Semifinals SPO 2018

The semifinals of the Swiss Philosophy Olympiad 2018 took place in Geneva, Immensee and Wetzikon in January 2018.

1. University of Geneva, January 11, 2018

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Organizer

  • Stephanie Pereiras Gomes, University of Geneva (BA student)

Workshop

  • Steve Humbert-Droz, University of Geneva (PhD student)

Participants

  • Sasha Calame, Institut Florimont (GE)
  • Juliette Cuvelier, Collège Voltaire (GE)
  • Souhaila Hussein, Lycée Pareto (VD)
  • Lara Koull, Gymnase Intercantonal de la Broye (VD/FR)
  • Léonore Lavorel, Institut Florimont (GE)
  • Rodrigo Leon Bustos, Institut Florimont (GE)
  • Maria Lung, CEC André-Chavanne (GE)
  • Matthew Meyer, Collège Claparède (GE)
  • Juliette Parchet, Ecole Moser (GE)
  • Mateo Spina, École Des Buissonnets (VS)
  • Sturzenegger Eric, Institut Florimont (GE)

Jury

  • Nicolas Burnand, Collège Voltaire
  • Lara Jost, University of Geneva (MA Student)
  • Roberto Keller, University of Geneva (MA Student)
  • Stephanie Pereiras Gomes, University of Geneva (BA Student)

2. Kantonsschule Zürcher Oberland, January 11, 2018

Organizer

  • Prof. Dr. Jürg Berthold, University of Zurich/Kantonsschule Zürcher Oberland

Participants

 

  • Pio Blieske, Kantonsschule Zürcher Oberland
  • Hesekiel Carrasco, Kantonsschule Romanshorn
  • Vanesa Fabryova, Kantonsschule Wil
  • Gabriela Frey, Kantonsschule Zürcher Oberland
  • Michelle Frey, Kantonsschule Wil
  • Nadine Keller, Kantonsschule Romanshorn
  • Carlo Kunz, Kantonsschule Zürcher Oberland
  • Amelie Rüegsegger, Kantonsschule Wil
  • Louise Roos, Kantonsschule Schaffhausen
  • Janaina Rüegg, KZO
  • Axel Vanoni, Kantonsschule Romanshorn

Jury

  • Hugo Anthamatten, Kantonsschule Baden
  • Prof. Dr. Jürg Berthold, Kantonsschule Zürcher Oberland/University of Zurich
  • Friedemann Biber, University of Zürich (PhD student)
  • PD Dr. Roger Hofer, Kantonsschule Im Lee
  • Marcel Meyer, Kantonsschule Zürcher Oberland
  • Dr. Karl-Werner Modler, Kantonsschule Baden
  • Debora Mühlebach, University of Zürich (PhD student)
  • Joel Strassberg, University of Zürich (MA student)
  • Dr. Urs Strässle, Kantonsschule Zürcher Oberland

3. Gymnasium Immensee, January 11, 2018

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Organizer

  • Flavio Carrera, Gymnasium Immensee

Participants

  • Valérie Hug, Kantonsschule Baden
  • Tim Krappel, Kollegium Spiritus Sanctus Brig
  • Svenja Hammer, Stiftsschule Einsiedeln
  • Sascha Schultz, Gymnase Beaulieu, Lausanne / Gymnasium Oberwil
  • Sara Wälti, Gymnasium Hofwil
  • Patrizia Ruffiner, Kollegium Spiritus Sanctus Brig
  • Maurizio Piu, Gymnasium Thun
  • Manuel Rölli, Kantonsschule Limmattal
  • Julia Saluz, Gymnasium Immensee
  • Elin Giger, Gymnasium Immensee
  • Rafaela Schinner, Kollegium Spiritus Sanctus Brig
  • Christine Brungard, Gymnasium Neufeld

Jury

  • Barbara Gavez, Kantonsschule Olten
  • Klingsor Reimann, Freies Gymnasium Bern
  • Dr. Juliette Gloor, Gymnasium Oberaargau Langenthal
  • Michelle Wüthrich, Kollegium St. Michael Fribourg
  • Dr. Jonas Pfister, Gymnasium Neufeld Bern

Topics

  1. Are all inequalities injustices?
  2. Does a work of art address only the people of its time?
  3. “Our cognitive structures play a significant role in the way we describe and grasp the world, but these cognitive concepts and structures are not fixed a priori [a priori: prior to experience] and immune to change, they can change – and that changes our view of the world” (Hans Albert: Plädoyer für kritischen Rationalismus, 1971)
  4. “Scientific hypotheses or theories are not derived from observed facts, but invented with the intention of explaining them.” (Carl Hempel, 1966)