Few concepts in social, political, and philosophical thought have received such broad public interest as the concept of recognition. During the last two decades, the concept of recognition quickly gained importance in social and political philosophy. Since then, countless works – far beyond the field of political philosophy and social philosophy – have been produced in which, above all, the individual and interpersonal meaning of recognition has been explored theoretically and empirically.
Despite these achievements and the attempts to better understand recognition theoretically and conceptually and to research it empirically, many challenges remain.
The Summer School focuses on the following challenges:
The summer school focuses on four interdisciplinary, thematic clusters. Each PhD student can apply to one cluster.
Prof. Dr Kristina Lepold, Junior Professor of Social Philosophy/Critical Theory at
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Prof. Dr Martin Hartmann, Professor of Philosophy with a focus on practical philosophy at
the University of Lucerne.
Prof. Dr Thomas Lindemann, Professor of Political Science at the University of Versailles
Saint-Quentin and of International Relations at the Ecole Polytechnique.
Dr Heikki Ikäheimo, Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney,
Prof. Dr Simo Vehmas, Professor of Special Education at Stockholm University in Sweden.
Prof. Dr Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of
History at the University of Chicago.
Doctoral Students from the following fields are encouraged to apply: Education, Communication Science, Media Research, Sociology, Ethnology, History, Social Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Political and Social Philosophy, Political Economy, and Political Science. PhD students from the University of Zurich and outside are encouraged to apply.
No fees charged. All UZH PhD students receive 3 ECTS points for participating in the Summer School. Other Universities are free to provide accreditation to their PhD students.
Please fill in the application form by May 1st 2023.
Students will need to arrange their own travel to and from Zurich.
By train: Zurich can be reached easily by train. Please find tickets via the Swiss Rail website.
By air: Many discount airlines operate from Zurich airport which is just a short train or tram ride from the city centre.
The other nearest international airport is in Basel which is only one hour away. From Basel airport you can take bus 50 directly to Basel train station. The route takes approximately 20 minutes. There are then direct trains to Zurich from Basel train station approximately every half-hour. A full-price, one-way ticket from Basel to Zurich costs 34 Swiss Francs.
The conference will be held at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. The university is located close to Zurich Central Station.