Participation in event 2017-11-08
MIT Portugal | University of Minho, Social School of Engineering Seminar Series on Leadearship The Lion, the Fox and the Owl: Figures of Leadership in Political Philosophy from the Renaissance Friday, November 10th, 2017 | 14h30, room A3.016 (Campus of Azurém) Speaker João Rosas (Departamento de Filosofia, Universidade do Minho) Sinopse Nesta palestra recorre-se ao pensamento político do início do século XVI, em Itália e em Inglaterra, com vista a ilustrar três tipos de liderança que podemos representar metaforicamente pelas figuras animais mencionadas no título. Um líder político, tal como um líder em qualquer outro contexto organizacional, pode ser feroz como o leão, astuto como a raposa ou sábio como a coruja, ou pode também ser várias dessas coisas, consoante as circunstâncias.
Call for papers 2017-11-04
Reappraising the Challenges of Interdisciplinarity in Social Sciences and Humanities: Ethical and Political Debates University of Málaga 1-2 December 2017 In academia, interdisciplinarity can be experienced in different contexts, and lead to a variety of outcomes. For instance, interdisciplinarity can be the methodological engine of meaningful research, or merely appear as a rhetorical device. Research methods can be interdisciplinary, but also the fields of study themselves. When addressing an audience where people belong to different disciplines, feedback can be enlightening, but sometimes results are not as stimulating as expected, as if people belonging to different disciplines speak different languages. Some scholars see the contingency that interdisciplinarity creates as a weakness, and therefore as a reason to strengthen the frontiers between approaches and academic disciplines. Still, this buzzword permeates academia. It is not no be missed in research grant applications, CVs, journal articles, and informal conversations, but it has not been frequently thematised as a methodological challenge. This workshop seeks to address these issues and reflect on the role that interdisciplinarity plays nowadays, particularly in the fields of political philosophy, ethics and moral philosophy, political science, history, international relations, and adjacent disciplines. We invite proposals (up to 150-word abstracts) addressing topics such as civil rights, democratic experiences and practices, intellectual and conceptual history, and political rhetoric. Please submit proposals to both Dr. Rosario López (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Marta Postigo (email@example.com) 30 October 2017. Participants will be notified of acceptance by 6 November 2017 Keynote Lecture Prof. João Cardoso Rosas, University of Minho On Human Rights: Historical and Theoretical Issues Organisers Civic Constellation II: Debating Democracy and Rights (FFI2014-52703-P, 2015-2018) www.uma.es/civicconstellation Convenors Dr Marta Postigo, University of Málaga and Dr Rosario López, University of Málaga
Participation in event 2017-11-01
O Centro de Ética, Política e Sociedade (CEPS) da Universidade do Minho, organiza, em parceria com a Associação Rendimento Básico Incondicional – Portugal, o Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG), o Centro de Investigação em Direito Europeu, Económico, Financeiro e Fiscal (CIDEEFF), ambos da Universidade de Lisboa, o Centro de Humanidades (CHAM), da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, o partido PAN, e o movimento Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) o 17° Congresso BIEN – A Implementação de um Rendimento Básico.
Participation in event 2017-09-13
João Cardoso Rosas, investigador integrado no CEPS, participa na Jornada pela Erradicação da Pobreza organizada em Lisboa pela ONG Impossible, no dia 17 de Outubro de 2017.
Call for papers 2017-07-26
The Center for Ethics, Politics and Society (CEPS) - formerly the Political Theory Group - of the University of Minho, is pleased to announce the III Braga Colloquium in the History of Moral and Political Philosophy, an international annual conference to be held every year in January at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal. The purpose of this conference series is to promote the study of the tradition of political and moral philosophy and its legacy in shaping our institutions, culture and beliefs. But it will focus on how this tradition can contribute to tackling the challenges our societies are facing today. Every year the conference will have a specific theme, which will be chosen by taking into consideration the current global political situation. In line with the spirit behind this new series of conferences, the third edition of the Braga Colloquium in the History of Moral and Political Philosophy will be dedicated to explore the ideas of “radicalism” and “compromise”. Politics has frequently been defined as the art of the possible or the art of compromise. More dramatically, it has been depicted as the realm of Faustian deals and tragic choices. Max Weber famously wrote that the political call demands endurance in the face of disappointment. It is the realm of frustration and sacrifices, of fragile equilibriums between fiat justitia and raison d’état. Sometimes the existence of political structures of accountability relaxes the dependence on character, reputation, and honor among conflicting parties. Reasonable civic duties suffice to deflate social conflicts and to compensate offended actors. Lacking these institutions, integrity becomes non-negotiable for social trust. On occasion, however, a social order of tolerance would not emerge without sacrificing the moral integrity of former heroes that we now consider dogmatic integrists. Conversely, this institutional order of tolerance also allows the political space for the reconstruction of identity claims for recognition that derive their radical strength from their intrinsic aversion to political settlement. From a historical point of view, our political languages and attitudes towards compromise, negotiation, bargaining, and agreement have changed in a myriad of contexts and traditions. As so did our conceptions of what seemed once worth sacrificing or defending. The aim of this Colloquium is to bring to the fore philosophical treatments from various philosophical traditions of these aspects of political activity, and to do so from an historical perspective that might help us shed light on the shape of things as they are now. The Colloquium welcomes original explorations of political conflicts that illuminate these dimensions of conceptual change in radicalism and compromise from different traditions and perspectives. These topics are, however, no more than suggestions, and we encourage the most diverse approaches to these and other related problems. Abstract submission: Proposals must contain an abstract (400-500 words) prepared for blind review, along with 5 keywords. Please provide your name, contact information, affiliation, and a short 2-3 line bio. Proposals must be sent via this Registration Form. Further queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for abstract submissions: November 15, 2017. Deadline for notification of acceptance: November 26, 2017. The official language of the conference will be English. Site URL: http://bragacolloquium.weebly.com
O Doutor Acílio da Silva Estanqueiro Rocha, Professor Catedrático Emérito membro integrado do Centro de Ética, Política e Sociedade da Universidade do Minho, foi eleito para a Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, em Plenário dos Sócios Efetivos da Classe de Letras, reunido no passado dia 9 de Maio, como sócio correspondente da 3ª secção (onde se insere a área científica de Filosofia).
Participation in event 2017-07-26
O Doutor João Cardoso Rosas, Professor Associado membro integrado do Centro de Ética, Política e Sociedade da Universidade do Minho foi orador no fórum “Cidadania e Dignidade Pessoal” da Comissão de Ética da Universidade do Minho (CEUM), ocorrido dia 7 de julho no auditório B2 do campus de Gualtar, em Braga, onde proferiu a palestra “Dignidade, diversidade e tolerância no campus”.