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Diaphora: Philosophical Problems, Resilience and Persistent Disagreement

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

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)

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LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 530 453,52

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 527 318,64

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

Partners (5)

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SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND VZW

Ideaborn s.l.

International Catalan Institute for Peace

United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM)

Academia Europaea | Barcelona Knowledge Hub

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 675415

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 670 853,76

  • EU contribution

    € 3 670 853,76

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain