Emotions and judgment: Argumentation, biases and public affairs
From Monday 10 to Friday 14, September 2018
Carmen de la Victoria, Universidad de Granada, Cuesta del Chapiz, 9, 18010 Granada, Map
FiloLab-International Summer School (FL-ISS) will offer PhD students and young doctors from several countries the opportunity to present their ongoing research, get qualified comment, and be assessed on their postdoctoral projection. The course is especially designed so that young researchers can present their research linked to the doctoral thesis — recently completed or close to completion —, or articles in progress, to senior peers and academics in the field of argumentation, epistemology and applied ethics, for comment and discussion.
The process will involve tutorials by renowned professors from Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as academical exchanges with peers who share research interests. This Summer School will promote dialogue and collaboration among researchers in various fields, in an international and interdisciplinary spirit.
In addition, there will be specific assessments about strategies for publication and diffusion of doctoral research. The school will count with the presence of editors of several journals and publishing houses, such as Theoria, Dilemata, Daimon, Isegoría, Plaza y Valdés and Comares.
The course will take four days, with sessions concentrated mostly in the morning, so that evenings may be dedicated to social activities, such as a visit to La Alhambra and guided visits to Granada.
Sessions will last 30’, followed by a 30’ commentary. They will be clustered according to thematic and methodological affinity. First, researchers will present their doctoral work in progress or their postdoc projects. Then, guest professors, professors from FiloLab-UGR Excellence Unit, as well the rest of the audience will provide feedback. Every session will have a chairperson to manage times and facilitate discussion.
In the afternoons, there will be 2 hour sessions for informal discussion with guest scholars. Topics to be treated include professional career, funding strategies, and collaboration opportunities.
Who can attend
The course is aimed at young researchers and researchers from all fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences, but also to those who, not belonging to these fields, have focused their research on areas of knowledge relevant to public affairs, such as applied ethics, the social economy, or public policies.
FiloLab International Summer School has an interdisciplinary and inclusive orientation. Proposals about conceptual and foundational issues, as well as those with an emphasis on methodological or applied approaches will also be welcomed, but other topics will also be considered if there is a thematic or methodological compatibility.
We will welcome proposals from areas such as philosophy of science, studies in science and technology, philosophy of mind and psychology, logic and philosophy of language, theory of argumentation, moral and political philosophy, or applied ethics.
Juan A. Nicolás
Fernando Martínez Manrique
Manuel de Pinedo
María José Frápolli
Fernando Martínez Manrique
José Luis Moreno Pestaña
Juan Antonio Nicolás
Manuel de Pinedo
This is a sample of possible issues to be considered:
- Knowledge and opinion: Objectivity, pluralism, and relativism
- Truth and justification: truth and consequences; truth, ethics, and politics; truth and post-truth
- Disagreements: epistemic and normative disagreements; laypersons and experts; facts and values
- Argumentation: emotions and reasoning; validity in judgements and appraisals; requirements of reasoning;
- Biases in problem formulations and analyses
- Epistemic and discursive injustice
- Language, gender, and philosophy
- Cognitive biases
Please submit your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: September 1st, 2018. Accepted proposals will be confirmed soon after reception. A maximum of 30 candidates will be accepted. Each proposal should include:
- Affiliation (if any)
- Title of research proposal
- Abstract (300 words max)
- Scientific areas of interest (100 words max).
- Meals (lunch) at Carmen de la Victoria
- Single room accommodation: check-in Sept 9th, check out Sept 14th
- Full board at “Carmen de la Victoria”: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
In order to make an invoice, you must provide the billing information (NAME, SURNAME, ADDRESS, ID and NATIONALITY).
There will be 4 scholarships for the registration exemption for those who request it and justify the need of the scholarship for economic reasons.