Padova Philosophy Summer School
in Classical German Philosophy and Contemporary Analytic Philosophy
Padova, 12-23 September 2016
What is objectivity? And what is objective? How do we manage to disagree with each other if something is objectively there? What’s more, how can we understand our mutual disagreement? What happens when we disagree? How can we deal with disagreement?
The summer school "Philosophical Controversies about Objectivity" intends to offer an in-depth understanding of some important philosophical disputes, both of the past and present, relating to objectivity as well as the necessary analytical tools for a critical investigation of these debates.
During the first two days, introductory classes on the topics of philosophical disagreement and on the tools to analyze them shall be provided. From the third day on, there will be morning classes on disputes concerning objectivity in specific philosophical areas (ontology, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of logic and language, etc.), and afternoon workshops, during which the students will be required to analyze and discuss the disputes introduced during the morning classes.
M. Carrara, T. Yamada,
L. Illetterati, A. Altobrando
Participation in the Summer School gives 5 ECTS points. For students from other universities: the FISPPA Department of the Padua University will provide you with diplomas on the condition that you are present for a minimum of 70% of the summer school morning lectures, 50% of the afternoon workshops, and fill in an evaluation form at the end of the summer school.