Democracy and the Enlightenment


5 th International Conference of the Mediterranean Society for the Study of Scottish Enlightenment

Tuesday, May 24
10:30-11:00 Welcoming Session
Sirin Tekinay (Işık University / Rector)
Greeting and Opening Speech
Dionysis G. Drosos (University of Ioannina): Opening Remarks
Örsan K. Öymen (Işık University): Opening Remarks
11:00-13:00 1st Session
Chair: Halil Turan (Middle East Technical University)
Doğan Göçmen (Dokuz Eylül University): Enlightenment and Democracy: Ancient and Modern
Ioannis A. Tassopoulos (University of Athens): Hobbesian Reciprocity and the Discourse of Factionalism and Democracy in the Federalist Papers: Some Comments on the History of Impartiality
Dionysis G. Drosos (University of Ioannina): Modernity, Liberalism and the Lost Promise of Democracy
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 2nd Session
Chair: Fania Oz-Salzberger (University of Haifa):
Sam Fleischacker (University of Illinois-Chicago): Hume's and Smith's Worries about Democracy
Spyros Tegos (University of Crete): The Problem of Authority in David Hume and Adam Smith
Gökhan Murteza (Kırklareli University): Democracy and Education in Adam Smith
Gloria Vivenza (University of Verona): Adam Smith and Democracy
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:30 3rd Session
Chair: Doğan Göçmen (Dokuz Eylül University):
Nir Ben-Moshe (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign): Comprehensive or Political Liberalism?: The Impartial Spectator and the Justification of Political Principles
Halil Turan (Middle East Technical University): Inequality and (Loss of) Freedom
Özlem Ünlü (Middle East Technical University): Rooting out Rousseauesque Conscience from the Unity of Reason
Wednesday, May 25
11:00-12:30 4th Session
Chair: Örsan K. Öymen (Işık University)
Fania Oz-Salzberger (University of Haifa): From "Republic of Letters" to "Democracy of Letters": The Ambivalent Transition of Europe's Translation-Culture in the Late Eighteenth Century
Yiftah Elazar (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): The Providential Enlightenment of Richard Price
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 5th Session
Chair: Dionysis G. Drosos (University of Ioannina):
Saniye Vatansever (Bilkent University): Kant's Two Conceptions of Enlightenment
Christos Grigoriou (University of Crete): Schiller's Letters on Aesthetic Education. Republicanism and Democracy
Eylem Yolsal-Murteza (Kırklareli University): Democracy as the Dissolution of the Markers of Certainty and the Empty Place of Power
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-18:00 6th Session
Chair: Sam Fleischacker (University of Illinois-Chicago):
Shmuel Feiner (Bar Ilan University): Dreams and Nightmares: Moses Mendelssohn`s Battle for Religious Tolerance
Roberto Rodriguez Milan (Hellenic Open University): The Spanish Enlightenment and Democracy: From "Sinapia" to "La Pepa"
Örsan K. Öymen (Işık University): Atatürk, Democracy and the Turkish Enlightenment
Thursday, May 26
11:00-18:00 Visit to the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace & Archeological Museum.