- Critical theory, in the tradition of the Frankfurt School, aims to develop a philosophical understanding and evaluation of social conflicts in contemporary societies. It engages not only with classic philosophy but also with the social sciences, psychoanalysis and aesthetics. From its start almost a century ago, it has supplied deep insights into the links between knowledge, culture and economy, as well as a distinctive philosophical method. In this summer school we will examine classic questions and contemporary debates in critical theory and their relevance for understanding crisis in present-day societies.
- You will get acquainted with the social- philosophical methodology of critical theory and its approaches to politics and culture, specifically its contributions to the study of political and social crisis, power, ideology, mass culture, and aesthetics at the University of Groningen. Our discussions aim at inspiring new insights with societal relevance. Critical Theory: philosophy and social critique’s interdisciplinary engagement with philosophy will allow you to develop new perspectives for your own research.
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After this course you will:
- have a wide-ranging insight into the themes of Critical Theory
- have the ability to relate its key questions to your own research
- have enriched your methodological philosophical competence
- be able to use methods and theories from Critical Theory to apply to current debates
The summer school is suitable for students with basic as well as advanced knowledge of Critical Theory, and for PhD students who work in related areas. Advanced BA students are especially encouraged to attend and actively participate in the summer school. Prior coursework in continental social philosophy is strongly recommended.
- Dr. Titus Stahl
- Dr. Judith Vega
- 5 days
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Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 85 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions.
DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics View 5 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- The summer school is suitable for students with basic as well as advanced knowledge of Critical Theory, and for PhD students who work in related areas. Advanced bachelor students are especially encouraged to attend and actively participate in the summer school. Prior coursework in continental social philosophy is strongly recommended.
- Priority will be given to participants who can show previous education in Critical Theory. Participants will be admitted according to motivation, English writing skills, and study results
- It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.
International220 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 220 EUR per year during 5 days.
EU/EEA170 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 170 EUR per year during 5 days.
incl. study materials, coffee/tea, 5 lunches, 2 dinners, 1 excursion
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