Moreover, the monthly colloquia are intended to strengthen the community of VU philosophers and to enhance the visibility of their research activities for colleagues and students alike. 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, and other members of CLUE+, the Philosophy Colloquium Series aspires to create an interdisciplinary research culture and encourage fruitful interaction between students and academics with various backgrounds.
The colloquia will typically feature a longer presentation by an invited speaker - either a guest speaker or a VU staff member – followed by one or two shorter commentaries. There will be ample room for discussion. After the colloquium drinks will be served by student association Icarus. The series started in January 2017, and thus far two colloquia have been organized: the first colloquium featured Rik Peels (VU) on his new book Responsible Belief (OUP, 2017), with commentaries by Katrien Schaubroeck (Antwerpen) and Jonathan Soeharno (UvA). The second colloquium featured Michael Eze (UvA) on enlightenment, nostalgia and postcolonial disquiet, with a commentary by Angela Roothaan (VU).
Monday 13 March 2017, 15:30-17:00h.
Speaker: Susan Haack (Miami): “Science, Yes; Scientism, No”
Commentary by Sander Verhaegh (Tilburg) and Hans Radder (Amsterdam)
Venue: room 10A-33, Main Building VU
Thursday 13 April 2017, 15:30-17:00
Speaker: Lex Bouter (VU): “Academic Research Culture in Amsterdam”
Venue: room 11A-24, Main Building VU