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27 May 2021

Ruth E. Hagengruber: A Stolen History. A Critical Examination of the History of Philosophy and a Plea for a New Renaissance.

Talk | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM |

The International Philosophy Olympiads (IPO), which is a competition for high-school pupils, first took place in 1993, by an initiative of the Department of Philosophy of Sofıa University to invite a group of philosophers from various countries.

Main topics for discussion at eIPO 2021 will be:
1) Realism versus Idealism in political philosophy: throughout the history of political philosophy and politics, there has been continual debate about the roles of idealism versus realism. For contemporary political philosophy, this debate manifests in notions of ideal theory versus nonideal theory. Nonideal thinkers shift their focus from theorizing about full social justice, asking instead which feasible institutional and political changes would make a society more just. Ideal thinkers, on the other hand, question whether full justice is a standard that any society is likely ever to satisfy. And, if social justice is unrealistic, are attempts to understand it without value or importance, and merely utopian?
2) Interpretations of key utopian and anti-utopian texts to demonstrate how they construct, challenge and explore the ideas and forms of social phenomenons in the past and present. earlier utopian writings and the social and political ideals of their own periods
3) Is contemporary culture a prove of utopian eclipse by the dystopian narratives?
4) How to set ambitious goals and practical principles for creating a desirable society?
5) What is the role of utopian thinking in critical thinking?

More information can be found on the eIPO website.


27 May 2021

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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