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Vlaams-Nederlandse Filosofiedag

16 September

After a successful premier last year, this year’s Dutch-Flemish Day of Philosophy will again feature academic philosophy with a twist. The model for the event is the so-called ‘Science Slam,’ an increasingly popular event where research reporting and story-telling go hand in hand

OZSW debate “Do Robotics and Automation Threaten the Good Life?”

19 September @ 16:00 - 18:00

The increasing use of robotics and ICT to replace both physical work and, increasingly, service work raises questions about the importance of work to quality of life and having a meaningful life.  Is work part of the good life, and if so, what kind of work?  Do people have a right to work?  Who is threatened by automation and who isn’t, and what does this imply for the distribution of welfare in society? Four panel members from the areas of…

OZSW Theoretical Philosophy Networking & Speed Dating Event

22 September

The day has two main aims: (1) To get input, ideas and a clearer view on the tasks and possibilities of the OZSW Theoretical Philosophy Section, (2) To facilitate networking between section members by means of speed dates and pitches/posters.

OZSW Studygroup Meeting Christian Philosophy with Jonathan Chaplin

22 September @ 10:00 - 18:00

The OZSW studygroup Christian Philosophy hosts dr. Jonathan Chaplin (UK) at the VU (exact location t.b.a.). Program (provisional): 10.00-10.30 Arrival of participants 10.30-12.00 Lecture + discussion by dr. Jonathan Chaplin 12.00-13.00 Lunch 13.00-14.30 PhD student Presentations (3x) 14.30-15.00 Break 15.00-16.30 PhD student Presentations (3x) 16.30-16.45 Closure 16.45-18.00 Drinks This event is supported through an OZSW Studygroup Grant.

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.

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)

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.

OZSW course Contemporary Political Philosophy

12 January 2018
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Contemporary political philosophy shows a great variety of approaches, methods, and topics. We will discuss some of the core questions in contemporary political philosophy and engage in close reading classical and contemporary texts. The course will focus on selected topics concerning order and conflict; liberalism and republicanism; theories of justice; democratic theory; and methodological disputes about realism and idealism. The general idea of the course is to have a discussion in seminar style. All invited speakers deliver two texts. Speaker…

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