David Potts’s recent post on Alasdair MacIntyre induces me to advertise the forthcoming fifteenth annual Summer Conference of the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry, which takes place next week (June 15-17th) in Mugla, Turkey, in association with the Department of Philosophy at Mugla Sitki Kocman University. For those unable to travel to Turkey on such short notice, there’s an online component as well. I’ll be giving a version of a paper I’ve previously posted here, “Teaching Machiavelli in Palestine” (online, alas; Thursday
night afternoon Eastern Time). The conference is free and accessible to all, but requires registration. This year’s theme is “Cross-Cultural Encounters,” an important one in MacIntyre’s work.
I’ve attended maybe three or four of ISME’s conferences in the past, and have always found them worthwhile: indeed, I’m taking three days of PTO from work next week to attend the whole of this year’s conference. Though I don’t see anything on David’s topic, the program otherwise looks spectacular; I hope to see some PoT people there.
PS. From the conference organizer, Peter Wicks:
The in-person sessions held at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University will also be available to watch online. Some will be livestreamed while others will be made available after the session has taken place. I will add the appropriate links to watch the in-person sessions to the online schedule when they become available.
I was initially misled by your headline, since for me the ISME is something else.
Well, my paper can be taken as a contribution to military ethics.
I attended a couple of the IS Military E conferences when they were held in San Diego, mainly as an excuse to get to San Diego. But I found them emotionally wearing.
Just think—if you’d picked the right ISME to attend this year, you’d be on your way to Turkey next week. That, or in front of your computer at home.
Well, I already have one of those options covered.
Also, aren’t we now supposed to say Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi, Türkiye?
I have not encountered a sound argument to that conclusion, no.