Beyond the Canon: Unexplored Topics and Forgotten Thinkers

The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) invites PhD and Research Master Students in Philosophy to register for the course ‘Beyond the Canon: Unexplored Topics and Forgotten Thinkers’, to take place on 25 and 26 October, 2019. 

Organizing university

Tilburg University

Date(s)

Friday, October 25, 2019 - Saturday, October 26, 2019

Type of activity

2-day autumn school, including lectures by an international staff of four renowned lecturers and student presentations

Type of activity

For this activity PhD students and ReMa students can – after successful completion – earn a certificate. However, the OZSW is not accredited to reward students with credits/ECTS directly. The study load is mentioned on the certificate, which can usually be exchanged for ‘real’ credits (ECTS) at your home university. More information. The study load for this activity is as follows: ....

Primary target group

PhD students, 2nd year ReMa students

If places available, also open to

All other students and philosophers

Application/registration deadline

Saturday, June 1, 2019

About the topic

Textbooks on the history of philosophy deal with what are widely agreed to be the most important themes and thinkers of the past two-and-a-half thousand years. They discuss, among others, the views of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, and Kant, as well as the major traditions and debates in epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics: rationalism vs. empiricism, essentialism vs. nominalism, realism vs. idealism, and consequentialism vs. deontology.

But how did the philosophical canon presented in the textbooks arise? To what extent does the canon give an accurate picture of the philosophical tradition? And are there thinkers, topics, themes or traditions that are worthy of note but that have not been taken up in the canon? Questions like these will be at the heart of the OZSW Autumn School of 2019. Our lecturers Han Thomas Adriaenssen, Liam Kofi Bright, Gary Ostertag, and Marta Sznajder will discuss these questions, calling on a wide range of periods and philosophical traditions.

Aim / objective

The course is an opportunity for graduate students to reflect on canon formation in philosophy. Furthermore, by participating in this course students will gain more experience in presenting their work to their peers and to senior researchers.

Program

The course will take place over two days, and consists of lectures and student-presentations. A detailed program will be posted here at a later time.

Lecturers

Han Thomas Adriaenssen, University of Groningen
Liam Kofi Bright, London School of Economics
Gary Ostertag, City University of New York
Marta Sznajder, Ludwig Maxilian University of Munich

Abstract submission

If you wish to submit a paper for presentation, please send an email to a.a.verhaegh@uvt.nl and attach the following:

  • A paper abstract of max. 500 words
  •  A short CV (max 2 pages).

The deadline for submissions is June 1. You will be notified whether your paper has been accepted by June 30.

If you wish to participate without presenting a paper, please send a short CV (max 2 pages) and a brief motivation (max. 200 words) before June 1.

Certificate / credit points

For this activity PhD students and ReMa students can – after successful completion – earn a certificate. However, the OZSW is not accredited to reward students with credits/ECTS directly. The study load is mentioned on the certificate, which can usually be exchanged for ‘real’ credits (ECTS) at your home university. More information. The study load for this activity is as follows: 1 EC or 2,5 EC (see below).

1. Students can present a paper or an issue they encounter in their own research in a one-hour student-led session, consisting of a presentation and discussion.
This form of participation will be rewarded with 2,5 EC.
2. Mere attendance, including preparation by reading the assigned literature and participation in the discussions. 1 EC.

Costs

OZSW members: 90 euro
non-OZSW members: 150 euro

The fee covers course materials, administration costs, lunches, coffee breaks and one dinner.

How to apply / register

Dependening on how you want to participate, you can apply as follows:

  • If you want to present a paper: send 1) an abstract (500 words), and 2) your CV.
  • If you want to attend the workshop: send 1) a brief letter of motivation (max. 1 page), and 2) your CV.

Please send your application by email with the subject line “Registration for Autumn School” to Sander Verhaegh, A.A.Verhaegh@uvt.nl before 1 June 2019. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent around 30 June 2019. If you are accepted you will be asked to register through the website in order to pay the fee. Your registration will be complete only after you have paid the fee.

 

Organizers

Sander Verhaegh, Tilburg University

Contact info

For questions regarding the content of the course, please contact
Sander Verhaegh (a.a.verhaegh@uvt.nl).
Please contact the OZSW secretariat for any practical inquiries (secretariaat@ozsw.nl).