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Diaphora: Philosophical Problems, Resilience and Persistent Disagreement

Objective

DIAPHORA serves as a European research and training platform for collaborative research on the nature of philosophical problems, their resilience and the sources of persistent divergence of expert opinion about them, and their relation to conflicts in the practical sphere. More specifically, DIAPHORA’s 3 principal research objectives are (A) to diagnose what makes philosophical problems so resilient and to clarify to what extent the sustained lack of convergence in philosophy can successfully be explained by the hardness of its problems; (B) to explain why the tendency has not been towards a general agnosticism about candidate solutions, but rather towards divergence, and to identify features of philosophical method that allow for such persistent peer disagreement; and (C) to explore whether the dynamics of philosophical debate, despite the subject’s highly theoretical nature, bears important and instructive resemblances to the dynamics of debates about more practical matters and their political and socio-economical antecedents – and hence whether philosophical problems and their attempted resolution can illuminate, and be illuminated by, the procedural and methodological difficulties besetting strategies for the adjudication of public affairs, thereby determining what philosophical thought might contribute to society at large. DIAPHORA joins 7 leading European research centres in philosophy, and 5 partner organisations, 3 of which from the non-academic sector, in the fields of international conflict management, mediation and policy-making, as well as the analysis of social conflict and cultural diversity. It undertakes to provide 14 Early Stage Researchers with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of top-level research within its remit, as well as professional complementary skills training in both the academic and non-academic sectors, with the goal of widening their potential societal contributions and improving their individual career prospects.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Net EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 495 745,92

Participants (6)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 498 432,96
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Neuchâtel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 530 453,52
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
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FK9 4LA Stirling

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Region
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 546 575,76
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 527 318,64
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 546 575,76
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
45, Rue D'ulm
75230 Paris Cedex 05

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 525 751,20

Partners (5)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Belliardstraat 205
1040 Brussel

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ideaborn
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Plaça Comercial 2, Ent. 2
08003 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Institut Català Internacional per la Pau (ICIP)
Spain
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€ 0,00
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes, 658 Baixos
08010 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM)
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167 / Sant Manuel Pavillon - Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site
08025 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Academia Europaea Barcelona Knowledge Hub
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Carme, 47
08001 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00