Summer 2022 Programs in Philosophy for Graduate Students and/or PhDs

Please use the comments section on this post to share information about 2022 Summer Programs in Philosophy for graduate students and/or philosophy PhDs.

If you are organizing such a program, please add a comment to this post that includes:
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Journal of the History of Philosophy Summer Seminar: Kantian Epistemologies
Dates: July 11 – July 15, 2022
Location: Princeton University
Contact: Mariska Leunissen ([email protected])
Deadline: February 15
Description:  Most discussions of Kant’s epistemology focus on his famous arguments regarding knowledge of space and time, the categories and principles of pure understanding, and the limits of speculative knowledge. In this seminar, we will look at the theory of assent, justification, knowledge, and faith found in the Canon of Pure Reason chapter at the end of the first Critique as well as in the logic lectures. The goal is to understand these underdiscussed aspects of Kant’s theory of mind, knowledge, and faith, and to grasp how they fit into the overall critical project. We will also consider a few key contemporary efforts in broadly Kantian epistemology. Instructor: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)
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Anthony Vincent Fernandez
1 month ago

Integrating Phenomenology and Qualitative Research Methodologies

Dates: May 31st to June 3rd, 2022
Location: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, DK
Contact: Susanne Ravn ([email protected])
Deadline: Rolling admission until full
Description: This course is intended for PhD students, post-docs, and other academics and researchers who work with phenomenology or intend to incorporate phenomenology into their qualitative research projects, including in the fields of philosophy, nursing, health care, sport, dance or the arts, among other fields. The course will be taught by faculty trained in philosophy and/or qualitative research who are experts on the integration of phenomenology and qualitative methods. We introduce phenomenology in an accessible manner and in a way that provides clear and productive avenues for concrete application. We sketch central criteria for good qualitative research and explain how one can apply phenomenology in qualitative research as well as how one can apply qualitative research in phenomenological analyses. The course focuses on methodological questions, practical exercises and possible solutions on how to combine qualitative methodologies with phenomenology.

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Carrie Welsh
1 month ago

Graduate Institute in Philosophy of Education
Dates: June 12-22, 2022; June 4-9, 2023
Location: Chicago, Illinois in 2022; Madison, Wisconsin in 2023. Currently planned as an in-person event.
Contact: Carrie Welsh ([email protected])
Deadline: February 8, 2022
Description: The Graduate Institute in Philosophy of Education is hosted by the Center for Ethics & Education. The Graduate Institute aims to support and cultivate new scholars with knowledge and skills for future philosophical engagement with education. Applicants for the program should be graduate students from schools of education, philosophy departments, or related fields who are interested in pursuing normative questions of policy and practice in education. We welcome applicants studying at institutions outside the U.S. Travel, accommodations, and most meals will be covered.
Instructors: Harry Brighouse (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Tony Laden (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Marta Pedroni
29 days ago

Summer School on Truthmaker Semantics
Dates: June 13 – June 17, 2022
Location: USI, Lugano, Switzerland. Currently planned as an in-person event.
Contact: [email protected]
Deadline: January 15, 2022
Description: The course will provide the students with an overview of truthmaker semantics with special attention to some particular applications. It will begin with a comparison of three forms of truth-conditional semantics: possible worlds semantics, situation semantics and truthmaker semantics. It will then lay down the basic framework of the truthmaking approach. Here, the notions of a state space, of conjunctive and disjunctive part and of exact, inexact and loose verification will be introduced. The remainder of the course will be devoted to applications of the framework to such topics as counterfactuals, deontic logic and scalar implicature.
Instructors: Kit Fine (NYU) and Martin Glazier (Geneva)
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Marta Pedroni
29 days ago

The Metaphysics of Relations in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Dates: June 6 – June 10, 2022
Location: USI, Lugano, Switzerland. Currently planned as an in-person event.
Contact: [email protected]
Deadline: January 31, 2022
Description: In this summer school, we tackle a challenging topic: how ancient and medieval philosophers conceived of the metaphysics of relations. Our main aims are to map out the differences between ourselves and ancient thinkers over the ontology of the truth-makers of relational statements, and to consider whether one should accept the standard view, according to which medieval thinkers before the fourteenth century almost invariably considered relations to be so-called ‘monadic’ properties and to be real. 
Instructors: John Marenbon (University of Cambridge) and
Anna Marmodoro (University of Durham and Oxford)
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Christian Panzer
21 days ago

Early Careers Conference Programme
Dates: June 6 – July 1, 2022
Location: Oxford University
Contact: Christian Panzer (
Deadline: January 14
Description: The Early Career Conference Programme (ECCP) exists to create a community of early-career researchers interested in global priorities research, as well as to facilitate connections and research exchange between participants and to support their career development. The ECCP programme allows PhD students, postdocs and early-career faculty in economics and philosophy to visit Oxford for 4 weeks in June to work on a project related to global priorities research. We are looking for researchers to develop and present fundamental research on how to do the most good and are particularly interested in applicants who may be interested in moving into related areas of academic research in the longer term, whether as full-time GPI researchers or via the research component of academic positions elsewhere.
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Elizabeth S. Radcliffe
16 days ago

NEH Summer Institute on “David Hume in the 21st Century”

Dates: July 11 – August 5, 2022
Location: Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Contact: Elizabeth Radcliffe ([email protected])
Deadline: March 1, 2022 (11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time)
Description: The Institute aims to address some of the traditional areas of thought that Hume has influenced (epistemology, ethics, economics, history), as well as to focus on the relevance of Hume’s thought to some contemporary interests: Non-Western philosophy, gender, race, the status of animals, and the environment. College and university teachers and advanced graduate students with an interest in Hume, are encouraged to apply. A stipend of $3,450 will help to defray the cost of traveling to and participating in the 4-week Institute (stipends are taxable income). At least five of the Institute’s thirty spaces are reserved for non-tenured/non-tenure-track faculty. Three Institute spaces may be reserved for advanced graduate students. The preference is for a varied representation of backgrounds, stages of career, perspectives, and disciplines among the Institute’s Funded Summer Scholars. Details on how to apply are posted on website. Proof of COVID vaccination at time of attendance required by PSU.
Guest Faculty: Deborah Boyle, Jay Garfield, Don Garrett, Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, Margaret Schabas, Lisa Shapiro, Mark Spencer, Andrew Valls, Andre Willis.
Directors: Angela Coventry (Portland State), Elizabeth Radcliffe (William & Mary)
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Heather Reid
14 days ago

Siracusa Summer Seminar in Ancient Greek Philosophy (and language)

Dates: July 18 – 29 2022
Location: Siracusa, Sicily
Contact: Heather Reid [email protected] 

This seminar mixes the best aspects of a philosophy conference and a classical language summer school. The program combines cultural activities and ancient Greek language study (at two levels) with academic lectures and presentations. Those who wish may also contribute to a planned volume containing a translation with facing Greek and essays presented at the seminar.

Phillip Mitsis of NYU will be Guest Professor and Plato’s Euthyphro will be the topic. Participants study in the historic Palazzo Francica Nava on the picturesque island of Ortigia, just steps from the 5th century BCE Temple of Athena, and a short walk from the 6th century Temple of Apollo — or the Cala Rossa beach, in case you are in the mood for a swim.

The program fee is €499 for one week; €980 for both weeks (exclusive of housing). Sponsorships/bursaries will be available on a competitive basis. March 15 is the early application deadline (necessary if applying for financial aid); May 15 is the deadline if submitting an abstract for presentation.

More information is available at the following links


Kian Mintz-Woo
14 days ago

Two of this year’s Central European University Summer School programs are philosophy related (full list here: ). The first is in philosophy of science and the second is political theory. They have generous scholarship possibilities for those who need it. [NB: I am not organizing either of these.]

The History and Philosophy of the Concepts of Scientific Law and ProbabilityDates: July 11–22, 2022
Location: CEU, Hungary (in person)
Deadline: February 14, 2022 [Financial information: ]
Description: The history and metaphysics of the concepts of laws of nature and objective probabilities are closely connected with one another and with main topics in the philosophy and history of science. Fundamental laws of physics, particularly quantum theory and statistical mechanics, posit objective probabilities and it has been debated whether all objective probabilities are ultimately grounded in such laws. Laws and probabilities also figure prominently in the special sciences (e.g. biology, psychology, economics) Understanding the metaphysics of scientific laws and objective probabilities are central concerns of the philosophy of science. Understanding begins with the history of both concepts. The idea that it is a goal, perhaps the primary goal, of the sciences to discover laws arose in the 17th century. Descartes (and various of his contemporaries) conceived of laws as principles that describe how God makes material bodies move. Subsequently, some (e.g. Newton) came to think of laws as themselves governing physical events while others (especially David Hume) came to think of laws not as governing but rather as describing patterns and regularities among events. These two views have developed into the two main philosophical accounts of the metaphysics of laws which are usually called anti-Humean and Humean accounts. The first week of the summer school will concern the history and metaphysics of the concept of laws and the second will concern the history and metaphysics of the concept of probability and how objective probability is connected to laws.
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Dismantling Democracy from WithinDates: June 27–July 2, 2022
Location: CEU, Hungary (in person)
Deadline: February 14, 2022
Description: The “Dismantling Democracy from Within Summer School” advances the twin mission of understanding the critical challenges democracy is facing and developing the democratic agendas that will meet these challenges under variable cultural and socio-economic conditions. Such a mission can only be secured by facilitating a robust dialogue among students, activists, and scholars assembled from all over the world. Students will leave the Summer School with a deeper knowledge of the specific challenges facing democracy in different contexts as well as a global understanding of how they are connected.
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Rodrigo Ballon Villanueva
13 days ago

The Metaphysics of Relations in Ancient and Medieval PhilosophyDates: June 06 – June 10, 2022
Location: Università della Svizzera italiana – Lugano, Switzerland.
Contact: Rodrigo Ballon Villanueva ([email protected])
Deadline: January 31, 2022.
Description: Understanding how the philosophers of classical antiquity have conceived of what we would call the metaphysics of relations has been a challenge for scholars. While the ancients acknowledge relational statements, as we do, there is a fundamental difference between us and them about the ontology of their truth-makers. Among the ancients, we shall explore how Plato and Aristotle thought about the issue. Aristotle introduced an influential approach to the ontology of relations, as (so-called) monadic properties (rather than as polyadic ones), which can each belong only to each of the individuals which are related. Just as this book has the particular qualitative accident of being black, which belongs to it alone, so it, alone, also has the particular relational qualification of being older than that book. In turn, that book, alone, will have its own particular relational qualification of being newer than this book. For the ancients, the difficult question about relations is whether they (e.g. x being equal to y) do anything more than simultaneously qualify each of their relata (e.g. as equal); we shall try to understand how the ancients dealt with what we can call the ‘relational’ metaphysical role of relations, over and above their role as qualifications.
According to a widely held view, medieval philosophers followed Aristotle and viewed relations as monadic properties. But recent work, especially but not exclusively on earlier medieval philosophy, shows that the range of views was far wider. We shall look both at authors who fit the traditional interpretation, such as Abelard and Aquinas, and those who do not, such as Boethius and Eriugena, continuing the discussion of the two metaphysical roles of relations: relational and as qualifications.
The teaching will be arranged into morning lectures, run jointly by Anna Marmodoro and John Marenbon, and texted based afternoon seminars run by two teaching assistants. The Summer School will end with a conference on Relations in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, followed back-to-back by one on Relations in Contemporary Metaphysics.
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