Netherlands, Groningen

Understanding the Past Today: Methodology in the History of Philosophy

when 26 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 150

This summer school will offer a clear overview of different approaches to the study of the history of philosophy. Participants will be encouraged to reflect upon their own practices of interpretation, and develop a more thought-through method to approach philosophical texts of the past.

During the morning sessions there will be lectures by established scholars working in different areas of the history of philosophy. Some of these lectures will deal with the issue of methodology directly, while others will do so by means of a case study of recent research.

In the afternoons, there will be short presentations by participants, as well as round table discussions on selected texts. Participants who wish to present may either present a short paper on methodology or a case study of their own research. (See “Course Information”.)

The summer school aims to foster interactions between philosophers at different stages of their career, as well as between philosophers working in different fields.

This summer school is organized by the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen in collaboration with the Dutch Research School of Philosophy (www.ozsw.nl). It is part of the events of the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought (www.rug.nl/gcmemt).

Course leader

Bianca Bosman, MA
Prof. Dr. Martin Lenz
Dr. Andrea Sangiacomo

Target group

Participants should be currently pursuing an academic programme in philosophy (bachelor, master, PhD) or have done so in the past. They are expected to have familiarity with and affinity for the history of philosophy.

If one does not meet the requirements but is interested nonetheless, please contact us before applying.

Course aim

The summer school aims to foster interactions between philosophers at different stages of their career, as well as between philosophers working in different fields.

Credits info

EC TBA
A certificate of attendance will be awarded

Fee info

EUR 150: The fee (€ 150) includes:
• Participation in the summer school
• Course materials
• Coffee, tea and cookies during breaks
• Five lunches
• One dinner
• A city tour on Sunday afternoon, followed by welcoming drinks
EUR 100: UG students and ReMa & PhD students who are OZSW members will pay the fee of € 100, which includes:
• Participation in the summer school
• Course materials
• Coffee, tea and cookies during breaks
• Five lunches
• One dinner
• A city tour on Sunday afternoon, followed by welcoming drinks

Register for this course
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