Invitation to apply: Metaphysics or Modernity?

Metaphysics or Modernity?The Philosophy Department at the University of Bamberg and the Forum Theoretische Philosophie invite graduate students from all departments to apply for the International Summer School on “Metaphysics or Modernity?”. This event, which will take place from August 6th to 17th 2012, in Bamberg, Germany, shall be an intensive think-tank for young academics who want to discuss the question whether metaphysical inquiry is still relevant in the 21st century. The participants will engage in a vivid debate under the guidance of international experts such as Richard King (University of Glasgow), Jorge Gracia (SUNY Buffalo), Barry Stroud (UC Berkeley) and Saul Kripke (CUNY). Additionally, all participants will be given the opportunity to publish an essay on the topic in an essay collection scheduled to appear with Bamberg University Press in 2013.Admission to the Summer School is highly competitive and entirely merit based. Admitted international students will automatically receive a travel and tuition grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), so that they only pay the administrative fee of 750 €, which covers room and board for the entire Summer School as well as tickets for all extracurricular events and field trips. If you are interested in participating, please refer to www.summerschool-bamberg.de for further information regarding the application process, admission criteria and conference
schedule. The deadline for applications is March 31st 2012. Feel free to email contact@summerschool-bamberg.de if you have additional questions!

 

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