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TIL, University of Burgundy

Friday, 22 September 2017

“‘Literary Offenses’ and Other Contentious Matter” A one-day conference on Literary Controversy
in Great Britain and the United States (1800-1900)


DEF poster Budapest 2016


These posters – related to important initiatives at EXPO, Milan 2015 – come from prof. Adelino Cattani, former Treasurer of IASC.







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Paradoxes of Conflicts – IASC International Conference – Lecce (Italy), 2-4, XII 2014

The Italian word convegno, equivalent to the English terms workshops or conferences, is derived from the Latin word convenire, a verb composed of con and venire.

In the ancient Latin word, one can find two ideas simultaneously: walking to- gether towards a shared goal and, as a result of this confluence, the ideal of debating is obtained. In other words, discussing and finding together cannot be considered as two separate dimensions. They are part of a larger reality, consisting in a com- munity where people do research together.

This metaphor seems appropriate to describe the style of work of the IASC, and it is therefore within this context that the 2014 IASC International Conference can be collocated. Our conference brings together, in Lecce, from 2 to 4 December, twenty-five scholars from fifteen universities to discuss “Paradoxes of Conflicts.”

It seems to me that the accession of so many scholars can be considered, without exaggeration, not only a sign of vitality for our association, but more generally a sign of hope for the relevance of the topics.

The University of Salento, in its various articulations that made possible the organization of this important event, is pleased to share these aims and to welcome the distinguished speakers.

In principle, considering the list of papers, the actuality of the topic clearly emerges. When, one year ago, during the World Congress of Philosophy in Athens, we decided to dedicate our annual conference to conflicts, we could never imagine how timely it would be. Reading the different titles of the papers, one can notes that, according to the IASC tradition, the topic of conflict is studied from different angles: from philosophy to psychology, from nonviolence to studies of law, and so on.

At a more general level, this initiative confirms that IASC is not only a group of scholars united by a common interest, but a real community of women and men believing that the scientific debate is one of the most effective tools to improve the world. As a result, now the results of our Conference are expected not only by the scientific community.  [Continue]

Book of programme

Official Photo Book of the Conference

Interviews 1 (Alvarez-Barilan-Luiz-Amel-Vuolanto)

Interviews 2 (Pierri-Palese-Mannarini-Avanzini-Signore)

Interviews 3 (Panarello-Cattani-Lucrezi-Drago-Barrotta-Gruenpeter)



Ca în fiecare an, ne face plăcere să vă invităm la Salonul Internaţional de Carte Bookfest 2014, în cadrul căruia va fi prezentă şi Editura Ars Docendi.

Evenimentul, organizat de Asociaţia Editorilor din România, se va desfăşura în incinta Complexului Romexpo, în perioada 28 mai – 1 iunie 2014, invitatul de onoare al celei de-a IX-a ediţii fiind Polonia.

Editura Ars Docendi va fi prezentă în pavilionul C4, standul C31 cu cele mai importante titluri din domeniile universitar/ştiinţific şi cultural, având zilnic lansări şi prezentări de carte.

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L’interdisciplinarità rappresenta un concetto spesso chiamato in causa quale sinonimo di dialogo tra saperi, in un abbinamento terminologico che, tuttavia, omette di problematizzare le necessarie articolazioni interne di quel rapporto. Quali sono i fattori che hanno portato alla compartimentazione tra le discipline così come oggi essa è sperimentata nella vita accademica? Che cosa c’è alla base della tassonomia tra multidisciplinarità, interdisciplinarità e transdisciplinarità? In che rapporto viene a trovarsi l’interdisciplinarità con la tradizionale distinzione tra cultura umanistica e cultura scientifica? È possibile demarcare la conoscenza interdisciplinare dalla conoscenza disciplinare e dalla conoscenza non scientifica? Infine, esistono e quali sono i modelli, le leggi che sottostanno alle descrizioni interdisciplinari? Olga Pombo insegna nel Dipartimento di storia e filosofia della scienza e dirige il CFCUL, Centro di ricerche di filosofia della scienza nell’Università di Lisbona, punto di riferimento mondiale per gli studi interdisciplinari. È autrice di diversi volumi, tradotti in molte lingue.IMG_1356 IMG_1344 IMG_1341 IMG_1339IMG_1341


2 thoughts on “Activities

  1. Giovanni Scarafile 31 August 2013 at 13:14

    FERNANDO GIL INTERNATIONAL PRIZE for the Philosophy of Science. The prize is launched as a joint initiative of the Portuguese government, represented by FCT, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education), and FCG, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The Fernando Gil International Prize will be awarded every year in Lisbon and intends to reward a work of particular excellence, in the domain of the Philosophy of Science, by a researcher from any nationality or professional affiliation, published during the three previous years.
    – For more information:

  2. Giovanni Scarafile 15 December 2013 at 12:38

    Oltenia Colloquium in Early Modern Philosophy

    16-17 May 2014

    Craiova, Romania

    Leibniz`s Controversies on Substantial Forms

    The adoption of substantial forms in 1679 represents a very important moment in the metaphysical thinking of Leibniz. The adoption of substantial forms, in the same time a rehabilitation, seems to be a kind of a step back on the field of scholastics, even if Leibniz declares always his support for the modern philosophy.

    The colloquium ,,Leibniz’s Controversies on Substantial Forms” will be focus on the following directions:

    – controversies with scholastics
    – controversies with Cartesians
    – controversies on body, mind and consciousness
    – theological controversies
    – scientific controversies

    The languages: English, French
    Keynote speaker: Marcelo Dascal (Tel Aviv University)
    Deadline for title, abstract and CV: 15 March
    Deadline for full paper: 1st July

    Web page:
    Contact: Adrian Nita (

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