ReMa Winter School 2023

logo vrije universiteit amsterdamThe Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) and the VU University Amsterdam invite ReMa students in philosophy to register for the two-day conference ReMa Winter School 2023 to take place on February 24-25, 2023.

Organizing university

VU University Amsterdam


24-25 February, 2023


Aurora (room within VU Main Building, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam)

Type of activity

2-day conference

Primary target group

ReMa students in Philosophy and Humanities. Also open to PhD candidates

Application/registration deadline

The registration deadline is 31 January, 2023.

Deadline for sending in proposals January 26th (see more information below)


Preliminary Program Outline (keynote speakers are marked with an *)

Friday 24 February – Day 1

09:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction (start of the conference)
10:15 – 11:30 Prof. dr. Annemie Halsema* (Leiden/VU University) – 45 min lecture, 30 min Q&A
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 13:00 Dr. Naomi Kloosterboer* (VU University) – 45 min lecture, 30 min Q&A
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Training Session 1: Prof. dr. Jeroen de Ridder (VU University) and dr. Rik Peels (VU
University) – Issues in the Philosophical Profession – 60 min training
15:00 – 16:15 Dr. Tamer Nawar* (ICREA-UB) – 45 min lecture, 30 min Q&A
16:15 – 16:30 Tea
16:30 – 17:00 Student Presentation 1 – 15 min presentation, 15 min Q&A
17:00 – 17:30 Student Presentation 2 – Idem
17:30 – 18:00 Student Presentation 3 – Idem
18:00 – 18:30 Walk from VU to De Nieuwe Poort at the Zuidas
18:30 – 21:00 Diner at De Nieuwe Poort (Claude Debussylaan 2, 1082 MD Amsterdam)

Saturday 25 February – Day 2

09:00 – 09:30 Coffee
09:30 – 10:45 Prof. Richard Gaskin* (University of Liverpool) – 45 min lecture, 30 min Q&A
10:45 – 12:00 Prof. Chris Ranalli (VU Amsterdam) – 45 min lecture, 30 min Q&A
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Training session 2: Dr. Tamarinde Haven (Aarhus University) – Issues of Research
Integrity in Philosophy – 60 min training
14:00 – 15:15 Prof. dr. Sebastian Köhler (Frankfurt School of Finance Management) – 45 min lecture, 30 min Q&A
15:15 – 15:30 Tea break
15:30 – 16:00 Student Presentation 4 – 15 min presentation, 15 min Q&A
16:00 – 16:30 Student Presentation 5 – Idem
16:30 – 17:00 Student Presentation 6 – Idem
17:00 – End of conference

Key note speakers

Prof. Richard Gaskin – Liverpool University
Richard Maxwell Gaskin is a British philosopher who serves as a professor at the University of Liverpool. He has published on metaphysics, philosophy of language and logic, and history of philosophy, as well as on philosophy of literature, literary theory, and the European literary tradition.
Gaskin is the author of many published articles and nine books, including: Language and World: A Defence of Linguistic Idealism (2020), Tragedy and Redress in Western Literature: a Philosophical Perspective (2018), Language, Truth, and Literature: a Defence of Literary Humanism (2013), The Unity of the Proposition (2008), Experience and the World’s Own Language: a Critique of John McDowell’s Empiricism (2006), and The Sea Battle and the Master Argument: Aristotle and Diodorus Cronus on the metaphysics of the future (1995).

Prof. dr. Annemie Halsema – Leiden/VU University
Annemie Halsema is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Professor by Special Appointment of Philosophy at the Institute for Philosophy at Leiden University.
Her research project is entitled: ‘Hermeneutics of the gendered, racialized and ageing body’. Most philosophical theories about personal identity take embodiment into account but do not consider social situatedness. Dr. Halsema wants to philosophically understand what embodied factors such as gender, race and age imply, both in terms of a person’s personal identity and in terms of being socially signified.
She wrote two books on Luce Irigaray, Dialectiek van de seksuele differentie (1998) and Luce Irigaray and Horizontal Transcendence (2010), co-edited several books, among which Feminist Explorations of Paul Ricoeur’s Philosophy (2016). Another co-edited volume will appear in 2021, Bodies That Still Matter. Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler.

Dr. Tamer Nawar – University of Groningen
Tamer Nawar is ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona, and was Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen. Research interests include: ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language and logic.

Dr. Naomi Kloosterboer – VU University
Naomi Kloosterboer is a lecturer and researcher in philosophy, teaching in philosophy of mind in the philosophy bachelor and philosophy of science and ethics to students enrolled in biology, life sciences and biomedical science. Her  PhD project was part of the overarching project ‘Science beyond Scientism’, focusing on rational agency and self-knowledge. More specifically, she engages in discussions centered around the first person perspective and transparency.

Prof. dr. Sebastian Köhler
Sebastian Köhler is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. There he teaches within the “Management, Philosophy & Economics” BSc concentration and in the Master of Applied Data Science. He is also responsible for the FS Philosophy Forum. Before joining the Frankfurt School, Köhler was a Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Universität Duisburg-Essen and a Lecturer at Princeton University. A major part of Köhler’s research so far has focused on meta-ethical questions surrounding normativity, at the intersection to the philosophies of Mind and Language. Currently he is interested in the concept of responsibility and surrounding concepts, such as the concept of personal identity. He also has some research interest in the ethics of emerging information technologies. Köhler’s research has been published in internationally leading journals, such as The Journal of PhilosophyEthicsAustralasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, The Philosophical Quarterly, Erkenntnis or Ratio.

Abstract submission

Call for papers

There are 6 time slots for presentations by RMA students, each taking 30 minutes, 15 minutes presentation, and 15 minutes Q&A. Paper proposals should consist of an abstract of 400 words and should be sent to Daniel Muller (

Deadline: 26 January 2023;
Note of decision: approx. 30 January 2023.

Required preparations

Students are expected to read the papers by the main speakers in advance of the conference, and to have 1 question per session available for the Q&A. These questions should be included in the 2.000 word review of the conference.

Last updated on December 8, 2022

Certificate / credit points

Students can earn 2,5 ECTS if they attend the conference and hand in a 2000 word paper in which they review the conference. Deadline for the report: 15 March, 2023. To be send to If a student is selected to give a presentation, they can earn an additional 0,5 ECTS.


ReMa OZSW / LOGOS members excluding dinner: 10 euro

ReMa OZSW / LOGOS members including dinner:  45 euro

Other OZSW members excluding dinner: 25 euro

Other OZSW members including dinner: 60 euro

Non OZSW members excluding dinner: 300 euro

Non OZSW members including dinner: 300 euro

Please note this year no accommodation is included.

How to apply / register

You can directly register for the Winter School 2023 here.

If registration has been closed because the maximum amount of participants has been reached, you can submit your name to the waiting list by sending an email to Please also indicate whether you are a ReMa student or PhD candidate and whether you are a member of the OZSW or not.

Cancellation and registration policy


Daniel Muller, VU University Amsterdam,