Health and Safety online course

22 Oct, 2015; General

Health and Safety online course

 

It’s open from 9th november 2015 to 10th February 2016. The “retake” last chance will be open between 3rd and 9th March 2016.

For not passing the course student is charged 200 zł.

 

International Seminar – Philosophy of Economy by prof. K. Stikkers

19 Oct, 2015; General

Department of Philosophy of Culture (IF UW) and the organizers of the “International Seminar” invites for a series of seminars on the philosophy of economics with special reference to its ethical and anthropological dimensions. The seminars will be led by

Prof. Kenneth Stikkers

(Southern Illinois University Carbondale).

Seminar 1: What Is Philosophy of Economics? The Current Economic Crisis as Moral Crisis 
(22nd of October)
This seminar, first, will outline what is entailed in a philosophy of economics, that is, the critical examination of the metaphysical, anthropological, epistemological, and ethical assumptions underlying economic theory.  It will then propose that current global economic crises are manifestations of fundamental flaws in orthodox economics, such that notions of economic growth, development, and well-being are increasingly divorced from human growth, deveopment, and well-being.  Thus, pronouncements by professional economists and policy-makers following them are increasingly detached from economic life as it is actually experienced by citizens, and economists and policy-makers are losing credibility.
Readings:

  • Kenneth Stikkers, “What Is Philosophy of Economics?–Questioning the Foundations of Economic Orthodoxy,” from “Utopian Visions”
  • Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz, “Executive Summary” to “Mismeasuring Our Lives”
  • Kenneth Stikkers, “Economics and the Crisis of Western Science”

Seminar 2: How Did Economic Science Separate from Moral Philosophy? – Diagnosing the Crisis
(29th of October)
This seminar aims to diagnose the historical roots of the current crisis by examining, first, how economic forces in the West broke free from traditional moral constraints and, second, how economic science correspondingly divorced itself from ethics.
Readings
:

  • Hilary Putnam, “Fact and Value in the World of Amartya Sen,” from “The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy”
  • Kenneth Stikkers, “The Great Matricide:  How Economic Science Murdered Moral Philosophy”

Seminar 3: Rethinking Economics as Moral Philosophy – Overcoming the Crisis
(3rd of December)
This seminar aims to open discussion regarding how economics mights be reconceived as a domain of ethics and thereby reroot its notions of growth, development, and well-being in human growth, development, and well-being.  Along with Sen, Stikkers will propose that Aristotle’s understanding of the connection between oikonomia and eudaimonia has much to offer us today, and along with economic anthropologists such as Marcel Mauss, Karl Polanyi, and Marshall Sahlins, Stikkers will suggest that we also can learn much from archaic economies rooted in sensibilities of gift and thanksgiving.
Readings:

  • Amartya Sen, “The Ends and Means of Development,” from “Development as Freedom”
  • Kenneth Stikkers, “What’s an Economy Good for?–On the Relevance of Aristotle for 21st Century Econmics”
  • Kenneth Stikkers, “Economies of Scarcity and Acquisition, Economies of Gift and Thanksgiving:  Lessons from Cultural Anthropology,” from “Value and Values:  Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence”, ed. Roger T. Ames and Peter D. Hershock

All meetings will take place in the Institute of Sociology, Karowa 18 St., room 403
Time: 4:30 – 8:00 pm
Contact: dr Przemysław Bursztyka (pbursztyka@uw.edu.pl)
dr Filip Kawczyński (f.kawczynski@uw.edu.pl)

The seminar meetings are part of the “International Seminar” dedicated to students of the Institute of Philosophy but all interested (not only students) are welcome!

All readings are available here:

 

Seminar 1
Seminar 1
Seminar 1a
Seminar 2
Seminar 2
Seminar 3
Seminar 3
Seminar 3a

Extending Erasmus Info

13 Oct, 2015; General

Please find the information HERE

Introduction to Philosophy

5 Oct, 2015; General

Problems with appearance of the “Introduction to Philosophy” course have been solved:

https://usosweb.uw.edu.pl/kontroler.php?_action=katalog2/przedmioty/pokazPrzedmiot&kod=3501-INPHIL-S

(number of available places will be fixed soon)

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR

23 Sep, 2015; General

This year we are going to put into action new great idea called “International Seminar”. Basically it is a series of classes taught by foreign professors visiting our Institute and it counts as 30h / 3ECTS of seminar.

Details are available in USOS:

International Seminar USOS entry

Introduction Day 30th September

23 Sep, 2015; General

introduction day

Human Philosophy Project Conference (30h / 2 ECTS)

22 Sep, 2015; General

24 – 26 September  2015, University of Warsaw, Pałac Kazimierzowski, sala im. Brudzińskiego
Agata Bielik-Robson | Jos de Mul |Alojzy Nowak | Andreas Kinneging | Robert Piłat | Andrew Pinsent | Marcin Poręba | Zofia Rosińska | Line Ryberg-Ingerslev | Anthony Steinbock |Kenneth Stikkers | Jerry Valberg

The organisers of the Humane Philosophy Project are pleased to announce its third international conference. The aim of this event is to explore questions connected with the concept of human nature and its cultural connotations, in the context of different philosophical traditions as well as its import to the natural and social sciences. For further information, as well as the full description of the conference theme please visit www.humanephilosophy.com or http://philevents.org/event/show/18029

The conference will be followed by a three day workshop developing selected themes from the conference talks. The workshop will take place at the Institute of Philosophy 28 – 30 September. Both the conference and the workshop will be in English.

The conference and workshop will be open for student registration through USOS from September, and will count as 30 hours and 2 ECTS points. The course code in the USOS system for students from the Institute of Philosophy is 3501-HPHN-KONF only students signed up with this code will be able to attend teh event for credit points. For more information and to register please visit www.humanephilosophy.pl

Admission 2015 – SEPTEMBER round

9 Sep, 2015; General

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ADMISSION 2015, the September round:

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Admission Rules

  • Detailed information concerning the admission procedure may be found in Admission section of this website.

Entry Exams Dates & Locations

  • The  Entry Exam will take place on Monday 21st September 2015.
  • The exam will take place in the Institute of Philosophy, Krakowskie Przedmieście 3 st., Warsaw – room number TBA

Schedule of the Entry Exams

  • the schedule is going to be announced immediately after the end of registration

Results

  • The results will be announced on 22nd September around noon; any information in the system before that time should not be considered as a binding statement (it’s just a matter of data processing in the system, is not official, and may be changed).

Submitting documents

  • Candidates qualified for the studies are obliged to deliver the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS on designated days:
    • 23rd and 24th September – exact hours TBA, room 309 (3rd floor).
    • Check the details concerning the documents HERE.
  • Non-submitting the required documents by specified deadline is equal with resignation from undertaking studies.

Admission 2015 – July round

6 Jul, 2015; General

ADMISSION 2015:

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Admission Rules

  • Detailed information concerning the admission procedure may be found in Admission section of this website.

Entry Exams Dates & Locations

  • The  Entry Exam will take place on Thursday 9th July 2015.
  • The exam will take place in the Institute of Philosophy, Krakowskie Przedmieście 3 st., Warsaw – room number TBA

Schedule of the Entry Exams

Results

  • The results will be announced on 16th July around noon; any information in the system before that time should not be considered as a binding statement (it’s just a matter of data processing in the system, is not official, and may be changed).

Submitting documents

  • Candidates qualified for the studies are obliged to deliver the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS on designated days:
    • 21st and 22nd July – from 12:00 to 14:00 each day, room 309 (3rd floor).
    • Check the details concerning the documents HERE.
  • Non-submitting the required documents by specified deadline is equal with resignation from undertaking studies.

Office hours during the summer break

6 Jul, 2015; General

Secretariat is closed from 27th July to 7th August.

Dr Kawczyński’s office hours:

  • 8th July, 12:30 – 14:00
  • 20th July, 12:00 – 14:00
  • from 21st July to 6th September: on leave