Identity and Self-respect

International Conference (TÁMOP-4.2.2/B-10/1-2010-0024, Új Széchenyi Terv)
Time: June 6-8, 2013; Place: University of Debrecen Main Building Room X. and Library of Philosophy Department, Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1.

June 6, Thursday
11:00 Opening: Kertész András (member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Debrecen)
11:15 Plenary lecture: Heller Ágnes (member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) – Reflections on the dynamics of personal identity
12:15 Lunch
13:30 Milton Fisk (professor emeritus, Indiana University) – Recognition, society, and struggle
14:10 Krémer Sándor (University of Szeged) – Rorty’s and Shusterman’s concepts of the self
14:35 Nemes László (University of Debrecen) – Dual-process theories and moral virtues in ancient and contemporary philosophical practice
15:00 Bujalos István (University of Debrecen) – Social bases of self-respect
15:25 Coffee break
15:45 Losoncz Alpár (University of Novi Sad) – How lonely is the self-respecting agent?
16:10 Nyírő Miklós (University of Miskolc) – From Anerkennung to Zugehörigkeit. The I-Thou encounter from a hermeneutic perspective
16:35 Bodnár János Kristóf (University of Debrecen) – Some remarks on the question of self-identity in the lights of Wittgenstein’s thoughts
17:00 Forró Enikő (Partium University, Nagyvárad) – Self-esteem as human dignity
17:25 Tófalvi Zselyke (Central European University, Budapest) – Ethnic identities in Romania between social constructions and political instruments
19:30 Reception, welcome speech by Gaál István (president of Centre of Arts, Humanities and Sciences, University of Debrecen)

June 7, Friday
9:00 Hugh McDonald (City University of New York) – Identity
9:40 Ullmann Tamás (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) – Beyond narrative identity and traumatic subjectivity
10:05 Bánfalvi Attila (University of Debrecen) – Identity and the two ’proprioceptions’
10:30 Németh Lenke (University of Debrecen) – The cultural Mulatto and post-ethnic American drama
10:55 Coffee break
11:15 Nyirkos Tamás (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest) – Respect without identity? – Metapolitical approaches
11:40 Mester Béla (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) – ‘From the best state to the possible one’ – Origins of the modern political community
12:05 Biró-Kaszás Éva (University of Debrecen) – Self-respect and modern Jewish identity in Arendt’s work
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Bugár M. István (University of Debrecen) – Autonomy, personhood and self-respect: perspectives around 400
13:55 Lisa Pope Fischer (City University of New York) – Talking back: Reflections of a researcher’s experience and identity construction
14:20 Biczó Gábor (University of Miskolc) – The „Self” and the „Other”: Philosophical reflections on the anthropological sense of the „Other”
14:45 Coffee break
15:25 Walter Brand (City University of New York) – Hijacked
16:30 Sight-seeing tour in Debrecen: Great Reformed Church, Reformed College, Déri Museum
18:00 Visiting exhibitions of MODEM (Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts) guided by Kukla Krisztián (director of MODEM)
20:30 Dinner

June 8, Saturday
9:00 Bényei Tamás (University of Debrecen) – Kipling’s colonial encounters: (Self-)respect and identity in postcolonial intersubjectivity
9:25 Laureen Park (City University of New York) – Self-respect – in the light of narcissism
9:50 Kelemen István (University of Debrecen) – Self-respect and identity: The Wittgenstein case
10:15 Kakuk Péter (University of Debrecen) – Habermas, the new genetics and our posthuman identity
10:40 Coffee break
10:55 Csató Péter (University of Debrecen) – What Roy Batty knew: The ethics of alterity and solidarity in human-android interaction
11:20 Váró Kata Anna (University of Debrecen) – The question of national identity in British cinema
11:45 Soltész Péter (University of Debrecen) – Worldview and identity