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OZSW Autumn School Migration, Borders, and Citizenship

26 October - 30 October

About the topic “Borders have guards and the guards have guns. This is an obvious fact of political life but one that is easily hidden from view—at least from the view of those of us who are citizens of affluent Western democracies.” This observation by Joseph Carens points to a conflict between the widely accepted right of states to control migration and the claims of those who migrate. This conflict gives rise to a series of pressing moral and political…

OZSW course Philosophy of Risk

31 October - 4 November

Actions, policies, and new technologies are often probabilistically linked with particular outcomes in more or less predictable ways. Some of these outcomes are of a negative nature. They are considered as risks associated with the actions, policies, or technologies in question. Risk is an important topic for practical philosophy in general, and applied ethics in particular. For example, it is a central concept used by those who design and regulate technology to evaluate its impact. It is a central concept…

OZSW Course on Moral Psychology

5 November - 9 November

Moral psychology is a growing field of interdisciplinary research that draws on both normative reflection and theorizing in philosophy and empirical research and modelling in psychology and other social sciences. Students will come to understand many of the main concepts and theories in contemporary moral psychology. In addition, they will learn to criticize methodologies and analyses in the empirical literature.

Kant and New Concepts

6 November @ 15:30 - 18:30

OZSW Study Group Joint Seminar   “Klassieke Duitse filosofie en haar Actualiteit” & “Philosophy in Central and Eastern Europe”   The seminar offers an opportunity to discuss the relevance and restrictions of Immanuel Kant’s legacy in today’s theorizing. The floor will be open for shorter presentations (25-30 min). In case you would like to give a presentation, pls. send an e-mail to Natalia Danilkina ( before November 1.   Preliminary Program   15.30 - 16.15  Jakub Szczepański (Krakow), Kant and Secularism 16.15…

OZSW Annual Conference 2017

10 November - 11 November

The fifth annual OZSW conference will take place 10-11 November 2017 at Landgoed Zonheuvel, Doorn. It is the yearly general philosophy conference of the OZSW. More information can be found at the OZSW website. Keynote speakers Christof Rapp (Munich) Henry S. Richardson (Georgetown) Åsa Wikforss (Stockholm)

(Lecture) Demographic obligations to future generations

28 November @ 19:30 - 21:30

Whether the planet that we leave behind for future generations will be ecologically sustainable or not depends on a number of factors – and current and future population size is one of them. Although this claim makes many people uncomfortable, it is at the same time uncontested by the researchers who have investigated this issue. Yet little attention has been paid to the question whether this implies that we have demographic obligations to future generations. I will look at the…

Career event for Ph.D. candidates

30 November @ 13:00 - 18:00

A career event for Ph.D. candidates organized by the OZSW Ph.D. council. Details TBA

(Conference) Hegel’s Relevance Conference 2017

6 December @ 13:15 - 8 December @ 16:30

Concepts of Normativity, Kant or Hegel? How to understand and esteem Kant’s concept of cosmological freedom in a historical and systematic perspective? By elaborating on this question, the Humboldt Kolleg takes up the contemporary interest in Kant and freedom as well as that for Kant’s philosophical predecessors and attempts at a reactualization of German idealists. Program Wednesday, 06.12.17 Room: WN-F607 13.15 – 13.30 Opening 13.30 – 14.30 Lars Heckenroth (Cologne): Das „Ich denke“ zwischen transzendentaler Begründung und absoluter Selbstbestimmung: Hegels…

Digital Humanities, Social Epistemology & Virtue Theory in a Post-Truth Society

14 December - 15 December

The aim of the masterclass is to provide hands-on instruction in digital humanities methods for philosophers and other interested parties. We will cover methods such as exploratory visual analytics, social network analysis, semantic network analysis, and concept operationalization and association techniques. For more info, see the OZSW event page.

2018 OZSW Research Master Winter School

8 January 2018 @ 08:00 - 9 January 2018 @ 13:00
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