The defense of a doctal dissertation is a public, ceremonial event in the Netherlands. The calendar below displays upcoming an past defenses of OZSW PhD student members. The OZSW congratulates the students in question with this accomplishment.
Are you planning on defending your own PhD? Please let us know, by filling in the form below, or by sending an email to the OZSW Office at email@example.com. This way we will ensure that your PhD defense will be featured on our website.
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PhD Defence S.L.V. Griffoen: “Contested Modernity. Karl Löwith, Hans Blumenberg and Carl Schmitt and the German Secularization Debate”
Contested Modernity. Karl Löwith, Hans Blumenberg and Carl Schmitt and the German Secularization Debate. Abstract: This dissertation investigates the debate between Karl Löwith, Hans Blumenberg and Carl Schmitt on the issue of secularization and the problematic place of religion in modernity. Besides reconstructing their philosophical positions, this study also analyzes and evaluates the significance of their contributions in the historical development of the broader German secularization debate. It explores how ‘secularization’ functioned as a key concept in the German societal-intellectual…
Instructions for OZSW PhD students
Please bear the following in mind when adding your PhD defense to the calendar:
- Select the category “Doctoral thesis defense by OZSW members” to get included in the calendar above. Also select your university as a category.
- As event title, include: “PhD defense “[title of your dissertation]”; this is most informative for the main event calendar.
- Put “By [your name]” in the excerpt. Nothing more.
- Please include a short summary of the topic (length about the size of a back cover) under the main event description area.
We moderate all event submissions, so it may take some days before the event appears on the site. Thank you for your patience.