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Centre for Critical Philosophy

Research at the Centre for Critical Philosophy focuses on problems of objectivity in the context of complex dynamical systems. It draws on Kant’s transcendental philosophy, especially his theory of constitution and co-constitution. It currently contributes to discussions in philosophy of biology, philosophy of psychology, psychiatry and psychodynamic theories, philosophy of history, aesthetics and political theory. The Centre was officially founded in 2005, a moment in time that expresses the explicit turn towards transcendental philosophy on the basis of which much of the philosophical work of the Research Unit "Evolution and Complexity", that preceded it, was further specified and reoriented.


  • Introduction à l'Anthropologie de Kant - Michel Foucault

    During the second semester of the academic year 2013-2014, the Centre for Critical Philosophy at Ghent University will be organizing a discussion group on Michel Foucault’s Introduction à l’Anthropologie de Kant. The lecture of this unique introduction is the logical continuation of the CCP cartel on Kant’s Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View in 2013. In this text, Foucault attempts to penetrate the geological depth of the Kantian text, that was modified and rewritten several times in twenty-five [...]


    Blandijnberg 2
    9000 Gent

    There are no participants for this cartel yet.

    You can contact Jan-Jasper Persijn for more information. Or you can subscribe here.


  • Immanuel Kant - Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht

    This cartel meets every week. Each time, we discuss a part of Immanuel Kant's Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.


    Library of the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences

    Participants :

    • Boris Demarest
    • Jens De Vleminck
    • Gertrudis Van de Vijver
    • Elisabeth Van Dam
    • Liesbet De Kock
    • Jan De Vos
    • Emiliano Acosta
    • Godelieve Scheire
    • Egon Vlerick
    • Stephanie Koziej
    • Giorgia Dewitte

    You can contact Jens De Vleminck for more information. Or you can subscribe here.


  • Modern Political Philosophy Discussion Group

    During the academic year 2012-2013, the Centre for Critical Philosophy at Ghent University will be organizing a discussion group on Modern Political Philosophy. Each session will be devoted to the discussion of a major text in Western Political Thought. Since the initiative is meant as a scholarly and interactive introduction to political philosophy, no prior expertise in the area is required, although an advanced insight in the general domains of either philosophy or political theory is highly recommended. [...]


    Blandijnberg 2,
    room 2.39

    Participants :

    • Boris Demarest
    • Yaser hazar
    • Yu Chen
    • Arno Van den Hende
    • Joris Luyckx
    • Lieve Scheire
    • Robin Vancayseele
    • Leila Demarest
    • Jan-Jasper Persijn
    • Wannes Vancayseele
    • Gertrudis
    • Emiliano

    You can contact Boris Demarest for more information. Or you can subscribe here.