Budapest, Hungary

Identity: Logic and Metaphysics

when 27 July 2020 - 1 August 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 400

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this course has been postponed to 2021.

This 6-day research-oriented course is designed to familiarize participants with the latest advances in the philosophical debates about identity and related matters. The specific topics to be discussed will be the logic of identity and identity and modality; identity and essence; identity and indiscernibility; time, composition and identity; and personal identity. The course will be delivered by five leaders in their fields, and they will not only introduce those topics but also discuss their latest research on them. Participants will not only be able to interact with the course faculty in the classroom, but also during course breaks, and during lunch and dinner.

Course leader

Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Target group

This course is intended for advanced masters & doctoral students and early-career researchers. Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.

Enrollment in the course does not require a degree in philosophy, but all applicants must have a strong prior background in analytic philosophy. The typical applicant would be an advanced master’s/doctoral student whose research focuses on issues related to identity, or a post-doctoral researcher or an early career faculty member interested in getting up to date with the state of research. Applicants must clearly state their academic background and their motivation for doing the course in their application.

Course aim

The course will follow a seminar format, and classes will be interactive with active involvement from the participants. There will be readings assigned for each class and the participants will be expected to familiarize themselves with the topics by reading the material. The course is open to graduate students (both masters and doctoral students) and early career philosophers with a background and research interest in philosophical issues concerning identity and/or metaphysics more generally.

Time permitting, selected participants may have occasion to present their own research.

Credits info

1 EC
CEU Summer University awards a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course. In order to gain this certificate, participants will be expected to attend and actively participate in all classes and complete assignments required by the course.

Academic Credit

Our courses offer ECTS points, which may be accepted for credit transfer by the participants' home universities. Those who wish to obtain these credits should inquire about the possible transfer at their home institution prior to their enrollment. The Summer University Office will send a transcript to those who have fulfilled all the necessary course requirements and request one.

Fee info

EUR 400: full fee payable until May 28
EUR 360: Early bird fee payable until April 30


A limited number of tuition waivers will be offered on a competitive basis restricted to currently enrolled students who do not have access to institutional support.