American and European Values X



AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN VALUES X
PHILOSOPHY IN THE TIME OF ECONOMIC CRISIS

Institute of Philosophy, Opole University

September 17-20, 2014

(arrival day: Sept 16, Tuesday; first session on Sept 17, Wednesday, at 9.00 AM; final session in Sept 20, Saturday, in the afternoon or in the evening, depending on the number of participants)

Co-organizers:

Prof. Kenneth Stikkers, President of Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA

Dr. Chris Skowroński, Institute of Philosophy, Opole University, Poland




LIST OF SPEAKERS
and the Topics of the Presentations


Ramon Rodriguez Aguilera, PhD, Professor at University of Sevilla, Spain www
"USA and EU: Democratic Reforms of Global Capitalism"

Guido Baggio, PhD, Pontifical Salisian University, Rome, Italy www
"Pragmatist Philosophy and the Economics of Happiness" abstract

Grzegorz Francuz, PhD, Vice-director, Institute of Philosophy, Opole University, Poland www
"Criteria of Economic Development and Criteria of Happiness"  Abstract-Grzegorz-Francuz.doc

Bronisław Fryt, President, EL 12 and SHE; A Winner of 'Gazele Biznesu' National Award for most dynamic businesses, Poland
"Business, Crisis, and Philosophy from a Businessman's Perspective: Remarks and Observations"

Judith Green
, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University, New York, USA www

"Pikkety's Pragmatism: Hopeful Leadings for Democratic Political Economy in a Time of Crisis."


Adam Grobler
, PhD, Director, Insitute of Philosophy, Opole University, Poland www
"Along Came Karl Marx"

Agnieszka Hensoldt, PhD, Institute of Philosophy, Opole University, Poland www
"Pragmatic Theory of Information and the Efficient Market Hypothesis"

Henry Kelly,
PhD Candidate, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
"The Hegemony of Finance: Recognition and the Capture of Desire" Kelly-abstract.doc

Stan Kijaczko, PhD, Institute of Philosophy, Opole University, Poland www
"Moral Sentiment Toward Capitalism and the Problem of Responsibility in the Time of (Economic) Crisis"

Marcin Kilanowski, PhD, Institute of Philosophy, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland www

"Deepwater Capture: The Hidden Role of Psychology, Ideology and Corporate Law"


Maja Niestrój, PhD Candidate, Institute of Philosophy, Opole University, Poland www
"If the Philosophers are so Smart: the Narrative of Economic Crisis"   Maja-Niestroj-handout.doc

Marcin Pietrzak, PhD, Institute of Philosophy, Opole University, Poland www
"It's Better to be Poor?(!)"

Matteo Santarelli
, PhD, Department of Philosophy, University Roma Tre, Italy www
"Philosophy Facing Crisis: Edmund Husserl and John Dewey" abstract-Matteo.doc Matteo-Text.doc

Michael Schleeter
, PhD, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, USA www
"On the Shadow and the Substance: Adam Smith, John Dewey, and the Great Recession" Schleeter-abstract-.doc        Schleeter--text.doc

Chris Skowroński, PhD, Insitute of Philosophy, Opole University, Poland www
"Economic Crisis and Ethnocentric Rhetoric in American Neopragmatism (Rorty)" abstract

Jesssica Soester, PhD Candidate, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA
"Participation, Public Space, and the Crisis of the Economic Polis"

Kenneth Stikkers, PhD, President of Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA www
"Philosophy and the Crisis of Economic Science"

David Woods, PhD, NYU Poly, USA www
"Transforming Inequalities: Urban Planning in a Time of Crisis"

Tim Zosel, PhD Candidate, Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany www
"For What Do We Educate in Times of Economic Crisis?"




Other Participants

Othmar Kastner
, PhD, University of Vienna, Austria

Dominika Hamerla
, PhD Candidate, Institute of Philosophy, Opole University

Magdalena Żołud,
PhD Candidate, Institute of Philosophy, Opole University





Sponsors

EL 12
    

                                                              

                               SEPT 16 (THUESDAY) – ARRIVAL DAY: no sessions

 

                                                PROGRAM

                                         All the sessions at Villa Academica

 

                                              SEPT 17 (WEDNESDAY)

                                             Session One (9.00-11.00)

 

Chair: Adam Grobler

Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Chris Skowroński

Presentations:

Kenneth Stikkers: "Philosophy and the Crisis of Economic Science"

Ramon Rodriquez Aguilera: "USA and EU: Democratic Reforms of Global Capitalism"

 

Coffee Break (11.00-11.30)

                                               Session Two (11.30-13.00)

 

Chair: Kenneth Stikkers

Presentations:

Adam Grobler: "Along Came Karl Marx"

Judith Green: "Piketty's Pragmatism: Hopeful Leadings for Democratic Political Economy in a Time of Crisis"

 

Lunch: Traditional Polish Food (13.00-13.30)

Free Time (13.30-17.00)

 

                                               Session Three (17.00-18.30)

 

Chair: Kenneth Stikkers

Discussion Panel: Grobler, Liu Miu, Green, Aguilera, Kilanowski

 

Free time, dining together or in sub-groups possible

 

 

                                                SEPT 18 (THURSDAY)

                                               Session One (9.30-11.00)

 

Chair: Ramon Rodriquez Aguillera

Presentations:

Marcin Kilanowski: "Deepwater Capture: The Hidden Role of Psychology, Ideology and Corporate Law"

Michael Schleeter: "On the Shadow and the Substance: John Dewey, Adam Smith, and the Great Recession"

 

Coffee Break (11.00-11.30)

 

                                                Session Two (11.30-13.00)

Chair: David Woods

Presentations:

Guido Baggio: "Pragmatist Philosophy and the Economics of Happiness"

Agnieszka Hensoldt: "Pragmatic Theory of Information and the Efficient Market Hypothesis"

 

Lunch: Traditional Polish Food (13.00-13.30)

Free Time (13.30-17.00)

 

                                                Session Three (17.00-18.30)

Chair: Marcin Kilanowski

Presentations:

Maja Niestrój: "If the Philosophers are so Smart: the Narrative of Economic Crisis"

Tim Zosel: "For What Do We Educate in Times of Economic Crisis?"

 

          BANQUET: 19.30 – 23.00 (food for free)

(Festivalowa restaurant, 3 Kosciuszki st, next to Krakowska street, very close to the Mercure Hotel and Kamienica Hotel)

 

 

                                                      SEPT 19 (FRIDAY)

                                                 Session One (9.30-11.00)

Chair: Michael Schleeter

Presentations:

Grzegorz Francuz: "Criteria of Economic Development and Criteria of Happiness"

Henry Kelly: "The Hegemony of Finance: Recognition and the Capture of Desire"

 

Coffee Break (11.00-11.30)

                                                       

                                                     Session Two (11.30-13.00)

 

Ken Stikkers and Chris Skowroński: AAEV X Anniversary Session

 

Lunch: Traditional Polish Food (13.00-13.30)

Free Time (13.30-17.00)

 

                                                       Session Three (17.00-18.30)

Chair: Jessica Soester

Presentations:

Bolesław Fryt: "Business, Crisis, and Philosophy from a Businessman's Perspective: Remarks and Observations"

David Woods: "Transforming Inequalities: Urban Planning in a Time of Crisis"

 

Free time. Dining together or in groups possible

 

 

                                                        SEPT 20 (SATURDAY)

                                                        Session One (9.00-11.00)

Chair: Judith Green

Presentations:

Marcin Pietrzak: "It's Better to be Poor?(!)"

Matteo Santarelli: "Philosophy Facing Crisis: Edmund Husserl and John Dewey"

Stanisław Kijaczko: "Moral Sentiment Toward Capitalism and the Problem of Responsibility in the Time of (Economic) Crisis"

 

Coffee Break (11.00-11.30)

 

                                                        Session Two (11.30-13.00)

Chair: Guido Baggio

Presentations:

Jessica Soester: "Participation, Public Space, and the Crisis of the Economic Polis"

Chris Skowroński: "Economic Crisis and Ethnocentric Rhetoric in American Neopragmatism (Rorty)"

 

Lunch: Traditional Polish Food (13.00-13.30)

Free Time (13.30-14.00)

 

                                                        Session Three (14.00-15.30)

 

READING SESSION with Ken Stikkers

 

15.30 – Evening meeting of all of us or in sub-groups possible

 

                                       THE END OF THE CONFERENCE








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