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Intercultural Philosophy in Global Times

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

5 days
600 EUR/full
600 EUR/full
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This Intercultural Philosophy in Global Times course at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will give you an introduction into the origins of Intercultural Philosophy, its methods, as well as the critical revisions and alternative approaches that have been brought forward following discussions on decolonization of knowledge and the end of Eurocentrism.

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In a time of increased contact between peoples from all over the world, the traditional Eurocentric perspective in Philosophy is on the retreat. This situation demands new approaches in Philosophy, and this Intercultural Philosophy in Global Times course from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will help you reflect on which approach may be best suited to the research you are working on.

Guided by lecturers representing a variety of backgrounds and expertise in the field, you will be inspired to question whether intercultural, cross-cultural, or even transcultural approaches promise most for the future of a diverse and global philosophizing that is not based on cultural hegemony.

Course Overview

  • Course days: 11-15 January 
  • Course level: open to Master students, PhD candidates and professionals from all disciplines 
  • Coordinating lecturer: Dr. Angela Roothaan
  • Forms of tuition: online lectures, online seminar sessions, self study assignments
  • Forms of assessment: review, presentation, end paper
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Contact hours: 25 hours

Programme Structure

Learning objectives:By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  • Read and critically analyze primary texts in the field of Intercultural Philosophy;
  • Contrast approaches to interculturality that are methodologically diverse and grounded in different local and global contexts;
  • Write a critical review of a chosen text and present to their peers in class;
  • Participate in intercultural academic discussions in inclusive, non-racist ways;
  • Carry out independent research related to the course material for their end paper.

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  • Part-time
    • 5 days

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is open for PhD students and Research Master students who want to investigate Intercultural Philosophy, its origins, and the critical revisions and alternatives that have been proposed. We welcome participants from all countries and encourage you to apply.
  • Students can have a background in Philosophy, Political Theory, Cultural Anthropology, Development Studies, or any discipline that deals with interculturality. Professionals with enough academic skills may also benefit from the course.
  • It is not necessary to provide us with proof of your English. We do expect your English to be sufficient to understand classes and course literature. This means you should have at least a B2 level of English, as developed within the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR). This is comparable to a TOEFL internet test with a score of 92, or an IELTS score of 6.5.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    600 EUR/full
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    Based on the tuition of 600 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    600 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 600 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • Students, PhD students and employees of VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC or an Aurora Network Partner: €500
  • Students and PhD students: €600
  • Professionals: €800 


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