THE HUMANITIES ON THE
BIRTH OF THE THIRD
MILLENNIUM

An International Conference

June 12-13, 2000

Middle East Technical University Philosophy Department, Ankara, Turkey

Binghamton University,New York, USA


CONFERENCE PROGRAM


Sunday, June 11th, 2000

Dinner in Kümbet Restaurant (inside Cultural and Convention Center downstairs), 

Meeting Philosophy Faculty: 19:00-22:00


Monday, June 12th, 2000

Opening Ceremony : 9:15 - 9:30

Chair: David Grünberg (METU)

Opening Addresses:

Mehmet Tomak (Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, METU)

Parviz Morewedge (Binghamton University)         


The Plenary Session: Symposium on "Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy",

METU Cultural and Convention Center, Hall A,  9:30 - 11:30

Chair: Yasin Ceylan (METU)

Parviz Morewedge (Binghamton University)

Muhsin Mahdi (Harvard)

David Burrel (Notre Dame)


Coffee Break: 11:30 - 12:00


PANEL A.1: METU Cultural and Convention Center, Hall A, 12:00 - 13:30

Chair: Parviz Morewedge (Binghamton University)

John Moyne (Graduate Center, CNNY), "Formal Languages and Automata Theory, The Foundation of Modern Linguistic Theories"

Akın Ergüden (METU), "The Grammar of Public Sphere and the Living Metaphor"

Mohammad Azadpour (John's Hopkins University), "Experience Conceptualized: A Reply to the Critics of McDowell's Mind and World"


PANEL 1-B: METU Cultural and Convention Center, Hall B, 12:00 - 13:30

Chair: David Burrell (Notre Dame)

Tatiana Shamkovich (Dowling College), "The Philosophy of Non-Resistance for Evil in Mediaeval Russia"

Ahmet İnam (METU), "Is the Philosopher Who Offers No Cure for the Passions of Mankind Philosopher or Not?"

Yasin Ceylan (METU), "Intersubjectivity in Faith"


PANEL 1.C: METU Cultural and Convention Center, Hall D, 12:00 - 13:30

Chair: Sabri Büyükdüvenci (Ankara University)

Semiha Akıncı (Anadolu University), "The Philosophical Basis of the Concept of Equality in Education"

Hasan Aslan (Mersin University), "History, Public Life and Memory"

Aysel Doğan (METU), "Is There a Neurological Basis for Consciousness?"


Tuesday, June 13th, 2000

PANEL 2.A: METU Cultural and Convention Center, Hall A, 13:00 - 15:00

Chair: John Moyne (Graduate Center, CNNY)

Patrick Atherton (Dalhousie University), "On Alexander Aphrodisias"

Ashok Malhutra (SUNY Oneonta), "Comparative Philosophy: Indic-Existentialism"

Douglas W. Shrader (SUNY Oneonta), "Comparative Philosophy: West and East Asian"

Sabri Büyükdüvenci (Ankara University), "Some Remarks on the Education of Love"


PANEL  2.B: METU Cultural and Convention Center, Hall B, 13:00 - 15:00

Chair: Ernest Wolf-Gazo

Carlo Lombardi (Dowling College), "The Italian Origin of European Nineteenth Century Romantic Style"   

Geoff Bowe (Bilkent University), "Platonic Education and Free Market Curriculum in the New Millennium"

Linda Ardito (Dowling College), "The Homeric Sirens and the Magico-Medicinal Ethos of Song"

Mohammad Azadpour (John's Hopkins University), "Kierkegaard, Agent-Centered Ethics, and the Problem of Incompleteness"


PANEL 2.C: METU Cultural and Convention Center, Hall D, 13:00 - 15:00

Chair: Erdinç Sayan (METU)

Hasan Ünder (Ankara University), "Plato and Atatürk"

A. Baki Güçlü (METU), "An Apology for Philosophical Nihilism"

Erdoğan Yıldırım (METU), "The Meanings of Law According to the Different Segments of Population"

Elif Çırakman (METU), "A Transformational Model of Law and Being-Human"


Coffee Break 15:00 - 15:30

PANEL 3.A: METU Cultural and Convention Center, Hall A, 15:30 - 17:30

Chair: Geoff Bowe (Bilkent University)

Achim Kodderman (SUNY Oneonta), "Environmental Ethics"

David Davenport (Bilkent University), "The Price of Freedoms"

John Bolender (Bilkent University), "Altruism and the Paleolithic Roots of Human Nature"

Samet Bağçe (METU), "The Interrelation Between Science and Literature"


PANEL 3.B: METU Cultural and Convention Center, Hall B, 15:30 - 17:30

Chair: Ahmet İnam

Ernest Wolf-Gazo (The American University in Cairo), "The Problem of Intuitive Knowledge"

Erdinç Sayan (METU), "Köseraif 'Paradox' and the Principles of Rational Argument Choice"

David Grünberg (METU), "Justification and Truth"

Ayhan Sol and Halil Ş.Turan (METU), "The Latest Devastating Earthquakes in Turkey: Some Questions Concerning Science Ethics"


PANEL 3.C: METU Cultural and Convention Center, Hall D, 15:30 - 17.30

Chair: Akın Ergüden (METU)

Khalil Semaan (Binghamton University), "New Visions in Recent Arabic Literature"

Demet Kurtoğlu (METU), "The Concept of Time in Bergson"

Cihan Camcı (METU), "Origin as a Plurality of Differences"

Aslı Yazıcı (METU), "The Structure of episteme in Stoicism"


Dinner (place to be announced): 19:00-22:00