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Summer School: Critical Theory in Philosophy

Vanaf:ma 23-07-2018
Tot en met:vr 27-07-2018
Waar:Faculty of Philosophy, rooms Omega and Alpha

This summer school will cover central philosophical themes addressed by the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Frankfurt School Critical Theory is a branch of social and cultural philosophy that has a longstanding and prominent reputation in engaging with social critique and reflection on sources of societal resilience. Our focus will lie on its classic texts as well as a selection of work by its leading present-day representatives. View all course information, target group, programme and application procedure Deadline for application is 15 April. Coordinators are: Titus Stahl and Judith Vega

Workshop: Once upon a time...

Vanaf:ma 17-09-2018
Tot en met:di 18-09-2018
Waar:University of Groningen, room TBA

Semantic approaches to fiction, literature, and narrative. Organized by Emar Maier, NWO VIDI project FICTION Programme and more...

Ralph Wedgwood

Wanneer:wo 26-09-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Room Omega

Colloquium lecture organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Title & abstract TBA

Ingrid Robeyns: Is Procreation Special?

Wanneer:wo 21-11-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Room Omega

Colloquium lecture by Ingrid Robeyns (Utrecht), organized by the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

According to the moral equivalence thesis, overconsumption and procreation are morally equivalent: there is no morally relevant difference between the use of environmental resources for consumption or for procreation. This paper develops two critiques against the moral equivalence thesis: a capabilitarian argument, and an argument based on human self-understanding. Existing analyses of the moral equivalence thesis have, implicitly or explicitly, started from a version of equality of resources. I first show that...(continue reading...)

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