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Summer School: Understanding the Past Today

The summer school runs from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 June.

Coordinators are: Bianca Bosman, Martin Lenz, Andrea Sangiacomo.

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Wanneerma 26-06-2017
WaarFaculty of Philosophy, room Omega

Workshop: The Laws of Nature and the Metaphysics of Science

On the occasion of the defense of the PhD dissertation Objective and Relative, On Balance by Max Bialek, the Department of Theoretical Philosophy will host a workshop on The Laws of Nature and the Metaphysics of Science. Schedule:

14:15 – 15:05   Production and Necessity Markus Schrenk (Düsseldorf)
15:10 – 16:00 Laws and Causation in Physics Mathias Frisch (Hannover)
16:00 – 16:25 Tea
16:25 – 17:15 Explanatory Chance Mauricio Suárez (Madrid)
The workshop will be preceded by the public PhD defense at 9:00, in the Academy Building of the University of Groningen. If you intend to participate in the workshop, please contact Max Bialek at
Wanneerma 26-06-2017
WaarFaculty of Philosophy, room Alpha

Dermot Moran: Empathy, Intersubjectivity, Personhood

Lecture by Dermot Moran (Dublin) organized by the Department of the History of Philosophy on the occasion of Corijn van Mazijk's PhD thesis defence on the same day (12.45).

In this paper I want to examine the specifically phenomenological approach to empathy to highlight some significant aspects of this approach and especially the connections between empathy, intersubjectivity and personhood. I will focus primarily on Husserl, with some allusion to Max Scheler, Edith Stein, and Martin Heidegger. I shall discuss, in particular, the complex issue of...(continue reading...)

Wanneerma 26-06-2017
Waarroom Beta

Workshop on epistemic jusitification

Workshop on the occasion of the defence of the PhD dissertation 'Circularity and arbitrariness - Responses to the epistemic regress problem' by Coos Engelsma.

Speakers: René van Woudenberg (VU Amsterdam), Jeroen de Ridder (VU Amsterdam), Rik Peels (VU Amsterdam), and Harmen Ghijsen (RU Nijmegen). Full programme and abstracts

Wanneerwo 28-06-2017
WaarFaculty of Philosophy, room Bèta

Two-days workshop on Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Sixth Berlin-Groningen-Harvard-Toronto Workshop on Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy, organized by Martin Lenz and Derek van Zoonen of the GCMEMT on 13 and 14 July 2017.

Speakers include: Thomas Harb (Berlin), Oberto Marrama (Groningen), Allison Aitken (Harvard), Ramona Winter (Berlin), Lukas Wolf (Groningen), Jen Nguyen (Harvard), Matthew Wurst (Toronto), Owen Pikkert (Toronto)

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Wanneerdo 13-07-2017
WaarRoom Omega

Inaugural Conference Centre for PPE

On Thursday 28 and Friday 29 of September, the Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics will host its Inaugural Conference.

Confirmed speakers are: Simon Caney (Oxford), Catherine de Vries (Essex), Nancy Cartwright (Durham) and Jerry Gaus (Arizona).

Final programme TBA.

Wanneerdo 28-09-2017
WaarDe Glazen Zaal, Van Swinderenhuys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, 9712 GC Groningen and Academy Building (Catherine de Vries)
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