Netherlands, Groningen

Public Philosophy and Social Ontology

when 26 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 ECTS
fee EUR 300

How do people live together? And how should they live together? Answering these questions requires a conception of society, and of the role that social practices, institutions and organizations play in it. But what are these social structures? What are their functions? And how can they contribute to a just society?

Course leader

Dr. Ryan Doody, Faculty of Philosophy
Prof. Dr. Frank Hindriks, Faculty of Philosophy

Target group

The summer school is designed for PhD students in philosophy with a background or interest in the social sciences. Research Master students and post-docs are also welcome to apply.
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 aim

After this course you will be able to:

- gain a deeper understanding of some of the main approaches in social ontology
- learn how to apply them to issues in public philosophy – including collective rights and responsibilities
- improve communication skills within the research community
- meet experts and other Phd students in social ontology and public philosophy

Credits info

1 ECTS
The participants are expected to read all the assigned literature, to do assignments, to actively participate in the discussions and to write a paper at the end of the course.
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance after successful completion of the course.

Fee info

EUR 300: € 350 (non-OZSW members)
€ 300 (OZSW members)

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