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International projects

Current Challenges in Contemporary Phenomenological Research of Subjectivity
Aktuálne výzvy v súčasnom fenomenologickom výskume subjektivity
Program: Medziakademická dohoda (MAD)
Project leader: Mgr. Karul Róbert PhD.
Annotation:The goal of the collaboration of the Slovak and Polish teams is to connect the individual scholarly projects in the fields of phenomenology, political philosophy, history of philosophy and social theory. The collaboration shall focus on two areas. The first one concerns the research of subjectivity with a focus on intentionality, affectivity, corporeality, passivity, but also intersubjectivity, responsivity, and action as key categories. The research takes its point of departure from the work of the representatives of the first and second waves of the phenomenological movement, as well as from the work of contemporary authors who problematize the traditional treatment of these themes. The second area of interest concerns interdisciplinary issues and the debate with the contemporary approaches of neurosciences, psychoanalysis or various currents of postructuralism. The discussed issues comprise the relation between phenomenology in its traditional form and its later developments, methodological points of departure, the position of the first person, the relation of phenomenology and post-phenomenology, as well as inspirational phenomenological reinterpretations.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018

Phenomenology Today. Current Challenges in Contemporary Phenomenological Research of Subjectivity
Fenomenológia dnes. Aktuálne výzvy v súčasnom fenomenologickom výskume subjektivity
Program: Medziakademická dohoda (MAD)
Project leader: Mgr. Vydrová Jaroslava PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2017

Moral Responsibility: Current Theoretical and Practical Questions
Morálna zodpovednosť: aktuálne teoretické a praktické otázky
Program: Medziústavná dohoda
Project leader: PhDr. Smreková Dagmar CSc.
Duration: 1.12.2015 - 31.12.2017

Rationality in Science and Metaphysics
Rationality in Science and Metaphysics
Program: Medziakademická dohoda (MAD)
Project leader: PhDr. Gálik Dušan CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2017

Resources of Phenomenology in the Central European Context
Resources of Phenomenology in the Central European Context
Program: Medziakademická dohoda (MAD)
Project leader: Mgr. Vydrová Jaroslava PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018


National projects

Critical Reflection of the Current Science of Wellbeing
Critical Reflection of the Current Science of Wellbeing
Program: Iné projekty
Project leader: prof. PhDr. Novosád František CSc.
Duration: 1.6.2017 - 31.1.2018

What ‘Fallacy’ Means to Other-Disciplined Peers
Čo znamená „omyl“ v rôznych disciplínach
Program: SASPRO
Project leader: Dr. Zenker Frank
Annotation:The project provides an analysis of the meaning(s) of ‘fallacy’ at the interface of psychology/cognitive science, logic and mathematics, law and argumentation theory, rhetoric and communication studies. We combine conceptual analysis with a spatial model of representation, and account for semantic information by starting from truth-conditions, then transfer this information to a geometric framework using conceptual spaces theory. Project results constitute boundary work across the academic fields in which ‘fallacy’ is presently used with distinct, yet historically and systematically related meanings; secondary use occurs in educational contexts. An application-instance of philosophical methods of analysis and representation to semantic information, the project extends the applicant’s prior work to a new research area; the project structure may readily be applied to other crucial terms and concepts.
Duration: 5.2.2016 - 31.12.2018

Existence, Sociality and Ethos of Action: Phenomenological Challenges and Existential Contexts
Existencia, socialita a étos konania: fenomenologické výzvy a existenciálne súvislosti
Program: VEGA
Project leader: doc. Mgr. Muránsky Martin PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2017

Phenomenon of Culture in Philosophical Reflection
Fenomén kultúry vo filozofickej reflexii
Program: VEGA
Project leader: prof. PhDr. Novosád František CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

Phenomenological noematics and perspectives of phenomenology
Fenomenologická noematika a perspektívy fenomenológie
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Mgr. Sivák Jozef CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2017

Fictionalism in Philosophy and Science
Fikcionalizmus vo filozofii a vo vede
Program: VEGA
Project leader: prof. Mgr. Zouhar Marián PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

Philosophical Anthropology and the Contemporary Civilizational Situation
Filozofická antropológia a súčasná civilizačná situácia
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Karul Róbert PhD.
Project web page:http://www.klemens.sav.sk/fiusav/?q=sk/content/filozoficka-antropologia-sucasna-civilizacna-situacia
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020

Problems of reception and reflection of the history of philosophical and political thinking in Slovakia: a multifocal approach
Problémy recepcie a spracovania dejín filozofického a politického myslenia na Slovensku: multifokálny prístup
Program: VEGA
Project leader: prof. PhDr. Pichler Tibor CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2018

TSFS - The Scope of Formal Semantics
Rozsah formálnej sémantiky
Program: SASPRO
Project leader: Haraldsen Fredrik PhD.
Annotation:My work is concerned with the application of formal models to questions about linguistic meaning and communication. The main research question is whether, and to what extent, recent developments in formal semantics can provide new perspectives on problems that have long been central to philosophy – philosophy of language in particular, but also other branches of philosophy. The work will also address the question of what, precisely, it is that we are modeling when we provide formal models of discourse – speaker intentions, generalizations of common practice, or more abstract rules for “scorekeeping” in linguistic interactions. The goal is twofold; on the one hand, I aim to contribute to cutting-edge research in the philosophy of language; on the other I wish to build bridges between two traditions for investigating questions concerning linguistic meaning and say something about how results in either tradition can and should inform research in the other.
Duration: 1.7.2015 - 30.6.2018

NAMES - Proper Names: Why Go Presuppositional?
Vlastné mená: Prečo zastávať presupozičný prístup?
Program: SASPRO
Project leader: Dr. habil. Zvolenszky Zsófia
Annotation:The project NAMES is based in the philosophy of language but extensively draws on work in theoretical linguistics. If granted the opportunity, during the SASPRO Fellowship period, I aim to develop a presuppositional account of proper names that is superior to Saul Kripke’s proposal that proper names are rigid designators (keep their reference across possible worlds) as well as competing proposals that have recently been put forth in linguistics and philosophy. My starting point is a clarified and modified version of John Searle’s view that proper names are associated with clusters of descriptions: that there is a crucial distinction to be drawn between ordinary and extraordinary uses of proper names (the latter of which include, among others, negative existential claims and identity statements); and that in the ordinary cases (but not the extraordinary ones), the descriptive material in the cluster is presupposed rather than asserted. The crux of my presuppositional account is that in ordinary uses of proper names, the descriptive material is not featured in the truth conditions of the utterance; instead, the truth conditions plausibly feature the object only and the descriptions are part of what’s presupposed. And, more broadly, my aim is to couch these in a comprehensive theory of proper name meaning that accounts for not just truth conditions but also other components of meaning (which include various presuppositions), and specifies systematic connections among these components. With a suitably laid out view of presuppositions (which takes into account recent developments in linguistics), I aim to provide a theory of the meaning of proper names accounting for (among other things) uses like “There are three Marks living in our building” as well as fictional names in a way that is more unified and elegant than rigid-designation-based alternatives and other recent proposals.
Duration: 12.1.2016 - 31.12.2018

Projects total: 15