Symposium "Student Perspectives on Canon Reform"

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History of philosophy is taught nearly exclusively in chronological order with a very narrow canon. Nearly half of all articles in history of philosophy journals deals with just seven philosophers (Descartes, Locke, Spinoza, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant). This canon has come under increasing pressure: too sexist, too racist, too eurocentric. I am working on a project “Reverse Engineering the Canon” to challenge and change the traditional approach with a new teaching method, in collaboration with two honours students from the VU.

Carlo Ierna (VU)

Jil Delling (VU)
Celine Fassone (VU)
Lonneke Oostland (RUG)
Eveline Groot (EUR)
Period8 Dec 2020
Event typeConference
LocationUtrecht, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational