3.1159 European philosophers take note (78)
Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Fri, 9 Mar 90 23:13:45 EST
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1159. Friday, 9 Mar 1990.
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 90 15:03:43 GMT
From: Mark Sacks <AP02@LIVERPOOL.AC.UK>
Subject: european society of philosophy
E-Mail Address: AP02@LIVERPOOL.AC.UK
European Society of Philosophy
It seems that Europe of the 1990s will be moving back towards the
kind of cultural interaction that once made philosophy in Europe
so exceptional. Yet, ironically, at the same time cross-cultural
philosophy in Europe (which essentially tends be analytic
philosophy, perhaps because of convergence on rigour and argument
as common ground) is in danger of dwindling still further.
With this in mind there seems to be room for a European Society
of Philosophy, which would aim to concentrate both intellectual
and financial resources. The idea is to create an umbrella
organization capable of bringing philosophers in Europe together,
helping them to overcome the notorious isolation that has
developed over the last 50 years.
We are accordingly organizing a conference to be held in
Liverpool, England, on 30 June - 1 July. The conference, The
Future of European Philosophy, will be preparatory to the
possible establishment of such a European Society of Philosophy.
All the invited participants are 'analytic philosophers'; at
least to the extent of sharing a particular style of addressing
philosophical questions, if not the issues addressed. There is
obviously some room for discussing the nature of the proposed
Society, and part of the point of the conference is to enable
philosophers interested in establishing a European nexus, to talk
about its nature and extent. Time will therefore be set aside
for this purpose. The programme of papers to be delivered at the
conference will be distributed at a later date.
The number of places available is restricted. Nevertheless,
please inform us if the project is of interest to you and you
would like to attend.
We hope to be able to cover all costs, but it is already clear
that this will not be easy. If there is any possibility of
securing funding from your own university, this will make it
easier for us to pay for those whose home universities cannot
afford to help.
For further information, reply to -
Mark Sacks, E-Mail Address: AP02@LIVERPOOL.AC.UK (or UK.AC.LIVERPOOL)
Department of Philosophy, The University of Liverpool, P.O.Box
147, Liverpool L69 3BX.