Upcoming Events
15 Apr
16:00 - 17:00 Research Colloquium Mathias Thaler
Venue: TPM A1.370/Teams

No Other Planet: Utopian Visions for a Climate-Changed World

Solid Frames and Open Doors
To pass freely through open doors, it is necessary to respect the fact that they
have solid frames. This principle, by which the old professor had always lived,
is simply a requisite of the sense of reality. But if there is a sense of reality, and
no one will doubt that it has its justification for existing, then there must also
be something we can call a sense of possibility.
Whoever has it does not say, for instance: Here this or that has happened,
will happen, must happen; but he invents: Here this or that might, could, or
ought to happen. If he is told that something is the way it is, he will think: Well,
it could probably just as well be otherwise. So the sense of possibility could be
defined outright as the ability to conceive of everything there might be just as
well, and to attach no more importance to what is than to what is not.
22 Apr
12:30 - 13:30 ETI- lunch seminar
16:00 - 17:00 Research methods seminar Journal trends and targets for the EPT section
Venue: TPM B1.300 / Hybrid

Udo Pesch will discuss strategies for selecting journals to publish in for our Section. An oversight will be given of the journals in which EPT members have published. Considerations for choosing or not choosing a journal for submitting a paper will be discussed.
6 May
12:30 - 13:30 ETI- lunch seminar - Zenlin Kwee
16:00 - 17:00 Research Colloquium Philip Major
Venue: TPM A1.370/Teams

The issue of exclusion of non-western philosophies in the philosophical field

Structural Eurocentrism and Exclusion in Philosophy:

In this article, I argue that the question of the inclusion or exclusion of nonwestern thought in philosophy cannot be resolved by appealing to definitions of philosophy, as such definitions are an integral part of the epistemically hegemonic practices responsible for the exclusion of nonwestern thought in the first place. Metaphilosophy is ill-equipped to describe what philosophy is as it is primarily performative: it is engaged in a form of boundary work that takes part in hegemonic practices. The article further suggests that philosophy as a whole is inescapably involved in boundary work, and that some of its boundary work practices partake in structural eurocentrism.
To challenge structural eurocentrism in philosophy, (meta)philosophers would benefit from drawing resources from sociology of philosophy to further their knowledge of the mechanisms of exclusion—institutional and discursive—that are responsible for drawing the boundaries of the philosophical field. I argue for such a sociometaphilosophical approach by putting it in practice: by showing how mechanisms of exclusion, some of which illegitimate, are inscribed in the rules that codify philosophical practice, and as such are at the very core of what philosophy is in the hegemonic centers of knowledge production.
7 May
15:00 - 16:00 Risk, Safety, and Uncertainty Cluster Meeting
Venue: C1.060/hybrid

22 May
16:00 - 17:00 Juan Pablo Bermudez Rey - using Qualtrics and prolific academic to do qualitative work in philosophy
Venue: A1.370/ hybrid

Juan Pablo Bermudez Rey will discuss how to use online surveys such as Qualtrics and prolific academic to do qualitative work in philosophy
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