Bayfal diaspora in Spain: Discussing Murid Senegalese Migration

Bayfal diaspora in Spain: Discussing Murid Senegalese Migration

Activities, Conferences
Ester Massó Guijarro, researcher at FiloLab, gave the conference entitled ‘Bayfal diaspora in Spain: Challenging Murid Senegalese Migration’ as part of the ‘Mystique et ésotérisme dans la diaspora’ round table in the framework of the ‘Journées d’études internationales sur les mystiques islamiques en Afrique’. This event was organised by the GRECS group of the University of Barcelona on 21st and 22nd April 2021. This work reflects on the bayfal movement (bayfalism) within muridism from a transnational perspective, seen as a specifically migratory affiliation with contemporaneity and within the field of African studies. It compares original bayfalism as a Sufi heterodoxy in Senegal within the Mouride brotherhood with the case study of migratory diaspora in Madrid (Spain) as well as with Granada (Andalusia, Spain) in a complementary and secondary way. It…
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Conversation between Carlos Fernández Liria and Mario Espinoza Pino on the book ‘Marx, 2857: el problema del método y la dialéctica’

Conversation between Carlos Fernández Liria and Mario Espinoza Pino on the book ‘Marx, 2857: el problema del método y la dialéctica’

Activities, workshops
From 4th February to 21st April 2021, two sessions of presentation, conversation, and debate on Carlos Fernández Liria’s work ‘Marx, 2857: el problema del método y la dialéctica’ took place. This event was organised by José Luis Moreno Pestaña and Mario Espinoza Pino, members of FiloLab and the Seminario de Filosofía Social ‘Capital (es), Cuerpos’. During the debate, they dealt with the methodological problems of Karl Marx’s work, which is paramount in the development of what Perry Anderson, Martin Jay, Russel Jacoby and Davic Mc Lellan, among others, called ‘Western Marxism’. Fernández Liria’s work, which focuses on rereading the 1857 Einleitung, radically criticises the Hegelian concept of dialectic, separating Marx from Hegel and approaching him towards the development of the history of sciences —with regards to Marxist authors such as…
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“How much lack of participation can democracy stand?”

“How much lack of participation can democracy stand?”

Publications
José Luis Moreno Pestaña has recently published an article entitled ‘How much lack of participation can democracy stand?’ in a political philosophy blog called ‘El Rumor de las Multitudes’, which is one of the main spaces for reflection of the Spanish newspaper ‘El Salto’. In his article, he deals with some of the major challenges of our democracies, in line with the main topic of J.L. Moreno Pestaña’s latest work, ‘Los pocos y los mejores’ (Akal, 2021) —which has earned him the award ‘Premio Internacional de Pensamiento 2030’ —. How much lack of participation can democracy stand? We present a study on how the election procedure shapes democracy and why sortition is necessary. To do so, the requirements for political participation in terms of knowledge are carefully considered. Faced with…
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Publication of the article: “Childhood and Pandemic: Chronicle of an Absence Foretold”

Publication of the article: “Childhood and Pandemic: Chronicle of an Absence Foretold”

COVID-19, News, Publications
Ester Massó Guijarro, researcher at FiloLab, has published the article “Childhood and Pandemic: Chronicle of an Absence Foretold” in Salud Colectiva (vol. 17, 2021), the magazine of the National University of Lanús (Argentina). It is an open access magazine indexed in the Web of Science, PubMed and Scopus amongst others. Here is the abstract of the article: “The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that childhood is the global south of the virus: a world where care is not a freely chosen value and where children’s voices are being silenced in virtue of a long-held epistemic injustice. Thus, the transformation that societies are going through due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on children’s rights on both a small and a large scale. In Spain, a country particularly affected…
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«In defence of posthuman vulnerability»

«In defence of posthuman vulnerability»

Publications
Belen Liedo Fernández (CSIC, UCM) and Jon Rueda Etxebarria (FiloLab, UGR) have recently published an article entitled “In Defence of Post human Vulnerability” in Scientia et Fides 9 (1)/2021 (P. 215 – 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/SetF.2021.008) magazine. Here is the abstract of the research article: “Transhumanism is a challenging movement that invites us to rethink what defines humanity, including what we value and regret the most about our existence. Vulnerability is a key concept that require thorough philosophical scrutiny concerning transhumanist proposals. Vulnerability can refer to a universal condition of human life (ontological vulnerability) or, rather, to the specific exposure to certain harms due to particular situations (social vulnerability). Even if we are all vulnerable in the first sense, there are also different sources and levels of vulnerability depending on concrete social circumstances.…
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CONFERENCE “EPISTEMIC INJUSTICE, INSTITUTIONS AND EPISTEMIC ACTIVISM”

CONFERENCE “EPISTEMIC INJUSTICE, INSTITUTIONS AND EPISTEMIC ACTIVISM”

Conferences
  José Medina, Walter Dill Scott Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University (US) is the author of The Epistemology of Resistance: Gender and Racial Oppression, Epistemic Injustice, and Resistant Imaginations (Oxford University Press; recipient of the 2013 North-American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award). He will be the keynote speaker of the conference organised by the Doctoral Programme on Philosophy. Date: Friday 16th April 2021 Platform: https://oficinavirtual.ugr.es/redes/SOR/SALVEUGR/accesosala.jsp?IDSALA=22961761 Time : 12 am Organised by : For further information contact : Pedro Francés-Gómez Philosophy I (Political and Moral Philosophy) University of Granada Doctoral Programme on Philosophy Coordinator http://doctorados.ugr.es/filosofia/ pfg@ugr.es Please contact filolab@ugr.es with the subject “Injusticia epistémica, instituciones y activismo epistémico” to receive the password required to attend the event.
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«Doctor, Please Make Me Freer: Capabilities Enhancement as a Goal of Medicine. Medicine, Health Care & Philosophy»

«Doctor, Please Make Me Freer: Capabilities Enhancement as a Goal of Medicine. Medicine, Health Care & Philosophy»

News, Publications
Jon Rueda (FiloLab, UGR), Pablo Garía Barranquero (UMA) and Francisco Lara (FiloLab, UGR) have recently published an article entitled Doctor Please, Make Me Freer: Capabilities Enhancement as a Goal of Medicine (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11019-021-10016-5, 2021) in Medicine, Healthcare & Philosophy magazine. In their article, they address the debate on human enhancement and medicine’s goals. Here is the abstract of the research article: “Biomedical innovations are making possible the enhancement of human capabilities. There are two philosophical stances on the role that medicine should play in this respect. On the one hand, naturalism rejects every medical intervention that goes beyond preventing and treating disease. On the other hand, welfarism advocates enhancements that foster subjective well-being. We will show that both positions have considerable shortcomings. Consequently, we will introduce a third characterization in which therapies…
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“Ethics of Care” seminar

“Ethics of Care” seminar

Activities, Conferences, workshops
The 6th April, Esther Massó Guijarro—researcher at FiloLab— presented the “Ethics of Care” seminar together with Rosana Triviño at the Andalusian School of Public Health of Granada. This seminar took place in the framework of the 4th module on ethics, gender and care which is part of the 11th Diploma of Specialisation in Bioethics, organised by the Andalusian School of Public Health. Following the proposals and analyses of Kohlberg and Gilligan, this seminar shows how the ethics of care are a critical and complementary approach to traditional ethics of justice so as to move towards a non-binary and non-exclusive conception of gender, amongst other values. Through a hybrid methodology that combines theory and group practice, students are expected to develop and integrate approaches and guiding principles regarding ethics of care…
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EBEN Spain 2021: 28 th Online Conference

EBEN Spain 2021: 28 th Online Conference

Calls, Conferences, Posts, workshops
Rafael Cejudo (Cordoba University), member of FiloLab, is the organiser of the 28th EBEN (Erupopean Business Ethics Networks) Conference in Spain, which will take place on 10-12 June 2021. FiloLab would like to invite all of you to participate. The title of this conference is “Ethical and social economy: a new covenant between business and society” and it will be held online due to the social and health problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has presented companies with new challenges in record time; it has speeded up technological change and it has created new consumer and work habits which were only starting to develop a few months ago. It has also plunged economies into an unprecedented crisis which has had uneven effects for each different sector. Therefore, citizens, consumers…
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Debates on democracy. Discussion on “Los pocos y los mejores”, by J. L. Moreno Pestaña

Debates on democracy. Discussion on “Los pocos y los mejores”, by J. L. Moreno Pestaña

Publications
Emmanuel Rodríguez López reviewed José Luis Moreno Pestaña’s newly published book “Los pocos y los mejores” for Sin permiso magazine. The book, edited by Akal, has earned him the Premio Internacional de Pensamiento 2030 award. This the third edition of debates on democracy, on the deep meaning of politics, on forms of organisation of political parties as well as the social tensions deriving from collective emancipation. Democratic degeneration. Poison and antidote Emmanuel Rodríguez López “Moreno Pestaña has just published a new book, a short but dense and smart essay whose title is “Los pocos y los mejores”. His work is relevant in the exchange of today’s politics conditions (this book is the third issue after the publication of «Estado, derecho y comunidad, política» [https://www.sinpermiso.info/textos/estado-derecho-comunidad-politica] and «Política y democracia» [https://www.sinpermiso.info/textos/politica-y-democracia]). It’s been…
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“When they call you, go and get vaccinated”

“When they call you, go and get vaccinated”

Media, News, Publications
Javier Rodríguez Alcázar reflects on the current COVID-19 vaccination process. It is a necessary reflection in these times of media sensationalism and misinformation about vaccines. “Because of my job and age, it is very likely that I will get vaccinated with AstraZeneca. And when they call me, I will go, get vaccinated, and go on with my life. And I will do it for my own sake and for the sake of those around me. Some people fear this vaccine because 30 cases of thromboembolic events out of 5 million vaccinated people have been reported. However, a causal relationship has not been established. Without taking vaccines into account, blood clots normally occur with an incidence of four per one million adults. Therefore, there are probably other causes for those cases.…
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Online Discussions: “Detonar la realidad a través del cuerpo del trabajador”

Online Discussions: “Detonar la realidad a través del cuerpo del trabajador”

Activities, Media, Talks
  Reconstructing history allows us to realise that bodies have not always been valued in the same way; a capital that is linked to bodies (sexual capital) exists as a consequence of transformations in the field of health, of relationships between social classes as well as the general conception of the conditions required to be an accomplished person. These changes allow us to identify possibilities for transformation. Because even though everybody should be able to express themselves through their bodies, this is far from reality as there are certain requirements that have been set which verge on the pathological. An empirical study on qualified and working class workers provides us with a contemporary view of how sexual capital is linked to eating disorders. An analysis of existing conflicts allows us…
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“So close, so far: vulnerability and sexual and reproductive rights in the COVID-19 era”

“So close, so far: vulnerability and sexual and reproductive rights in the COVID-19 era”

Activities, COVID-19, Conferences, News
Ester Massó Guijarro, researcher at FiloLab, and Rosana Triviño have presented a paper entitled “So close, so far: vulnerability and sexual and reproductive rights in the COVID-19 era” as part of the International Seminar “Ethical Pespectives on the Social and Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic”. It was an online workshop that took place in the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research at the University of Salzburg on 16th and 17th March 2021. Ester Massó and Rosana Triviño are also members of the ESPACyOS network (Ética Salubrista para el Activismo, el Cuidado y la Observación Social). Workshop Program: Ethical Perspectives on the Social and Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic
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“Information and transparency are essential for the debate on euthanasia”

“Information and transparency are essential for the debate on euthanasia”

News, Publications
Rosana Triviño, David Rodríguez Arias (FiloLab), Jon Rueda (FiloLab) and Miguel Melguizo (ESPACyOS network) collaborated with The Conversation addressing the current debate on the Spanish Euthanasia Law. A fundamental discussion on rights, transparency and public data access which clearly has ethical consequences in the field of medicine. “In a context of political tension, ideological polarisation and pandemic, the Spanish Organic Law on the Regulation of Euthanasia has once again put the spotlight on medically assisted death. The main new element is the legalisation of euthanasia (the administration of a lethal substance by a healthcare professional to a person who has requested medically assisted death) and medically assisted suicide (providing a person who wishes to die with a lethal substance that can be self-administered). In order to use this service, the…
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The day of truth facing misinformation

The day of truth facing misinformation

News
Next Wednesday, March 24, the “G.W. Leibniz Chair of Philosophy” of the University of Granada celebrates the “Day of Truth” in an event open to the public from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. via Google Meet (meet.google.com/jypusyj-zfu) Under the motto “Without truth there is no justice. Without justice there is no peace”, the Truth Observatory -which belongs to the Leibniz Chair of the UGR- launches the cycle “Truth Day” for another year. The event is part of the initiative promoted by the UN in 2010 (Resolution 65/196) that establishes March 24 as the “International Day for the Right to the Truth”. In its fourth edition of "The day of truth" will be dedicated to reflecting upon the features of "Communication" that influence "Post-truth" and vice versa, and will be attended…
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