Departement Filosofie

PHC&E Seminars

The Philosophy of Humanities, Culture, and Ethics research group organizes two types of seminars.

The first type of seminar involves public lectures by renowned guest speakers. These lectures are primarily intended for members of the PHC&E Research Group and academic staff of the philosophy department. These lectures are also open to (advanced) students and colleagues from outside of the philosophy department. The lectures are a wonderful opportunity to see what kind of research is being done by colleagues from other philosophy departments in the Netherlands or from abroad who are working in the same thematic areas as the PHC&E group. In addition, the seminar offers staff and students the opportunity to meet the speaker afterwards in a more informal social environment. 

The second type of seminar involves the meetings of the PHC&E research group. Here work in progress by members of the research group or leading articles from the field are discussed. You can attend these meetings by registering with Catherine Robb.

Seminars First Semester 2021-2022

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021, 14:45-16:00 hrs
    Room: DZ 006
    Speaker: Tim Christiaens - A Critical Evaluation of Antonio Negri's Concept of Autonomy as Self-Valorisation

  • Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:45-16:00 hrs
    Room: DZ 003
    Speaker: Sanne van Driel - Shifting the Weight of the World: A Queer Phenomenological Approach to Depression in Movement

  • Thursday, November 4, 2021, 14:45-16:00 hrs
    Room: DZ 003
    Speaker: Roos Slegers - Each of us is indeed alone:” (In)vulnerability in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time

  • Thursday, November 11, 2021, 14.56-16.00 hrs
    Room: DZ 003
    Speaker: Gwen Bradford - Irreplaceable value

Seminars Second Semester 2020-2021

  • Thursday, February 11, 2021, 14:45-16:00 hrs
    Room: DFI Online Canvas Page
    Speaker: Hans-Georg Eilenberger - Becoming a “Vulnerable Senior” in the Days of COVID-19

  • Thursday, March 4,  2021, 14:45-16:00 hrs
    Room: DFI Online Canvas Page
    Speaker: Max van der Heijden - The ‘natural attitude’  of the tragic Greeks

  • Thursday, April 22, 2021, 14:45-16:00 hrs
    Room: DFI Online Canvas Page
    Speaker: Mariëtte Willemsen - Mysticism and Activism: Simone Weil’s re-evaluation of values

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021, 14:45-16:00 hrs
    Room: DFI Online Canvas Page  
    Speaker: Sanne van Driel - Toward a queer phenomenological approach to disturbed affectivity

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021, 14:45-16:00 hrs
    Speaker: Wim Dubbink & Roos Slegers - The trolley case and the power of judgment

Seminars First Semester 2020-2021

  • Thursday, 03 September, 2020, 14:45-16:00 hrs
    Room: DFI OnlineCanvas Page
    Speaker: Alfred Archer and Catherine Robb - The Phenomenology of Fame: Alienation, Authenticity and Integrity

  • Thursday, 17 September, 2020, 14:45-16:00 hrs
    Room: DFI Online Canvas Page
    Speaker: Martine Prange - The Question of Truth in a Post-Truth Age: Towards a Revaluation of ‘Truth’ with Foucault, Nietzsche, and Postman

  • Thursday, 8 October, 2020, 14:45-16:00 hrs
    Room: DFI Online Canvas Page
    Speaker: Angela Roothaan  (VU) - The Importance of African Philosophy

  • Thursday, 5 November, 2020, 14:45-16:00 hrs
    Room: DFI Online Canvas Page  
    Speaker: Lucie Chateau - Aesthetics and Affect under Digital Capitalism: Adorno, Debord and Steyerl on the Contemporary Digital Image

  • Wednesday 26 November 2020, 14:45-16:00 hrs
    Speaker: Wim Dubbink) - The Strangeness of Morality