Mentoraat 2 |
The course has five goals.
- To support students in their studies by providing a setting where they can put forward comments, remarks and concerns that arise during their first year of study
- To facilitate interactions between students in order to develop a supportive and collaborative student group.
- To reflect on the nature and purpose of the university and the place of philosophy within it.
- To provide information about the international minor option.
- To develop the skills needed to organize a public philosophy event.
- To stimulate participation to departmental guest lectures.
Each meeting is divided in two parts. We start each meeting with room for questions and/or announcements. If there is something that is bothering you, or if you have thoughts about some philosophical subject that you want to share with others during the meetings, we can talk about it at the beginning of the meetings. Then, in the second part, we will concern ourselves with reading a classical philosophical text. Identifying and making plausible strange and implausible ideas will be one of the leading aspects of the process. Besides the regular meetings (seven times) there are three extra meetings in the evening (master seminar). Attending these meetings is compulsory.
- Harry Frankfurt, Taking Ourselves Seriously and Getting it Right, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006, ISBN 9780804752985.