Philosophy in Assos

July 2-5, 2018

Karl Marx On the 200th Anniversary of His Birth

July 3, Monday:
July 2, Monday:
19:00 Temple of Athena: Welcome, blue sea, wine and sun set.
21:30 Dinner at the harbour (Nazlıhan Otel Restaurant)


July 3, Tuesday:
12:30 Andrew Chitty (University of Sussex): “Hegel's and Marx's Intentions: Self-clarification, Justification and Disjustification”
14:00 Türker Armaner (Galatasaray University): “Marx on Consciousness and Self-Consciousness”
15:30 Jan Kandiyali (Istanbul Technical University): “Marx, Communism and Basic Income”
17:00 Tony Smith (Iowa State University): “Karl Marx on Technology in Capitalism”
18:30 Doğan Göçmen (Dokuz Eylül University): “What is Philosophical in Marx’s Capital?”
20:00 Dinner at the Symposium Area (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)


July 4, Wednesday:
13:30 Richard Miller (Cornell University): “Rejecting and Using Marx: Capitalism, Power and Reform”
15:00 William H. Shaw (San Jose State University): “Karl Marx on History, Capitalism, and…Business Ethics?”
16:30 Larry Udell (West Chester State University): “Capital in the 21st Century: What are the Questions?”
18:00 Karsten J. Struhl (City University of New York): “Buddhism and Marxism: Points of Intersection”
22:30 Classical music at the Ancient Theater: Anne Monika Sommer-Bloch


July 5, Thursday:
14:30 Visit to Troy
21:00 Farewell dinner (Assos Terrace Otel Restaurant)


PS: All talks and discussions are in English; no Turkish translation. All meetings take place at the Assos Terrace Hotel (Telephone: 90-286-7640285). Each session is 1 hour and there will be a 30 minute break in between each session.


About the speakers:

Richard Miller: Cornell University, Department of Philosophy. (Professor). Areas of interest and research: Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics. He is the author of the books “Equality, Democracy and National Sovereignty: Reconciling East and West”, “Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power”, “Moral Differences: Truth, Justice and Conscience in a World of Conflict”, “Fact and Method: Explanation, Confirmation and Reality in the Natural and the Social Sciences”, “Analyzing Marx: Morality, Power and History” and of numerous articles in his area.

Tony Smith: Iowa State University, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. (Professor). Areas of interest and research: Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Technology, Marx, Hegel, Habermas. He is the author of the books “Globalisation: A Systematic Marxian Account”, “Technology and Capital in the Age of Lean Production: A Marxian Critique of the ‘New Economy’ ”, “Dialectical Social Theory and Its Critics: From Hegel to Analytical Marxism and Postmodernism”, “The Role of Ethics in Social Theory: Essays from a Habermasian Perspective”, “The Logic of Marx’s Capital: Replies to Hegelian Criticisms”, “Beyond Liberal Egalitarianism: Marx and Normative Social Theory in the Twenty-First Century” and of numerous articles in his area.

William H. Shaw: San Jose State University, Department of Philosophy. (Professor Emeritus). Areas of interest and research: Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy. He is the author of the books “Marx's Theory of History”, “Business Ethics”, “Moore on Right and Wrong: The Normative Ethics of G.E. Moore”, “Contemporary Ethics: Taking Account of Utilitarianism”, “Utilitarianism and the Ethics of War” and of numerous articles in his area.

Andrew Chitty: University of Sussex, Department of Philosophy. (Senior Lecturer). Areas of interest and research: Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Fichte, Marx. He is the author of the book “Karl Marx and Contemporary Philosophy” (with Martin Mc Ivor) and of numerous articles in his area.

Karsten Struhl: City University of New York (John Jay College of Criminal Justice) Department of Philosophy. (Adjunct Lecturer). Areas of interest and research: Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Epistemology, Marxist Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Human Nature, Just War Theory, Ecology, Cross-cultural Philosophy and Problems of Revenge and Punishment. He is the editor of various books and also author of numerous articles in his area.

Türker Armaner: Galatasaray University, Department of Philosophy. (Professor). Areas of interest and research: Social and Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Spinoza, Hegel, Fichte, Marx, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard. He is the author of the books “Dalgakıran,” “Taş Hücre”, “Kıyısız” (short stories), “Tahta Saplı Bıçak”, “Hüküm” (novel), “Tarih ve Temsil” and of numerous articles in his area.

Doğan Göçmen: Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Philosophy. (Professor). Areas of interest and research: Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Economics, Hobbes, Smith, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Husserl. He is the author of the books “Modern Felsefe: Tarihsel Anlamı, Güncel Mirası; Adam Smith, Hegel ve Marx”, “The Adam Smith Problem: Reconciling Human Nature and Society in the ‘Theory of Moral Sentiments’ and ‘Wealth of Nations’” and of numerous articles in his area.

Larry Udell: West Chester State University, Department of Philosophy. (Assistant Professor). Areas of interest and research: Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Economics, Philosophy of Social Sciences. He is the author of various articles in his area.

Jan Kandiyali: İstanbul Technical University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. (Assistant Professor). Areas of interest and research: Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Marx. He is the author of various articles in his area.