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Autumn School: “Beyond the Canon: Unexplored Topics and Forgotten Thinkers?”

25 October @ 08:00 - 26 October @ 17:00

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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…
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 at Tilburg University, The Netherlands. 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.   Confirmed Lecturers Han Thomas Adriaenssen (University of Groningen) Liam Kofi Bright (London School of Economics) Gary Ostertag (CUNY, New York)  Marta Sznajder (MCMP, Munich)   Submission Guidelines 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. 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 and a short CV (max 2 pages). If you wish to participate without presenting a paper, please send a short CV (max. 2 pages) and a brief motivation (max. 1 page). The deadline for submissions is June 1. Dutch MA and Ph.D. students can earn study points (ECTS) by participating.   Costs OZSW members: 90 euro non-OZSW members: 150 euro The fee covers course materials, administration costs, coffee breaks, and one dinner   Dates and deadlines June 01: Submission deadline June 30: Notifications October 25-26: Autumn School   Contact info For questions concerning 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).  

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 at Tilburg University, The Netherlands. 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.

 

Confirmed Lecturers

Han Thomas Adriaenssen (University of Groningen)

Liam Kofi Bright (London School of Economics)

Gary Ostertag (CUNY, New York) 

Marta Sznajder (MCMP, Munich)

 

Submission Guidelines

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. 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 and a short CV (max 2 pages). If you wish to participate without presenting a paper, please send a short CV (max. 2 pages) and a brief motivation (max. 1 page). The deadline for submissions is June 1. Dutch MA and Ph.D. students can earn study points (ECTS) by participating.

 

Costs

OZSW members: 90 euro

non-OZSW members: 150 euro

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

 

Dates and deadlines

June 01: Submission deadline

June 30: Notifications

October 25-26: Autumn School

 

Contact info

For questions concerning 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).

 

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