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Economy, culture, values. On the origins of social and cultural sciences in 150th birth anniversary of Heinrich Rickert

Added by skatallinger on 2013-01-17

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2013-05-15
Last Date Last Day: 2013-05-17
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2013-03-04

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Andrzej Karalus
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Address Address: Faculty of Managment and Economics, Gdansk University of Technology, ul. Narutowicza 11/12, GdaDsk, 80-233, Poland

Conference Description:

Faculty of Management and Economics of GdaDsk University of Technology in cooperation with Institute of Philosophy at the University of Silesia and Institute of Philosophy at Nicolaus Copernicus University in ToruD organizes International Scientific Conference, commemorating two important anniversaries for Gdansk University of Technology: 150th birth anniversary of Heinrich Rickert, famous German philosopher, and 20th anniversary of the establishment of Faculty of Management and Economics of GdaDsk University of Technology.

Double jubilee, in which name of the harbinger of the methodological reflection in humanities converges with the creation of the institution that cultivates knowledge about the socio-economical phenomena brings about an excellent opportunity to rethink the foundations of social and cultural sciences. Questions regarding the specificity of the subject investigated by these sciences, problem of their philosophical moorings and specific character of their applied methods and scientific procedures outlines the scope and issues which our conference would like to address.

Conference is focusing on four main thematic domains:
I. Methodology of social sciences with the special consideration of economics: Philosophical and methodological aspects of economic theories; What is value in economics and how to define it? Is economics an empirical science? The limits of verifiability of various hypotheses, claims and propositions put forward in economics; Econometric model and the problem of its applicability in economics; Theoretical status of econometrical models; Is economics a “hard science”? How to distinguish between the „good” economic theory and „bad”? Economic anthropology.

II. Methodology of cultural sciences; Philosophical foundations of the cultural sciences; Problem of definition and autonomy of „cultural sciences”; Problem of demarcation in humanities (Geisteswissenschaften) and natural sciences (Naturwissenschaften); Classical conceptions of cultural sciences.
III. Heinrich Rickert as a philosopher and methodologist; The essence of cultural sciences according to Rickert; Specificity of the Neo-Kantian approach towards culture; Heinrich Rickert in historical perspective (polemical context); Topicality of Heinrich Rickert’s philosophy.

IV. Problem of interactions and interrelationships between the philosophical reflection and natural sciences: philosophical and ethical foundations of social and natural sciences; importance of philosophy and ethics in social, economic and business sciences; philosophical, sociological and ethical aspects of technological development.
All the prospective authors who specialize in the topics of:

-methodology of economics, history of neo-Kantianism, anthropology of economics, philosophical foundations of sciences, philosophy of culture, Heinrich Rickert’s philosophy, methodology of human sciences, business ethics, theory of value in economics, specificity of social sciences

are invited to submit abstracts of as yet unpublished papers.
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