Previous WiPRMAPhils

The WiPRMaPhils of 2018-2019

The second WiPRMaPhil was held on September 27th

There:

  • Lefteris presented on the concept of nature.
  • The study advisor, Eveline Eckelboom introduced herself.

The first WiPRMaPhil was held on September 6th

There:

  • Olek presented on the reasons for and priorities when doing philosophy.
  • We discussed making a poster for the upcoming OZSW conference and various other small matters.

The WiPRMaPhils of 2017-2018:

The twelfth and last WiPRMaPhil of the academic year was held on June 12th

There:

  • Lotje presented on her thesis subject: privacy and self-determination.
  • Joel told us about US graduate programs, their rankings and some of their mores.

The eleventh WiPRMaPhil was held on May 29st

There:

  • Giulia presented on the epistemology of conspiracy theories.
  • Various administrative issues were discussed and plans were made for the end of the year barbecue.

The tenth WiPRMaPhil was held on May 1st

There:

  • Auke presented on McDowell and formalism.
  • The use of the Wiki and the intransparency of tutorials was discussed.

The ninth WiPRMaPhil was held on April 5th

There:

  • Robin presented on the impossibility of suicide.

The eighth WiPRMaPhil was held on March 13th

There:

  • Nicky presented her thesis-topic on justifying mandatory education on climate-change
  • MariĆ«lle presented her thesis-topic on the reception of Kantian aesthetics in the Netherlands, 1780 - 1820.
  • Leon gave us many more stirring reasons to go and visit the already mandatory humanities conference on Friday 23rd.

The seventh WiPRMaPhil was held on Januari 18th

There:

  • Caspar presented a trancendental argument for property by Hoppe.
  • Guest from HPS Hugo presented about Anselm's motto 'faith seeking intellect'.
  • Robin lead a short meditation session.

The sixth WiPRMaPhil was held on December 19th

There:

  • Giulia and Sofia presented work in progress for the OZSW graduate conference. Giulia presented about conspiracy theories and Sofia about deference to experts.

The fifth WiPRMaPhil was held on November 30

There:

  • Wim gave a presentation on the nature of justification.
  • Mark and Robin were promoted to organisers of the study retreat.
  • The RMA student Christmas dinner was discussed.

The fourth WiPRMaPhil was held on November 7

There:

  • We had the first Mental Health Special organized by Marin. Topic: Disclosing and communicating about vulnerabilities within academia: why, how, how much, and when.

The third WiPRMaPhil was held on October 10

There:

  • Bart Mijland will talk about doing an internship during your masters. You can see his presentation here
  • Wim, Pepijn, Charlie and Robin presented their posters for the OZSW conference.

The second WiPRMaPhil was held on September 28

There:

  • Thom Hamer introduced 'Focus', a platform for publishing your thesis for a broader public. More info can be found here
  • Mario gave a presentation on his thesis: 'The idea of public reason in contemporary political philosophy: political liberalism, political realism, and the theory of political judgment', which he will turn into one (or two!) papers

The first WiPRMAPhil of the academic year was held on September 7.

There:

  • Eveline Eckelboom, our study advisor, joined us to shortly introduce herself and explain for which problem you can ask for her help.
  • Anna Kotzeva talked about poster-presentations and showed us her own work. Notes on this part of the maffel and tips for creating your own poster can be found here
  • We discussed the workings of the wippermaffels and Charlie did a wonderful stand-up philosophy joke!
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