About Conference

   Since the 40s of the twentieth century we remain under the overwhelming domination of the value system formed by the Anglo-Saxon culture. This domination has grown even more at the end of the last century, after the fall of the so-called “regime of real socialism”. In the culture of the West a clear contradiction appeared between the motto of diversity propagated on the theoretical level and the great advantage of ideology on the practical level. The high point of this ideology is the so-called “neoliberal economy” or “economic neoliberalism”. The influence of neoliberalism goes far beyond the purely economic sphere and includes aspects of the functioning of society, which until now belonged to philosophy and other related areas. Rooted in the Protestant value system – or rather Calvinist – neoliberalism stands out for its pragmatism and the cult of work. At the same time, the logic of the system imposes that a small part of society accumulates wealth indefinitely, not limiting itself to this concentration of capital. The acceptance of these assumptions into the benefits category becomes the main reference point, and interpersonal relationships begin to resemble the relationship between the client and the service provider. This practical attitude, which permeates all areas of social life, together with the requirements of the market economy also mandates that each human activity aims to obtain economic benefits.

   The objective of the international conference “Philosophical and social thought in Spain and Latin America” planned for 13 – 14 September 2018 is not a criticism of the dominant axiological order but a memento of the mentioned principle of diversity. The organizers presuppose that only the struggle between ideas and different life models cause life to improve authentically at the individual and social level. Although mastering the concept and model, even in many aspects, sooner or later leads to lethargy and stagnation.

   In this situation we have decided to appeal to another system of values, not based on Protestantism, which reflects the rich tradition of the peoples of southern Europe. The choice of the Spanish language in this case allows, in our search for diversity, to go even further, outside Europe, to the countries of Latin America. In the sphere of values we want to oppose here a system that comes from Calvinism (economic benefit, pragmatism and the idea that each of our activities has to have a specific goal) to the other system, more vital, more human, the system that dominates in the countries Catholics of southern Europe and Latin America (disinterest, exuberance, spontaneity).

   The conference is the second part of the one that took place in Lublin, May 15 – 16, 2014.

Conference programme


10.00 – 10.10     Inauguración

10.10 – 10.30     Raúl Fornet Betancourt (Universität Bremen), Filosofía intercultural: filosofía para un mundo plural en convivencia

10.30 – 10.50     Katrine Helene Andersen (Københavns Universitet), Pensar en el exilio. Juan Larrea y el Nuevo Mundo

10.50 – 11.10    Marta Nogueroles Jové (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Mujeres y pensamiento en España

11.10 – 11.30    Lorena Zuchel Lovera (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso – Chile), Interculturalidad en Chile: desafíos para una filosofía política contemporánea

11.30 – 12.10    Preguntas y respuestas

12.10 – 12.40    Café

12.40 – 13.00    Christian Viera Álvarez (Universidad de Valparaíso – Chile), Crisis de representatividad y nuevos movimientos constituyentes en América Latina

13.00 – 13.20    Vladimer Luarsabishvili (University of Georgia), La ética y educación en el pensamiento de Miguela de Unamuno

13.20 – 13.40    Manuel Menéndez (Universidad de Alicante), El quijotismo de la Generación del 1914

13.40 – 14.10    Preguntas y respuestas

14.10 – 15.10    Almuerzo

15.10 – 15.30    Gerardo López Sastre (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), La actualidad del pensamiento de Ortega y Gasset. ¿Qué nos cabe reivindicar?

15.30 – 15.50    Witold Jacórzyński (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores Sureste; San Cristóbal de las Casas – México), El perspectivismo en la filosofía de Ortega y Gasset

15.50 – 16.10    Manuel Sánchez Cuesta (Universidad Complutense), María Zambrano. Una nueva razón filosófica: la razón poética

16.10 – 16.40    Preguntas y respuestas                            

18.00 – 21.00    Cena


10.00 – 10.20     Iwona Krupecka (Uniwersytet Gdański), Enactivismo y solidaridad: ¿cómo fundamentar la idea de la “vida buena”?

10.20 – 10.40     Dorota Leszczyna (Uniwersytet Wrocławski), Ortega y sus condiscípulos de la Escuela de Marburgo. La correspondencia con Nicolai Hartmann de los años 1907–1921

10.40 – 11.00    Mieczysław Jagłowski (Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie), Más allá de los límites del neoliberalismo: las perspectivas latinoamericanas

11.00 – 11.20    Mateusz Ozimek (Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinie), El concepto de acción en el pensamiento de J. Ortega y Gasset

11.20 – 12.00    Preguntas y respuestas

12.00 – 13.00    Almuerzo


Boardroom of the Council of the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology of the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska

Plac Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 4
20-031 Lublin, Poland
(ground floor, room 4)

Important dates

15 June 2018 – the abstract submission deadline
15 August 2018 – the conference fees deadline
13 – 14 September 2018 – the date of the conference

Conference fee

150 EUR / 600 PLN

Payment Details:
Payments in EUR:
Bank Code : 11401094
with a note "Filozofia hiszpanska"

Payments in PLN:
84 1140 1094 0000 2905 1600 1133
with a note "Filozofia hiszpanska"

mBank SA O/Lublin
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 6
20-002 Lublin


e-mail: konferencja@filozofiahiszpanska.umcs.lublin.pl

Organized by:

The Department of Ethics
Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin

Organizing committee:
Prof. dr hab. Mieczysław Jagłowski (Uniwersytet Warmińsko - Mazurski, Olsztyn)
Prof. dr hab. Lesław Hostyński (Uniwersytet Marii Curie - Skłodowskiej, Lublin)
Dr. hab. Krzysztof Polit, prof. nadzw. UMCS (Uniwersytet Marii Curie - Skłodowskiej, Lublin)
Mgr Krzysztof Rojek (Uniwersytet Marii Curie - Skłodowskiej, Lublin)