Y J Erden | 9 Sep 09:22 2012
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PUBLIC LECTURE: Barnes Philosophy Club, 12 September 2012, UK

All enquiries to Barbara Underwood please: barbara_underwood-FhtRXb7CoQBt1OO0OYaSVA@public.gmane.org


Dear Colleagues,
 
I hope that you all had a good summer and that it wasn't too spoiled by the rain.
 
As a sure sign that Autumn is upon us, a new Philosophy Club season is about to start.  The theme of the year, following consultation with the Club's membership, is Philosophy and Religion.  Our first speaker will be Dr Rev'd James Walters, who will be talking on his new book 'Baudrillard and Theology' at the Coach and Horses (Barnes, London, SW13 9LW, UK), 7.30pm - 9pm on 12 September.
 
For details of this and a schedule of other events we now have a blog type web page.  Please may I encourage you to have a look at the link below and let me know what you think.  Feel free to correct me and, especially, to offer ideas.  Some of you may have spotted that the blog has a German domain; this is because a dear friend of mine who is far more au fait with the web and blogs and so on has helped and trained me considerably in setting it up, and he happens to live in Berlin -- I'm still very impressed at what can be achieved at a distance.
 
What you need to do now, if you want to, is to click on the link below where you will find lots of information, and, if you wish put your e-mail address in the appropriate place:  you will then be sent updates automatically as and when I put them on the blog.   If you sign up and then change your mind, you can always unsubscribe -- there are several places on the site where you can do so.  I do hope you enjoy the blog.
 
If you have ideas for speakers later in the year -- or, better still, if you want to volunteer to lead a session yourself -- please let me know.
 
All the very best
 
Barbie
 
 
Dr Barbara Underwood,
Flat 2 Seaforth Lodge, Barnes High Street, Barnes, London, SW13 9LE
 
Telephones: 0208 392 1362:  Iphone : 07885 422 566
 
Barnes Philosophy Club web page:  http://barnesphiloclub.blogspot.de


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D.K. Johnston | 8 Sep 23:04 2012
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Logic app for iPad

I've developed an intro logic app for iPad. There's a detailed description of it on this web page:

	http://www.hatzicware.com/TheLogicApp/

dkj

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Clark, Stephen | 9 Sep 10:31 2012
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JOBS: Edinburgh, Stanford, Southampton


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From: Jobs.ac.uk [jobsbyemail@...]
Sent: 09 September 2012 02:36

Research Assistant
Kant and the Laws of Nature - Lessons from the Physical and Life Sciences of the Eighteenth Century
Department Of Philosophy
University of Edinburgh
http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AFC745/

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track (2 positions)
Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Biology, or Logic
Stanford University
http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AFD113/

Open Faculty Positions
Philosophy
Stanford University
http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AFD115/

Researchers in Humanities
Humanities
University of Southampton
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Clark, Stephen | 9 Sep 10:32 2012
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FELLOWSHIPS: Cambridge

Research fellowships
Emmanuel college
University of Cambridge
http://jobs.ac.uk/job/AFC338/


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Reminder: Perth, Australia - Business & Economics Conference, January 7-10, 2013 (Deadline: September 30th, 2012)

Perth, Australia - Business & Economics Conference, January 7-10, 2013

(Deadline: September 30th, 2012)

 

Call for Abstract / Papers. The January 2012 Business & Economics Society International (B&ESI) Conference will be held January 7-10, 2013  in Perth, Australia. Deadline for abstract submission and participation: September 30, 2012. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one or two papers, chair, moderator, discussant, or observer. All papers will pass a blind peer review process for publication consideration in an anthology of selected papers titled ‘GLOBAL BUSINESS & ECONOMICS ANTHOLOGY’. For more information, please contact Helen Kantarelis as follows: B&ESI, 64 Holden Street, Worcester, MA 01605-3109, USA.  Tel: 508-852-3937, Fax: 508-595-0089, Email: hkan-IFE7jWtH9W5BDgjK7y7TUQ@public.gmane.org, Web: www.besiweb.com

 

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Clark, Stephen | 9 Sep 11:34 2012
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CFP: 25th International Conference of Philosophy, August 4-10, 2013 (Athens)


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From: Konstantinos Boudouris [kboud714@...]
Sent: 09 September 2012 09:22

From: http://www.wcp2013.gr/en/

The World Congresses of Philosophy are organized every five years by the International Federation of
Philosophical Societies in collaboration with one of its member societies. The xxiii World Congress of
Philosophy will be held from August 4 through August 10, 2013, in Athens, Greece, under the auspices of the
Hellenic Organizing Committee, which has been constituted by the Greek Philosophical Society.

 The Congress has several aims, which are to be understood as complementary:

 To inquire into the world’s philosophical traditions and compare them in terms of their diverse
contributions and possible mutual cross-fertilization.
To reflect on the tasks and functions of philosophy in the contemporary world, taking account of the
contributions, expectations, and gaps in philosophical awareness associated with other disciplines,
with political, religious, social, economic, technological, etc., activities and with diverse
cultures and traditions.
To emphasize the importance of philosophical reflection for public discourse on global issues affecting humanity.

 Because of its cultural history and geographical situation, Athens is an ideal location for stimulating
encounters between scholars from across the world. The main theme of the 2013 Congress, ‘Philosophy as
Inquiry and Way of Life’, emphasizing both theory and practice, recalls the declaration of Socrates
that the unexamined life is not worth living.

 The 2013 Congress invites discussion of the nature, roles, and responsibilities of philosophy and
philosophers today. It is committed to paying heed to the problems, conflicts, inequalities, and
injustices connected with the development of a planetary civilization that is at once multicultural and techno-scientific.

From: http://www.wcp2013.gr/en/submisssion-papers/submission-papers.html

Abstract & papers submission

All persons who want to participate in the Congress are welcome to submit their abstract and paper
Abstract and paper should be intended to one of the 75 Sections for contributed papers announced in the tab
menu “Sections for Contributed papers” 
http://www.wcp2013.gr/en/sections-contributed-papers/contributedpapers.html

WAYS OF SUBMISSION

    There are three ways of submitting the abstract and paper:
        Online submission
        As attachment to an email message and
        the archaic way of sending the documents by post
    We strongly recommend all participants to use the online abstract and paper submission for their
convenience and for reduction of costs.

ABSTRACT & PAPER PREPARATION

While preparing their abstract and paper, authors are kindly requested to follow the guidelines,
described below:

    All abstracts and papers should be submitted in Windows-based Microsoft Word (.doc)
    In case of Greek polytonic texts please use Palatino fonts and send the documents also as a pdf format.
    All abstracts should be composed of Section name (one of 75 sections mentioned above), preferably in 14
point Arial font.
    Title should be written preferably in 14 point Arial font, lower case, single-spaced bold.
    Author Name and Country Name may preferably be written in 12 point Arial font.
    Abstract should be approximately 10-20 lines (approximately 200 words, keywords are not included) and it
suggested to be typed in 12 point Arial font.
    Please indicate at the end of your Abstract the keywords of it.
    Paper should be within 6 pages (less than 1800 words), A4-size (210x297mm) with 1.5cm margin on all sides
and double-spaced.
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single-spaced and bold, Author Name, preferably in 12 point Arial font, Affiliation (preferably in 12
point Arial font), Email (preferably in 12 point Arial font), Body (preferably in 12 point Arial font),
Quotations (preferably in 11 point Arial font), Endnotes (preferably in 12 point Arial font) and
References (preferably in 12 point Arial font).

 STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE FOR THE ONLINE SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT AND PAPER

    Read carefully the guidelines described above
    Complete the “New User Registration” form with your personal details in English to avoid technical problems.
    Username & password should be completed by each participant (they won’t be given by the Organizers) and
they should be used in order for her/him to login and check his registration whenever he/she wants to.
Username & password are confidential and each participant should remember hers/his own.
    All fields marked with a star (*) should be completed.
    Upon completion of the form, please press “Submit”.
    Choose the appropriate topic (from the 75 thematic sections for contributed papers of the XXIII World
Congress of Philosophy) for which your paper is intended.
    Fill in the title of your abstract.
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    Fill in the “Affiliation” field and tick the appropriate box if you are the author who presents the paper.
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    Fill in the Template Participation Form 1 (if you have not already done so), which is available from the website.
    Complete the “Template for Abstract and Paper Submission Form”, available here.
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    Make sure that you have indicated the section for which the contributed paper is intended and the language
in which it has been written. Both indications should be prominently displayed
    Send the Template Participation Form No 1, the Template Abstract and Paper Submission Form  fully
completed as attachments to an e-mail to the following address: secretariat@...

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If you want to submit your abstract and paper by post, you are kindly requested to:

    Fill in the Template Participation Form 1 (if you have not already done so), which is available from the website
    Complete the “Template for Abstract and Paper Submission Form”, available here.

    Prepare your abstract and paper according to the instructions & guidelines, described above.
    Send the Template Participation Form 1, the Template Abstract and Paper Submission Form fully completed
(two copies) to the following postal address:
    23RD WORLD CONGRESS OF PHILOSOPHY
    UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
    SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY
    DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
    ELTA-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
    15703 ZOGRAFOS, ATHENS, GREECE
    Hard copies of the abstracts and papers should be accompanied by an electronic version (CD/ROM, USB
stick). Diskettes are not acceptable
    Make sure to indicate the section for which the contributed paper is intended and the language in which it
has been written. Both indications should be prominently displayed.

Important Notes:
- The deadline for Paper Submission is October 1st 2012. Papers received after that date but before
February 1st 2013 may be accepted if space in the programme is still available
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Clark, Stephen | 9 Sep 18:21 2012
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INFO: Weizenbaum Award 2012-13

Subject: Weizenbaum Award Winner and CEPE 2013
Date: 7 September 2012 14:45:48 GMT+01:00

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great honor that I announce the 2012-2013 Weizenbaum Award Winner: Dr. Luciano Floridi. We had three amazing candidates this year, and the committee was hard pressed to determine the recipient.

We are proud that Dr. Floridi continues his work in the field of information and computer ethics and contributes above and beyond to the profession. The board and membership of INSEIT is proud to share in this well-deserved celebration with him.

I share with you portions from his nomination letter:

Since 2009, Luciano has served as UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics.  Since 2007, he has been Professor of Philosophy, Research Chair in Philosophy of Information, Department of Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire.  He is also Distinguished Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Fellow by special election, St Cross College, Oxford, Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, and a senior member of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford.

 Since 2010, Luciano has served at the Editor –in-Chief of  Philosophy and Technology (Springer) and is a member of the editorial boards of Ethics and Information Technology (Springer), Etica e Politica (Department of Philosophy, University of Trieste), International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (Springer), Minds and Machines (Springer), Synthese (subject editor – philosophy of computing and information) (Springer), Telematics & Informatics (Elsevier), The Information Society (associate editor - philosophy of information). Columnist for The Philosopher’s Magazine.

In 2012 Luciano was named Chairman of the expert group, organised by the DG INFSO of European Commission, on the impact of information and communication technologies on the digital transformations occurring in the European society.  He has also been a Member of the Ethics Strategic Panel of the British Computer Society.

In the past, Luciano was elected President of the International Association of Computing And Philosophy (IACAP, 2006-2010), member of the Executive Board of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT, 2006-2010), Vice-President of IACAP (2003-2006), member of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Philosophy and Computers (PAC, 2000-2004), Vice-chairman of Interacta, the Italian Association for Interactive Communication (1996-1997). Founder and Director of the Italian Web Site for Philosophy (SWIF, 1995-2008).
...

His articles are too numerous to mention.    He has been an invited speaker and given keynote addresses at all the major ethics conferences and is booked well into 2013.  I could go on and on, but all of us who have worked in this field know his work quite well.  Lucicano’s work has served to inspire all of us who write in the field of ICT to critically examine where this field is taking us.  This is what Joseph Weizenbaum asked us to do in 1984.    He is richly deserving of this award.

Dr. Floridi will receive the award and present the Weizenbaum lecture in Lisbon, in June 2013. Please see the CEPE conference site at http://www.cepe2013.com/ for updates on the conference, which will be jointly held with SPT. It will be an exciting and innovative event, and we hope to see you there!

Again, with congratulations to Dr. Luciano Floridi on receiving this prestigious award.

With best regards,

Elizabeth Buchanan, on behalf of the INSEIT Board


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Clark, Stephen | 9 Sep 21:07 2012
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DEATH: Leonard Linsky

Steve Bayne has alerted me to the death of Leonard Linsky:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=leonard-linsky&pid=159514736
From Chicago Tribune:

"Leonard Linsky, passed away Aug. 27, 2012, beloved husband of the late Joan, nee Gregg; dear father of Harry Linsky and Bernard (Betty Millar) Linsky; grandfather of Andrea Joan, Ruth Ella and Jean Beatrice; fond brother of the late Bernard and Rose Linsky; fond uncle of Jessica (Jon) Spanos; cherished friend of Alexandra Bellow. Funeral Service private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dept. of Philosophy at the University of Chicago would be appreciated".


See also http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/linsky/ for memories of Leonard (further contributions are invited).

http://philosophy.uchicago.edu/faculty/emeritus.html#l for a brief Departmental Obituary


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Rodney Taveira | 10 Sep 04:05 2012
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2013-2014 Visiting Fellowships at the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science

Call for Applications for Visiting Fellowships at the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science

We are currently inviting applications for one-semester visiting fellowships at The University of 
Sydney, for either second semester (August to November) 2013 or first semester (February to May) 
2014. This program is associated with The Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science (SCFS), a 
research centre promoting work into the logical, philosophical, and historical foundations of 
science (further details below). We are hoping to receive applications from leading historians and 
philosophers of science (including the special sciences and biomedical sciences) at any post-PhD 
career stage. This is the sixth round of such fellowships and we anticipate being able to offer them 
each year.

Up to four fellowships are available, and each fellowship will come with a travelling allowance of up 
to AUD 6,000. These fellowships will provide opportunities for academics on sabbatical from their 
home institution to spend a semester in a productive and collegial research environment (in a 
beautiful city), to work with members of the SCFS and with other visiting fellows. It is important 
that the applicant has a position at their home institution that extends beyond the term of the 
intended stay in Sydney and is on salary from their home institution for the duration of their 
intended stay. The allowance is to help offset some of the travelling and living-away-from-home 
expenses; it is not a salary. The successful applicants will be expected to work on a specific 
research project currently being conducted in the  SCFS. See the SCFS website for current research 
projects. One of the aims of the SCFS is to strengthen international links in history and philosophy 
of science, so expressions of interest from researchers outside Australia are particularly 
encouraged.

Applications should including a cover letter, a CV, an indication of which of the current research 
projects you intend to work on and what your contribution to that project will be. Applications 
should be sent electronically to:

Dr Rodney Taveira
Administrative Officer
Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
A14, Main Quadrangle
University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW, 2006
Australia
Email: rodney.taveira@...

by 14th November 2012. Applicants will be informed of decisions by 19th December 2012.

About The Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science
The SCFS is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Sydney. We draw together 
researchers from philosophy, history, history and philosophy of science, science and medicine, 
with research concentrations in and around foundations of physics, decision theory, history and 
philosophy of biology, history of early modern science, history of medicine, and decision theory. 
Senior members of the SCFS include, Warwick Anderson, Stephen Bartlett, Alison Bashford, David 
Braddon-Mitchell, Mark Colyvan, Clio Cresswell, Ofer Gal, Stephen Garton, Stephen Gaukroger, Paul 
Griffiths, Ian Kerridge, Dominic Murphy, Maureen O'Malley, Hans Pols, Dean Rickles, Nick Smith, 
and Karola Stotz. We also have a number of mid-career and junior faculty, as well as several 
postdoctoral fellows and graduate students associated with the SCFS. Further details can be found 
on our website: http://sydney.edu.au/foundations_of_science/

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Laureano Ralon | 10 Sep 05:41 2012
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Interview with Thomas de Zengotita

Dear colleagues and friends,

Figure/Ground Communication's latest scholarly interview series is with Thomas de Zengotita. Dr. de Zengotita teaches at the Draper Graduate Program at New York University and the Dalton School. He holds a BA, MA, and PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University. He was contributing editor at Harper’s magazine from 2006 to 2011 and he blogs for the Huffington Post. His book, Mediated, won the 2006 Marshall McLuhan Award. Dr. de Zengotita explores the connection between Heidegger and the later Wittgenstein. He is a disciple of Margaret Mead. 

URL: http://www.figureground.ca/thomas-de-zengotita/ 

As always, please direct comments and feedback to laureano <at> alumni.sfu.ca

Best regards,

L.


--
Laureano Ralon
BA, MA (Simon Fraser University)
http://www.figureground.ca

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