“Po­li­tical Cri­ses and In­tel­lec­tuals” 22.5.2018


22.5.2018 9:00 — 16:30

Location: Seminaarinmaki, RUU E 314 Isa
Organizer: Academy of Finland Research Project,:“Political Power in the Early Modern European and Islamic Worlds” (2014–2018)

Session Chair: Kari Palonen, University of Jyväskylä

09:00-09:30 Opening Speech. Project Presentation and Outcomes Vasileios Syros, Project Leader

09:30-10:15 Keynote 1:

“Thucydides on Democratic Political Crises in the Peloponnesian War”, Josh Ober, Stanford University

10:15-10:45 Break

10:45-11:15 “The Decline of the Intellectuals: The Case of the Greek Crisis”, George Steiris, University of Athens

11:15-11:45 “Max Weber’s Rhetoric of the ‘Quest for Truth’: Debating the Politics of Facts”, Kari Palonen, University of Jyväskylä

11:45-13:00 Lunch

Session 2 – Comparative Political Theory and Political Crises, 13:00-14:45                             

Session Chair: Mika Ojakangas, University of Jyväskylä

13:00-13:45 Keynote 2:

“Confucian and Daoist Approaches to Political Crisis”, David Wong, Duke University

13:45-14:15 “Mary Douglas’ Four Typical Reactions to Anomaly and Intellectuals Faced with Crises: Africans and Colonization in the 19th Century” Pieter Boele van Hensbroek, University of Groningen

14:15-14:45 “Political Correctness and the Crisis of the Intellectuals in the US, Europe, and India”, Jakob De Roover, Ghent University

14:45-15:15 Break

Session 3 – Presentation of Work in Progress, 15:15-16:15 

Session Chair: Nick Tagkoulis, University of Jyväskylä

  • Josh Ober: Crisis and the Origins of Cooperation in Greek Political Thought
  • George Steiris: Renaissance Philosophy and the Islamic Heritage
  • David Wong: Comparative Philosophy in North America

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