Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Call for Papers: Project Einstein 2015 at De La Salle University Manila and DLSU Science and Technology Complex

Project Einstein 2015  

Submission of Papers, Performance, and Artworks:

December 15, 2014 to March 15, 2015

Project Einstein 2015
Date: September 29 to October 1, 2015

Theme: The Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

We invite the academic community, our partners and research collaborators to submit papers, performance, and artworks related to the following research themes:

1. Physics: Einstein’s works, their use and influence in theories developed later in the field
2.Literature: Einstein’s love for fairy tales and children’s literature, literary genres influenced by or connected to Einstein’s works
3.Philosophy: Philosophy of Science, Religion, Politics that relate to Einstein’s life and works, Comparative studies in science and mysticism
4.Mathematics: Relationships between Mathematics and Einstein’s work in Physics, influences of Mathematics on Einstein’s work
5.Religion: Einstein’s religious views, philosophical discussions on pantheism and atheism, intersections between religion and science
6.Music: Issues in composition, performance, etc., related to Einstein’s works and his love for playing the violin
7.Education: Pedagogical issues spurred by Einstein’s works and view on life and intelligence
8.Psychology: issues in the making of geniuses, including struggles with learning disabilities
9.Politics: Einstein’s view on politics, his private thoughts and publicized positions.
10.Holocaust: Einstein’s stand on the Holocaust, other scientists who lived through or were victims of the Holocaust, and related issues
11.Art: Science and Math based Art and Art works addressing Holocaust/genocide themes
12. Einstein for non-scientists: Issues related to the translation of Einstein’s technical works for non-scientists
13. Gender Studies: Involvement of different genders in the disciplines of science, philosophy and art.

Submitted papers, performances, artworks will undergo a review process and once accepted it will be presented during the scheduled sessions of the conference.

Submission of Abstracts and Full Papers

Important dates:

o Abstract Submission: Opening Date: December 15, 2014

Closing Date: March 15, 2015

o Notification: December 19, 2014 – January 10, 2015

o Submission of Abstract with Full Paper: April 15, 2015

o Research Congress: September 29 to October 1, 2015

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hilary Putnam is now on Blogger

I guess this means I'll be here more often too hehehe... Looking at what Hilary Putnam has to say. Especially with the plans for the centenary of Einstein's theory of general relativity (in 2015).

At the moment I am handling more than 4 courses this trimester. Later I will handle 4 courses in one day! Onward ever onward!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Leiter linked this to his blog:  http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/13/martin-heidegger-black-notebooks-reveal-nazi-ideology-antisemitism

"The philosopher's sympathies for the Nazi regime have been well documented in the past: Heidegger joined the party in 1933 and remained a member until the end of the second world war. But antisemitic ideas were previously thought to have tainted his character rather than touched the core of his philosophy – not least by Jewish thinkers such as Hannah Arendt or Jacques Derrida, who cited their debt to Heidegger.
This week's publication of the "black notebooks" (a kind of philosophical diary that Heidegger asked to be held back until the end of his complete work), challenges this view. In France the revelations have been debated vigorously since passages were leaked to the media last December, with some Heidegger scholars even trying to stop the notebooks' publication."

Now will wait for what sorts of discussion this will have.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Another Philosophy and Science video

Like I wrote in this entry, I decided to do something different for my classes this term. Here's another of their videos.
"This is our mini web series, Philosophy and Science. In this series, we, students of Philosophy of De La Salle University - Manila, will talk about the effect of Science on the different issues in Philosophy.
In this episode of P&S, Mr. Laurel and Mr. Medina talk about God and the Problem of Evil."