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Opening Academic Year Institute for Philosophy 2017 - 2018

Thursday 7 September 2017
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

On Thursday 7th September 2017 the Institute for Philosophy will celebrate the opening of the 2017-2018 Academic Year. All staff members and students of the Institute are cordially invited to attend the opening lecture and the following reception.

Lecture:    16:00-17:00 in LIPSIUS, room 028
Reception: from 17:00 in the coffee room of Matthias de Vrieshof 4

Opening Lecture

This year the opening lecture will be delivered by Dr. Chiara Robbiano from the Universiteit Utrecht:

Candrakīrti and Śaṅkara in Dialogue with Their Students  ― with a Pinch of Plato




Chiara Robbiano was born in Genoa (Italy), where she received her degree in Philosophy (1996). Her interest in Ancient Greek philosophy and the ways of expression of philosophical texts brought her (1997) to Leiden (the Netherlands) where she continued her studies among classicists with a taste for philosophical texts. At the University of Leiden she wrote and defended her PhD thesis on Parmenides (Becoming Being, 2005) which was published by Akademia Verlag (2006). She has taught at the universities of Leiden and Utrecht for several years and she is an now Assistant professor of Philosophy, honours director and tutor (academic advisor) at University College Utrecht. She is publishing her work on comparative and cross-cultural philosophy in, among others, Philosophy East and West, and Ancient Philosophy and in books on Greek and Eastern Thought.

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