Summer Seminar Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam August 26-28 2019 That’s next week!Register now for one of the last spots. In many disciplines text interpretation is a going concern. But strangely enough, epistemologists hardly pay attention to the phenomenon of interpretation, and those who engage in interpretative practices often do so without awareness of epistemological problems. The … Continue reading Hermeneutics as a Form of Epistemology (Summer Seminar)
The Amsterdam Centre for Political Thought and the Challenges research group (UvA, dept. of political science) are pleased to announce an author-meets-critics workshop with Joshua Preiss on his book manuscript ‘In Search of Good Work’. Tuesday 17 September 2019 University of Amsterdam Roeterseilandcomplex (REC) B2.06 9:10-9:20: Introduction by Joshua Preiss 9:20-9:35: Critic 1: Lisa Herzog … Continue reading Book manuscript workshop with Joshua Preiss, ‘In Search of Good Work’
Wednesday 11th September 3.15pm – 5pm in room Omega, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen. Rae Langton famously argues that pornographic speech illocutionarily subordinates and silences women. Making good this view hinges on identifying the context relevant for fixing such force. To do so, a parallel is typically drawn between pornographic recordings and multipurpose signs … Continue reading Ethics Social and Political Philosophy Colloquium, University of Groningen
In honour of Göran Sundholm’s valedictory lecture, a symposion about various topics in theoretical philosophy will be held in the P.J. Veth Building at Leiden University. The Institute of Philosophy, Leiden University P.J. Veth building, Nonnensteeg 2-4 (entrance on the Hortus side), Leiden, room 007 9.45 coffee & opening 10.00 – 11.00 Per Martin-Löf, ‘Epistemic … Continue reading Symposion and Valedictory Lecture of Göran Sundholm
The OZSW congratulates Anna Blijdenstein, Hafez Ismaili M’hamdi en Bert van den Berg with their media appearance in Dutch newspaper Trouw, 23 October 2018. Check out theyoungphilosophers.org, which is hosted by the OZSW, to find an extensive interview about their recent PhD research and also interviews with three other OZSW young philosphers who have recently been awared their PhDs: … Continue reading OZSW promovendi in Trouw
De Jonge Akademie heeft een nieuwe onderwijsvisie gepubliceerd (hier) en daarin staat o.a. een oproep om in alle studies meer aandacht aan filosofie en brede vorming te geven. Namens de OZSW dank aan de Jonge Akademie (en in het bijzonder aan de OZSW leden die lid zijn van de Jonge Akademie) voor het pleidooi voor … Continue reading De Jonge Akademie roept op voor meer filosofie in het onderwijs
The OZSW congratulates OZSW phd-member Marjolein Lanzing with winning the IkSchrijf Essay contest! Marjolein is a PhD candidate at Eindhoven University of Technology, Philosophy and Ethics, School of Innovation Sciences. She won the first prize in the IkSchrijf essay contest with her controversial essay ‘De Vrouw en de Stofzuiger’ (The Woman and the Vacuum Cleaner) … Continue reading Marjolein Lanzing wins IkSchrijf Essay Contest!
Lodi Nauta is the first philosopher to receive the Spinoza Prize. ‘I consider this to be not merely the recognition of my own work, but also of the importance of philosophy and its history.’ Further information and a short movie about Lodi Nauta’s award can be found here. The NWO Spinoza Prize is the highest … Continue reading OZSW member Lodi Nauta receives Spinoza Prize
Recently, the KNAW has hosted a PhD-meeting to discuss the current state of science in general and the Dutch PhD structure specifically. PhD candidates from all disciplines and institutes were invited to reflect on this matter. The most important findings of the meeting are now summarized in a report. Among other issues, the report contains … Continue reading KNAW Report: PhD Candidates on Science 2.0
As you will probably know, the Netherlands is developing a national science agenda. Decisions will be taken in the next few months. See http://www.wetenschapsagenda.nl/. The OZSW and the deans of philosophy in the Netherlands believe that it is important to participate in this process. A large part of our future research funding will be linked … Continue reading Which research questions should OZSW bring to the Nationale Wetenschapsagenda?