A philosophy podcast from the Centre for Ethics at the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic.
RICK ANTHONY FURTAK hosted by Kamila Pacovská and Ruth Rebecca Tietjen
In this episode of Philosophy Voiced, we are joined by Rick Anthony Furtak, Associate Professor in philosophy at Colorado College, US, former president of the American Søren Kierkegaard Society and an acclaimed poet. Rick is the author of two monographs, Wisdom in Love: Kierkegaard and the Ancient Quest for Emotional Integrity (2005) and Knowing Emotions: Truthfulness and Recognition in Affective Experience (2018).
Hosts Kamila Pacovská (Pardubice) and Ruth Rebecca Tietjen (Copenhagen) discuss with Rick his studies in Chicago, the difference between European and American philosophy, connections between philosophy, literature (and poetry) and emotions, topics from his book Knowing Emotions, and other topics from his new book on Proust.
Rick gave an Intensive seminar at the Pardubice Centre for Ethics (https://centreforethics.upce.cz/en/intensive-seminar-rick-anthony-furtak) which was the occasion of this podcast and inspiration to some of our topics.
SAM ASHENDEN & ANDREAS HESS on the political theory of Judith Shklar
In this episode of Philosophy Voiced, we are joined through Zoom by Samantha Ashenden, Reader in the Politics Department at Birkbeck, University of London, and Andreas Hess, Professor in the School of Sociology at University College Dublin.
Hosts Matti Syiem, Philip Strammer, and Patrick Keenan discuss with Sam and Andreas their article in Aeon "The theorist of belonging: Discovering Judith Shklar's liberalism of fear", their edited book Between Utopia and Realism, and Judith Shklar's essay Liberalism of Fear, among other topics relating to the political theory of Judith Shklar.
Sam and Andreas are the keynote speakers on the third night of the Centre for Ethics' upcoming conference, Looking Forward in Hope and Despair: Critical Perspectives on Utopia and Dystopia in Philosophy and the Arts. They will present at 15:00 (CET) on April 16th a presentation titled: "Why virtues will no longer do: some pros and cons of dystopian perspectives." More info on the conference here: https://philevents.org/event/show/85474
RASTISLAV DINIĆ (hosted by Mira Reyes, Vladimir Lukic, and Patrick Keenan)
In this episode of Philosophy Voiced, we are joined through Zoom by Professor Rastislav Dinić from the University of Niš, Serbia. We are discussing a paper written by Professor Dinić called "Friend as Enemy: Notes on Cavell and Socialism (via Makavejev)."
Professor Dinić is one of the keynote speakers at the Centre for Ethics' upcoming conference, Looking Forward in Hope and Despair: Critical Perspectives on Utopia and Dystopia in Philosophy and the Arts, which is taking place virtually April 14, 15, and 16 through the Zoom platform (a link will follow). More information on the conference can be found here:
If you would like to read the paper we are discussing, it was published in Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies, no. 5 (2017) "The Aesthetics of Politics and the Politics of Aesthetics In and After Cavell", 27 February 2018.
A link to the pdf is here:
PHILOSOPHY OF WERNER HERZOG (with Niklas Forsberg, Antony Fredriksson, and Hugo Strandberg)
In this episode, Niklas Forsberg, Antony Fredriksson, and Hugo Strandberg discuss the philosophy of Werner Herzog in light of Antony's recently published paper titled "Werner Herzog and the Documentary as a Revelatory Practice" (The Philosophy of Werner Herzog  edited by M. Blake & Christopher Turner, Lexington Books)
PHD AT THE CENTRE
In this episode, senior researcher Niklas Forsberg hosts eight of the Centre for Ethics' PhD students: Aneta, David, Diana, İrem, Mira, Patrick, Philip, and Vladimir.
The PhD program at the Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value is an international English-speaking program based in Pardubice, Czech Republic, with students from all over the world - Czech Republic, Germany, Turkey, India, Philippines, Serbia, Sweden, Chile, and the USA.
Niklas Forsberg and the PhD students discuss what doing a PhD at the Centre for Ethics is like, what makes the Centre special, what the various cultural backgrounds bring to the discussion, the value of diversity in a philosophical context, the cultural value of differing approaches to doing philosophy, top-down and bottom-up philosophical thinking, the concept of friendship and togetherness in inspiring each other, the nature of philosophical thinking and practical applications of academic philosophy, and how relationships to each other and philosophy has changed during the pandemic.
For more information about the Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value:
For information on our upcoming interdisciplinary PhD Conference: Looking Forward in Hope and Despair: Critical Perspectives on Utopia and Dystopia in Philosophy and the Arts
PHILOSOPHY AT THE CENTRE
In this episode, the Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value senior researchers Niklas Forsberg, Kamila Pacovská, Nora Hämäläinen, and Ondřej Beran share their thoughts on what makes the Centre for Ethics special, what philosophy is like at the Centre, what their personal academic influences are, and what they are personally working on.