NEWSLETTER/BULLETIN FALL/WiNTER 2016

Minutes of the FISP Steering Committee Meeting, Abidjan, June 3-4, 2016
Minutes of the World Congress Programme Committee Meeting, Beijing, September 3-4, 2016
FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DES SOCIÉTÉS DE PHILOSOPHIE
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETIES 

www.fisp.org 

 

 

 
NEWS FROM MEMBER SOCIETIES

 

 

NATIONAL SOCIETIES

Sociedad Venezolana de Filosofía

Ante la reciente sentencia del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia que permite a la Sala Constitucional reemplazar en funciones a la Asamblea Nacional, la Sociedad Venezolana de Filosofía quiere expresar su más profundo rechazo a esta acción que socava los principios y fundamentos del orden democrático. Queremos expresar de forma enfática nuestro repudio a esta sentencia absurda que compromete la paz nacional y la estabilidad política, social y económica del país.

A lo largo de los últimos siglos, la filosofía política nos ha enseñado la importancia del equilibrio de los poderes, así como el respeto necesario que deben guardar entre sí, para que el sistema funcione. Las teorías, formas y modelos políticos más avanzados nos han enseñado cómo las sociedades y los gobiernos en la época contemporánea, funcionan en la medida en que existe un adecuado balance entre los poderes, en tanto el poder debe controlar al poder, con la finalidad de evitar los excesos y volver dinámico y estable al sistema. La forma política de la democracia se sustenta en los valores de respeto, igualdad, prudencia, cordura, sabiduría y sensatez, los cuales son una exigencia del pueblo venezolano en los actuales momentos.

En este sentido, hacemos un llamado a Tribunal Supremo de Justicia y a los sectores oficialistas que mantienen una actitud de confrontación para que recapaciten y retornen a la institucionalidad democrática, la cual debe estar enmarcada en los límites de la legalidad y la legitimidad.

Por la Junta Directiva de la SVF

 

Corina Yoris-V             Miguel Albujas Dorta

C.I. N° 3230281                      C.I. N° 5307162
Presidenta SVF                       Vicepresidente SVF

 

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETIES

Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP)

Gibbons Hall B-20, 620 Michigan Avenue, North East, Washington, D.C., 20064; Tel.: +1 (202) 319-6089.

Invitation to RVP Regional Conferences Re-Learning to be Human for Global Times: Challenges and Opportunities

India

(Sponsored by Indian Council for Philosophical Research - ICPR)
December 2016-January 2017

December 22-23, 2016: Chennai (Chennai Philosophical Forum/Madras University): Re-Learning to be Human for Global Times: Religious Pluralism: An Hermeneutical Understanding for the 21st Century; Contact: S. Panneerselvam; e-mail: sipasel@rediffmail.com

December 26-27, 2016: Jaipur (Manipal University Jaipur): Re-Learning to be Human for Global Times: The Cross-Cultural Way; Contact: Anthony Savari Raj; e-mail: ansraj65@gmail.com

December 30-31, 2016: Varanasi (Banaras Hindu University): Re-Learning to be Human for Global Times: Culture, Religion and Democratic Values; Contact: Sachchidanand Mishra; e-mail: sachchitmishra@gmail.com

January 3-4, 2017: Patna (Magadh Universit y):Re-Learning to be Human for Global Times: An Approach to Conflict Resolution; Contact: Neelima Sinha & Veena Kumari; e-mail:veenee.pat@gmail.com

January 6-7, 2017: Santinikentan (Visva-Bharati University): Re-Learning to be Human: Humanity and the Modern Predicament; Contact: Sirajul Islam, mailsiraj_tuli@yahoo.co.in, Rekha Ojha, e-mail:drrekha3@gmail.com & Gour Hajra, e-mail: hazra_gour@yahoo.com

January 9-10, 2017: Delhi (University of Delhi): Re-Learning to be Human for Global Times: Justice and Responsibility; Contact: Balaganapathi Devarakonda, e-mail:balaganapathid@gmail.com

International Association for Aesthetics (IAA)

Invitation to the:

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: ART, AESTHETICS, AND THE FUTURE OF CITY LIFE EAST/WEST,
APRIL 5 TO 7, 2017 MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, MILWAUKEE, USA

Scholars, professionals and others interested exploring the future of the arts in city life are invited to attend the interdisciplinary conference and participate in discussions with the 10 invited scholars. The conference will take place in Raynor Memorial Library, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.


BRIEF OVERVIEW: OPENING RECEPTION: at the Haggerty Museum 5 to 7 PM April 5, with subsequent sessions at the Raynor Memorial Library 9 am to 5pm April 6-7, with the closing banquet at the Milwaukee University Club April 7, 6:30 pm. Banquet Fee $40.

THE AIM OF THIS CONFERENCE is to bring together a select group of interdisciplinary scholars and other professionals to examine this topic from their respective disciplines including aesthetics, urban planning, and related professional fields to explore the common ground that might emerge.

The conference will include 10 invited speakers; each allocated thirty minutes for presentation and thirty minutes discussion.

SPEAKERS:

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Founding President of City Scape Institute and New York’s Central Park Conservancy
Viola Koenig, Director Ethnologisches Museum,and Humboldt Forum Project Berlin
Theresa Williams, President of Catalytic Communities, focused on Favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ted Rogers, President IA Industries, research on aesthetic contributions of department Store to city life
Esa Laaksonnen, Architect and Director of Alvar Alto Academy, Helsinki
Gao Jianping, Professor China Academy of Social Sciences and President of China Society of Aesthetics
Pan Gongkai, Chinese architect, and recent President of China Academy of Fine Arts
Peng Feng, International curator and professor of Aesthetics Peiiking University Art School, Curator China Pavilion Venice Biennale 2011
Randy Cohen, Vice president of Americans for the Arts, Research on the societal impact of the arts
Curtis L. Carter, Conference Organizer, Professor of Aesthetics, Marquette University, Founding Director, Haggerty Museum of Art. E-mail, curtis.carter@marquette.edu

*PANEL DISCUSSION: on the future of the arts in Milwaukee City Life with artists, industrial and cultural
Leaders, and a visit to the Calatrava designed Milwaukee Art Museum will be part of the conference.

Panel Speakers: Barry Mandel, Mandel Associates, Jeff Jorres, recent Chair Manpower, Marcelle Polednik, Director of Milwaukee Art Museum, James Hall Past president NAACP Milwaukee, Artists Reginald Baylor, Sherry Lemke.

Location: Milwaukee Art Museum, Thursday, April 6, 5 to 6:30 pm Free and open to the public.

Conference attendance is free, Registration requested: Send Conference Registration to:

University Special Events at universityspecialevents@marquette.edu or 414 288 7431.
Hotel reservations: Contact: Ambassador Hotel 2308 W. Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee at 414 342 8400.

Hosts: The Conference," Art, Aesthetics, and the Future of City Life East/West" is being hosted by the Provost’s office and the Philosophy Department at Marquette University and the International Association for Aesthetics with the support of a Private Benefactor.

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