UPDATED FRIDAY SCHEDULE: essay writing, evaluations, keynote lecture, philosophy cafes, sessions on teaching philosophy…

Here you can find updated Friday schedule. Students are going to write essays and teachers are going to proceed with Stage 1 of evaluation. However we are also offering 2 philosophy cafes, 2 sessions on teaching philosophy and highly recommended interactive keynote session by dr.Joan Tronto from University of Minnesota.

Some of you had problems with accessing the zoom rooms yesterday. If this problem will occur again, we suggest to try to enter by using zoom application or program and typing in the ID of the meeting you want to attend. We have added all the IDs in the schedule.

Bellow we are adding something on today’s keynote session:

Title: Caring About Democracy, Democratic Forms of Caring

Although we often think of “care” as attached to the household, philosophers in the past generation have developed an elaborate body of thought around “care ethics.” This approach argues that while care is mostly viewed as beneath philosophic interest, if we look closely, we can see in care an approach to understanding human society that upends our usual assumptions about the economistic nature of human life. Yet every concept of care is rooted in a theory of human society. So this session will focus upon this question: how can caring be done more democratically, and how, in a democratic society, can care help us to become more democratic?

About the lecturer:

Short Biography:

Joan C Tronto is an emerita professor of political science at the University of Minnesota, and the City University of New York. A graduate of Oberlin College, she received her PhD from Princeton University. She is the author of Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care (1993) and Caring Democracy: Markets, Equality and Justice (2013) and nearly fifty articles about care ethics. In 2015, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University for Humanistic Studies in the Netherlands. She has served as a Fulbright Fellow in Bologna, Italy.


Teaching of Philosophy in Secondary Education & the Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
Vasia Panagopoulou Vasia

1pm CEST time

In this session will be discussed how Kant’s “Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals” can be helpful in the teaching process of philosophy in secondary education, in communicating to the students what it means to articulate philosophical thinking and form arguments. Additionally, emphasis will be placed on the importance of the example, as a tool of the didactics of philosophy that contributes to the understanding of difficult concepts.

Picture book: “What the heck is Philosophy? 13 stories…”
Bruno Čurko
2pm CEST time

These thirteen stories will encourage You to think about different topics very important for our everyday life. Some of these stories ask why is it important to be curious, some try to answer where ideas come from and how they come to mind. Some question importance of numbers or perhaps what the world and the universe are made of. A number of stories show amazement for a constant change of everything, how one moment passes rather quickly or maybe how bees and humans are actually similar. Others deal with very concrete and vital things such as making a good decision, why cowards are rude to those weaker than themselves, how to deal with anger or what it means to enjoy something and what is the best way to enjoy it.