Summer Seminar in the History of
for Applications: JHP
Summer Seminar, “Heidegger on the Essence
of Truth” (June 3–7, 2024)
The Summer Seminar will take place from June
3rd to June 7th, 2024.
The deadline for applications is on
February 1, 2024.
Here below you can find the course
description provided with additional
Mindful of the challenges facing young
scholars working in the history of
philosophy, the Board of Directors of the Journal
of the History of Philosophy has
established a Summer Seminar in the History
of Philosophy. The central idea of the
program is that a senior scholar who works
primarily in some area of the history of
philosophy would undertake to direct an
intensive week of summer classes for the
benefit of a small group of recent PhDs
whose main research and teaching are in the
relevant area. Normally, the classes will
focus on one or more texts that are
typically not part of material that the
participants would have studied as graduate
students. The goal of the program is the
enhancement of the expertise and
understanding of the young scholars in their
area of specialization.
The JHP will select up to six
individuals from among those who apply to
participate in five days of intense classes
on the announced subject. Travel, housing
and food for the duration of the classes
will be paid by the JHP up to
Dates: June 3–7, 2024
Location: Boston University
Topic: “Heidegger on the Essence of
Instructor: Daniel O. Dahlstrom
Course Description: In a note
appended to the second edition (1949) of
Heidegger's essay "On the Essence of Truth"
(first delivered as a lecture in 1930), he
contends that the answer to the question of
the essence of truth is to be found in the
proposition: The essence of truth is the
truth of essence. The aim of the
seminar is to shed light on the meaning and
soundness of this proposition. To this end,
this seminar will give a close reading of
the essay, against the backdrop of (a)
Heidegger's treatment of the medieval
conception of essentia in his 1927
lectures and (b) his critical appropriation
of traditional concepts of essence and truth
in Being and Time and later works.
Application: Applicants should send a
letter of interest along with a CV to Prof.
Eileen Sweeney (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Qualifications: Applicants with a PhD
in philosophy received no earlier than
January 1, 2018 as well as advanced doctoral
students in philosophy who are writing their
dissertations are welcome to apply.
AOS: This seminar will be useful to
those interested in the development of
Heidegger's philosophy, the history of early
twentieth century German philosophy,
phenomenology, Continental philosophy, and
the metaphysics of essence and truth.
Deadline for submission: Applications
must be received no later than February 1,
2024. Applicants will be notified by March