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Master Studies

Periods

Period I (29-Aug-2016 – 23-Oct-2016)
Period II (24-Oct-2016 – 16-Dec-2016)
Period III (9-Jan-2017 – 5-Mar-2017)
Period IV (6-Mar-2017 – 28-May-2017)
Period (29-Aug-2016 - 23-Oct-2016)
Syventävät opinnot [Period I]

Tutkijaseminaarissa filosofian jatko-opiskelijat, henkilökunta sekä vierailevat luennoitsijat pitävät filosofisia esitelmiä / In the seminar, Tampere graduate students, faculty and external speakers give talks in philosophy. Seminaari kokoontuu seuraavan ohjelman mukaisesti/the program of the seminar is the following:

15.9. Mari Mikkola (Humboldt): Feminist Metaphysics and Philosophical Methodology

21.9. Graduate Seminar: Research Plans Session

29.9. Graduate Seminar Shorts: Jaana Virta (UTA), Renne Pesonen (UTA).

6.10. Sonja Amadae (Helsinki): Computational Rationality and Rational Choice:  Denying Agentive Autonomy?

27.10. Anik Waldow (Sydney): Descartes on Knowing and Experiencing the Self

3.11 Jan Forsman (Graduate Seminar, UTA): Deceiving Deity & External World - How Radical Was Descartes?

17.11. Antti Kauppinen (UTA):Preference, Commitment, and Personal Transformation

21.11. (Mon, 16-18, Pinni B3107) José Noguera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Reductionism That Really Matters for Social Science

24.11. Panu Raatikainen (UTA): Semantic Externalism

1.12. J.L. Austin ja puheteot (klo 10-15, A2a)

8.12. Heikki Ikäheimo (UNSW, Sydney): Intersubjective recognition and personhood as membership in the life-form of persons

15.12. Hanne Appelqvist, Jukka Mikkonen and Kalle Puolakka (Helsinki/Tampere): The Cognitive Relevance of Aesthetics

Kevät/Spring:

12.1.Paula Rauhala (Graduate Seminar): Marx in the East

19.1. Aino Lahdenranta (Jyväskylä): Adam Smith on virtuous action and the derivative value of character

26.1. NB 12-14! Tuomas Lepistö (Graduate Seminar): Reality and experience: new B-theoretical approaches to the justification of time experience.

2.2. Vesa Oittinen (Helsinki): Marx on Ideology

9.2. Tapio Santala +TBA (Graduate seminar): Research plan session

16.2. Anssi Korhonen (Helsinki): An almost unquenchable desire implanted in the human breast: Russell on truthmaking, falsemaking, and negative facts

23.2. Miika Kabata (Graduate seminar): The spectre unleashed: Friedman’s instrumentalism and the shadow of economics ideology

9.3. Petri Ylikoski (Helsinki): Behavioral Genetics and Social Science

16.3. Jaakko Hirvelä (Helsinki): Global Safety – How to Deal with Necessary Truths

23.3. A session on the methods of philosophy

30.3. Corrado Piroddi (Graduate seminar): TBA

6.4. Noora Tienaho (Graduate seminar): Rationality in electronic music – what would Adorno say?

20.4.  Risto Koskensilta (Graduate seminar): TBA

27.4. Markku Oksanen (UEF): On Environmental Human Rights

4.5. Juha Himanka (Tampere): Philosophy: Against Knowledge 

11.5. Jaakko Belt (Graduate Seminar): Description, Understanding, Critique. Husserl's Method(s) of Reflection.

18.5. Inkeri Koskinen (Helsinki): In defence of a contextual account of objectivity.

Wed 24.5. Matthew Slater Trust and Scientific Literacy, 2pm-4pm, PinniB4116

If you wish to be added to the list where papers are circulated, contact arto.laitinen@uta.fi

Teaching
8-Sep-2016 – 25-May-2017
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Seminaari on avoin myös perustutkinto-opiskelijoille. Kun seminaarissa on vierailijaesitelmöitsijä, sen jälkeen on vastaanotto filosofian kahvihuoneessa.

The seminar is open to everybody. When we have an external speaker, there is a reception in the common room.

In this text seminar we will go through Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments. The text is available in the moodle page, the password is Sentiments. (Check out also the course in moral psychology 26-29.9)

28.9. Introduction

12.10. Part I: Of the propriety of action 11-77

2.11. Part II: Of merit and demerit; or, of the objects of reward and punishment 78-127

16.11. Part III Of the foundation of our judgments concerning our own sentiments and conduct, and of the sense of duty 128-208

30.11. Part IV Of the effect of utility upon the sentiment of approbation & Part V Of the influence of custom and fashion upon the sentiments of moral approbation and disapprobation 209-247

7.12. Part VI Of the character of virtue 248-312

15.12. Part VI Of systems of moral philosophy 313-405 (NB: not 14.12).

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
28-Sep-2016 – 15-Dec-2016
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Active participation in seminars, typically 3 ECTS, with extra reading 5 ECTS.

FILA7 Feminist Metaphysics and Epistemology

Mari Mikkola

mari.mikkola@hu-berlin.de

OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES

How might reason and knowledge be gendered? How might taking gender seriously shape the way we understand reality and how reality is constructed? This course examines these and related questions. Our focus will be on four specific sub-themes:

• Gender and the Construction of Reality

• Gender as an Object of Philosophical Examination

• Gender and Knowledge Seeking Practices

• Gender and Being a Knower

We will be reading some contemporary key texts by leading feminist philosophers that deal with these themes. The course focus will be on analytical feminist philosophy, which is a relatively new and novel area of philosophy.

The seminar has both topic specific and general philosophical objectives.

1. Topic specific objectives:

• To give participants an understanding of the central philosophical issues pertaining to feminist metaphysics and epistemology.

• To give participants a good acquaintance with some relevant key texts.

• To improve the participants' grasp of contemporary philosophical methods.

2. General philosophical objectives: The course aims to improve the participants’ skills in:

• Identifying in the literature arguments made and faithfully reconstructing them.

• Evaluating and critically discussing others’ arguments, thereby spotting and diagnosing the strengths/ weaknesses of those arguments.

• Demonstrating and effectively communicating (verbally and in writing) the diagnosed argumentative strengths/ weaknesses.

• Reflecting on how the diagnosed argumentative shortcomings might be revised in order to salvage/ improve the line of argument.

These aims will be achieved through: (a) in-class discussions, (b) careful reading of the materials for each session, (c) via independent work undertaken by the participants.

2. SCHEDULE and READINGS

1. Introduction to the course; Gender and Social Construction (13.9.16, 14-16)

Haslanger, S. (1995) ”Ontology and Social Construction”, in Philosophical Topics 23 (2): 95-125.

Further/ introductory texts:

• “Topics in Feminism”, “Analytic Feminism”, “Feminist Metaphysics” all in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy(http://plato.stanford.edu/)

• Mikkola, M. “Analytic Feminism: A Brief Introduction” in Horvath, J. (ed.) Methods in Analytic Philosophy: A Contemporary Reader (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, forthcoming 2016).

• Witt, Charlotte (2002) ‘Feminist Metaphysics’, in A Mind of One’s Own, L. Antony and C. Witt (Hg.) (Boulder: Westview Press).

2. Gender as an Object of Philosophical Examination (13.9.16, 16-18)

• Haslanger, Sally (2000), ‘Gender and Race: (What) are They? (What) Do We Want Them To Be?’, Noûs, 34: 31-55.

Further/ introductory texts:

• “Feminist Perspectives on Sex and Gender”, in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

• Witt, Charlotte (1995) ‘Anti-Essentialism in Feminist Theory’, Philosophical Topics, 23: 321-344.

• Grillo, Trina (2006) ‘Anti-Essentialism and Intersectionality’, in Theorizing Feminisms, S. Haslanger & E. Hackett (Hg.) (New York: Oxford University Press).

3. Gender and Knowledge Seeking Practices I (14.9.16, 12-14)

• Longino, H. (2002) “Essential Tensions-Phase two: Feminism, Philosophical and Social Studies of Knowledge”, in A Mind of One's Own. Feminist Essays on Reason and Objectivity, L. Antony and C. Witt (eds.), Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2002.

4. Gender and Knowledge Seeking Practices II (14.9.16, 14-16)

• Anderson, E. (1995) “Knowledge, Human Interests, and Objectivity in Feminist Epistemology”, in Philosophical Topics 23 (2): 27-58.

Further/ introductory texts (for sessions 3 & 4):

• “Feminist Social Epistemology” and “Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science”, both in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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• Lloyd, Elizabeth (1993) ‘Pre-theoretical Assumptions in Evolutionary Explanations of Female Sexuality’, Philosophical Studies 69: 139-53.

• Hartsock, Nancy (1987) ‘The Feminist Standpoint’, in Feminism and Methodology, S. Harding (Hg.) (Bloomington: Indiana University Press).

• Anderson, Elizabeth (2009) ‘Feminist Epistemology: An Interpretation and a Defence’, in Feminist Theory, A. Cudd & R. Andreasen (Hg.) (Malden (MA):Blackwell).

5. Gender and Being a Knower (15.9.16, 12-14)

Fricker, M. (2006) “Powerlessness and Social Interpretation”, Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology 3 (1-2): 96-108.

Further/ introductory texts:

• Dotson, Kristie, 2011, “Tracking Epistemic Violence, Tracking Practices of Silencing”, Hypatia 26 (2): 236–257.

• Fricker, M (1999) “Epistemic Oppression and Epistemic Privilege”, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary vol. 25: 191-210.

6. Feminist Metaphysics and ‘Mainstream’ Metaphysics

(15.9.16, 14-16. Research seminar in philosophy)

Mikkola, M. “Feminist Metaphysics as Non-Ideal Metaphysics” (draft)

Enrolment for University Studies

Please enrol in Moodle. Enrolment key is "gender". You should read the articles (from Moodle) before the course starts.

Teaching
13-Sep-2016 – 15-Sep-2016
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Please enrol in Moodle. Enrolment key is "gender". You should have read the articles (especially for the first meeting) before the first meeting of the course!

https://learning2.uta.fi/course/view.php?id=9345

Join in moodle, enrolment key: "morals".

According to a crude but common picture of the human mind, it is divided into the two opposing faculties of Reason and Passion. Some, like Plato, are said to believe that morality is a matter of Reason, and others, like Hume, that morality is based on Passion. Recent work in psychology makes a related distinction between reflective and intuitive processes, and emphasizes the importance of the latter in moral thought. In this seminar, we explore some of the philosophical implications of the alleged primacy of affective processes, and the very notion of a division between Reason and Passion. Perhaps emotions and attitudes are not only causally significant, but in part constitutive of good moral thinking and morally significant relationships. We ask the following kind of questions: Is deliberation necessary for responding to reasons? Does reflective endorsement determine where our true self lies? What is the significance of reactive attitudes for morality? Do emotions constitute perceptions of value? Should people sometimes feel the negative other-directed emotions of anger, contempt, and disgust, or are they inherently morally problematic? How about the self-conscious emotions of pride and shame? We will make use of contemporary, historical, and empirical literature in exploring these topics.

 

This class is an advanced seminar, which means that all participants are expected to do the readings for each meeting in advance and be able to answer at least those questions about the texts that are distributed in advance. It will be very difficult to participate without reading at least the starred text for each class. The texts will be made available electronically.

 

WARNING: Reading and reflecting on the texts below may make you a morally better person.

 

Timetable                                                                                                                             Topics (roughly)

Mon 26-Sep-2016 at 12-16, Päätalo A2B        Deliberation and Moral Worth, Accountability

Tue 27-Sep-2016 at 14-18, Päätalo A4             Accountability (continued), Epistemology

Wed 28-Sep-2016 at 12-14, Pinni B4117         Anger

Wed 28-Sep-2016 at 14-16, Päätalo A2B        Contempt

Thu 29-Sep-2016 at 12-14, Päätalo A2B          Disgust

Fri 30-Sep-2016 at 10-14, Päätalo A2A            Pride and Shame

Syllabus

 

1. Deliberation, Desire and Moral Worth

 

•                          Twain, Huckleberry Finn (excerpt)

•                          Jonathan Haidt and Selin Kesebir (2010), ‘Morality’, focus on pp. 797-814.

•                          Nomy Arpaly and Timothy Schroeder (2012), ‘Deliberation and Acting for Reasons’

•                          *Nomy Arpaly and Timothy Schroeder (1999), ‘Praise, Blame, and the Whole Self’

 

Additional readings:

o                          Jonathan Evans and Keith Stanovich (2013), ‘Dual-Process Theories of Higher Cognition: Advancing the Debate’.

o                          Julia Markovits (2013), ‘Acting for the Right Reasons’.

 

2. Moral Emotions: Accountability

 

•                          Strawson, Peter (1962), ‘Freedom and Resentment’.

•                          *Brendan Dill and Stephen Darwall (2014), ‘Moral Psychology as Accountability’.

 

Additional readings:

o                          Smith, Adam, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (excerpt).

o                          R. Jay Wallace (1994), ‘Emotions, Expectations, and Responsibility’ (from Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments).

o                          Allais, Lucy (2008), ‘Wiping the Slate Clean: The Heart of Forgiveness’.

o                          C. Daniel Batson (2008), ‘Moral Masquarades: Experimental Exploration of the Nature of Moral Motivation’.

 

3. Moral Emotions: Epistemology

 

•                          *Christine Tappolet (2016), ‘Emotions and Perceptions’

•                          Jerome Dokic and Stephane Lemaire (2013), ‘Are Emotions Perceptions of Value?’

 

Additional readings:

o                          Peter Railton (2014), ‘The Affective Dog and Its Rational Tale’.

o                          Antti Kauppinen (2013), ‘A Humean Theory of Moral Intuition’.

o                          Sabine Döring (2015), ‘Why Recalcitrant Emotions Are Not Irrational’.

 

4. Anger

 

•                          Aristotle, Rhetoric (excerpt).

•                          Bishop Butler, ‘Upon Resentment’.

•                          Marilyn Frye (1983), ‘A Note on Anger’.

•                          Leonard Berkowitz and Eddie Harmon-Jones (2004), ‘Toward an Understanding of the Determinants of Anger’.

•                          *Martha Nussbaum, ‘Anger: Downranking, Weakness, Payback’

 

Additional readings:

o                          Seneca, On Anger (excerpt).

o                          Paul Rozin, Laura Lowery, Jonathan Haidt, and Sumio Imada (1999), ‘The CAD Triad Hypothesis: A Mapping Between Three Moral Emotions (Contempt, Anger, Disgust) and Three Moral Codes (Community, Autonomy, Divinity).

 

5. Contempt

 

•                          Michelle Mason (2003), ‘Contempt as a Moral Attitude’.

•                          *Macalester Bell (2013), ‘The Moral Value of Contempt’ (from Hard Feelings).

 

Additional readings:

o                          Ronald de Sousa (forthcoming), ‘Is Contempt Redeemable?’

 

 

6. Disgust

 

•                          Dan Kahan (1998), ‘The Anatomy of Disgust in Criminal Law’. [Note: contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence]

•                          *Martha Nussbaum (2004), ‘Disgust and Our Animal Bodies’ (from Hiding from Humanity).

 

Additional readings:

o                          Leon Kass (1997), ‘The Wisdom of Repugnance’.

o                          Daniel Kelly and Nicolae Morar (2014), ‘Against the Yuck Factor: On the Ideal Role of Disgust in Society’.

o                          John William Fischer (2016), ‘Disgust as Heuristic’.

 

7. Pride

 

•                          *Gabriele Taylor (1985), ‘Pride and Humility’ (from Pride, Shame, and Guilt).

•                          Jessica Tracy, Azim Shariff, and Joey Cheng (2010), ‘A Naturalist’s View of Pride’

•                          Jeremy Fischer (2012), ‘Feeling Proud and Being Proud’.

 

Additional readings:

o                          Aquinas, Summa Theologica II.II.162.

o                          David Hume, ‘Of Pride and Humility’ (from Treatise of Human Nature).

o                          Robert C. Roberts (2009), ‘The Vice of Pride’.

 

8. Shame

 

•                          June Tangney and Jessica Tracy (2013), ‘Self-Conscious Emotions’ (especially pp. 1–21).

•                          *David Velleman (2001), ‘The Genesis of Shame’.

 

Additional readings:

o                          Deborah Stipek (1983), ‘A Developmental Analysis of Pride and Shame’.

o                          Bernard Williams (1993), ‘Shame and Autonomy’ (from Shame and Necessity)

 

Enrolment for University Studies

Please enrol in Moodle. Enrolment key: "morals".

Teaching
26-Sep-2016 – 30-Sep-2016
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

 

The course focuses on the basic and general features of scientific research, methodology, and argumentation, as applicable to any field of study. Some central themes in the philosophy of science will also be discussed, in an introductory manner.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
9-Sep-2016 – 28-Oct-2016
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is intended to all new international UTA Master’s degree students, but it will serve also international Doctoral students. Other degree and exchange students may join if there are free places.

Contact person: Coordinator of international education, Anna Wansén-Kaseva

The aim of this mini-course will be to introduce participants to some of the basic questions and issues in the phenomenology of the body and embodied experience.  We will spend the first day exploring aspects of Husserl’s pioneering work on the body in the second volume of Ideas.  The second day will be devoted to an examination of Merleau-Ponty’s account of the body in the first part of Phenomenology of Perception.  Although, as we will see, Merleau-Ponty inherits a great deal from Husserl, there are also significant criticisms and departures.  Emphasis will be given to the latter in our examination.

For 3 credits

Lectures + readings + 3 page essay on one of the topics

Teacher:

Prof. David R. Cerbone, Teacher responsible

For more information on the readings, access Moodle, the key is ”Embodiment”: https://learning2.uta.fi/course/view.php?id=9078

Wednesday, August 31:  Husserl on the Body

 First and Second Hours:
1.     The legacy of dualism
2.     Körper and Leib (body and Body)
3.     Remarks on the notion of constitution
4.     The Body and perception
5.     The Body and objectivity
6.     The Body and intersubjectivity 

Third and Fourth Hours:
7.     The constitution of the Body

8.     Sight, touch, and double-touch
9.     Localization
10.   Overcoming dualism: the unity of the ego and the Body

Thursday, September 1:  Merleau-Ponty

Hours One and Two:
1.     The return to phenomena
2.     Twin prejudices: empiricism and intellectualism
3.     Being-in-the-world
4.     Phantom limb: ambivalence and repression
5.     Motor Intentionality

Hours Three and Four:
6.     Perceptual experience revisited
7.     Truths versus presences
8.     Seeing things and things that see
9.     Perceptual constancy
10.   The intentional arc

Enrolment for University Studies

There is no enrolment, welcome to the first session.
For practical matters, e-mail PhD researcher Jaakko Belt (jaakko.belt@uta.fi)
For credit points, e-mail prof. Arto Laitinen (arto.laitinen@uta.fi)

Teaching
31-Aug-2016 – 1-Sep-2016
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Type or level of studies

Postgraduate studies, intermediate studies

Course unit descriptions in the curriculum

FILS1a Early Modern, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy

Or negotiated with prof. Arto Laitinen (arto.laitinen@uta.fi)

Period (24-Oct-2016 - 16-Dec-2016)
Syventävät opinnot [Period II]

Tutkijaseminaarissa filosofian jatko-opiskelijat, henkilökunta sekä vierailevat luennoitsijat pitävät filosofisia esitelmiä / In the seminar, Tampere graduate students, faculty and external speakers give talks in philosophy. Seminaari kokoontuu seuraavan ohjelman mukaisesti/the program of the seminar is the following:

15.9. Mari Mikkola (Humboldt): Feminist Metaphysics and Philosophical Methodology

21.9. Graduate Seminar: Research Plans Session

29.9. Graduate Seminar Shorts: Jaana Virta (UTA), Renne Pesonen (UTA).

6.10. Sonja Amadae (Helsinki): Computational Rationality and Rational Choice:  Denying Agentive Autonomy?

27.10. Anik Waldow (Sydney): Descartes on Knowing and Experiencing the Self

3.11 Jan Forsman (Graduate Seminar, UTA): Deceiving Deity & External World - How Radical Was Descartes?

17.11. Antti Kauppinen (UTA):Preference, Commitment, and Personal Transformation

21.11. (Mon, 16-18, Pinni B3107) José Noguera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Reductionism That Really Matters for Social Science

24.11. Panu Raatikainen (UTA): Semantic Externalism

1.12. J.L. Austin ja puheteot (klo 10-15, A2a)

8.12. Heikki Ikäheimo (UNSW, Sydney): Intersubjective recognition and personhood as membership in the life-form of persons

15.12. Hanne Appelqvist, Jukka Mikkonen and Kalle Puolakka (Helsinki/Tampere): The Cognitive Relevance of Aesthetics

Kevät/Spring:

12.1.Paula Rauhala (Graduate Seminar): Marx in the East

19.1. Aino Lahdenranta (Jyväskylä): Adam Smith on virtuous action and the derivative value of character

26.1. NB 12-14! Tuomas Lepistö (Graduate Seminar): Reality and experience: new B-theoretical approaches to the justification of time experience.

2.2. Vesa Oittinen (Helsinki): Marx on Ideology

9.2. Tapio Santala +TBA (Graduate seminar): Research plan session

16.2. Anssi Korhonen (Helsinki): An almost unquenchable desire implanted in the human breast: Russell on truthmaking, falsemaking, and negative facts

23.2. Miika Kabata (Graduate seminar): The spectre unleashed: Friedman’s instrumentalism and the shadow of economics ideology

9.3. Petri Ylikoski (Helsinki): Behavioral Genetics and Social Science

16.3. Jaakko Hirvelä (Helsinki): Global Safety – How to Deal with Necessary Truths

23.3. A session on the methods of philosophy

30.3. Corrado Piroddi (Graduate seminar): TBA

6.4. Noora Tienaho (Graduate seminar): Rationality in electronic music – what would Adorno say?

20.4.  Risto Koskensilta (Graduate seminar): TBA

27.4. Markku Oksanen (UEF): On Environmental Human Rights

4.5. Juha Himanka (Tampere): Philosophy: Against Knowledge 

11.5. Jaakko Belt (Graduate Seminar): Description, Understanding, Critique. Husserl's Method(s) of Reflection.

18.5. Inkeri Koskinen (Helsinki): In defence of a contextual account of objectivity.

Wed 24.5. Matthew Slater Trust and Scientific Literacy, 2pm-4pm, PinniB4116

If you wish to be added to the list where papers are circulated, contact arto.laitinen@uta.fi

Teaching
8-Sep-2016 – 25-May-2017
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Seminaari on avoin myös perustutkinto-opiskelijoille. Kun seminaarissa on vierailijaesitelmöitsijä, sen jälkeen on vastaanotto filosofian kahvihuoneessa.

The seminar is open to everybody. When we have an external speaker, there is a reception in the common room.

In this text seminar we will go through Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments. The text is available in the moodle page, the password is Sentiments. (Check out also the course in moral psychology 26-29.9)

28.9. Introduction

12.10. Part I: Of the propriety of action 11-77

2.11. Part II: Of merit and demerit; or, of the objects of reward and punishment 78-127

16.11. Part III Of the foundation of our judgments concerning our own sentiments and conduct, and of the sense of duty 128-208

30.11. Part IV Of the effect of utility upon the sentiment of approbation & Part V Of the influence of custom and fashion upon the sentiments of moral approbation and disapprobation 209-247

7.12. Part VI Of the character of virtue 248-312

15.12. Part VI Of systems of moral philosophy 313-405 (NB: not 14.12).

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
28-Sep-2016 – 15-Dec-2016
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Active participation in seminars, typically 3 ECTS, with extra reading 5 ECTS.

The course focuses on the basic and general features of scientific research, methodology, and argumentation, as applicable to any field of study. Some central themes in the philosophy of science will also be discussed, in an introductory manner.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
9-Sep-2016 – 28-Oct-2016
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is intended to all new international UTA Master’s degree students, but it will serve also international Doctoral students. Other degree and exchange students may join if there are free places.

Contact person: Coordinator of international education, Anna Wansén-Kaseva

FILA9 Republican Freedom in Political Philosophy

Fall 2016 Course (3-5 ECTS)

School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere

Course Language: English

Coordinators

Jurgen De Wispelaere (jurgen.dewispelaere@gmail.com)

Arto Laitinen (arto.Laitinen@staff.uta.fi)

Outline

Individual and political freedom are two ideas of central importance in both historical and current political thought. Freedom forms a key part of the cannon of Liberalism (in all its guises) and is often explicitly associated in contemporary political theory with debates around Libertarianism, Classical Liberalism and Liberal-Egalitarianism. In this broad liberal tradition, individual freedom takes the form of non-interference: a free person is not obstructed in exercising a choice, and the more options a person has the more free she is. Similarly, political freedom is typically associated with consent to be governed: the only legitimate exercise of state power over citizens is that which is collectively authorised through a mechanism of consent (e.g., a democratic vote). The last two decades have witnessed an exercise in retrieval of (what some argue) to be an “older” tradition in which freedom also plays a key role — Republicanism. Republican political theory pitches itself against the liberal notion of freedom-as-noninterference and instead posits the concept of freedom-as-nondomination. On the republican understanding, a free agent is robustly protected by external (“alien”) control, whether potentially or actually exercised. Actual interference propounded by liberals is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition to understanding agency freedom. Similarly, in terms of political freedom, republicans insist consent is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for evaluating the legitimate use of state power. Instead of consent, republicans focus on contestation as the key democratic principle. In this course we examine the republican idea of freedom-as-nondomination from both the individual and collective/political perspective, as well as examining its usefulness for public policy.

Course Schedule 15-Nov-2016 – 18-Nov-2016

* All lectures will take place in Linna K107, with exception of Thu 17/11 when we are in K106!

Tue 15-Nov-2016 at 12-14, Linna K107 Freedom as Nondomination

Tue 15-Nov-2016 at 14-16, Linna K107 Structural Domination

Wed 16-Nov-2016 at 10-12, Linna K107 Political Freedom and Democracy: Pettit

Wed 16-Nov-2016 at 12-14, Linna K107 Popular Sovereignty Revised?

Thu 17-Nov-2016 at 10-12, Linna K106 The Republican Critique of Capitalism

Fri 18-Nov-2016 at 10-12, Linna K107 Towards A Republic of Health?

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
15-Nov-2016 – 18-Nov-2016
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Period (9-Jan-2017 - 5-Mar-2017)
Syventävät opinnot [Period III]

Tutkijaseminaarissa filosofian jatko-opiskelijat, henkilökunta sekä vierailevat luennoitsijat pitävät filosofisia esitelmiä / In the seminar, Tampere graduate students, faculty and external speakers give talks in philosophy. Seminaari kokoontuu seuraavan ohjelman mukaisesti/the program of the seminar is the following:

15.9. Mari Mikkola (Humboldt): Feminist Metaphysics and Philosophical Methodology

21.9. Graduate Seminar: Research Plans Session

29.9. Graduate Seminar Shorts: Jaana Virta (UTA), Renne Pesonen (UTA).

6.10. Sonja Amadae (Helsinki): Computational Rationality and Rational Choice:  Denying Agentive Autonomy?

27.10. Anik Waldow (Sydney): Descartes on Knowing and Experiencing the Self

3.11 Jan Forsman (Graduate Seminar, UTA): Deceiving Deity & External World - How Radical Was Descartes?

17.11. Antti Kauppinen (UTA):Preference, Commitment, and Personal Transformation

21.11. (Mon, 16-18, Pinni B3107) José Noguera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Reductionism That Really Matters for Social Science

24.11. Panu Raatikainen (UTA): Semantic Externalism

1.12. J.L. Austin ja puheteot (klo 10-15, A2a)

8.12. Heikki Ikäheimo (UNSW, Sydney): Intersubjective recognition and personhood as membership in the life-form of persons

15.12. Hanne Appelqvist, Jukka Mikkonen and Kalle Puolakka (Helsinki/Tampere): The Cognitive Relevance of Aesthetics

Kevät/Spring:

12.1.Paula Rauhala (Graduate Seminar): Marx in the East

19.1. Aino Lahdenranta (Jyväskylä): Adam Smith on virtuous action and the derivative value of character

26.1. NB 12-14! Tuomas Lepistö (Graduate Seminar): Reality and experience: new B-theoretical approaches to the justification of time experience.

2.2. Vesa Oittinen (Helsinki): Marx on Ideology

9.2. Tapio Santala +TBA (Graduate seminar): Research plan session

16.2. Anssi Korhonen (Helsinki): An almost unquenchable desire implanted in the human breast: Russell on truthmaking, falsemaking, and negative facts

23.2. Miika Kabata (Graduate seminar): The spectre unleashed: Friedman’s instrumentalism and the shadow of economics ideology

9.3. Petri Ylikoski (Helsinki): Behavioral Genetics and Social Science

16.3. Jaakko Hirvelä (Helsinki): Global Safety – How to Deal with Necessary Truths

23.3. A session on the methods of philosophy

30.3. Corrado Piroddi (Graduate seminar): TBA

6.4. Noora Tienaho (Graduate seminar): Rationality in electronic music – what would Adorno say?

20.4.  Risto Koskensilta (Graduate seminar): TBA

27.4. Markku Oksanen (UEF): On Environmental Human Rights

4.5. Juha Himanka (Tampere): Philosophy: Against Knowledge 

11.5. Jaakko Belt (Graduate Seminar): Description, Understanding, Critique. Husserl's Method(s) of Reflection.

18.5. Inkeri Koskinen (Helsinki): In defence of a contextual account of objectivity.

Wed 24.5. Matthew Slater Trust and Scientific Literacy, 2pm-4pm, PinniB4116

If you wish to be added to the list where papers are circulated, contact arto.laitinen@uta.fi

Teaching
8-Sep-2016 – 25-May-2017
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Seminaari on avoin myös perustutkinto-opiskelijoille. Kun seminaarissa on vierailijaesitelmöitsijä, sen jälkeen on vastaanotto filosofian kahvihuoneessa.

The seminar is open to everybody. When we have an external speaker, there is a reception in the common room.

A text seminar on Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations.

5 min presentation:

25.1. Milka Hanhela

8.2. Joel Heikkilä

22.2. Thomas Appelby

8.3. Edoardo Tagliani

22.3. Luzie Vogt

5.4. Riitta Koivisto

19.4. Ville Tynkkynen

3.5. Francesca Villa

17.5. Daniel Sell

31.5.Patrik Nikanne

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
11-Jan-2017 – 31-May-2017
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Active participation in seminars, typically 3 ECTS, with extra reading 5 ECTS.

The course focuses on the basic and general features of scientific research, methodology, and argumentation, as applicable to any field of study. Some central themes in the philosophy of science will also be discussed, in an introductory manner.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
13-Jan-2017 – 3-Mar-2017
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is intended to all new international Master’s degree students, but it will serve also international Doctoral students.

Contact person: Coordinator of international education, Anna Wansén-Kaseva

Period (6-Mar-2017 - 28-May-2017)
Syventävät opinnot [Period IV]

Tutkijaseminaarissa filosofian jatko-opiskelijat, henkilökunta sekä vierailevat luennoitsijat pitävät filosofisia esitelmiä / In the seminar, Tampere graduate students, faculty and external speakers give talks in philosophy. Seminaari kokoontuu seuraavan ohjelman mukaisesti/the program of the seminar is the following:

15.9. Mari Mikkola (Humboldt): Feminist Metaphysics and Philosophical Methodology

21.9. Graduate Seminar: Research Plans Session

29.9. Graduate Seminar Shorts: Jaana Virta (UTA), Renne Pesonen (UTA).

6.10. Sonja Amadae (Helsinki): Computational Rationality and Rational Choice:  Denying Agentive Autonomy?

27.10. Anik Waldow (Sydney): Descartes on Knowing and Experiencing the Self

3.11 Jan Forsman (Graduate Seminar, UTA): Deceiving Deity & External World - How Radical Was Descartes?

17.11. Antti Kauppinen (UTA):Preference, Commitment, and Personal Transformation

21.11. (Mon, 16-18, Pinni B3107) José Noguera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Reductionism That Really Matters for Social Science

24.11. Panu Raatikainen (UTA): Semantic Externalism

1.12. J.L. Austin ja puheteot (klo 10-15, A2a)

8.12. Heikki Ikäheimo (UNSW, Sydney): Intersubjective recognition and personhood as membership in the life-form of persons

15.12. Hanne Appelqvist, Jukka Mikkonen and Kalle Puolakka (Helsinki/Tampere): The Cognitive Relevance of Aesthetics

Kevät/Spring:

12.1.Paula Rauhala (Graduate Seminar): Marx in the East

19.1. Aino Lahdenranta (Jyväskylä): Adam Smith on virtuous action and the derivative value of character

26.1. NB 12-14! Tuomas Lepistö (Graduate Seminar): Reality and experience: new B-theoretical approaches to the justification of time experience.

2.2. Vesa Oittinen (Helsinki): Marx on Ideology

9.2. Tapio Santala +TBA (Graduate seminar): Research plan session

16.2. Anssi Korhonen (Helsinki): An almost unquenchable desire implanted in the human breast: Russell on truthmaking, falsemaking, and negative facts

23.2. Miika Kabata (Graduate seminar): The spectre unleashed: Friedman’s instrumentalism and the shadow of economics ideology

9.3. Petri Ylikoski (Helsinki): Behavioral Genetics and Social Science

16.3. Jaakko Hirvelä (Helsinki): Global Safety – How to Deal with Necessary Truths

23.3. A session on the methods of philosophy

30.3. Corrado Piroddi (Graduate seminar): TBA

6.4. Noora Tienaho (Graduate seminar): Rationality in electronic music – what would Adorno say?

20.4.  Risto Koskensilta (Graduate seminar): TBA

27.4. Markku Oksanen (UEF): On Environmental Human Rights

4.5. Juha Himanka (Tampere): Philosophy: Against Knowledge 

11.5. Jaakko Belt (Graduate Seminar): Description, Understanding, Critique. Husserl's Method(s) of Reflection.

18.5. Inkeri Koskinen (Helsinki): In defence of a contextual account of objectivity.

Wed 24.5. Matthew Slater Trust and Scientific Literacy, 2pm-4pm, PinniB4116

If you wish to be added to the list where papers are circulated, contact arto.laitinen@uta.fi

Teaching
8-Sep-2016 – 25-May-2017
Periods: I II III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Seminaari on avoin myös perustutkinto-opiskelijoille. Kun seminaarissa on vierailijaesitelmöitsijä, sen jälkeen on vastaanotto filosofian kahvihuoneessa.

The seminar is open to everybody. When we have an external speaker, there is a reception in the common room.

A text seminar on Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations.

5 min presentation:

25.1. Milka Hanhela

8.2. Joel Heikkilä

22.2. Thomas Appelby

8.3. Edoardo Tagliani

22.3. Luzie Vogt

5.4. Riitta Koivisto

19.4. Ville Tynkkynen

3.5. Francesca Villa

17.5. Daniel Sell

31.5.Patrik Nikanne

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
11-Jan-2017 – 31-May-2017
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

Active participation in seminars, typically 3 ECTS, with extra reading 5 ECTS.

The course focuses on the basic and general features of scientific research, methodology, and argumentation, as applicable to any field of study. Some central themes in the philosophy of science will also be discussed, in an introductory manner.

Enrolment for University Studies
Enrolment time has expired
Teaching
13-Jan-2017 – 3-Mar-2017
Periods: III IV
Language of instruction: English
Further information:

The course is intended to all new international Master’s degree students, but it will serve also international Doctoral students.

Contact person: Coordinator of international education, Anna Wansén-Kaseva