New Philosophy Colloquium

The colloquia are intended to strengthen the community of VU philosophers and to enhance the visibility of their research activities for colleagues, students, and on some events for non-academic audiences. Most VU philosophers are affiliated with CLUE+, and in particular with its fourth Research Cluster: Knowledge Formation and Its History. By bringing together philosophers, students, other members of CLUE+, and the general public, the Philosophy Colloquium Series aspires to create an interdisciplinary research culture and encourage fruitful interaction between students and academics with various backgrounds.

We host three different kinds of events:
1.    Colloquium talks by external speakers, on selected Wednesdays in the afternoon, followed by drinks (4 per year).
2.    Colloquium talks by internal speakers, on selected Thursdays around lunchtime, preceded by lunch (4 per year).
3.    Public lectures by external speakers, prominent philosophers whose work is of interest not only to the philosophical community, but also to the general public as well. These are evening lectures, with no fixed weekday, followed by drinks (2 per year).

'Climate duties, freedom and well-being'

Date: September 18, 2019
Location: Room HG-12A-33
Time: 15.30-17.00
Speaker: Prof. Ingrid Robeyns (Utrecht University)

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‘Women in parenthesis’ at the VU Amsterdam (workshop + evening lecture)

Date: November 21, 2019
Location: TBA
Time: 14.00 - 17.00
Speakes: Sander Verhaegh (Tilburg University), Chris Meyns (Indepentent scholar), Naomi Kloosterboer (VU/Utrecht University), Rachael Wiseman (University of Liverpool) and Clare MacCumhaill (Durham University)

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- December 12th at 15.30: Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff)

'Deep Disagreement, Epistemic Injustice, and Political Polarization'
Date: January 31, 2019
Location: Room HG-11A33
Time: 13.00 - 14.30
Speaker: Jeroen de Ridder et al (VU). 

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'What is psychedelic experience?'
Date: February 13 2019
Location: Room HG-11A33
Time: 15.30 - 17.00
Speaker: Aidan Lyon (University of Maryland) 

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[CANCELLED] 'Radical alternatives: Buddhism and Marxism'
Date: March 14 2019.
Location: Room HG-4A33
Time: evening (exact time TBC)
Speaker: Graham Priest (CUNY)

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'Robot reproduction'

Date: April 18 2019
Location: Room HG-11A33
Time: 13.00-14.30
Speakers: Gerber Meynen, Guszti Eiben, Jacintha Ellers, Matteo De Carlo (VU). 

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'How to balance Balanced Reporting and Reliable Reporting'

Date: May 15 2019
Location: TBA
Time: 15.30
Speaker: Mikkel Gerken (University of Southern Denmark)

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'The Imagination of Animals'

Date: June 12 2019
Location: HG 10-A33
Time: 15.30
Speaker: Annabelle Dufourcq (Radboud University)

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