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3-4 Şubat 2017

Felsefede Öz ve Töz Kavramları

3 Şubat Cuma:

13:00 Pınar Canevi: “Öz ve Töz Ayrımındaki Sorunsallar”

14:30 Ahmet Arslan: “Aristoteles'te Özün Varoluşa Önceliği”

16:00 Halil Turan: “Descartes'ın Tözleri ve İlişkin Bilgi Kuramsal Sorunlar”

17:30 Elif Çırakman: “Töz ve Özgürlük Meselesi”

19:30 Akşam Yemeği (Nazlıhan Otel Restaurant)

 

4 Şubat Cumartesi:

13:00 Türker Armaner: “Hegel’de ‘Başkalaşan Töz’ ”

14:30 Levent Kavas: “Ousia'nın Türümü: Bir Delinin Attığı Taş"

16:00 Cemil Güzey: “Öz Büyücüsü”

17:30 Örsan K. Öymen: “Felsefede Öz ve Töz Kavramlarına Eleştirel Bakışlar”

19:30 Akşam Yemeği (Yıldızsaray Hotel Restaurant)

22:30 Uzun Ev’de Parti (DJ Unknown X)

 

Not: Toplantılar Assos limanda Nazlıhan Otel'de gerçekleşecektir. (Tel: 286-7217385 ve 212-2912339).

Konuşmacılar hakkında kısaca:

Pınar Canevi: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü Öğretim Elemanı (Profesör). Lisans derecesini Hollins College Felsefe Bölümü’nden, Yüksek Lisans derecesini Bryn Mawr College Felsefe Bölümü’nden, Doktora derecesini Emory Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü’nden almıştır. İlgi ve çalışma alanları: Metafizik, Epistemoloji, Etik, Siyaset Felsefesi, Antik Yunan Felsefesi. “Plato’s Philosophy of the Sensible Realm in the Early Dialogues” kitabının ve alanında birçok makalenin yazarıdır.

Ahmet Arslan: Ege Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü Öğretim Üyesi (Profesör). Lisans ve Doktora derecelerini Ankara Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü’nden almıştır. İlgi ve çalışma alanları: Metafizik, Ontoloji, Antik Yunan Felsefesi, Orta Çağ Felsefesi, İslam Felsefesi. “İlkçağ Felsefe Tarihi I”, “Felsefeye Giriş”, “Laiklik, Demokrasi ve Türkiye”, “İbni Haldun”, “Felsefe”, “İslam Felsefesi Üzerine”, “İlkçağ Felsefe Tarihi I: Başlangıçlarından Atomculara Kadar”, “İlkçağ Felsefe Tarihi II: Sofistlerden Platon’a”, “İlkçağ Felsefe Tarihi III: Aristoteles”, “Kemal Paşazade’nin Tehafüt Haşiyesi”, “Haşiye Ala’t-Tehafüt Tahlili” kitaplarının ve alanında birçok makalenin yazarıdır.

Örsan K. Öymen: Işık Üniversitesi İnsan ve Toplum Bilimleri Bölümü Başkanı (Profesör), Felsefe Sanat Bilim Derneği Kurucu Üye ve Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı, “Assos'ta Felsefe” projesi Kurucusu ve Direktörü. Lisans ve Doktora derecesini Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü'nden, Yüksek Lisans derecesini New York Üniversitesi (NYU) Felsefe Bölümü'nden aldı. İlgi ve çalışma alanları: Epistemoloji, Etik, Siyaset Felsefesi, Herakleitos, Protagoras, Gorgias, Sokrates, Platon, Epikuros, Sextus, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Nietzsche, Marx, Heidegger, Sartre. “Hume” ile “Varlık ve Kuşku” (yayına hazırlanmakta) kitaplarının ve alanında birçok makalenin yazarıdır.

Halil Turan: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü Başkanı (Profesör). Lisans derecesini Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Fizik Bölümü’nden, Yüksek Lisans ve Doktora derecelerini Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü’nden aldı. İlgi ve çalışma alanları: Epistemoloji, Bilim Felsefesi, Ontoloji, Etik, Siyaset Felsefesi, Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Kant, Kuhn. “Mantık Terimleri Sözlüğü” kitabının (Teo Grünberg, David Grünberg ve Adnan Onart ile birlikte) ve alanında birçok makalenin yazarıdır.

Türker Armaner: Galatasaray Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü Öğretim Üyesi. (Profesör). Lisans derecesini Hacettepe Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü’nden, Yüksek Lisans derecesini Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü’nden, Doktora derecesini Paris Saint Dennis VIII Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü’nden aldı. İlgi ve çalışma alanları: Estetik, Siyaset Felsefesi, 19. Yüzyıl Felsefesi, Spinoza, Hegel, Fichte, Schopenhauer, Marx, Kierkegaard, Frege. “Dalgakıran,” “Taş Hücre”, “Kıyısız” (kısa öykü), “Tahta Saplı Bıçak”, “Hüküm” (roman) ve “Tarih ve Temsil” kitaplarının ve alanında birçok makalenin yazarıdır. "Lapsus" dergisinin kurucusu ve Genel Yayın Yönetmeni'dir.

Cemil Güzey: Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü Öğretim Üyesi (Doçent). Lisans, Yüksek Lisans ve Doktora derecelerini İstanbul Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü’nden aldı. İlgi ve çalışma alanları: Ontoloji, Etik, Estetik, Mantık, Dil Felsefesi, Herakleitos, Epiktetos, Aurelius, Hobbes, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Hartmann. Alanında birçok makalenin yazarıdır.

Elif Çırakman: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü Öğretim Üyesi (Doçent). Lisans ve Doktora derecesini Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü'nden, Yüksek Lisans derecesini Warwick Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü'nden aldı. İlgi ve çalışma alanları: Etik, Siyaset Felsefesi, Hukuk Felsefesi, Aristoteles, Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, Levinas. Alanında birçok makalenin yazarıdır.

Levent Kavas: Yeditepe Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü Öğretim Üyesi (Yardımcı Doçent). Lisans derecesini Hacettepe Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü’nden, Yüksek Lisans ve Doktora derecesini Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü’nden aldı. İlgi ve çalışma alanları: Epistemoloji, Ontoloji, Bilim Felsefesi, Leibniz, Kant. “Kahve ile Nargile” kitabının ve alanında birçok makalenin yazarıdır.

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Past Events

September  2000:

September 8, Friday:
Meeting at the Athena Temple / Blue waters, wine, sunset.

September 9, Saturday:
What is the relation between life and philosophy?

September 10, Sunday:
Must epistemology justify or search for the foundations of knowledge?

 

July 2001:

July 30, Monday:
Meeting at the Temple of Athena:
Blue waters, wine and sunset.

July 31, Tuesday:
Aristotle in Assos:
What are the foundations of knowledge in Aristotle's philosophy? (In Turkish)

August 1, Wednesday:
Aristotle in Assos:
What are the foundations of knowledge in Aristotle's philosophy? (In English)

August 2, Thursday:
Life & philosophy:
If any, what is the bond between life/death and philosophy? (In Turkish)

August 3, Friday:
Discussions on philosophical texts:
1)Sextus Empiricus: "Outlines of Pyrrhonism". Book 1 Parts 1-29; Book 2 Parts 1-9 2)Friedrich Nietzsche: "Truth and Lies In An Extra-Moral Sense" (In English)

Final:
Tuncay Yılmaz plays Johann Sebastian Bach in the Ancient Theater under full moon.

August 4, Saturday:
Visit the ruins of Troy & dinner in Sütlüce by the sea.

 

July  2002

July 3 Wednesday:
18:00 "Welcome" at the Athena Temple: Blue waters, wine, sunset

July 4 Thursday:
14:00 David Cooper: "Mystery"
18:00 Amihud Gilead: "The Mind: A New View"

July 5 Friday:
14:00 Asa Kasher: "Philosophy and the Meaning of Life"
18:00 Brian Elliott: "The Critical Space of Art"

July 6 Saturday:
11:00 Ahmet İnam: "Thoughts on Epistemiatry"
16:00 Visit the ruins of Troy
19:00 Farewell dinner at Sütlüce

About the speakers:

David Cooper: Durham University Department of Philosophy. Special areas of interest: European philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy and the environment, realism and anti-realism. Author of "Existentialism: A Reconstruction" (Blackwell), "Heidegger" (Claridge), "World Philosophies" (Blackwell); editor of "Aesthetics: The Classic Readings", "Ethics: The Classic Readings", "Epistemology: The Classic Readings" and "Metaphysics: The Classic Readings". (All from Blackwell).

Asa Kasher: Tel Aviv University Department of Philosophy. Special areas of interest: ethics, philosophy of life, and the philosophy of language. Author of "Spirit of a Man", "Meaning of Life", "Virtues and Emotions"; editor of "The Chomskyan Turn" (Blackwell). Editor in Chief of the Israeli philosophy journal "Philosophia".

Ahmet İnam: Middle East Technical University Department of Philosophy. Special areas of interest: Ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of the environment and culture. Author of "What Is Technology For Me?", "From Imagination to Thought" and "Logic In Edmund Husserl's Philosophy".

Amihud Gilead: Haifa University Department of Philosophy. Special areas of interest: Plato, Spinoza, Kant, the philosophy of mind. Author of "The Way of Spinoza's Philosophy Towards A Philosophical System", "The Platonic Odyssey: A Philosophical-Literary Inquiry Into Phaedo" and "Saving Possibilities: A Study In Philosophical Psychology".

Brian Elliott: University College Dublin Department of Philosophy. Special areas of interest: Phenomenology, existentialism, philosophy of the imagination, Heidegger, Aristoteles and Kant.

 

July   2003

July 7 Monday

19:00  Meeting at the Athena Temple: Blue Waters, wine and sunset

 

July 8 Tuesday

14:00 Stephen Stich: “How Cross-Cultural Psychology Undermines What Epistemologists Have Been Doing For The Last 2500 Years”

18:00  Geraldine Coggins: “Using Ockham’s Razor In Metaphysics”

 

July 9 Wednesday  

14:00  Stephen Laurence: “Nativism and Number”  

18:00  Paul van Tongeren: “Friendship and Solitude In Nietzsche”

 

July 10 Thursday

11:00  Walter Cavini: “On Beauty”  

15:00 Visit to the ruins of Troy 

About the speakers:

Stephen Stich: Teaching at the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University / USA. Area of interest and research: philosophy of mind, cognitive science, philosophy of language, epistemology. Author of the books titled “From Folk Psychology to Cognitive Science” (MIT Press, 1983), “The Fragmentation of Reason” (MIT Press, 1990), “Deconstructing the Mind” (Oxford University Press, 1996) and “Mind Reading” (Co-author/Oxford University Press, 2003)

Stephen Laurence: Teaching at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield / UK. Area of interest and research: Philosophy of mind, cognitive science and metaphysics. Director of the “Innateness and the Structure of the Mind” project and the “Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Science”. Editor of the books titled “Contemporary Readings in the Foundation of Metaphysics” (Blackwell, 1998), “Concepts: Core Readings” (MIT Press, 1999) and “Creations of the Mind” (Oxford University Pres, 2003).

Geraldine Coggins: Teaching at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen / UK. Completed her Ph.D at Durham University. Area of interest and research: Analytic philosophy and metaphysics. Her article “World and Object: Metaphysical Nihilism and Three Accounts of Worlds” was published in 2003 in the “Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society”.

Walter Cavini: Teaching at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bologna / Italy. Areas of interest and research: Ancient Greek philosophy, Aristotle and the Stoics. Author of various articles and contributer to various books written in this field.

Paul van Tongeren: Teaching at the Department of Philosophy at Nijmegen University / Holland. Area of interest and research: Ethics and Nietzsche’s philosophy. Author of the book titled “Reinterpreting Modern Culture: An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s Philosophy”. President of the “Center for Ethics” (CEKUN) in Holland.

 

July 2004

July 5, Monday

19:00 Welcome meeting at the Athena Temple: Blue waters, wine and sunset

 

21:00 Dinner at Assos Hotel

 

July 6, Tuesday

15:00  Gisela Striker (Harvard Üniversitesi): "Academics and Pyrrhonists Reconsidered"

18:00 James Allen (University of Pittsburgh): "Epicurean and Pyrrhonian Conceptions of Experience"

 

July 7, Wednesday

15:00 Richard Bett (John Hopkins University): "Greek Scepticism and The Self"

18:00 Julia Annas (University of Arizona): "Ancient Scepticism and Ancient Religion"

 

July 8, Thursday

11:00 Walter Cavini (University of Bologna): "Dreaming Scepticism in Antiquity"

 

15:00 Visit to the ruins of Troy

 

20:00 Farewell dinner at Terrace Hotel

 

About the speakers:

Julia Annas: University of Arizona Department of Philosophy. Special areas of interest: Ancient philosophy. Author of "Aristotle's Metaphysics M & N" (Oxford Un. Press), "An Introduction to Plato's Republic" (Oxford Un. Press), "Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind" (Un.of California Press), "The Morality of Happiness" (Oxford Un. Press), "Platonic Ethics, Old & New" (Cornell Un. Press), "Ancient Philosophy" (Oxford Un. Press) and "Plato" (Oxford Un. Press).

Gisela Striker: Harvard University Department of Philosophy. Special areas of interest: Ancient philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Epicureans and the Sceptics. Author of various articles in these areas. Her essays on Hellenistic philosophy were gathered in a book titled "Essays on Hellenistic Epistemology and Ethics" (Cambridge University Press).

James Allen: University of Pittsburgh Department of Philosophy. Special areas of interest: Ancient and Hellenistic philosophy. Author of "Inference From Signs: Ancient Debates About the Nature of Evidence" (Oxford Un. Press) as well as of various articles in this area.

Richard Bett: John Hopkins University Department of Philosophy. Special areas of interest: Ancient philosophy, ethics, epistemology, ancient and modern scepticism, Nietzsche. Author of "Pyrrho, His Antecedents and His Legacy" as well as of various articles in this area.

Walter Cavini: University of Bologna Department of Philosophy. Special areas of interest: Ancient philosophy, Aristotle and the Stoics. Author of various articles in this area and contributer to various books written in this field.

 

July  2005

July 4, Monday

19:00 Welcome meeting at the Athena Temple: Blue waters, wine and sunset

21:30 Dinner at the Harbour (Nazlihan Hotel Restaurant)

 

July 5, Tuesday

14:00 Brian Elliott: "Sartre and the Invention of Self"
17:00 Matthias Bormuth: "Lifeconduct in Modern Times: Karl Jaspers and Psychoanalysis"

 

July 6, Wednesday

14:00 Örsan K. Öymen: "Doubt and Anxiety: An Existentialist Reconstruction of Pyrrhonism"
17:00 Orly Shenker: "Physics and Our Knowledge of the Past"

 

July 7, Thursday

11:00 Sylvana Chrysakopoulou: "Is Heracleitus A Unique Thinker?"

 

21:00 Farewell Dinner (Terrace Hotel)

23:00 Homer in Assos: A Homeric Performance by Stephen Evans (Terrace Hotel)

23:30 Bach in Assos: Cello / Caglayan Cetin (Terrace Hotel)

 

 

About the speakers:

Brian Elliott: He received his MA degree from the University of Edinburgh (UK) and his PhD degree from the University of Freiburg (Germany). Areas of interest and research: Aesthetics, 20th century German philosophy, Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. Besides being the author of various articles in his area, he is the author of “The Beginning and End of Philosophy” (“Anfang und Ende der Philosophie” / Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 2002) and “Phenomenology and Imagination in Husserl and Heidegger” / Routledge, 2005. He teaches at the University College Dublin (Ireland).

Matthias Bormuth: He received his MA/PhD degree from the University of Tubingen and the University of Heidelberg (Germany). Areas of interest and research: Medical Ethics, History of Psychiatry and Psyhoanalysis, History of Philosophical Hermeneutics, Ethics, Karl Jaspers, Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Weber, Karl Lowith. He is the author of various articles in his field as well as of the award winning book titled “Lifeconduct in Modern Times. Karl Jaspers and Psychoanalysis” (“Lebensfuhrung in der Moderne. Karl Jaspers und die Psychoanalyse” / Fromman-Holzboog, 2002) which has also been translated into the English and will be published in the USA in the Fall of 2005 by Springer International Publishers / New York. He teaches at the University of Tubingen at the Institute for Ethics and the History of Medicine.

Orsan K. Oymen: He received his MA degree from New York University (USA) and his PhD degree from the Middle East Technical University (Turkey). Areas of interest and research: Epistemology, Ethics, Scepticism, Subjectivism, Existentialism, Sextus Empiricus, David Hume, Friedrich Nietzsche, Soren Kierkegaard, Martin Heidegger, Jean Paul Sartre and Karl Marx. Author of various articles in his field. Founder and Director of Philosophy in Assos. He teaches at Bahcesehir University (Turkey) Department of Philosophy.

Orly Shenker: She received her MA and PhD degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Areas of interest and research: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Applied Ethics. Author of various articles in her field. She taught at the London School of Economics and is currently teaching at the Open University of Israel (Israel).

Sylvana Chrysakopoulou: She received her MA/PhD degrees from Sorbonne University (France). Areas of interest and research: The Pre-Socratic philosophers, particularly Empedocles and Xenophanes, Theology and Physics in the Ancient period. Teaching at the University of Patras (Greece) Department of Philosophy.

 

July  2006

The Philosophy of David Hume

July 3, Monday

19:00 Welcome meeting at the Athena Temple: Blue waters, wine and sunset

21:30 Dinner at the Harbour

 

July 4, Tuesday

14:00 David Owen (University of Arizona): "Scepticism With Regard To Reason"

17:00 Tito Magri (University of Rome): "Imagination, Content and Inference in Hume's Treatise"

 

July 5, Wednesday

14:00 Colin Howson (London School of Economics): "Hume's Problem"

17:00 Don Garrett (New York University): "The First Virtuous Motive to Justice: Hume's Circle Argument Squared"

 

July 6, Thursday

14:00 Visit to the ruins of Troy

20:30 The Violin in Assos: Annegret Bloch (Terrace Hotel)

21:00 Farewell dinner (Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

23:00 Homer in Assos: Stephen Evans and Cevat Çapan(Terrace Hotel)

About the speakers:

David Owen: University of Arizona, Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Early Modern Philosophy, Descartes, Locke, Hume; metaphysics, problems of reasoning, theories of judgment in 17th and 18th century. Author of “Hume’s Reason” (Oxford University Press, 1999) as well as of numerous articles.

Tito Magri: University of Rome “La Sapienze”, Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Practical Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Emotions, Philosophy of Psychology, Theories of Imagination; Hobbes, Locke, Hume; Practical Philosophy in Aristotle and Kant. Author of various books and articles in his field.

Colin Howson: London School of Economics, Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Philosophy of Science and the foundations of probability. Author of “Hume's Problem: Induction and the Justification of Belief” (Oxford University Press, 2000) and “Scientific Reasoning: the Bayesian Approach” (with Peter Urbach / Open Court Publishing Company, 1989) as well as of numerous articles. President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science (2003-2005).

Don Garrett: New York University, Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Early Modern Philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, ethics. Author of “Cognition and Commitment in Hume’s Philosophy” (Oxford University Press, 1997) as well as of numerous articles and chapters in various books.

 

July 1-5, 2007

 

"The Concept of Happiness in Ancient Philosophy and Contemporary Ethics"

 

July 1, Sunday

19:00 Welcome Meeting at the Temple of Athena: Blue waters, wine, sunset

21:00 Dinner at the Harbour (Nazlihan Hotel Restaurant)

 

July 2, Monday

11:00 Walter Cavini (University of Bologna): “On Happiness and the Highest Good: Some Ancient and Modern Reflections”

14:00 Christoph Horn (University of Bonn): “Four Contemporary Problems With Ancient Ethics of Happiness”

16:00 Pierre Destrée (University of Louvain-la-Neuve): “On Desire for Happiness and Human Nature: An Issue After Socrates”

18:00 Amber Carpenter (University of St Andrews): “Happiness and The Idea of the Good: How Plato Can Educate Our Eudaimonist Tendencies?”

 

July 3, Tuesday

11:00 Philipp Brüllmann (Humboldt University): “ ‘It is for the sake of happiness that we all do everything else we do’: Remarks on a Problematic Claim”

14:00 Christopher Shields (Oxford University): “Perfecting Pleasures”

16:00 Anthony Price (Birkbeck College): “Acting and Living Well: An Issue after Aristotle”

18:00 Dan Russel (Monash University): “Happiness and Agency in the Stoics and Aristotle”

21:00 Dinner at the Harbour (Grand Assos Hotel Restaurant)

 

July 4, Wednesday

14:00 Christof Rapp (Humboldt University): “Happiness: Psychological State or Activity?”

16:00 Visit to Troy

 

July 5, Thursday

14:00 Christopher Gill (University of Exeter): “What’s Wrong with the Stoic Idea of Happiness?”

16:00 Jean Salem (University of Paris I): “Epicurus Our Contemporary”

18:00 Richard Bett (John Hopkins University): “Can An Ancient Greek Skeptic Be Happy and What Difference Does the Answer Make to Us?”

21:30 Farewell Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

23:30 Bach in Assos (Cello- Cihan Türkoglu)

 

Brief info about the speakers:

Christoph Rapp: Humboldt University Department of Philosophy. Area of research and interest: Ancient Philosophy. Author of the books “Identität, Persistenz und Substantialität. Untersuchung über das Verhältnis von sortalen Termen und Aristotelischer Substanz”, “Aristoteles, Metaphysik. Die Substanzbücher (Zêta, Êta, Thêta)”, “Vorsokratiker”,“Aristoteles zur Einführung” (mit Christoph Horn), “Wörterbuch der antiken Philosophie” (mit Christoph Horn) as well as of various articles and editor of various books in his field.

Christoph Horn: Bonn University Department of Philosophy. Area of research and interest: Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy. Author of the books “Plotin über Sein, Zahl und Einheit. Eine Studie zu den systematischen Grundlagen der Enneaden”, “Paradigmen mittelalterlicher Philosophie”, “Antike Lebenskunst. Glück und Moral von Sokrates bis zu den Neuplatonikern”, “Einführung in die Politische Philosophie” “Grundlegende Güter. Untersuchungen zu einer handlungsteleologischen Ethik” as well as of various articles and editor of various books in his field.

Pierre Destree: University of Louvain-la-Neuve Department of Philosophy. Area of research and interest: Ancient Philosophy. Author of various articles and editor of various books in his field.

Anthony Price: Birbeck College London Department of Philosophy. Area of research and interest: Ancient Philosophy. Author of the books “Mental Conflict”, “Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle” as well as of various articles and editor of various books in his field.

Christopher Shields: Oxford University Department of Philosophy. Area of research and interest: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. Author of the books “Aristotle”, “Classical Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction” , “The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas” (with Robert Pasnau), “Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle” as well as of various articles and editor of various books in his field.

Dan Russell: Monash University Department of Philosophy. Area of research and interest: Ancient and Modern Philosophy. Author of the book “Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life” as well as of various articles and editor of various books in his field.

Philipp Brüllmann: Humboldt University Department of Philosophy. Area of research and interest: Ancient Philosophy. Author of various articles and editor of various books in his field.

Christopher Gill: University of Exeter Department of Philosophy. Area of research and interest: Ancient Philosophy. Author of the books “Greek Thought: Greece and Rome New Surveys in the Classics”, “Personality in Greek Epic, Tragedy and Philosophy: The Self in Dialogue”, “The Structured Self in Hellenistic and Roman Thought” as well as of various articles and editor of various books in his field.

Richard Bett: John Hopkins University Department of Philosophy. Area of research and interest: Ancient Philosophy. Author of the book “Pyrrho, his Antecedents and his Legacy” as well as of various articles and editor of various books in his field.

Walter Cavini: University of Bologna Department of Philosophy. Area of research and interest: Ancient Philosophy. Author of various articles and sections in books and editor of various books in his field.

Jean Salem: University of Paris 1 Sorbonne Department of Philosophy. Area of research and interest: Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy. Author of the books “Le Bonheur ou L’Art d’être heureux par gros temps”, “Philosophie de Maupassant”, “Cinq variations sur le plaisir, la sagesse et la mort”. “Karl Marx, Manuscrits de 1844”, “Démocrite. Grains de poussière dans un rayon de soleil”, “La Mort n’est rien pour nous. Lucrèce et l’éthique”,  “Tel un dieu parmi les hommes. L’éthique d’Épicure” as well as of various articles and editor of various books in his field.

Amber Carpenter: University of St-Andrews Department of Philosophy. Area of research and interest: Ancient Philosophy. Author of various articles and editor of various books in her field.

 

June 30 - July 3, 2008

Alienation

June 30 Monday

19:00 Meeting at the Athena Temple: Blue waters, sunset and wine

21:00 Dinner at the Harbour / Nazlıhan Hotel Restaurant

 

July 1 Tuesday

14:00 Ulrich Haase (Manchester Metropolitan University): "The History of Alienation from Hegel to Nietzsche" 

16:00 Clare Carlisle (University of Liverpool): "Lost in Thought: Kierkegaard's Despair in the Age of Reflection"

18:00 Marc Sinclair (Manchester Metropolitan University): "The Alien and the Uncanny: Heidegger, Marx and the Question Concerning Technology"

21:00 Dinner at Kadirga Beach / Yildizsaray Hotel Restaurant

 

July 2 Wednesday

14:00 Ulrich Steinvorth (Bilkent University): "Alienation, World and Life in Hannah Arendt"

16:00 Iddo Landau (University of Haifa): "Alienation and the Meaning of Life in Camus"

18:00 Keith Crome (Manchester Metropolitan University): "Existential Alienation in Merleau-Ponty"

23:00 Cello at the Ancient Theater / Özde Tiknaz

 

July 3 Thursday

15:00 Visit to Troy

21:00 Farewell Dinner and the Cello (Özde Tiknaz) / Assos Terrace Hotel

 

About the speakers:

Ulrich Haase: Manchester Metropolitan University Department of Philosophy. Area of interest and research: Existentialism, Nietzsche, Sartre, Kant, Merleau-Ponty and Philosophy of Literature. Editor of the “Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology”. Author of numerous articles and the book “Maurice Blanchot” (Routledge, 2001).

Clare Carlisle: University of Liverpool Department of Philosophy. Area of interest and research: Kierkegaard, Philosophy of Habit, Philosophy of Religion. Author of numerous articles and the books “Kierkegaard: A Guide for the Perplexed” (Continiuum Press, 2006), “Kierkegaard’s Philosophy of Becoming: Movements and Positions” (State University of New York Press, 2005).

Marc Sinclair: Manchester Metropolitan University Department of Philosophy. Area of interest and research: Ethics, Phenomenology, Aesthetics, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Heidegger. Author of various articles.

Ulrich Steinvorth: Bilkent University Department of Philosophy. Area of interest and research: Political Philosophy, Ethics, Metaphysics. Author of various articles and the books “Without Docks: How Fundamentalists and Philosophers Respond to Human Fallibility” (Mentis, 2006), “Classical & Modern Ethics” (L’Harmattan, 2003).

Iddo landau: University of Haifa Department of Philosophy. Area of interest and research: Feminism, Existentialism, Philosophy and Film. Author of numerous articles and the book “Is Philosophy Androcentric?” (Penn State University Press, 2006).

Keith Crome: Manchester Metropolitan University Department of Philosophy. Area of interest and research: 20th Century French Philosophy, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Ancient Greek Philosophy. Author of numerous articles and the book “Lyotard and Greek Thought: Sophistry” (Palgrave MacMillan, 2004).

 

June 29 - July 2, 2009

Issues in Applied Ethics

June 29 Monday

19:00 Meeting at the Athena Temple: Blue waters, sunset & wine

21:00 Dinner at the harbour (Nazlihan Hotel Restaurant)

 

June 30 Tuesday

15:00 Jan Robert Bloch (University of Potsdam): "The Nature of Nature: An Enquiry Concerning the Understanding of Nature in Her Own Rights"

17:00 Alan Carter (University of Glasgow): "How to Solve Two Addition Paradoxes and Avoid the Repugnant Conclusion"

21:00 Dinner at Kadirga Beach (Yildizsaray Hotel Restaurant)

 

July 1 Wednesday

14:00 Sandrine Berges (Bilkent University): "Why Women Hug Their Chains: Sen and Wollstonecraft on Adapting Preferences"

16:00 Minou Friele (Heinrich-Heine  University Düsseldorf): "Collective Responsibility in a Pluralistic World"

18:00 Orly Shenker (Open University of Israel): "On Lazy Bums & Parasites"

23:00 Violin at the Ancient Theater (Anne-Monika Sommer) and a performance on Homer (Stephen Evans)

 

July 2 Thursday

15:00 Visit to Troy

21:00 Farewell dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

About the speakers:

Jan Robert Bloch: Potsdam University Department of Sociology and Economics. Areas of interest and research: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Nature, Philosophy of Science, Non-Linear Systems in Chemistry and Physics. Author of the books "Andere Ansichtern der Natur" (SZD Verlag, 1981), "Natur und Arbeit" (Beltz Verlag, 1982), "Wachstum der Grenzen" (Sendler Verlag, 1984)), "Naturwissenschaftlische Fachsystematik und Curriculum" (Beltz Verlag, 1984), "Kristalle der Utopie" (Tahlheimer Verlag, 1995), "Utopie: Ortsbestimmung im Nirgendwo" (Verlag Leske, 1997), "Perspektiven der Philosophie Ernst Bloch's" (Suhrkamp Verlag, 1999) and of numerous articles in his field. He is the founding member of the Ernst Bloch Foundation.

Alan Carter: University of Glasgow Department of Philosophy. Chair of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow, a position which was hold previously by Adam Smith, Francis Hutcheson and Thomas Reid. Areas of interest and research: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of the Environment. Author of the books “Marx: A Radical Critique” (Westview Press, 1988), “The Philosophical Foundations of Property Rights” (Hemel Hempstead, 1989) and “A Radical Green Political Theory” (Routledge, 1999) as well as of over 50 articles in his field.

Sandrine Berges: Bilkent University Department of Philosophy. Areas of research and interest: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Ethics, Friedrich Nietzsche. She is the author of the book (to be published) "Plato, Virtue and the Law" and of various articles in her field.

Minou Friele: Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf Department of Philosophy; member of the Oxford University Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics. Areas of interest and research: Applied Ethics, Bio-Ethics, Public Health Ethics, Business Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy. Author of the books “Rechtsethik der Embryoenforschung” (Mentis Verlag, 2008) and “Embryo Research in Pluralistic Europe” (Springer Verlag, 2003) as well as of various articles in her field.

Orly Shenker: Open University of Israel Department of Philosophy. Areas of research and interest: Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Applied Ethics. Author of the books (to be published) “Bio-Ethics: A Methodological Introduction” and “The Sociological Turn: Sociology of Scientific Knowledge and Social Construction of Scientific Facts”, as well as of various articles in her field.

 

June 28 – July 1, 2010

 

Aristotle’s Politics

 

June 28, Monday

19:00 Meeting at the Athena Temple: Blue waters, sunset, wine

21:30 Dinner at the harbour (Nazlıhan Otel Restaurant)

 

June 29, Tuesday

13:30 Dorothea Frede (University of California / Berkeley): “The Political Character of Aristotle’s Ethics”

15:00 Michael Pakaluk (The Institute for the Psychological Sciences): “The Political Anthropology”

16:30 Walter Cavini (University of Bologna): “Aristotle on Practical Knowledge & Political Science”

18:00 Pierre Destree (University of Louvain): “Political Education”

20:30 Dinner at Kadirga Beach (Yıldızsaray Otel Restaurant)

23:00 Classical Music (Anne Monika Sommer-Bloch) and Homer Reading at the Ancient Theater (Stephen Evans)

 

June 30, Wednesday

13:30 Andres Rosler (University of Buenos Aires): “Political Virtues”

15:00 Marguerite Deslauriers (University of McGill): “Politics II: Unity and Inequality”

16:30 Marco Zingano (University of Sao Paulo): “Natural, Ethical and Political Justice” 18:00 Christoph Horn (University of Bonn): “Law, Authority & Governance in Aristotle’s Politics”

20:00 Performance of an Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy at the Ancient Theater (Sophocles: “Antigone” / Aristophanes: “The Wasps”; Istanbul Culture University / Directed by: Kubilay Karslioglu  Actors: Saydam Yeniay, Ezgi Aldemir, Gizem Tugan and Students of Istanbul Culture University)

21:30 Dinner at the harbour (Grand Assos Restaurant)

 

July 1, Thursday

13:30 Antony Hatzistavrou (University of Hull): “Political Change and Revolution”

15:00 Karen Nielsen (University of Western Ontario): “On Economy and Private Property”

16:30 Visit to the ruins of Troy

21:30 Farewell Dinner (Terrace Otel Restaurant)

 

About the speakers:

Dorothea Frede: University of California at Berkeley, Department of Philosophy. Her areas of research are: Metaphysics, Ethics, Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle and Heidegger. She is the author of the books “Plato / Philebus”, “Ernst Cassiers Werk und Wirkung”, “Traditions of Theology”, “Forschungsfreiheit und Ihre Ethischen Grenzen”, “Language and Learning” as well as of numerous articles.

Michael Pakaluk: The Institute for the Psychological Sciences at Arlington. His areas of research are: Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophical Psychology, Philosophical Logic and Aristotle. He is the author of the books “Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics: An Introduction”, “Aristotelian Theory of Action and Moral Psychology” (with Giles Pearson) as well as of numerous articles.

Walter Cavini: University of Bologna Department of Philosophy. His areas of research are: Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Sextus Empiricus and Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters in books.

Pierre Destree: University of Louvain Department of Philosophy. His areas of research are: Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Ethics and Aesthetics. He is the author of the books (to be published) “Socrate, L’invention de l’Ethique Grecque”, “Aristote / La Poetique”, “Plato and Aristotle on Poetry” as well as of numerous articles.

Andres Rosler: University of Buenos Aires Department of Philosophy. His areas of research are: Political Philosophy, Contemporary Political and Legal Theory, Aristotle. He is the author of the book “Political Authority and Obligation in Aristotle” and “Thomas Hobbes / De Cive” as well as of numerous articles.

Marguerite Deslauriers: University of McGill Department of Philosophy. Her areas of research are: Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy. She is the author of the book “Aristotle on Definition” as well as of numerous articles.

Marco Zingano: University of Sao Paulo Department of Philosophy. His areas of research are: Ancient Philosophy, Aristotle and Kant. He is the author of the books “Reason As History in Kant”, “Reason and Perception in Aristotle”, “Essays on Ancient Ethics”, “Aristotle on Moral Virtue” as well as of numerous articles.

Christoph Horn: University of Bonn Department of Philosophy. His area of research are: Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Ethics and Political Philosophy. He is the author of the books “Augustinus / De Cevitate Dei”, “Wörterbuch der Antiken Philosophie” (with Christof Rapp), “Philosophie der Gerechtigkeit” (with Nico Scarano), “Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals” (with Dieter Schönecker) as well as of numerous articles.

Antony Hatzistavrou: University of Hull Department of Philosophy. His areas of research are: Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Action. He is the author of various articles in his field.

Karen Nielsen: University of Western Ontario Department of Philosophy. Her areas of research are: Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Theory of Action. She is the author of various articles in her field.

 

July 4-7, 2011

On Occasion of the 300th Anniversary of David Hume’s Birth: Hume on God, Religion and Morality

July 4, Monday

19:00 Temple of Athena: Welcome, Blue Waters, Wine & Sunset

21:30 Dinner at the Harbour (Nazlıhan Hotel Restaurant)

 

July 5, Tuesday

13:30 Paul Russell (University of British Columbia): “Hume on Belief and Atheism”

15:00 Don Garrett (New York University): “What’s True About Hume’s ‘True Religion’?”

16:30 Örsan K. Öymen (Bahcesehir University): “Hume’s Agnosticism in Relation to Pyrrhonism”

18:00 Stephen Darwall (Yale University): “Hume on Modern Morality and Religion’s Influence”

20:00 Dinner at the Village (Asosyal Hotel Restaurant)

23:00 Classical Music in the Ancient Theater (Anne Monika Sommer-Bloch)

 

July 6, Wednesday

13:30 John Prentice Wright (Central Michigan University): “The Slave of the Passions: Hume on Religion and Morality”

15:00 Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge): “Human and Humean Practical Reason”

16:30 David Owen (University of Arizona): “Reason, Belief and Moral Sentiments”

18:00 Michael B. Gill (University of Arizona): “Non-Consequentialist Thinking and Humean Sentimentalism”

20:00 Performance of an Ancient Greek Tragedy in the Ancient Theater (Sophocles: “Antigone”; Aristophanes: "Lysistrata". İstanbul Culture University; Director: Kubilay Karslıoğlu Act: Saydam Yeniay, Ezgi Aldemir, Gizem Tugan & Students of İstanbul Culture University)

21:30 Dinner at Kadırga Beach (Yıldızsaray Hotel Restaurant)

23:30 Beach Party (Kadırga / Yıldızsaray Hotel Beach) / DJ Kerem Savaş & Metehan Korkmazel

 

July 7, Thursday

12:00 Charlotte Brown (Illinois Wesleyan University): “The Structure of Hume’s Second Inquiry”

13:30 William Edward Morris (Illinois Wesleyan University): “Another Look at Hume’s Determinism”

15:00 Tito Magri (University of Rome-La Sapienza): “Hume’s Justice: A Reappraisal”

16:30 Visit to Troy

21:30 Farewell Dinner (Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

 

Brief information about the speakers:

Simon Blackburn: Cambridge University Department of Philosophy. (Chairman / Professor). Area of interest and research: Metaphysics, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Hume, Plato. He is the author of the books “Spreading the Word”, “Essay in Quasi-Realism”, “The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy”, “Ruling Passions”, “Think”, “Being Good”, “Lust”, “Hume”, “Plato’s Republic” and also of numerous articles in his field.

Stephen Darwall: Yale University Department of Philosophy. (Professor). Area of interest and research: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Hume. He is the author of the books ”Impartial Reason”, “The British Moralists and the Internal ‘Ought’ “, “Philosophical Ethics”, “Welfare and Rational Care”, “The Second-Person Standpoint: Respect, Morality and Accountability” and also of numerous articles in his field.

John Prentice Wright: Central Michigan University Department of Philosophy. (Professor). Area of interest and research: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Hume, Locke. He is the author of the books “Hume’s ‘A Treatise of Human Nature’: An Introduction”, “David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature”, “The Sceptical Realism of David Hume” and also of numerous articles in his field.

David Owen: University of Arizona Department of Philosophy. (Associate Professor). Area of interest and research: Epistemology, Ethics, Descartes, Locke, Hume. He is the author of the book “Hume’s Reason” and also of numerous articles in his field.

Don Garrett: New York University (NYU) Department of Philosophy. (Chairman / Professor). Area of interest and research: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Hume. He is the author of the book “Cognition and Commitment in Hume’s Philosophy” and also of numerous articles in his field.

Paul Russell: University of British Columbia Department of Philosophy. (Professor). Area of interest and research: Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Hume, Locke, Hobbes, Butler. He is the author of “The Riddle of Hume’s Treatise: Scepticism, Naturalism and Irreligion”, “Freedom and Moral Sentiment” and also of numerous articles in his field. (“The Riddle of Hume’s Treatise...” won the book prize from the “Journal of the History of Philosophy” for being the best published book in 2008 in the area “History of Philosophy”)

William Edward Morris: Illinois Wesleyan University Department of Philosophy. (Professor). Area of interest and research: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Hume. He is the author of the book “Starting With Hume” (with Charlotte Brown) and also of numerous articles in his field.

Charlotte Brown: Illinois Wesleyan University Department of Philosophy. (Associate Professor). Area of interest and research: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Hume. She is the author of the book “Starting With Hume” (with William Edward Morris) and also of numerous articles in her field.

Michael B. Gill: University of Arizona Department of Philosophy. (Associate Professor). Area of interest and research: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Locke, Hobbes, Hume. He is the author of “The British Moralists on Human Nature and the Birth of Secular Ethics” and also of numerous articles in his field.

Tito Magri: University of Roma La Sapienza Department of Philosophy. (Professor). Area of interest and research: Epistemology, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Hume. He is the author of the book “Contratto e Convenzione” and also of numerous articles in his field.

Örsan K. Öymen: Bahcesehir University (Istanbul) Graduate Programme for Philosophy. (Associate Professor). Area of interest and research: Epistemology, Ethics, Sextus, Hume, Nietzsche. He is the author of the book “Hume” and also of numerous articles in his field. He is founder and director of Philosophy in Assos and also President of the Association of Philosophy, Art & Science.

 

July 2-5, 2012

Passions and Emotions in Ancient and Modern Philosophy

July 2, Monday

19:00 Temple of Athena: Welcome, Blue Waters, Wine & Sunset

21:30 Dinner at the Harbour (Nazlıhan Hotel Restaurant)

 

July 3, Tuesday

13:30 Walter Cavini (University of Bologna): “I Wonder at the Existence of the World: Wondering as a Philosophical Emotion”

15:00 Fulvia De Luise (University of Trento): “Eros the Builder: Intensive Passions and Personal Identity in Plato”

16:30 Stephen Leighton (Queen’s University): “Aristotle on Fear’s Expression”

18:00 Pascal Engel (University of Geneva): “Epistemic Anxiety and Other Epistemic Emotions”

20:00 Dinner at the Village (Assosyal Hotel Restaurant)

 

July 4, Wednesday

13:30 Amy Schmitter (University of Alberta): “Classification and Forms of Explanation in Early Modern Approaches to the Passions”

15:00 Ivan Soll (University of Wisconsin-Madison): “Nietzsche as a Proponent of 'the Passions'“

16:30 Kevin Mulligan (University of Geneva): “Affective Identification”

18:00 Toni Ronnow-Rasmussen (Lund University): “Favouring and Motivating Reasons”

20:30 Dinner at Kadırga Beach (Bronz Motel Restaurant)

23:00 Classical Music in the Ancient Theater (Anne Monika Sommer-Bloch) 

 

July 5, Thursday

14:30 Visit to the Temple of Smintheion and the city of Troy

21:30 Farewell Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

 

About the speakers:

 

Pascal Engel: University of Geneva Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Logic, Epistemology. He is the author of the books “The Norm of Truth”, “Davidson et la Philosophie du Langage”, “Introduction à la Philosophie de L’esprit”, “Philosophie et Psychologie”, “La Dispute”, “Truth”, “Ramsey, Truth and Success” (with Jérôme Dokic), “A Quoi Bon la Vérité?” (with Richard Rorty), “Va savoir!” and also of numerous articles in his field.

 

Ivan Soll: University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Philosophy. His areas of interest and research: Ethics, Aesthetics, Existentialism, Nietzsche, Sartre, Freud, Hegel. He is the author of "Introduction to Hegel's Metaphysics" and of numerous articles in his field.

 

Toni Ronnow-Rasmussen: Lund University Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ethics and Value Theory. He is the author of the books “Personal Value” and “Logic, Fact and Representation” and also of numerous articles in his field.

 

Fulvia De Luise: University of Trento Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Augustinus, Kant, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Heidegger. She is the author of the books “Felicita Socratica” and “Storia Della Felicita” (with Guiseppe Farinetti) and of numerous articles in her field.

 

Kevin Mulligan: University of Geneva Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Philosophy of Mind, Ontology and Philosophy of Logic. He is the author of numerous articles in his field.

 

Stephen Leighton: Queen’s University Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Philosophical Psychology, Ethics, Ancient Greek philosophy. He is the author of numerous articles in his field.

 

Walter Cavini: University of Bologna Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ancient Greek philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Zeno, Sextus Empiricus and Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in his field.

 

Amy Schmitter: University of Alberta Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Feminist Philosophy, Aristotle, Locke, Hobbes, Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Foucault, Althusser. She is the author of numerous articles in her field.

 

 

July 1-4, 2013

Friedrich Nietzsche

July 1, Monday

19:00 Temple of Athena: Welcome, Blue Waters, Wine & Sunset

21:30 Dinner at the Harbour (Nazlıhan Hotel Restaurant)

 

July 2, Tuesday

11:30 John Richardson (New York University): "Nietzsche's Naturalized Values"

13:00 Kenneth Gemes (Birbeck College): “Nietzsche on the Value of Truth”

14:30 Alexander Aichele (Martin Luther University): "Causation and Reality: Nietzsche on What There Is."

16:00 Örsan K. Öymen (Işık University): “Nietzsche’s Scepticism”

17:30 Christa Davis Acampora (Hunter College): "Nietzsche's Critical Philosophy"

19:00 Werner Stegmaier (Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald): “Subject(iv)ity: Nietzsche, Before and After”

20:30 Dinner at the Village (Assosyal Hotel Restaurant)

 

July 3, Wednesday

12:00 Ivan Soll (University Of Wisconsin-Madison): "Nietzsche on Pleasure and Power."

13:30 Simon May (King’s College London): “Does Nietzsche Affirm Life?”

15:00 Oruç Aruoba (Independent Researcher): "A Key to Nietzsche: Death."

16:30 Gary Shapiro (University of Richmond): "The Time of the Political After World-History."

18:00 Rainer Hanshe (Independent Researcher): “Zarathustra’s Stillness: Dreaming and the Art of Incubation”

19:30 Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

22:30 Classical Music in the Ancient Theater (Anne Monika Sommer-Bloch)

23:15 Symposium in the Ancient Theater with Dionysos (Oruç Aruoba)

 

July 4, Thursday

15:00 Visit to the ancient city of Troy

21:15 Farewell Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

 

About the speakers:

John Richardson: New York University (NYU) Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: 19th and 20th century European Continental Philosophy, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Darwin and Aristotle. He is the author of the books “Existential Epistemology: A Heideggerian Critique of the Cartesian Project”, “Nietzsche’s System”, “Nietzsche’s New Darwinism”, “Heidegger” and “The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche” (with Kenneth Gemes) and also the author of numerous articles.

Kenneth Gemes: Birbeck College (London) Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Philosophy of Science, Philosophical Logic, Epistemology, Nietzsche and Freud. He is the author of the book “The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche” (with John Richardson) and the editor of the book “Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy” (with Simon May) and also the author of numerous articles.

Alexander Aichele: Martin Luther University Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Ethics, Epistemology, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Plato, Aristotle, Kant and Nietzsche. He is the author of the books “Philosophie als Spiel: Platon-Kant-Nietzsche” and “Ontologie des Nicht-Seienden: Aristoteles' Metaphysik der Bewegung” and also the author of numerous articles.

Örsan K. Öymen: Işık University (Istanbul) Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. (Chairman). Areas of interest and research: Epistemology, Ethics, Scepticism, Existentialism, Sextus Empiricus, Hume, Nietzsche, Marx, Heidegger and Sartre. He is the author and editor of the book “Hume” and also the author of numerous articles. He is also the founder and director of the project “Philosophy in Assos”.

Christa Davis Acampora: City University of New York Hunter College Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Modern European Continental Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Political Philosophy, Nietzsche and Heidegger. She is the author of the books “Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil: A Reader’s Guide” (with Keith Ansell Pearson) and “Contesting Nietzsche” and also the author of numerous articles.

Werner Stegmaier: Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ethics, Aesthetics, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Religion, Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Dilthey, Derrida and Levinas. He is the author of the books “Der Substanzbegriff der Metaphysik. Aristoteles - Descartes –Leibniz”, “Bedingungen der Zukunft. Ein naturwissenschaftlich-philosophischer Dialog” (with Karl Ulmer ve Wolf Hafele), “Philosophie der Fluktuanz. Dilthey und Nietzsche”, “Wirtschaftsethik als Dialog und Diskurs” , “Nietzsches ‘Genealogie der Moral’”, “Interpretationen. Hauptwerke der Philosophie. Von Kant bis Nietzsche” , “Levinas”, “Philosophie der Orientierung”, “Nietzsche zur Einführung” and “Nietzsches Befreiung der Philosophie” and also the author of numerous articles.

Ivan Soll: University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Metaphysics, Ethics, Aesthetics, Existentialism, Nietzsche, Sartre, Freud, Hegel, Schopenhauer and Camus. He is the author of the book "Introduction to Hegel's Metaphysics" and also the author of numerous articles.

Simon May: King’s College London Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ethics, German Idealism, Philosophy of Emotions, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Heidegger. He is the author of the books “Love: A History” , “Nietzsche's Ethics and his War on ‘Morality’” and “Thinking Aloud: A Collection of Aphorisms” (which received the Book of the Year Price of the Financial Times Newspaper in 2009). He is also the editor of “Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy” (with Kenneth Gemes) and the author of numerous articles.

Oruç Aruoba: Areas of interest and research: Epistemology, Ethics, Hume, Kant, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Marx, Heidegger and Wittgenstein. He is the author of the books “Benlik”, “Sayıklamalar”, “Kesik Esintiler”, “Geç Gelen Ağıtlar”, “Ol / An”, “Doğançay'ın Çınarları”, “Zilif”, “Çengelköy Defteri”, “İle İlişki Defteri”, “Yakın”, “Ne Ki Hiç Haikular”, “Tümceler Bir Yerlerden Bir Zamanlar”, “De ki İşte”, “Yürüme”, “Uzak”, “Hani”, “Olmayalı”, “Ne Otuz Altı Tanzaku”. He translated Nietzsche’s “Anti-Christ” from the German to the Turkish. He is also the author of numerous articles.

Gary Shapiro: University of Richmond Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ethics, Aesthetics, European Continental Philosophy, American Philosophy, Kant, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Peirce, Gadamer, Habermas, Derrida and Foucault. He is the author of the books “Archaeologies of Vision: Foucault and Nietzsche on Seeing and Saying”, “Earthwards: Robert Smithson and Art After Babel”, “Alcyone: Nietzsche on Gifts, Noise, and Women” and “Nietzschean Narratives” and also the author of numerous articles. Rainer Hanshe: Areas of interest and research: Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy and Literature and Nietzsche. He is the author of the books “The Acolytes” and “The Abdication” and also the author of numerous articles. He is the co-founder of “The Nietzsche Circle” based in New York.

Rainer Hanshe: Areas of interest and research: Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy and Literature and Nietzsche. He is the author of the books “The Acolytes” and “The Abdication” and also the author of numerous articles. He is the co-founder of “The Nietzsche Circle” based in New York.

 

June 30 – July 3 2014

Philosophy of Mind

June 30 Monday

19:00 Temple of Athena: Welcome, Blue Waters, Wine and Sunset

21:30 Dinner at the Harbour (Nazlıhan Hotel Restaurant)

 

July 1 Tuesday

13:30 Barry Smith (University of London / Birkbeck): “What Can We Know About Our Own Experience?”

15:00 David Papineau (King’s College London): “The Nature of Sensory Experience”

16:30 Paul Boghossian (New York University): “Intuition and Experience”

18:00 Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis): “Seeing Without an I: IEM and the First-Person Perspective”

20:30 Dinner at the Village (Assosyal Hotel Restaurant)

 

July 2 Wednesday

13:30 Michael Tye (University of Texas at Austin): “Can Honeybees Feel Anxious?”

15:00 Paul Horwich (New York University): “Qualia Skepticism”

16:30 Bill Wringe (Bilkent University): “Emotion and Perception: A Fruitful Analogy?”

18:00 Daniel Hutto (University of Wollongong / University of Hertfordshire): “Rethinking the Cognitive Revolution”

19:30 Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

22:30 Classical Music in the Ancient Theater (Anne Monika Sommer-Bloch) 

 

July 3 Thursday

15:00 Visit to the Ancient City of Troy

21:00 Farewell Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

About the speakers:

David Papineau: King’s College London Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Mathematics. He is the author of the books “For Science in the Social Sciences”, “Theory and Meaning”, “Reality and Representation”, “Philosophical Naturalism”, “Introducing Consciousness”, “Thinking About Consciousness”, “The Roots of Reason: Philosophical Essays on Rationality, Evolution and Probability” and “Philosophical Devices: Proofs, Probabilities, Possibilities and Sets” and the editor of the books “The Philosophy of Science”, “Philosophy” and “Essays on Teleosemantics” (with Graham Macdonald) and also the author of numerous articles. He served as President of the “British Society for the Philosophy of Science” and “The Mind Association” and is currently the President of the “Aristotelian Society”.

Shaun Gallagher: University of Memphis Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Cognitive Science, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Time. He is the author of the books “Phenomenology”, “The Phenomenological Mind” (with D. Zahavi), “Brainstorming: Views and Interviews on the Mind”, “How the Body Shapes the Mind” , “The Inordinance of Time” and “Hermeneutics and Education” and the editor of the books “Oxford Handbook of the Self”, “Hegel, History and Interpretation”, “Merleau-Ponty, Hermeneutics and Post Modernism”, “Does Consciousness Cause Baheaviour?” (with W. Banks, S. Pockett), “Models of the Self” (with J. Shear), “Handbook of Phenomenology and Cognitive Science” (with D. Schmicking) and “Ipseity and Alterity: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Intersubjectivity” (with S. Watson) and also the author of numerous articles.

Michael Tye: University of Texas (at Austin) Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language and Metaphysics. He is the author of the books “The Metaphysics of Mind”, “The Imagery Debate”, “Ten Problems of Consciousness: A Representational Theory of the Phenomenal Mind”, “Color, Consciousness and Content”, “Consciousness and Persons: Unity and Identity”, “Consciousness Revisited: Materialism Without Phenomenal Concepts” and “Seven Puzzles of Thought: An Originalist Theory of Concepts” (with Mark Sainsbury) and also the author of numerous articles.

Paul Horwich: New York University Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language, Philosophical Logic, Metaphysics. He is the author of the books “Probability and Evidence”, “Asymmetries in Time”, “Truth”, “Meaning”, “From a Deflationary Point of View”, “Reflections on Meaning” and “Truth-Meaning-Reality” and also of numerous articles.

Daniel Hutto: University of Wollongong / University of Hertfordshire Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Language. He is the author of the books “The Presence of Mind”, “Beyond Physicalism”, “Wittgenstein and the End of Philosophy”, “Folk Psychological Narratives” and “Radicalizing Enactivism: Basic Minds Without Content” (with Erik Myin) and the editor of the books “Folk-Psychology Re-Assessed”, “Narratives and Understanding Persons” and “Narrative and Folk-Psychology” and also the author of numerous articles.

Paul Boghossian: New York University (NYU) Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language. He is the author of the books “Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism” and “Content and Justification: Philosophical Essays” and the editor of the book “New Essays on the A Priori” (with Christopher Peacocke) and the author of numerous articles.

Barry Smith: University of London / Birkbeck Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Language. He is the author of the books “Realism and Anti-Realism: An Enquiry into Meaning, Truth and Objectivity” and “The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language” (with Ernest Lepore) and the editor of the books “Knowing Our Own Minds” (with Crispin Wright and Cynthia Macdonald ) and “Questions of Taste. The Philosophy of Wine” and also the author of numerous articles. He prepared and hosted the BBC radio programme “Mysteries of the Brain”.

Bill Wringe: Bilkent University Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Science. He is the author of various articles.

 

June 27-30, 2016

Aristotle’s Ethics

2400th Anniversary of Aristotle’s Birth

June 27 Monday

19:00 Temple of Athena: Welcome, Blue Waters, Wine and Sunset

21:30 Dinner at the Village (Assosyal Hotel Restaurant)

 

June 28 Tuesday

13:30 Christopher Shields (University of Notre Dame): “Goodness as Cause”

15:00 Joachim Aufderheide (King's College London): “Aristotle and the Wrong Kinds of Pleasure”

16:30 Stephen Leighton (Queen's University): “The Place of Affect in the Nicomachean Ethics’ Understanding of Two Virtues”

18:00 Mehmet M. Erginel (Eastern Mediterranean University): “Aristotle's Practical Syllogism and the Movement of Rational Animals”

20:30 Dinner at the Harbour (Nazlıhan Hotel Restaurant)

 

June 29 Wednesday

13:30 Katja Vogt (Columbia University): “The Subject Matter of Ethics: A Metaphysical Reading of NE I.3.”

15:00 Maria Liatsi (University of Ioannina): “Natural Inclination to Ethics in Aristotle”

16:30 Christiana Olfert (Tufts University): “What is Practical Truth?”

18:00 Walter Cavini (University of Bologna): “Aristotle and the Ethics of Death”

19:30 Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

22:30 Classical Music in the Ancient Theater (Anne Monika Sommer-Bloch)

 

June 30 Thursday

14:00 Visit to the Ancient City of Troy

21:00 Farewell Dinner (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)

About the speakers:

Christopher Shields: University of Notre Dame Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Aristotle, Metaphysics. He is the author of the books “Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle”, “Classical Philosophy: An Introduction”, “Aristotle”, “Ancient Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction”, “The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas” (with Robert Pasnau) and “Arsitotle’s De Anima” and also of numerous book chapters and articles in his area.

Walter Cavini: University of Bologna Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism, Scepticism and Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is the author of numerous book chapters and articles in his area.

Stephen Leighton: Queen's University Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Aristotle, Philosophical Psychology, Ethics. He is the author of numerous book chapters and articles in his area.

Katja Vogt: Columbia University Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Ethics, Epistemology, Plato, Aristotle, Stoicism, Scepticism. She is the author of the books “Belief and Truth: A Sceptic Reading of Plato”, “Law, Reason and the Cosmic City: Political Philosophy in the Early Stoa” and “Skepsis und Lebenspraxis: Das Pyrrhonische Leben ohne Meinungen” and also of numerous articles in her area.

Joachim Aufderheide: King's College London Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Ethics. He is the author of numerous articles in his area.

Christiana Olfert: Tufts University Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Aristotle, Early Modern Philosophy, Ethics. She is the author of the book “Aristotle on Practical Truth” (forthcoming) and of numerous articles in her area.

Maria Liatsi: University of Ioannina Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Ancient Greek Science, Plato, Aristotle, Ethics. She is the author of the books “Aristoteles, De Generatione Animalium”, “Interpretation der Antike. Die Pragmatistische Methode Historischer Forschung” and “Die Semiotische Erkenntnistheorie Platons im Siebten Brief. Eine Einführung in den Sogenannten Philosophischen Exkurs” and of numerous articles in her area.

Mehmet M. Erginel: Eastern Mediterranean University Department of Psychology. (M.A. & PhD: University of Texas –Austin- Department of Philosophy). Areas of interest and research: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Ethics. He is the author of numerous articles in his area.

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Discussions and Dialogues

The meetings of Philosophy in Assos take place in an informal atmosphere where everyone has a chance to express his/her ideas on the relevant topics. Our aim is to increase active interaction as much as possible. In our meetings, we make sure that after the presentation of the speaker, there is also sufficient time for a discussion and dialogue about the ideas expressed by the speaker and that every participant has a chance to express his/her ideas, comments and questions. Each presentation is approximately one hour and there is another one hour time following the presentation for questions, answers and discussion.

Those speakers who want their ideas to be known in written form and/or those who believe they can express themselves better by writing may do so if they wish and distribute their written texts and/or a summary of it to the participants before or during the meetings in order to transform ideas into a relatively more permanent form.

The meetings take place with a group of approximately 60 people. In order to avoid a chaos of sound and understanding, it is very important to wait for your turn until the speaker or moderator lets you speak. There is no simultaneous (or any kind of) translation for the sake of protecting the spontaneity of the discussions and dialogues. The international meetings are conducted in English. Local meetings are in Turkish. Of course, apart from the pre-determined discussion topics, everybody is free to communicate about anything in any language. ("Philosophy at dinner" or "Philosophy after hours"?)

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Participants

Most of the participants of Philosophy in Assos are philosophy professors and students from philosophy departments of universities in Europe and North America. But there are also some “non-philosopher” participants who are interested in philosophy.

Some of the professors who took place as speakers at our previous meetings are: Ahmet İnam (METU / Turkey), Pınar Canevi (Boğaziçi University / Turkey), Örsan K. Öymen (Isık University / Turkey), Cemal Yıldırım (METU / Turkey), Eva Picardi (University of Bologna / Italy), Nicla Vassalo (University of Genova / Italy), Amihud Gilead (University of Haifa / Israel), Brian Elliot (University College Dublin / Ireland), Halil Turan (METU / Turkey), Ayhan Sol (METU / Turkey), Türker Armaner (Galatasaray University / Turkey), Cengiz Çakmak (Istanbul University / Turkey), Cemil Güzey (Mimar Sinan University / Turkey), Sezgi Durgun (Marmara University / Turkey), Bülent Gözkan (Yeditepe University / Turkey), Yaman Örs (Ankara University / Turkey), Sinan Özbek (Kocaeli University / Turkey), Güven Güzeldere (Duke University / USA), David Cooper (University of Durham / UK), Asa Kasher (Tel Aviv University / Israel), Gary Banham (Manchester Metropolitan University / UK), Alan Kim (University of Memphis / USA), Gerrit Steunebrink (Nijmegen University / Netherlands), Stephen Stich (Rutgers University / USA), Paul van Tongeren (Nijmegen University / Netherlands), Stephen Laurence (University of Sheffield / UK), Geraldine Coggins (University of Aberdeen / UK), Walter Cavini (University of Bologna / Italy), Orly Shenker (Open University of Israel / Israel), Erdinç Sayan (METU / Turkey), Gisela Striker (Harvard University / USA), Julia Annas (University of Arizona / USA), Richard Bett (John Hopkins University / USA), James Allen (University of Pittsburgh / USA), Matthias Bormuth (University of Tuebingen / Germany), Charlotte Witt (New Hamsphire University / USA), Sylvana Chrysakopoulou (University of Patras / Greece), David Owen (University of Arizona / USA), Tito Magri (University of Rome / Italy), Don Garrett (New York University / USA), Colin Howson (London School of Economics / UK), Ulrich Haase (Manchester Metropolitan University / UK), Clare Carlisle (University of Liverpool / UK), Marc Sinclair (Manchester Metropolitan University / UK), Ulrich Steinvorth (Bilkent University / Turkey), Iddo Landau (University of Haifa / Israel), Keith Crome (Manchester Metropolitan University / UK), Christof Rapp (Humboldt University Berlin / Germany), Christoph Horn (Bonn University / Germany), Pierre Destree (University of Louvain / Belgium), Anthony Price (Birbeck College London / UK), Dan Russell (Monash University / Australia), Phillip Brüllmann (Humboldt University Berlin / Germany), Christopher Gill (University of Exeter / UK), Jean Salem (University of Paris 1 Sorbonne / France), Amber Carpenter (University of St Andrews / UK), Dogan Ozlem (Mugla University / Turkey), Oruc Aruoba (Hacettepe University / Turkey), Baris Parkan (METU / Turkey), Cetin Turkyilmaz (Hacettepe University / Turkey), Pascal Engel (University of Geneva / Switzerland), Ivan Soll (University of Wisconsin-Madison / USA), Toni Ronnow-Rasmussen (Lund University / Sweden), Fulvia De Luise (University of Trento / Italy), Kevin Mulligan (University of Geneva / Switzerland), Stephen Leighton (Queen’s University / Canada), Amy Schmitter (University of Alberta / Canada), Taylan Altuğ (Ege University / Turkey), Aydan Turanlı (Istanbul Technical University / Turkey), Chryssi Sidiropoulou (Boğaziçi University / Turkey), Sibel Oktar (Ozyegin University / Turkey), Simon Blackburn (Cambridge University / UK), Stephen Darwall (Yale University / USA), John Prentice Wright (Central Michigan University / USA), David Owen (University of Arizona / USA), Don Garrett (New York University / USA), Paul Russell (University of British Columbia / Canada), William Edward Morris (Illinois Wesleyan University / USA), Charlotte Brown (Illinois Wesleyan University / USA), Michael B. Gill (University of Arizona / USA), Tito Magri (University of Roma La Sapienza / Italy), Mete Tunçay (Bilgi University / Turkey), Dorothea Frede (University of California - Berkeley / USA), Michael Pakaluk (The Institute for the Psychological Sciences at Arlington / USA), Andres Rosler (University of Buenos Aires / Argentina), Marguerite Deslauriers (University of McGill / Canada), Marco Zingano (University of Sao Paulo / Brazil), Afşar Timuçin (Kocaeli University / Turkey), Turhan Ilgaz (Istanbul University / Turkey), Sabri Büyükdüvenci (Ankara University / Turkey), Kaan H. Ökten (Kemerburgaz University / Turkey), Elif Çırakman (METU / Turkey), Nebil Reyhani (Mugla University / Turkey), Özge Ejder Johnson (Yeditepe University / Turkey), Jan Robert Bloch (Potsdam University / Germany), Alan Carter (University of Glasgow / UK), Sandrine Berges (Bilkent University / Turkey), Minou Friele (Heinrich-Heine University / Germany), Uluğ Nutku (Cumhuriyet University / Turkey).

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Expenses

Philosophy in Assos is organized by the Association of Philosophy, Art & Science. The costs of organizing Philosophy in Assos are covered through the donations and membership fees in the budget of the association. Membership fees are pretty symbolic and represent a very low percentage of the total budget. Thus the association depends heavily on donations and organizes its events through these donations. Each participant is free to determine the amount he or she wishes to donate. We hope all participants will be sensitive and understanding about this issue. For those who wish to make a donation, we will inform you as to the procedure of making the donation after your registration. Donations are not obligatory.

Participants will be responsible for all their expenses including accommodation, transportation, food and drinks. We may have a limited number of free rooms available for professors who travel from abroad. There is also a possibility of free camping. If you are interested, please inquire by writing to aristotle@philosophyinassos.org. We also assist all participants from abroad professors, students, graduates with their reservations for accomodation. Payments for accommodation may be made when checking out. "Philosophy In Assos" is not involved in the payment process and takes no responsibility for it.

Room rates (without the discount) range from $10 to $70 per night including breakfast. The guest houses in the village are usually less expensive than those at the sea side although there are also some hotels and guest houses at the sea side that offer rooms for approximately $30 to $50 per night including breakfast. All rooms are clean regardless of the price. A meal costs between $5 and $40. One bottle of wine is approximately $10 in a shop and $20 in a restaurant.

ATM machines in Turkey are widespread and credit cards are also accepted in most places in Turkey, however some hotels and restaurants in Assos do not accept credit cards. There are no ATM machines and banks in Assos; it is necessary to drive 30 minutes for an ATM machine and a bank, either to Ayvacik or to Kucukkuyu. It is possible to change Dollars, Euros and Pounds into Turkish Lira's in all the banks; some hotels in Assos change foreign currency as well, but with a lower rate compared to the banks, so it is recommended that you change your currency before your arrival to Assos.

Overseas communication facilities (telephone, fax, internet etc.) in Turkey are widespread and efficient. However internet facilities in Assos are limited.

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Getting There

Assos is located in Turkey in the province of Çanakkale on the Aegean coast. It is a 6-7 hour busride from Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, where daily world wide airline connections are available. It is a 3-4 hour busride from Izmir which is the third largest city in the country and has international flight connections as well. Busses to the province of Çanakkale depart from the central bus stations in Istanbul and Izmir. The connection point for Assos on the main highway is the town of Ayvacik in the province of Çanakkale. (Not to be confused with Ayvalik which is in the province of Balikesir). Those taking busses from Istanbul or Izmir must buy a ticket to Ayvacik/Çanakkale. Ayvacik is a half hour drive from Assos and there are regular public transportation vans as well as taxis from Ayvacik to Assos.

There are daily direct flights to Istanbul from New York City and all major European cities. (Most of the Izmir connections are via Istanbul). All major European airline companies including British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France, Alitalia, Iberia, Scandinavian as well as Turkish Airlines fly daily to Istanbul. Turkish Airlines has direct flights to Istanbul from New York City every day and from Chicago and Miami at least two days a week. For more information about US flights, contact the Turkish Airlines offices in NYC, Chicago or Miami.

From Greece, Assos may be reached via the island of Lesbos or the island of Chios. There is a daily boat from Lesbos (from the town of Mitillini) to Ayvalik (in the province of Balikesir) which is a 1-2 hours trip. The bus ride from Ayvalik/Balikesir to Ayvacik/Çanakkale is another 2 hours. The Lesbos connection is the shortest way to reach Assos via Greece. Those coming from Chios may take the daily boat to Çesme. The bus ride from Çesme to Izmir is half an hour. The trip from Izmir to Ayvacik/Çanakkale as indicated above is 3-4 hours. There is a daily sealine connection from all the Greek islands in the Aegean to Lesbos and Chios. There are also daily flights to Lesbos and Chios from Athens.

"Philosophy In Assos" will provide free assistance with accommodation reservations in Assos as well as organize your direct transfer from the airport to Assos via a rent-a-car with a driver for those who do not wish to take a bus. (The price is approximately 250 US dolars from Istanbul and about 150 US dolars from Izmir). If you decide to stop in Istanbul or Izmir we can also assist you with reservations and provide information about historic and scenic places to visit. Hotel prices range from $40 to $500 in Istanbul and $40 to $300 in Izmir per night including breakfast. (We cannot guarantee a discount for hotels in Istanbul and Izmir).

Please be sure to include 1) your daily accommodation budget for Assos and, if applicable in Istanbul or Izmir and 2) your arrival/departure dates to/from Istanbul, Izmir and Assos when you fill out the registration form.

For more information about Assos, visit Assos.de and www.assos.org.

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Application and Registration

It is necessary to implement an application and registration procedure in order to avoid any organizational and conceptual inconveniences. Everybody interested in participating in the meetings must apply beforehand. To apply, fill in the form and send a confirmation message by e-mail to aristotle@philosophyinassos.org.

After receiving your application, we will send you a confirmation message to let you know you have been registered on our list of participants. The sooner you apply, the better the chance of your application being accepted. Remember, we can only accept a limited number of people. Also, if you don't hear from us within four weeks, it probably means there were some technical problems. If this occurs, please e-mail us again. Including Philosophy in Assos, all events of the association are organized with the support of donations. (See “Expenses”). Those who wish to make a donation will be informed about the procedure as to how to make the donation after registration.

The final application deadline for the February 3-4, 2017  meeting is February 1, 2017.

All interested parties may apply. If you are a philosophy student, teacher or graduate, please be sure to include your university when you fill out the application form.

Philosophy in Assos Application Form

Please fill out this form as completly as possible. The deadline is February 1, 2017.

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Arrival Date:
, 2017

Departure Date:
, 2017
Town of Arrival:
Istanbul
Izmir
Assos
Daily Accommodation Budget (US$): $ /day

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Founder

Örsan K. Öymen, founder and director of Philosophy In Assos was born in Berlin in 1965. He received his basic education in T.E.D. Ankara Koleji and Bonn American High School. After school he decided to study philosophy and entered the Middle East Technical University (M.E.T.U.) in Ankara, one of the leading universities of Turkey. He graduated from the Department of Philosophy at M.E.T.U. in 1987. He continued his studies in the United States and received his M.A. degree in 1990 from the Department of Philosophy at New York University (N.Y.U.). The topic of his master thesis was "David Hume's Problem of Induction". After returning to Turkey he started his doctoral studies at the philosophy department in M.E.T.U. and received his Ph.D. degree from there in 1999. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis on "Sextus Empiricus' Problem of Criterion". His areas of interest and research are: Epistemology, Ethics, Political Philosophy; Pyrrho, Aenesedimus, Sextus Empiricus, David Hume, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre. He is currently Professor at Isik University and President of the Association of Philosophy, Art and Science both based in Istanbul. He came up with the idea about Philosophy In Assos during his student years at METU and started the project in September 2000.

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The Team

The meetings of Philosophy in Assos are organized by the Association of Philosophy, Art and Science. The team under the direction of Örsan K. Öymen, the President of the association, consists of Sırrı Küçük (General Secretary), Beratiye Şener (General Accountant), Alparslan Esmer (Member), Anıl Ünal (Member), Burak Erbora (Member), Kerem Savaş (Member) Burak Kesgin (Member), Onur Peştimalcioğlu (Member), Baver Demircan (Member) and Güler Cemre Şen (Member). The international contact people of Philosophy in Assos are: Walter Cavini (Italy), Brian Elliott (USA), Pierre Destree (France and Belgium), Amber Carpenter (United Kingdom), Dagmar Borchers (Germany), Orly Shenker (Israel), Sylvana Chrysikopolou (Greece).

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