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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.

Field of science

  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92

Participants (6)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
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FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
45, Rue D'ulm
75230 Paris Cedex 05
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (5)

SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND VZW
Belgium
Address
Belliardstraat 205
1040 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Ideaborn s.l.
Spain
Address
Plaça Comercial 2, Ent. 2
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
International Catalan Institute for Peace
Spain
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes, 658 Baixos
08010 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM)
Spain
Address
Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167 / Sant Manuel Pavillon - Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site
08025 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Academia Europaea | Barcelona Knowledge Hub
Spain
Address
Carme, 47
08001 Barcelona
Activity type
Other