CfA: Master Class with Brian Epstein, The Nature of the Social World: Foundations and Applications (University of Zurich, May 31-June 1, 2019, Application Deadline: May 1, 2019)

Submitted by Catherine Herfeld (University of Zurich).

Applications are invited for the master class entitled

The Nature of the Social World: Foundations and Applications.

We are pleased to have Professor Brian Epstein (Tufts University) as the lecturer. The master class will take place on May 31 to June 1, 2019 at the Philosophy Department of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Please find a short synopsis and a reading list here:

Participants are expected to have read the texts. PhD students at the UZH are required to book the module in order to get credit points.

This master class is an opportunity for Master and PhD students in philosophy and history of science/special sciences as well as economics to work intensely over two days with a world-leading philosopher in their field. An informal setting, small group size, and a workshop format combine to create an atmosphere that fosters intellectual stimulation, a high level of discussion, and collaborative development of ideas.

The number of participating students is limited. No fees apply. If you would like to be considered for a place, please send an expression of interest, including a brief description of your area of research and how you hope to benefit from the master class to the latest by May 1, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Herfeld ( or Stefan Riegelnik (