Germany, Hamburg

Sceptical Thought in Antiquity: The Greek, Hebrew and Latin Traditions

when 31 July 2016 - 7 August 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 10 EC

The Summer School will address major concepts, strategies and key terms of ancient sceptical traditions in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin literature. Participants will be introduced to the sceptical enquiry of concepts of truth and knowledge and to sceptical methods of doubting and arguing. The Summer School will offer a training programme in dialectic disputation and the art of dialogue. Participants will be made familiar with the original Greek, Hebrew, and Latin texts.

Course leader

Course leader is Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Veltri. He will be supported by an international team of experts in scepticism from the fields of ancient philosophy and religious studies.

Target group

The Summer School is intended for MA students and PhD candidates from the Humanities. Depending on capacity, BA students in their last year of studies may be accepted.
Good language skills in Ancient Greek and/or Hebrew and/or Latin are a key prerequisite for participation!

Course aim

The aim is to provide participants with tools and means by which they can examine scepticism in relation to the attainment of knowledge and truth - within the Greek, Hebrew and Latin tradition.

Credits info

10 EC
articipants can gain up to 10 ECTS Credit Points for successful participation in the Summer School.

Fee info

EUR 0: No fees
EUR 0: No fees


Up to 15 fully-funded scholarships, covering accommodation as well as travel expenses, are available.