PROGRAM

The Good Society and its Limits: Contemporary Challenges to Ethico-Political Legitimation and Grounding.

Institute of Philosophy, Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow, 14th December 2017

All sessions take place in the ‘Aula’ Room no. 412 conference venue located on the 5th floor of the main building.

PROGRAM

9.00-9.15: Welcome speech

 

9.15-10.45: SESSION 1 – DISCOURSE AND JUSTIFICATION

9.15-10.00: Anderson Borges (Free University, Berlin, Germany): The “Good” Democracy and the Challenge of Political Legitimation

10.00-10.45: Ugur Aytac (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands): Justification as a Sociological Phenomenon: Contesting the Empirical-Normative Divide in the Realist Theory of Legitimacy

10.45-11.15 Coffee

 

11.15-13.30: SESSION 2 – VALUES AND PROCEDURALITY

11.15-12.00: Dariusz Dańkowski SJ (Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow, Poland): The Discursive Theory of Legitimacy

12.00-12.45: Damian Barnat (Academy of Physical Education in Krakow, Poland): “Secularism of Overlapping Consensus” – A Commentary on Charles Taylor’s Response to Moral and Religious Pluralism

12.45-13.30: Dovydas Caturianas (Vilnius University, Lithuania): Between Procedure and Substance: What Would Eric Voegelin Say about Political Legitimation Today?

13.30-14.30 Lunch

 

14.30-16.00: SESSION 3 – HISTORICALITY AND CONTINGENCY

14.30-15.15: Carl Humphries (Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow, Poland): Contemporary Challenges to Political Legitimacy: The Crisis of Legitimation as a Crisis of Grounding

15.15-16.00: Igor Krasavin (Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia): Unity in Being-with: On the Political Use of Historical Memory

16.00-16.30: Coffee

 

16.30-19.00: SESSION 4 – POLITICAL ORDER

16.30-17.15: Domenico Cortese (University of Dundee, UK): Constitution and Political Power. Carl Schmitt’s Concept of ‘Enemy’ Revisited

17.15-18.00: Wojciech Engelking (University of Warsaw, Poland): Partisan and Katechon. Carl Schmitt’s Understanding of the Post-War International Order

18.00-18.45: Tamás Vasas (University of Debrecen, Hungary): Political Legitimation in the Political Thought of Győző (Victor) Concha

18.45-19.00: Closing speech

20.00 Conference dinner (for participating speakers)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

International One-Day Conference:  

The Good Society and its Limits: Contemporary Challenges to Ethico-Political Legitimation and Grounding.  

14th December 2017; Krakow, Poland  

Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow, Institute of Philosophy

Description:  

Contemporary political developments point to a state of polarization between those who embrace the notion of a normative ethical foundation for a good society (“normativists”) and those who regard such ethical normativism as problematic (“realists”). This international one-day conference invites abstracts for papers in social/political philosophy that will approach this issue in ways that go beyond established frameworks of political understanding. Submissions should aim to address the new and emerging challenges to traditional conceptions of how normative forms of political legitimation are arrived at. They should preferably do so in ways that speak directly to contemporary concerns about the social, political, economic and technological conditions on which such forms of political legitimation are thought to depend for their ethical validation. 

Conference language: English  

Abstracts should be submitted in MS Word (approx. 300-500 words), and should offer a reasonable overview of the projected content of the proposed paper. 

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15th October 2017  

Conference fee: 60 GBP, 75 EUR, 300 PLN  

Deadline for conference registration and payment: 15th November 2017

Payment details for bank transfer:

Domestic: 94 2490 0005 0000 4600 9871 1366

International:

IBAN: PL 94 2490 0005 0000 4600 9871 1366

SWIFT / BIC ALBPPLPW

BANK ALIOR SA O/KRAKOW,  UL. PILOTOW

31-462 KRAKOW, POLSKA (POLAND)

AKADEMIA IGNATIANUM W KRAKOWIE 

UL. KOPERNIKA 26, 

31-501 KRAKÓW 

POLSKA 

NIP: 676-16-87-491 

(Please use the identifying code “good society” as the title of your transfer.)

Conference organizers:  Dr Carl Humphries, Dr Dariusz Dankowski 

Contact e-mail: conference.goodsocietylimits@ignatianum.edu.pl 

Alternative contact e-mails: 

dariusz.dankowski@ignatianum.edu.pl

carl.humphries@ignatianum.edu.pl

Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow (Institute of Philosophy), ul. Kopernika 26, 31-501 Kraków, Poland. Tel. 123 999 520, fax 123 999 501