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CFP- II Braga Colloquium in the History of Moral and Political Philosophy: “Lying and Hypocrisy in Politics and Morality” (12-13 January 2017, Braga)


“Lying and Hypocrisy in Politics and Morality”

University of Minho, Braga – Portugal, 12-13 January 2017

Keynote speaker
Ruth W. Grant (Duke University)

matthew-231322-2The Political Theory Group of the University of Minho is delighted to announce the II Braga Colloquium in the History of Moral and Political Philosophy: an international annual conference held every year in January at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal. The purpose of this conference series is to promote the study of the tradition of political and moral philosophy and its legacy in shaping our institutions, culture and beliefs. In this important respect, the conference series will focus on how this tradition can contribute to tackling the challenges our societies are facing today. Every year the conference will focus on a specific theme, which will be chosen by taking in consideration the current political situation in Europe (and beyond).

In line with the spirit behind this new series of conferences, the second annual Braga Colloquium in the History of Moral and Political Philosophy will be dedicated to exploring the themes of “Lying and Hypocrisy in Politics and Morality.”

“No one has ever doubted that truth and politics are on rather bad terms with each other, and no one, as far as I know, has ever counted truthfulness among the political virtues. Lies have always been regarded as necessary and justifiable tools not only of the politician’s or the demagogue’s but also of the statesman’s trade.”
(Hannah Arendt)

Hypocrisy, though inherently unattractive, is also more or less inevitable in most political settings. Political life is often a world ethically apart from normal human interactions. This contributes, however, to the creation of a cleavage between citizens and politicians. Those citizens who are disaffected with democracy and politicians do not question only their competence: they doubt their promises, because they question the quality of the political class in terms of their truthfulness and basic honesty, and this seems to hinder citizens’ ability to judge politicians. This problem is magnified in contemporary liberal democracies: a political system that, on the one hand, has transparency as one of its foundational values, and on the other, that is deeply influenced by the media and logics of spectacularization as it promotes a continuous search of consent and electoral competition. The desire to cut oneself off from political hypocrisy—by denouncing it, owning up to it, or seeking some sort of insulation from it—reminds us not to approach the problem of hypocrisy with false expectations about what can be achieved, ignoring the nuances that pervade political life.

We should not conflate the moral and political realms. Yet there is something both ethically and politically troubling about the ease with which modern political thinkers isolate norms of citizenship from the meaning and purpose of our lives as a whole: this habit of compartmentalizing “citizenship talk” from more holistic ethical aspirations discourages serious reflection on the ethical basis of civic life, an essential safeguard against the rise of manipulative and self-serving political ideologies.
We invite scholars interested in these topics to propose papers that interrogate the history of moral and political thought in order to illuminate our current predicament.

We especially hope for communications on ancient, modern, and contemporary thought addressing themes such as:

• The ethical value of citizenship;

• The value of integrity in the social and political order;

• The uses of hypocrisy in political life;

• The role and nuances of political deceit and the need for compromises;

• The replacement of the people’s voice through elections by the eyes of the people;

• Citizens as spectators of politics;

These topics are, however, no more than suggestions, and we encourage the most diverse approaches to the problem.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts, of no more than 500 words, should be sent to:

Deadline: 15th September 2016

For more details, please visit the website:

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CFP – 5th Intl. Conference of the Group for Social Engagement Studies “Politics of Enmity: Can Nation ever be Emancipatory? (September 26-28 2016, University of Belgrade)

5th International conference of the Group for Social Engagement Studies,
Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

Application deadline: 30 June 2016
Download Call for Papers here

Nation and nationalism are in many ways peculiar and elusive concepts that could very easily be interpreted as being both ’banal’ and infinitely complex; primordial and modern; imagined and real. Since belonging to a specific national group can be seen as an important source of collective strength for many, solidarity of these collectives may serve as the basis for action to further strengthen these (imagined) bonds. The process itself, more often than not, assumes the existence of another, equally potent, equally solidary collective – most often irreducibly distinct from ours. This positioning which comes part and parcel with the idea of the nation – more so with nationalism – seems to centre around the idea of enmity: the antipode of solidarity among those who belong to ‘Us’. Enmity, as well as solidarity, is thus one of the cornerstones of the ‘practicing of nation’, something which shapes and perpetuates nation as a political identitary framework.

It is often argued that nationalism can be seen as the modern form of Gemeinschaft which answers ontological needs created by the uncertainties of modernity and its power structures. On the other hand, we witness a growth of a global society with an increasingly integrated system, primarily socio-economic, but also cultural and perhaps political. Globalisation creates opportunities, but also crises in which we have to remake our lives and identities (Giddens, 2000). At the same time, social relations continue to be governed and institutionalised in accordance with national temporalities and located within the spaces of the nation. The shift from national to post-national regime cannot be established. Rather, what we see is the emergence of trans-border nationalism as a perverted adaptation of the nation-state model (Brubaker, 2015). The powers of the nation-state are increasing in spite of the global challenges of migration, opening the new perspectives on solidarity but also on enmity.

Bearing those issues in mind, we seek contributions which will give a new turn to the discussion about the nation and its frequent attendant, nationalism. Is nation still able to bring about an ontological revival of faith in certainty? Can it be a sufficient supplement to the post-metaphysical self-reflexivity and 21st century disciplinary regimes? How does nation, within or without a nation-state, fit in a global and ever more globalised world scheme? Can it be a means for emancipation in today’s world? If so, emancipatory for whom, when and how? How did the notions of nation and citizenship build on each other in a world which saw new divisions, new wars, new nation-states? In what sense have friendship and hostility (Schmitt 1927, Derrida 1994, Bojanić 1995; 2015) gained new meanings, and what are those meanings? Does nation-building always involve a common enemy one has to fight? Or does it meet its limits with being a mere remedy for contemporary forms of inequality, or a tranquilizer for those unsettled by the complexity and insecurity brought up by globalized capitalism? These questions become increasingly important as we witness the crisis of the collectivity-building process of the European Union. Does the contemporary politics of difference contest the notion of enmity or, quite to the contrary, reaffirm it?

We welcome both theoretical and empirical work on the role of nation in contemporary world and in historical perspective. We would also like to place specific focus on the conceptual aspects of studying ethnicity across disciplines. Which conceptual apparatus is most adequate for approaching the notion of nation in social sciences and humanities? How do we study the social practices revolving around the nation? Should we envisage the nation as identity or ideology, does it involve belonging to social groups, communities etc.? We particularly encourage contributions which challenge the nation as an actual constitutive framework of our thought.

Confirmed speakers

Rogers Brubaker, University of California, Los Angeles
Florian Bieber, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz
Jasna Dragović Soso, Goldsmiths University of London
Montserrat Guibernau, Queen Mary University of London
Nuria Sánchez Madrid, Complutense University of Madrid

List of the themes to be explored (not exhaustive):

Nations without enemies: forms of ‘benevolent’ nationalism
Enmity towards economic globalization: an ‘emancipatory’ form of nationalism?
Nationalism as a pacifier of political ‘enmities’ (class struggle, civic engagement, etc.)
Liberalism and the politics of enmity: ‘to tolerate is to insult’
Contradictions of anti-capitalist nationalism: who’s the real enemy?
State-building, nation-building and emancipatory politics
Relationship between the nation and other forms of collective identity
Nation and international cooperation in face of global challenges
Discourses of the nation
‘Small’ nations and their struggle for recognition
Nation, gender and power relations
Nationalism, race and ethnicity beyond the European context
Nationalism as emancipatory forms of struggle in anticolonial and postcolonial context
Nation and symbolic geography
(Banal) nationalisms and (banal) cosmopolitanisms
Contemporary debates between primordialists, instrumentalists and constructivists
Nationalism with a Schmittian twist: distinction between friend and enemy as constitutive of a nation
Nation-state and ethno-religious diversity: can there be both?
Nationalism and violence in the Balkans: lessons from the past and present
Nationalism as theological concept and/or religion

Organization of the conference

The conference is organized by the Group for Social Engagement Studies, part of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory in Belgrade, in the cooperation with the Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, the University of Rijeka and the Centre for Southeast European Studies, the University of Graz.

The conference is organized in the framework of the international project „Figuring out the Enemy: Re-imagining Serbian-Albanian Relations“. The project aims to reinvestigate events and discourses from the past and recent times, seeking to give explanation and identify common views, ideas and traditions that undermine the present enmity and promote Serbian-Albanian cooperation. The project is supported through the Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP) by the Swiss Development Cooperation.

Technical information and application procedure

Conference applications should be sent only via e-mail to the following address: We kindly ask you to put in your email subject the following title: ’Name: title of the paper’. The complete application in the .doc, .docx or .pdf format must contain: the title of the presentation, an abstract of up to 200 words and a short biography, in English.

The official language of the conference is English.

Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.

The Program Committee of the conference will select the presenters based on the submitted abstracts. The book of abstracts will be published.

There will be no registration fees. Conference organisers will provide lunch and refreshments during the conference program. Participants are kindly requested to make their own accommodation and travel arrangements.

Important dates

Application deadline: 30 June 2016
Notification of acceptance: 10 July 2016
Conference dates: 26–28 September 2016

Program Committee

Florian Bieber, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz
Adriana Zaharijević, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade
Rigels Halili, Centre for East European Studies, University of Warsaw
Aleksandar Pavlović, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade
Gazela Pudar Draško, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade
Marko Kmezić, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz
Armina Galijaš, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz
Hrvoje Paić, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz

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Próximo congreso sobre Hegel y la filosofía de la acción (9-11noviembre 2016, Universidad de Valencia)

ingresodipusandsphinxLes informamos del próximo congreso en torno a la figura de Hegel que se celebrará en noviembre en Valencia, cuyo tema será Hegel y la filosofía de la acción. Entre los ponentes invitados se cuentan Katerina Deligiorgi (Sussex), Christopher Yeomans (Purdue), Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (Leipzig), Constantine Sandis (Hertfordshire), Arto Laitinen (Tampere) y Edgar Maraguat (Valencia). Toda la información podrá consultarse en esta página.

Hasta el 5 de septiembre de 2016 estará abierto un plazo para enviar propuestas de contribución. Serán consideradas aportaciones sobre la filosofía de la acción de Hegel y su recepción, en el siglo XIX, el siglo XX y el siglo XXI. Las propuestas serán sometidas a un proceso de evaluación ciega por pares. La lengua del congreso será el inglés.

Preguntas sobre el congreso pueden dirigirse a Edgar Maraguat (

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Coloquio Intl. Filosofía y literatura UPPA/Unizar “El sujeto en cuestión. Lo que piensan la literatura y la filosofía” (Université de Pau & des Pays de l’Adour, 19-21 octubre 2016)

Segunda edición del ciclo de coloquios internacionales « Filosofía y literatura UPPA/Unizar », bajo la dirección de Juan Manuel Aragüés Estragues (UNIZAR), Thierry Capmartin (UPPA), Nadia Mékouar-Hertzberg (UPPA), Alfredo Saldaña (UNIZAR).

Comité científico: Philippe Ducat (U. de Pau & des Pays de l’Adour), Sabine Forero-Mendoza (U. de Pau & des Pays de l’Adour), Sebastian Husch (U. d’Aix-Marseille), Camille Lacau St Guily (U. Paris-Sorbonne), Francisco José Martínez (UNED), Miguel Morey (U. de Barcelona), José Luis Pardo (U. Complutense de Madrid), José Luis Rodríguez García (U. de Zaragoza).

Las propuestas de comunicación en francés o español (título y resumen de 20-30 líneas) deberán ser enviadas antes del 24 de junio de 2016 a:

Juan Manuel Aragüés Estragues (,

Alfredo Saldaba ([lengua española] ;

Thierry Capmartin ( [lenguafrancesa].

Deberán ir acompañadas de un breve currículum de cinco o seis líneas (nombre y apellidos, universidad, producción científica). Las comunicaciones no excederán los 25 minutos y podrán ser realizadas en francés y español.

La cuota de inscripción será de 25 euros.

Se procederá a realizar una publicación de las actas de aquellas comunicaciones que hayan sido aceptadas por el Comité científico.

Más información:

Convocatoria Bilingue Francés-Castellano


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12th Annual International Conference on Philosophy 22-25 May 2017, Athens, Greece

12th Annual International Conference on Philosophy
22-25 May 2017, Athens, Greece

sponsored by the 
Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts

Academic member responsible for this conference:

Important dates:

  • Deadline to submit abstracts: 24 October 2016 (Decisions are reached in less than 4 weeks after the abstract submission-Please click here for our policy on abstract and paper acceptance).
  • Deadline to register with a paper presentation: Please see your acceptance letter sent to you after submitting the abstract.
  • Deadline to register without a presentation: At least one month before the conference subject to approval.
  • Deadline to submit full papers: 25 April 2017 (Unless otherwise is specified in your acceptance letter). Click here for Paper Guidelines. Please submit the paper only if the abstract submission has been officially accepted. ATINER does not consider papers for publication if they are not presented by the author at one of its conferences. Please submit your paper via email only and only to this email: (please do not cc your paper to other emails of ATINER because it delays the processing of your paper).


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CFP – PHYSIS KAI POLIS – XII International Ontology Congress (3-7 October, San Sebastian, Spain)


Bajo el patrocinio de Sebastian European Capital of culture 2016

Bajo la Presidencia de Honor de: Pedro Miguel Echenique (Max Plack Prize of Physics)

San Sebastian 3-7 October

CFP: 30 Mayo, 2016 – Fecha límite del primer plazo de recepción de propuestas

Comité Científico Internacional: A. Aspect (Paris); P. Aubenque (Paris) F.J. Ayala (California); J. Bouveresse (Paris); †E. Chillida (San Sebastián); A. Grünbaum (Pittsburgh); †W. Lamb (Arizona); T. Marco (Madrid); U. Moulines (München); †I.Prigogine (Bruxelles); H. Putnam (Harvard); C. Rovelli (Marseille).

El Congreso Internacional de Ontología se organiza con periodicidad bienal por los Departamentos de Filosofía de la UAB y UPV en cooperación con la Fundación Paideia y el museo Chillida-Leku. Esta edición cuenta con el auspicio de la International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP), el Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) y la Sociedad Ibérica de Filosofía Griega (SIFG).

Está abierto el plazo de presentación de comunicaciones y simposios colectivos. En la página web ( está disponible la información sobre el envío de propuestas.

Comunicaciones: Rogamos enviar un resumen de aproximadamente 300 palabras preparado para revisión. Las contribuciones aceptadas contarán con un tiempo de exposición de 25 minutos.

Simposios colectivos: Rogamos enviar un resumen de aproximadamente 600 palabras preparado para revisión. El tiempo a disposición será proporcional al número de responsables del simposio.


– La evolución del concepto de physis: desde el pensamiento griego arcaico a la física de Aristóteles.

– La mecánica cuántica ante el problema del realismo. Estado de la cuestión.

– Las concepciones de la naturaleza tras la revolución cuántica.

– El legado de Aristóteles.

– Ontología e Historia de la Ontología.

– Polis kai Paideia.

– “Learning to be Human” (Reflexión en torno al tema del Congreso Mundial de Filosofía, Pekín 2018). En colaboración con el FISP.

– Sesión especial: Greoak eta Gu: Debate en torno a la estructura de la lengua Vasca y la universalidad de las categorías ontológicas.

Plazos y fechas importantes:

30 Mayo, 2016 – Fecha límite del primer plazo de recepción de propuestas.

15 Junio, 2016 – Primera notificación de aceptaciones.

31 Junio, 2016 – Fecha límite del segundo plazo de recepción de propuestas.

15 Julio, 2016 – Notificación de aceptación del segundo plazo de envío.

30 Julio, 2016 – Anuncio del programa provisional.

1 Septiembre, 2016 – Anuncio del programa definitivo.

Algunos conferenciantes confirmados:

Christopher Fuchs (University of Massachusetts Boston)
David Albert (Columbia University of New York)
David Wallace’s (Oxford, Balliol College)
François Englert (Bruxelles, Nobel Prize of Physics, 2013)
Harvey Brown (Oxford, Fellow of the British Academy)

Alberto Bernabé (Madrid, Chair of Greek Philology)
Carlo Natali (Venezia, Università Ca’ Foscari)
Demetra Sfendoni-Mentzu (Thessaloniki, President of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies)
Gabriele Cornelli (Universidade de Brasília, President of the International Plato Society)
Tomás Calvo (Madrid, International Federation of Philosophical Societies)

Anna Estany (Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Dermont Moran (Dublin, President of the FISP, Edward Goodwin Ballard Prize in Phenomenology)
Francisco J. Ayala (Irvine, Templeton Prize)
Ulises Moulines (München, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität)

Fernando Savater (San Sebastián)
Ioanna Kuçuradi (Istambul, UNESCO Chair of Philosophy of Human Rights)
Luca Scarantino (IULM Milano)
Supakwadee Amatayakul (Chulalongkorn University)
Victoria Camps (Autonomous University of Barcelona)

Organizing Committee

XII International Ontology Congress

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Supreme Council of Humanity – World Philosophical Forum (October 2016, Athens)

02Dear colleagues,
We inform you that on October 7, 2015 at the Constitutional Convention in
Athens, Greece, the Universal Constitution of Earth was adopted by the
special Declaration –
According to this Constitution, all inhabitants of Earth are advised to
unite in the supranational UNIVERSAL STATE of EARTH (USE) – – through joining the Global citizenship – Both UNESCO and the UN Secretary-General also
appeal to all inhabitants of the planet to foster the sense of global
citizenship –
To become a Global (Earth-XXI) Citizen, everyone has to raise the level of
his consciousness up to the 5-th level – – by learning the Minimum of civic
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Application to receive this status –
By this act you will support three the most urgent for today Universal
1. of illegality of wars on Earth;
2. of equating crimes against Nature to crimes against Humanity;
3. of equalization of private wealth hoardings;
These Universal Declarations will be approved on October 5 – 7, 2016 in
Athens, Greece at the first historical summit meeting of the Supreme Council
of Humanity (SCH) staffed with the most intelligent, wise, moral, fair, with
sense of global responsibility Citizens of the Earth
In early December, the Universal Declarations will be proclaimed at a
special Conference in the UN headquarters in New York.
Thus, if your life and own future are important for you, as well as the
future of your family, children, and of future generations in general, you
are invited to join Earth-XXI Citizenship and support the above World
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In order to solve the issues sooner, please, do send this information to all
your friends, relatives and colleagues, to all contacts you know.
We thank you for understanding,
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SCH Secretariat

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2ª Circular – Congreso Intl. sobre la Innovación educativa en la Filosofía. Retos actuales en la enseñanza de la Filosofía (Universitat de València, 19-21 octubre de 2016)

cropped-cropped-meta_detalle-III1Por la presente se comunica que se ha ampliado hasta el 31 de mayo el plazo para entregar propuestas de resúmenes para el Congreso Internacional sobre la Innovación educativa en la Filosofía. Retos actuales en la enseñanza de la Filosofía (Valencia, 19-21 octubre de 2016). Toda la información relativa al congreso puede encontrarse en la página web

El II Congreso internacional sobre Innovación Educativa en Filosofía tendrá lugar en la Universitat de València del 19 al 21 de octubre de 2016. Su objetivo será reflexionar sobre la docencia filosófica, sus características específicas, sus desafíos en el actual contexto político-social y las propuestas de mejora de los procesos que la constituyen. El congreso se inscribe en la trayectoria descrita por las Jornadas celebradas en años anteriores en Granada, Sevilla y Madrid. Está dirigido tanto a docentes e investigadores como a estudiantes de Grado y Máster. Esta página web se crea en diciembre de 2014 para facilitar toda la información relativa a la convocatoria y su desarrollo: desde la call for papers y las normas para autores hasta datos sobre alojamiento durante el congreso.

Más información aquí

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IV Congreso Intl. La Actualidad de Michel Foucault: “Foucault y la Historia de la Filosofía” (4-6 de mayo 2016, Univ. Complutense Madrid))

cropped-CartelblogLa celebración del IV Congreso Internacional La Actualidad de Michel Foucault: “Foucault y la Historia de la Filosofía” tendrá lugar los próximos días 4, 5 y 6 de mayo 2016 en la Facultad de Filosofía de la Universidad Complutense Madrid.

Este IV Congreso “La actualidad de Michel Foucault” pretende releer las aportaciones del filósofo francés a la luz de la actualidad, haciendo especial hincapié en sus diversas aproximaciones a momentos clave de la historia del pensamiento filosófico. Para ello se reunirá a algunos de los má s reconocidos lectores de la obra foucaultiana a nivel nacional e internacional.

Por otro lado, se busca generar un espacio de encuentro entre investigadores interesados en la obra de Michel Foucault, con el fin de afianzar sus investigaciones en curso y darlas a conocer. Se trata, así, de generar un espacio de intercambio y circulación de saberes que profundice en el conocimiento de la obra del autor francé s desde la perspectiva de la actualidad y, viceversa, que permita desarrollar una reconsideración de nuestro presente a partir del instrumental analítico legado por Foucault.

Más información en: Red Iberoamericana Foucault

Programa del Congreso

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Call for Papers – IV Congreso Internacional de Mitocrítica “Mito y emociones” (24-28 octubre 2016, Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Asteria, Asociación Internacional de Mitocrítica, en colaboración con Amaltea, Revista de Mitocrítica, Acis, Grupo de Investigación de Mitocrítica y el Proyecto Acis&Galatea, convoca el IV Congreso Internacional de Mitocrítica, que gira en torno a la problemática “Mito y emociones”.

Junto a la lógica racional existe una lógica emocional, responsable última de muchas acciones que realizamos. La mitocrítica suele abordar los relatos míticos desde una perspectiva estructural, social, histórica, etc. Sin embargo, a menudo ignora el componente emocional. Parece como si la dimensión afectiva, particularmente activa en nuestra sociedad contemporánea, no fuera pertinente en los estudios de mitología.

La fecha límite de envío de propuestas de comunicación o mesas redondas es el 30 de abril de 2016.

El congreso se celebrará del 24 al 28 de octubre en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Página oficial del IV Congreso Internacional de de Mitocrítica “Mito y emociones”.

Redes Sociales oficiales del congreso: Facebook y Twitter.

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