erinnerungsforschung neue Perspektiven eröffnet werden können.

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HERMENEUTISCHE HORIZONTEN

PHILOSOPHICAL PRACTICE

STUDIES AND ARTICLES

INTERVIEWS

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THE POTENTIAL OF EVERYDAY SOCIAL CRITIQUE AND THE CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF DOMINATION

CONTEMPORARY ASPECTS OF THE CRITIQUE OF POLITICAL ECONOMY

STUDIES AND ARTICLES

THE FIRST POLEMIC BETWEEN SERBIAN LIBERALS IN RETROSPECT

REVIEWS 

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PHENOMENOLOGY AND SOCIETY

STATE AND CHURCH: THE LOGIC AND STRUCTURE OF RELATIONS

STUDIES AND ARTICLES

REVIEWS

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Alessandro Ferrara


Democracy Today and the Renewal of Political Liberalism

Monday, December 9, 2014


 

 

INTERNATIONALE KONFERENZ

Identität - Annäherungen an eine Ontologie des Sozialen


Die zweite internationale Konferenz aus der Reihe Annäherungen an eine Ontologie des Sozialen – Phänomenologische Zugänge unter dem Namen Identität - Annäherungen an eine Ontologie des Sozialen – Phänomenologische Zugänge beschäftigt sich mit der begrifflichen und phänomenologisch-methodischen Vorverständigung über den Stellenwert dieser Themen in der Ideengeschichte, der gegenwärtigen Diskurse und in der phänomenologischen Betrachtung dieser Themen. Daran anknüpfend werden in zwei Schritten die Medialisierung des Sozialen unter dem jeweiligen Thema und die politischen Dimensionen des Themas behandelt. Umfasst ‚Medialisierung‘ kommunikative Formen, in denen sich die drei Themenfelder zeigen und ausdifferenzieren – sozusagen die Weisen, in denen sich das Welt-, Selbst- und intersubjektive Verhältnis gestalten –, so ist mit dem politischen Aspekt eine eigene Kategorie bezeichnet, die gerade in ihren Differenzen und Spannungen zu dem zweiten Bereich gekennzeichnet ist: so z.B. in der Kolonialisierung von dessen Phänomenen durch Machtaspekte.

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Identity – Approaching the Ontology of the Social


The second international conference in the series Approaching the Ontology of the Social – Phenomenological Approaches (Annäherungen an eine Ontologie des Sozialen – Phänomenologische Zugänge), with the title Identity – Approaching the Ontology of the Social, will address, in its introductory part, the question of the conceptual and phenomenological-methodological preliminary agreement on the place of this theme within the history of ideas, the contemporary discourse and the phenomenological perspective on this topic. Starting from that point, the conference will reflect on the mediatization of the social regarding the phenomenon of identity as well as the political dimension of this theme. If we assume that the ‘mediatization’ encompasses communicative forms within which three distinct thematic fields appear and differentiate themselves – virtually ways in which our relations to the world, self-relations and intersubjective ones take shape – then the political aspect denotes a special category characterized precisely by the differentiation and tension with respect to the question of identity: for example, in the colonization of the phenomenon of identity through aspects of power.

Plakat der Konferenz (.pdf)

Programm der Konferenz (.pdf)


 

Pascal Delhom

Transitional Justice
Mittwoch, 19. November
15.30-17.30

Institut für Philosophie und Gesellschaftstheorie Belgrad (IFDT Belgrad), Vortragsraum im ersten Stock
(Die Vorlesung wird konsekutiv in die serbische Sprache übersetzt.)

 

 

Christina Schües

Der Sinn von Ungerechtigkeit - Über die Notwendigkeit einer epistemologischen und ethischen Untersuchung

Mittwoch, 19. November
17.45-19.45

Institut für Philosophie und Gesellschaftstheorie Belgrad (IFDT Belgrad), Vortragsraum im ersten Stock
(Die Vorlesung wird konsekutiv in die serbische Sprache übersetzt.)

 

 

Burkhard Liebsch


Der Zeuge und das Politische

Donnerstag, 20. November
12.00-14.00

Institut für Philosophie und Gesellschaftstheorie Belgrad (IFDT Belgrad), Vortragsraum im ersten Stock
(Die Vorlesung wird konsekutiv in die serbische Sprache übersetzt.)


 

TWO SEMINARS AND A LECTURE

Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory in association with Regional office of Heinrich-Böll Foundation and Cultural Centre of Belgrade organize 

 

Seminar

 Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim

INDIVIDUALIZATION, COSMOPOLITIZATION, AND THE CHANGING FAMILY LIFE

Thursday, November 13, 10–12h
Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Gallery Artget


Individualization and cosmopolitization are recent trends that bring about fundamental transformations of modern society. Today, the norms and beliefs in respect of what is right and proper in regard to personal lives multiply and compete with one another, new family models challenging older ones and opening up numerous questions regarding which model should be given priority. The effect is that the issue of rights and obligations turns into an arena of controversies, an issue of contested rights and obligations.


Seminar

Ulrich Beck

 

HOW THE EUROPEAN PROJECT CAN BE SAVED: THE COSMOPOLITAN OUTLOOK



Thursday, November 13, 15–17h
Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Gallery Artget

Europe is not a fixed condition, not a territorial unit, not a state, not a nation. In fact, there is no 'Europe', there is Europeanization, a process of on-going transformation, or metamorphosis: dissolving an old order and creating a new one – in a very specific sense: Europeanization is about politics of side-effects. The EU was founded not on the logic of war, as were states. It is a new kind of polity constructed in reaction to the risk of war and now, in reaction to the risk of economic collapse.

Lecture

Ulrich Beck

HOW THE EUROPEAN PROJECT CAN BE SAVED: THE COSMOPOLITAN OUTLOOK

Thursday, November 13, 19h

Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment

Opening remarks:
Petar Bojanić (IFDT, Belgrade University)
Andreas Poltermann (Heinrich-Böll Foundation)

 


 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Engaging Foucault


Belgrade, December 5-7, 2014

Location: Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation, Studentski trg 5, Belgrade


The Group for Social Engagement Studies of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory organizes an international conference on Michel Foucault on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his death. The conference will have 26 sessions and a round table, with over 150 participants from all over the world: from Europe, Australia, Africa, North America and South America. “Engaging Foucault” will gather theorists who have engaged with Foucault’s work, either endorsing or disputing the main premises of his work. As a result, the sessions will embrace such different topics as feminism, biopolitics and thanatopolitics, the critique of neoliberalism, the theory of sovereignity, disciplinary institutions, new media, techniques of the self or archeology.

As a community of philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists and historians, the Group for Social Engagement Studiesorganizes this conference as a collective investigation into the possibilities for (re-)articulating public engagement today: how to change political, economic, social and institutional regimes of production of truths? Thus, “Engaging Foucault” should critically reflect on the meaning of ’engagement’ – what is public engagement, who can be called ’engaged’ and in what sense, what are the effects of engaged thought and action – in the spirit of Foucault’s cues.

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Democracy, Identity, European Integration

8-9th March 2013 


Ontology and Politics of Institutions

6-7th November 2012 


Trust and transparency - Towards the new Europe

5- 6th October 2012