FAH/PHIL Conference – “Philosophy of Gambling”


Date:

18 - 19 Oct 2019

Time:

All-day

Venue:

E21-3118

Description:

October 18th

9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks

9:15-10:00

Fiona Nicoll (Edmonton)  Beyond “the Zone”: Gambling and Political Philosophy

10:00-10:45

Tim Simpson (Macau)  The Porcelain Ashtray: Taming the Volatility of Baccarat in Macau

10:45-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:00

Rick Dolphijin (Utrecht)  Gilles Deleuze on the (Ideal) Game

12:00-12:45

Kah-Wee Lee (Singapore)  From Vice to Icon: “Moral Laundering” as critique of the present

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:15

Darrel J. B. Manitowabi (Greater Sudbury)  Indigenous Casinos are a Medicine for Colonialism

15:15-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-16:30

Mark Johnson (Edmonton)  The Unpredictability of Gameplay

16:30-17:15

Melody Lu (Maccau) Temporality and Sociality of Casino Space: Comparing an IR and a Gambling Cruise in Singapore

17:15-18:00

Michael Hemmingsen (Guam)  Do Cheaters Never Prosper? Winning by Deception in Purely Professional Games of Pure Chance

18:00-18:20

Cesar Albarran-Torres (Melbourne)  Stock trading apps and digital capitalism: where Wall Street, Silicon Valley and Las Vegas meet

19:00 Dinner

 

October 19th

9:00-9:45

Judith-Frederike Popp (Würzburg)  Daring to play oneself – similarities and differences between gambling and practical self-determination

9:45-10:30

Mario Wenning (Macau)  Gambling in Film Noir

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:30

Nahum Brown (Miyazaki)  Why Does the Future Seem Less Necessary than the Past? Kierkegaard’s Response to Aristotle’s Sea Battle Paradox

11:30-12:15

Csaba Olay (Budapest)  Indulgence in play and gambling: Gadamer and Csíkszentmihályi

12:30 Lunch

15:00-18:00 City Tour

18:00 Dinner

Audience:

All are welcome

Language:

English

Enquiry:

Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme
Tel: (853) 8822 4768
Email: fah.philosophy@um.edu.mo