35th Dutch-Flemish Day of Philosophy

RU_thumbnailThe Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) and University of Groningen invite scholars in philosophy to register for the “35th Dutch-Flemish Day of Philosophy” to take place January 17th, 2015.

Organizing university

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen


17 January 2015


University of Groningen, Faculty of Philosophy

Type of activity


Primary target group

Researchers, PhD students, advanced ReMa students

Application/registration deadline

Extended Deadline for abstracts: 24 December 2014
Extended Deadline for registrations: 24 December 2014

About the topic


Aim / objective

The annual Day of Philosophy is a meeting point for researchers in philosophy at Dutch and Flemish universities.


Programma Nederlands-Vlaamse Filosofiedag / Dutch-Flemish Day of Philosophy

Groningen, 17 januari 2015

10.00 – 10.30 Ontvangst met koffie/thee
Keynote 1
10.30 – 11.15 Andrea Robiglio:

‘A wonderful distance’: Montaigne and the Discovery of (non-European) Heaven

11.15 – 11.45 Daan Dronkers: Trivial Truthmakers Jacques Jacobs:

Credit Rating Agencies: Obligatory Passage Points in Networks of Socio-Material Association

Andrea Strazzoni:

Foundational Strategies in Early Modern Dutch Philosophy.

11.45 – 12.15 Andries de Jong: What Makes Necessary Truths True? Thomas Wells:

Consumer Sovereignity and the Case for Mandatory Ethical Warning Labels

Hanna Vandenbussche: Pascal, Descartes en Malebranche over (on)vrijheid en zelfwaardering
12.15 – 12.45 Joachim Frans: Mathematical reasoning and explanation: a plea for pluralism


Pieter Boele van Hensbroek: Creatief gebruik van politieke concepten door historische Aziatische en Afrikaanse intellectuelen


Martin Lenz:

Is Locke’s Account of Personal Identity Really Subjectivist?

12.45 – 13.45 Lunch
13.45 – 14.15 Herman Veluwenkamp: Robust Realism, Constitutivism and the Shmagency Objection Corijn van Mazijk:

Husserl’s Noema and the Case for Externalism

Jeroen Hopster:

The Role of Empirical Evidence in Evolutionary Debunking Arguments

14.15 – 14.45 Job de Grefte: Assertion Requires Reflectively Accessible Evidence Jasper van den Herik: Representation Rejected: an Enactivist Take on Linguistic Cognition Wouter Kalf:

Hybrid Expressivist-Error Theory

14.45 – 15.15 Coos Engelsma:

A Dilemma for Coherentism

Nathan Perdijk:

Artificial Reward and Punishment

Lucas van den Toorn:

The Disregard for Intersubjectivity Underlying the Metaphysical Kantian Freedom

15.15 – 15.45 Koffie/thee



15.45 – 16.15 Tom Sterkenburg: De mythe van Big Data


Daniela de Paulis: Dubito Ergo Cogito, Cogito Ergo Sum


Ryan Scheerlinck:

Nietzsche en het geval Wagner. Politiek, filosofie en kunst


16.15 – 16.45 Willem van der Deijl:

Well-being Consensusism and Learning from Philosophy

Joost van Driessche:

What Could Peter Pan Have to do With Gravity?

Sjoerd Griffioen:

Moderniteit en christelijk verleden. De Geistesgeschichten van Blumenberg, Berger en Gauchet

16.45 – 17.15 Pouwel Slurink:

Waaraan zijn mensen aangepast?

Tessa Langendam:

The Possibility of Agonistic Institutions

  Keynote 2
17.15 – 18.00 Monica Meijsing:

Who are we, after all? Person and personal identity



Key note speakers

Dr. Monica Meijsing (Tilburg University):  “Wie zijn we nu helemaal? Persoon en persoonlijke identiteit”

Prof. Andrea Robiglio (KU Leuven): ” Andrea Robiglio (Kath. Univ. Leuven): “A wonderful distance’: Montaigne and the Discovery of (non-European) Heaven”

Abstract submission

– 300 words in English or Dutch
– Short CV, and in case of ReMa-students: name of supervisor
Extended deadline for submission: 24 December 2014
– Send to mrs. Fré Moorrees, mail f.c.moorrees@rug.nl

Certificate / credit points



Costs (incl. lunch) are covered by OZSW and RUG for all employees, students, and graduate students of universities. Other interested people can contact the organization. Travel costs will not be reimbursed.

How to apply / register

Extended deadline for registration is 24 December 2014. Register here.
Please contact secretariaat@ozsw.nl if you experience problems with the registration website.

Registration/application form



mrs. Fré Moorrees (RUG) in cooperation with the OZSW

Contact info

Questions about the 35th Dutch-Flemish Day of Philosophy? Contact: f.c.moorrees@rug.nl
Questions about the registration form? Contact: secretariaat@ozsw.nl