OZSW Autumn Course ‘Uncommon Notions: Fragments, Obscurities, Authority’ open for registration

The course Uncommon Notions will discuss how the historian of philosophy deals with sources that are not immediately intelligible or whose status is not immediately intelligible on account of their fragmentary, disputed or obscure character. What is an appropriate use of such sources, and how do we determine their status in order to justify their … Continue reading OZSW Autumn Course ‘Uncommon Notions: Fragments, Obscurities, Authority’ open for registration

Programme of “Mind the Gap: (In)famous Oppositions in the History of Philosophy”

Dear OZSW members, What is lost when we sever philosophy and its history into opposing camps? Or does it actually help our understanding to classify authors as analytical versus continental, rationalist rather than empiricist, realists and nominalists, Aristotelians and Platonists? What conception of philosophy lies behind such oppositions? The program of the two-day course “Mind … Continue reading Programme of “Mind the Gap: (In)famous Oppositions in the History of Philosophy”

Dutch-Flemish Day of Philosophy: ‘Tall Tales’

Dear all, On 22 October 2016 an event will take place that is not to be missed: the yearly ‘Dutch-Flemish day of Philosophy’, or, in Dutch, de ‘Nederlands-Vlaamse Filosofiedag’. Its theme will be ‘Tall tales’ (of: ‘Sterke Verhalen’). Dutch and Flemish philosophers are ‘taalkunstenaars’: they have always excelled in combining philosophy with storytelling. To highlight … Continue reading Dutch-Flemish Day of Philosophy: ‘Tall Tales’

OZSW Summer Schools ‘Spinoza in Context’ & ‘Coming to Terms with Power’

The OZSW is delighted to announce that registrations for the Summer Schools ‘Spinoza in Context | The Dutch Republic and Radical Enlightenment’ & ‘Coming to Terms with Power’ are now open. Summer School ‘Spinoza in Context | The Dutch Republic and Radical Enlightenment’ In the first part of this Summer School a great diversity of … Continue reading OZSW Summer Schools ‘Spinoza in Context’ & ‘Coming to Terms with Power’

Symposium “Diversifying Philosophy. Recent Trends in Feminist Thought”

The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW), the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh) invites all who are interested to attend the symposium “Diversifying Philosophy. Recent Trends in Feminist Thought” on September 11 & 12. In the last decades, feminist philosophies have made a fruitful contribution to the international … Continue reading Symposium “Diversifying Philosophy. Recent Trends in Feminist Thought”

Register now for an OZSW Summer School

Are you already making plans for this summer? Consider joining a summer school! Each of the OZSW sections offers an interesting summer school in 2015: Are you interested in History of Philosophy? Check out the summer school Collegium Spinozanum in Groningen. Do you like Theoretical Philosophy? Join the summer school Neurophilosophy: Self, science and society in Nijmegen. Do you … Continue reading Register now for an OZSW Summer School