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Marianne Doury: A descriptive approach to argumentative norms

Lecture by Marianne Doury (Paris), organized by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy

A French trend in argumentation studies may be characterized by the descriptive stance it takes towards argumentative practice, and by its anchorage in linguistics – both characteristics are not independent from one another (Plantin, Amossy, Micheli, Doury). Such an approach to argumentation aims at...(continue reading...)

WhenWe 25-05-2016
WhereFaculty of Philosophy, room Omega

Social Minds: Workshop on Early Modern Philosophy of Language

Workshop on Early Modern Philosophy of Language View programme...

WhenTh 26-05-2016
WhereFaculty of Law, Turftorenstraat 21, room T11, Groningen

Why Saying Can Make It So

Lecture by JP Smit (Stellenbosch) organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Searle has claimed that all of institutional reality depends on our implicit acceptance of declarations (like "I now pronounce you husband and wife", "This note is legal tender", etc.). I highlight some problems with this view, and then...(continue reading...)

WhenWe 01-06-2016
WhereFaculty of Philosophy, room Omega

Formal Epistemology Workshop

Three-days workshop (20-22 June) with keynote lectures by Richard Pettigrew (Bristol), Sonja Smets (Amsterdam) and Kevin Zollman (Carnegie Mellon University).

Organized by Benjamin Bewersdorf, Catarina Dutilh Novaes, Simon Friederich, Leah Henderson, Barteld Kooi, Jan Albert van Laar, Jeanne Peijnenburg, Jan-Willem Romeijn and Allard Tamminga from the Department of Theoretical Philosophy.

View complete programme and information on accomodation, members of the scientific committee and financial support on the conference website

This workshop is followed by the closing workshop of the Chance Project on 23-24 June.

WhenMo 20-06-2016
WhereFaculty of Philosophy

Chance Encounter

Two-days (23-24 June) closing workshop of Jan-Willem Romeijn's research project What are the chances? An explication of single-case chance.

Speakers at the final Chance Encounter are Adam Bales (Cambridge), Patryk Dziurosz (Groningen), Nina Emery (Brown), Luke Fenton-Glynn (UCL), Malcolm Forster (Madison), Roman Frigg (LSE), Ronnie Hermens (Oxford), Aidan Lyon (Maryland / Munich), Mauricio Suarez (Madrid), Jan Sprenger (TiLPS). Full programme and abstracts

WhenTh 23-06-2016
WhereFaculty of Philosophy, room Omega

Workshop: Kant on Freedom

Two-day workshop organized by Pauline Kleingeld, with financial support from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO).

Speakers: Eric Watkins (University of California at San Diego), Jens Timmermann (University of St. Andrews), Marcus Willaschek (Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main), Pauline Kleingeld (University of Groningen), Jochen Bojanowski (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Marijana Vujosevic (University of Groningen), Andrews Reath (University of California at Riverside) and Katharina Bauer (University of Groningen/University of Bochum).

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WhenTu 28-06-2016
WhereFaculty of Philosophy, room Beta

Early Modern Laws of Nature: Secular and Divine

Keynote Speakers: Prof Eric Watkins (University of San Diego) and Prof Sophie Roux (ENS Paris)

The workshop is co-organised by the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, University of Oxford (Dr Ignacio Silva), and the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen (Dr Andrea Sangiacomo). Call for Papers

WhenTh 07-07-2016
WhereUniversity of Oxford