Join Dr. Daniel Stoljar for a talk on “Realism v Equilibrism about Philosophy” as part of a Series on Philosophical Methodology organised by Academic Support Cell, Department of Philosophy (University of Delhi, India).
Date: 13th November 2020 (Friday) Time: 1.30pm IST || 7PM AEDT || 12AM PDT || 3AM EDT || 8AM BST
” Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words” – Robert Frost
To commemorate the World Philosophy Day, the Department of Philosophy, Janki Devi Memorial College (University of Delhi) is organising “Querencia”, an Open Mic competition as a part of Philo Con.
Come join us to relish in the world of words.
Date: 19th November, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM Login Time: 11:45 AM Platform: Google Meet
The participants are allowed to perform stand up comedies, recite poetry and narrate stories.
The rules for the competition are – ☆Each participant will be given three minutes. ☆The piece can be either in Hindi or in English. ☆Individual participants only. ☆You have to include at least one quote of any philosopher of your choice. ☆The event welcomes poetry, stand up and story-telling. ☆Plagiarism of any sort will be penalised. ☆Props are not allowed.
Dr. Anand Vaidya (San Jose University) will be joining us for a talk as part of Series on Philosophical Methodology next Wednesday (7.30 PM). We would love to have you there! In case you are interested, please fill this form to receive the meeting link: https://forms.gle/zd1xYPadCQdseABb8.
“THOUGHTS OF JAGAT GURU NANAK DEV JI IN REFERENCE OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY” organised on 5th October 2020 from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
E-certificate will be provided by Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi (Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India); Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi (Ministry of Education), Sankalp Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad (UP) and Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Link for Feedback form will be emailed to the registered email ID.
Philosophy historically has been a public act – an act that engages with real problems and with real people. Whether philosophy is thought to be a form of dialogic engagement or the use of public reason, or the study of the self, the exercise of philosophizing has never shied away from its committed role – which is to keep probing and never settle. To be always uncomfortable, to be always engaged with the world and at the same time distant from it, has been the unhappy vocation of a philosopher.
In today’s world, when the problems have taken on global proportions, are we in danger of outsourcing the activity of thinking to the expert or to the bureaucrat, or to the person on a screen? This series is designed to bring the philosopher away from his or her academic or professional comfort space to the outside world and make him or she interact with the public space. This series is designed to bring all of us from our comfortable drawing rooms and gossip channels to meet the philosopher and ask the question that is burning inside all of us.
In each episode, we will invite a philosopher, from any persuasion, and make him or she interact with all of us – the public. Anyone is free to ask any questions. The only condition is that the question should not be personal.
We hope to see you all for this new engagement, dialogue.
Message from Dr. Richa Shukla Assistant Professor of Philosophy, OP Jindal Global Business School, OP Jindal Global University
You are invited for Philosophical Counselling Lecture no. 5 Date :- 14/09/2020 (Today) Time:- 6:30 PM No Registration needed. The feedback form for Certificate will be posted on Youtube. Speaker:- Prof. Elliot D. Cohen Principal Founder of Philosophical Counselling In USA Founder of Logic-Based Therapy Professor and Chairperson of Department of Humanities at Indian River State College & Adjunct Professor of Clinical Ethics at Florida State University
Convened By Department of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh Dr Shivani Sharma Piyush Parimoo
Concept note of 2days seminar: By Dr. Saurav Sengupta/ Damdama College, Guwahati
The world as we know today stands at the crossroads of a crisis. This crisis is not only economic or social but environmental as well. With the mass excavation of natural resources be it coal, petrol and oil, the burning and felling of trees for industrial purposes and making of more technologically advanced cities- all life forms now stare at a bleak future. This risk is more accentuated with the melting of glaciers, which scientists believe would expose all ecosystems to deadly micro organisms.
A possible response in literature is to alert societies much in advance. Deane Koontz’s now famous book The Eye of Darkness predicted a biological weapon, close to the Covid 19 virus. Though his claim has been brushed off by scientists, who say that the virus originated in bats, it presented a gloomy picture of the techno-scientific optimism that accompanies global economies.
It also raised issues about how hyped medical research is driven by a reified science fictional imagery more than a genuine interest in democratic equalities. But did Koontz succeed and if not why? It must be understood here that one way for hegemony to work is to ‘push’ subjects to believe what they see or hear through an immersive audio-visual experience, in effect to turn them into zombies through “machinic subservience” (Félix Guattari). Can science fiction break this narrative train and how?
Does this crisis also ask for a new mode of communication or an aesthetic of estrangement, as Brecht suggested in his theater of alienation? An area that this concept note would seek to highlight is the interface between science fiction and contemporary art, when it depends on a rich assortment of natural materials and art forms for radical subversion.
Such a narrative of “alterity” then could engage with the Eurocentric bias of looking into a relation between man and machines, through machines and instead propose to look at this relation through humanity’s relation with the “paranormal” or “para-human.” Such an effort at difference can rupture the production of subjective traps of a hegemonic mainstream to inaugurate a supplement- non-violence etc, even an environmentalism of the poor.
If you’re interested further, kindly see the full video of 2 days seminar.
My topic for discussion was “Importance of Science fiction in de-constructing the concepts of Transcendence”. You could refer the YouTube link given below. The time starts from 1.25.38 https://youtu.be/FK7UAdVV3V4