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Девети европейски конгрес по аналитична философия (ECAP 9)
The 9th European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 9)

Author(s): Anton Donchev, Maria Bakalova, Madelaine Angelova, Dimitar Elchinov, Lilia Gurova
Subject(s): Epistemology, Analytic Philosophy, Conference Report
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: analytic philosophy; congress; ECAP 9; European Society for Analytic Philosophy; Bulgarian participation

Summary/Abstract: We present an overview of the 9th European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 9), held from August 21 to 26, 2017, at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. The article begins with the presentation of some general information about the congress and its history. Then we focus on the main topics of the congress, including its plenary talks and symposia. Three ongoing tendencies in contemporary analytic philosophy are outlined:1) a widening of the scope of analytic philosophy (now including disciplines such as analytic metaphysics and analytic aesthetics);2) a blurring of the lines between the traditional philosophical disciplines (e.g., between methodology of science and analytic metaphysics, or between analytic epistemology and ethics);3) the addition of new methods in the toolbox of traditional analytic philosophy (such as computer simulations and even experimental techniques).Last but not least, we note the considerable Bulgarian presence at ECAP 9, and argue that the road towards a regular strong Bulgarian presence at international philosophical congresses goes through an educational reform that emphasizes building skills for clear and consistent argumentative writing.

  • Issue Year: XXVI/2017
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 151-159
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English, Bulgarian