Tagungen & Workshops
Workshop: A Philosophical History of the Concept, 7–9 June
7. Juni 2023
Workshop: "A Philosophical History of the Concept" on June 7–9, 2023.
At the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, Jungiusstraße 11c, Room C319 (3rd Floor)
A Philosophical History of the Concept
This workshop is about the history of the concept of concept, in the course of which it became increasingly significant: while the concept of concept was originally introduced (at least) in (Western) philosophy to describe certain outcomes of understanding, it ended up in determining whole metaphysical and epistemological world-views, which take reality (or at least some aspects of it) to be constituted by or dependent on our concepts. Indeed, the concept of concept was even conceived of as the proper object of philosophical investigation, both in the analytic and continental traditions.
The present workshop will bring together international scholars who will shed light on different episodes of the history of the concept of concept from Antiquity until the present in both the Western and non-Western tradition alike. The papers discussed at this workshop will be published in a collective volume at Cambridge University Press.
Organized by Stephan Schmid (Hamburg) and Hamid Taieb (HU Berlin)
Gábor Betegh (Cambridge)
Margaret Cameron (Melbourne)
Taylor Carman (Columbia)
Victor Caston (Michigan)
Monima Chadha (Monash)
Riccardo Chiaradonna (Roma Tre)
Graciela T. De Pierris (Stanford)
Nicolas de Warren (Penn State)
Gary Ebbs (Bloomington)
Hans-Johann Glock (Zurich)
Jari Kaukua (Jyväskylä)
Catherine Legg (Deakin)
Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown)
Jennifer S. Marušić (Edinburgh)
Franklin Perkins (Hawaii)
Sarah Sawyer (Sussex)
Stephan Schmid (Hamburg)
Dimitry Shevchenko (Ashoka)
Henry Somers-Hall (Royal Holloway)
Hamid Taieb (HU Berlin)
Mark Textor (KCL)
Voula Tsouna (UC Santa Barbara)
Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies
Jungiusstraße 11c, Room C319 (3rd Floor)
A detailed program will be announced on this page shortly.
The workshop is designed as a pre-read and hybrid event. Attendance is free, but registration is requested.
In order to register for the conference and to receive further information about the conference (such as its zoom-link), please contact
31.05/01.06.2023: The Role of Knowledge for Responsible Decision Making in Organizations
31 May-1 June 2023, Gästehaus der Universität Hamburg, Rothenbaumchaussee 34, 20148 Hamburg
This conference seeks to explore the role of knowledge in enabling organizations to make responsible decisions. Various disciplines investigate the qualities organizations and their members need to generate, share, and store information for decision-making often in isolation from each other. We aim to bridge these disciplinary boundaries by bringing together fifteen scholars working across philosophy, organizational studies, psychology, sociology, and law. Talks explore foundational topics such as whether responsibility for actions based on group beliefs transmits to the members of the organization; psychological issues such as what we can learn from research on conspiracy theories about organizational decision making; as well as applied issues such as platform surveillance, corporate bullshit, and the impact of workplace democracy on corporate decision making.
The programme is available here.
There is a limited number of places available for participants.
Please send an email to Lily Tappe to register for the conference lily.tappe"AT"uni-hamburg.de
until 30 April and we try to accommodate you.
The conference is organized by the research group “Culpable Ignorance, Moral Knowledge in Organizations” and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
- Boudewijn de Bruin, University of Groningen
Epistemic virtues and organizational knowledge
- Joseph Uscinski,University of Miami
What Can the Dynamics of Conspiracy Theories Tell us about Organizational Decision-making?
- Santiago Mejia, Fordham University
Individual Character and Organizational Culture: the `Person-in-Organization’ as the Locus of Virtue and Vice
- Rafael Wittek, University of Groningen
Context or Consonance? A Cause-Mapping Analysis of Cognitive Reactions to Organizational Change
- Mona Simion, University of Glasgow
Group Belief and Responsibility Transmission
- Lily Tappe, University of Hamburg
Wilfully ignorant and equally culpable? - Testing the equal culpability assumption for assigning moral blame in cases of culpable ignorance
- Alexander Sarch, University of Surrey
Why We Need the Collective Knowledge Doctrine: The View from England
- Marco Meyer, University of Hamburg
The Knowledge-Based Firm: Implications for Ethical Decision-Making
Thursday, 1 June 2023
- Steven Bland, Huron University
Bounded Rationality and Epistemic Virtues
- Mark Alfano, Macquarie University
Trust from mistrust
- Tong Li, University of Hamburg
Shaping Organisational Epistemic Infrastructure With Epistemic Virtues for Digital Responsibility: The Role of Ethics Professionals
- Säde Hormio, University of Helsinki
Workplace democracy and deliberation in decision making
- Mandi Astola, Delft University of Technology
When is corporate bullshit wrong?
- Erwan Lamy, ESCP Business School Paris
NEVA model and epistemic responsibility: a proposal to make people more epistemically virtuous in organizations
- Christopher Baird, Glasgow Caledonian University
Prying platforms: an interactivist account of collective epistemic vice
11./12.05.2023: 4th Berlin-Hamburg Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy
The Berlin-Hamburg Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy is organized by The Philosophy Departments of Berlin and Hamburg and takes place alternately in these two cities and brings together scholars on Early Modern Philosophy from all ober the year. Attendance is free, but please register at hu.uhhearlymodern"AT"gmail.com.“
24./25.03.2023: Higher-Order Metaphysics of Ground
Conference in Hamburg Poster
Fabrice Correia (Geneva)
Kit Fine (NYU) tbc
Peter Fritz (ACU)
Nick Jones (Oxford)
Jessica Leech (KCL)
Francesca Poggiolesi (Paris)
Lisa Vogt (FU Berlin)
Isaac Wilhelm (Singapore)
Ideas and Venture Fund, as part of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
To register, please send an email to email@example.com<br />(lukas.skiba"AT"uni-hamburg.de)
The last decades have seen two paradigm shifts in theoretical philosophy. One concerns explanation and has resulted in the rehabilitation of metaphysical or grounding explanations. The other concerns quantification and has resulted in the rehabilitation of higher-order quantification as a useful tool in formulating metaphysical theories. This conference is concerned with a natural point of contact between these two developments: the higher-order metaphysics of ground. The conference will bring together philosophers working on ground and/or on higher-order metaphysics to explore: (i) the potential of higher-order resources to elucidate the notion and workings of ground (and related phenomena) (ii) the potential of ground-theoretic resources to shed light on the metaphysical world view of higher-orderism.