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History of Philosophy and History of Ideas 600 BC-1800 AD: Research training (completed)

The primary objective of this project was to improve the range and quality of research training in the history of philosophy in Norway.

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About the project

The main focus of this project was the history of philosophy and ideas in the period from 600 BC to 1800 AD.

The project was also open to ethical, metaphysical, aesthetic, and theological topics, as well as the various intersections of these and other themes.

Objectives

The primary objective was to improve the range and quality of research training in the history of philosophy in Norway.

A secondary objective was to increase collaboration in this field between Norwegian universities and to embark on a project that may lead to a full organized research training in the history of philosophy at a national level and even at a Nordic level.

Duration

July 2012–June 2015.

Financing

Cooperation

The project was a cooperation between:

Events and courses

A Reconsideration of Seventeenth-Century Rationalism: Descartes, Leibniz, and Anne Conway 

Time and place: May 26,–30, 2014, Georg Morgenstiernes hus

This course examined some of the central themes in the philosophy of three seventeenth-century rationalists with special attention to their methodology.

The course was taught by Professor Christia Mercer (Columbia University). It was part of the research project "History of Philosophy and History of Ideas 600 BC-1800 AD: Research training" and open to Ph.D. students from various Nordic countries, as well as MA students at IFIKK, UiO. 

The Human Being: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

Time and place: Nov. 6 – 7, 2013, Georg Morgenstiernes hus

On the occasion of the research project  "History of Philosophy and History of Ideas 600 BC-1800 AD: Research training", IFIKK arranged a doctoral student conference.

Participants were mainly PhD-students and senior scholars from various Nordic contries.
Professors Christia Mercer (New York), Christoph Horn (Bonn) and Eyjolfur Emilsson (Oslo) also presented papers at the Conference.

Workshop: The history of philosophy and history of ideas 600 BC to 1800 AD

Time and place: Jan. 31, –Feb. 2, 2013, University of Oslo

The intention of the workshop was to encourage an interdiciplinary and constructive dialogue. Participants was mainly Ph.D-students from various Nordic countries, as well as senior scholars.

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