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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsUncertainty, Disagreement, and Conflict

Course information

Target group

The winter school is aimed at advanced undergraduate students and early-stage graduate students. No specific academic prerequisites are required, but some preference will be given to students with substantial background in one of the core disciplines of PPE (philosophy, politics, or economics) or in related fields like public policy, psychology, sociology, etc. One aim of the winter school is to attract potential applicants for the University of Groningen's new Master’s programme in PPE (and to other graduate programs in the Faculty of Philosophy). Therefore, students considering graduate study in philosophy or PPE are particularly encouraged to apply.

Language requirements

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .

Course schedule (preliminary)

Monday 29 January
9:30 - 10:00 Registration, tea and coffee
10:00 - 11:45 "How to Solve Conflicts between Collective and Individual Duties" (Allard Tamminga)
11:45 - 12:45 Informal city tour
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch in Groningen (no official arrangement)
13:30 - 15:15 "Norms and Conflicts" (Chiara Lisciandra)
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 17:30 "Dealing with Uncertainty about Science: Scientific Controversy and Public Trust" (Leah Henderson)
Tuesday 30 January
9:30 - 11:15 "Justifying Compromises" (Jan Albert van Laar)
11:15 - 11:45 PPE presentation (Andreas Schmidt)
11:45 - 13:30 Group lunch (Faculty building), free time
13:30 - 15:15 "Responsible Organisations: How Disagreeing Members Come to Agree" (Frank Hindriks)
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 - 17:30 "Gossip and Reputation for Uncertainty Reduction and Cooperation" (Francesca Giardini)
18:00 - 22:00 Drinks and dinner in Groningen (optional)
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