RANT Workshop 2021

The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) and the OZSW PhD Council invite PhD students to register for the RANT workshop taking place on Friday June 4th 2021

The RANT Workshop offers a unique opportunity to PhD students to present papers that are still work in progress to an expert audience during an intensive 45 minutes session. Each presenter receives feedback both from the other RANT participants and from one senior scholar who acts as discussant.

The event is organised by the PhD students of one of the OZSW’s partner faculties who select the presenters and match them with discussants. This year PhD researchers at the Erasmus School of Philosophy (Erasmus University Rotterdam) have gathered 5 interesting papers on the topic of conflict and democracy that will be presented over the course of the workshop.

Organizing university

Erasmus University Rotterdam


June 4th, 2021, 10:00 - 17:00



Type of activity


Type of activity


Primary target group

PhD Candidates


10:00-10:45 Barbara Bziuk, Utrecht University

‘The Business Corporation and Theories of Justice’

Commentator: Enzo Rossi, University of Amsterdam

11:00-11:45 Bernd Hoeksema, Radboud University

‘Digital Domination: A Republican Approach to Power and Freedom in the Context of Online Platforms’

Commentator: Dorothea Gädeke, Utrecht University

12:00-12:45 Tarun Kattumana, KU Leuven

‘On the Post-truth Condition and the Expert-Public Relationship: The Case of Contemporary Vaccine Hesitancy’

Commentator: Lisa Herzog, University of Groningen

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-15:15 Merel Talbi, VU Amsterdam

‘The Persuasiveness of Narrative in Polarised Debate’

Commentator: Corina Andone, University of Amsterdam

15:30-16:15 Lucie Chateau, Tilburg University

‘Non-Representative Publicity in the Digital Public Sphere’

Commentator: Thomas Fossen, Leiden University

16:30 Virtual drinks

How to apply / register

Attendance is free of charge. The papers will be circulated amongst those registered two weeks before the workshop (May 21st). Please register by emailing Annalisa (costella@esphil.eur.nl).

Cancellation and registration policy


Måns Abrahamson,

Annalisa Costella,

Eveline Groot,

Catherine Koekoek

PhD researchers at the Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Contact info

For further information, please contact Annalisa Costella (costella@esphil.eur.nl) or Måns Abrahamson (abrahamson@esphil.eur.nl)