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Public PhD defense Wouter Peeters

December 2nd, 2014 | Posted by admin in Events | News

On Monday December 15th at 3 pm Mr. Wouter Peeters, researcher at EtHu, will publicly defend his PhD thesis titled Freedom and responsibility in the face of climate change: How the capabilities approach and common-sense morality (ought to) respond to global environmental problems. All are welcome.

Location: D.2.01 (Promotiezaal) (more…)

The Centre for Ethics and Humanism (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and the Centre for Critical Philosophy (Ghent University) are very pleased to announce the third edition of the workshop ‘Rethinking Europe’.

This year the workshop will focus on the tensions between cosmopolitan/universalist discourses and the experience of otherness. Keynote speaker is Prof. Dr. Lukas Sosoe of the University of Luxembourg.

Date: December 19th, 2014
Venue: Faculty of Arts & Philosophy, room C/5.402 (‘Profzaal’), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussels, Belgium

Attendance is free, but registration in advance is necessary as places are strictly limited. (more…)

Publieke doctoraatsverdediging Jo Dirix

November 10th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Events | News

Op dinsdag 25 november 2014 om 14u verdedigt dhr. Jo Dirix, verbonden aan EtHu, zijn doctoraatsproefschrift met als titel Climate justice: Who should bear the burdens? A pluralist analysis of burden-sharing principles and an assessment of emission trading. De voertaal tijdens de verdediging zal het Nederlands zijn. Allen van harte welkom.
Locatie: lokaal E.0.12 (more…)

Solvay Management Research Seminar – Research Seminar ‘Virtual Media’

Timing: December 12th, 2014 14h00-17h30

Location: VUB Campus Etterbeek (Auditorium K Janssens)

Keynote lecture:
Prof. dr. Michael Solomon Saint Joseph’s University, USA
The Brand that Isn’t There: Identity Management on Virtual Marketing Platforms

Doctoral Colloquium — Call for Abstracts


The aim of this doctoral colloquium — which is also the second session of the Research Seminar ‘Virtual Media’ this year — is to bring together scholars from various disciplines and universities, interested in human and business behavior in virtual worlds (such as Second Life, World of Warcraft, Habbo Hotel, etc.), more particularly the opportunities and challenges these worlds entail for business, social life, moral conduct, identity formation, etc. We hope to connect diverse disciplines, such as marketing and consumer behavior, psychology, communication studies, philosophy and moral sciences, and more… The colloquium provides pre- as well as post-doctoral students an opportunity to present their work in progress but also their completed projects in the presence of renowned international experts, who will provide constructive criticism on their work. (more…)

Op vrijdag 7 november 2014 om 15u verdedigt mevr. Katleen Gabriëls, verbonden aan EtHu, haar doctoraatsproefschrift met als titel Who’s afraid of virtuality? On the moral status of social virtual worlds: The case of Second Life. De voertaal tijdens de verdediging zal het Nederlands zijn. Allen van harte welkom.
Locatie: Promotiezaal (D.2.01) (more…)

In this interdisciplinary seminar we discuss themes at the crossroads of the philosophy of media and technology, communication and media studies (media sociology) and the philosophy of culture. Starting this academic year, we use a different format from previous editions. At each session, an invited speaker will present (part of) his/her research, followed by an extended and thorough group discussion.

We start on November 7th with Mark Coeckelbergh, Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, UK. (more…)

Conference at MARBURGER ARCHIV • KANT UND DIE AUFKLÄRUNG, 15. / 16. 9. 2014 • org.: Prof. Dr. Sonja Lavaert (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) / Prof. Dr. Winfried Schröder (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

While Spinoza’s impact on the early Enlightenment has always found due attention of historians of philosophy, several 17-century Dutch thinkers who were active before Spinoza’s Tractatus theologico-politicus was published have been largely neglected: in particular Spinoza’s teacher Franciscus van den Enden (Vrye Politijke Stellingen, 1662), Pieter de la Court (Consideratien van Staet, 1660, Politike coursen, 1662), Lodewijk Meyer (Philosophia S. Scripturae Interpres, 1666); the anonymous Lucii Antistii Constantis De Jure Ecclesiasticorum, Liber Singularis (1665, also probably by Meyer), and Adriaan Koerbagh (Een Bloemhof van allerley lieflijkheyd, 1668, Een Ligt schynende in duystere plaatsen, 1668). The conference will focus on their political philosophy as well as their philosophy of religion in order to assess their contributions to the development of radical movements (republicanism/anti-monarchism, critique of religion, atheism) in the Enlightenment.

Speakers: Roberto Bordoli (Urbino), Wiep van Bunge (Rotterdam), Sabine Funke  (Karlsruhe), Jonathan Israel (Princeton), Henri Krop (Rotterdam), Bart Leeuwenburgh (Rotterdam), Frank Mertens (Gent), Piet Steenbakkers (Utrecht), Stefano Visentin (Urbino), Michiel Wielema (Rotterdam).

The conference will take place in the Hörsaalgebäude of the Philipps-Universität, Biegenstrasse 14, Marburg: http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb03/politikwissenschaft/studium/oe/lageplanhsg

The conference is funded by the DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT. Conference fees are not required.

Programme: download here.
Flyer: download here.
Poster: download here.


VUB Chair 2013-2014: Chantal Mouffe

April 4th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Events | News