International Summer School 2018

Emotions and Judgment: Argumentation, Biases and Public Affairs


From Monday 10th to Friday 14th, September 2018

Carmen de la Victoria, University of Granada, Cuesta del Chapiz, 9, 18010 Granada, Map


From September 10th to 14th, 2018, FiloLab-International Summer School (FL-ISS) will offer PhD students and young doctors from several countries the opportunity to present their ongoing or recently completed research, obtain qualified comment and be advised in regard to their postdoctoral projection.

The course is specially designed so that young researchers can present research linked to their doctoral thesis —recently completed or close to completion— or articles in progress to senior peers and academics in the fields of argumentation, epistemology and applied ethics, for comment and discussion.

The process will involve tutorials by renowned professors from the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as academic exchange with peers with common research interests. The aim is to generate opportunities for collaboration between junior and senior researchers from different disciplines related to philosophy.

In addition, there will be specific orientation about strategies for publication and dissemination of the results of doctoral research. The School expects the attendace of editors of several journals and publishing houses, such as Theoria, Dilemata, Daimon, Isegoría, Springer, Plaza y Valdés and Comares.

Teaching methodology

The course will last four days, with sessions concentrated mostly in the morning, so that the evenings may be dedicated to informal academic and social activities, such as a visit to the Alhambra and guided tours in Granada.

Sessions will last 30 minutes, followed by a 30-minute commentary. They will be grouped according to thematic and methodological affinity. First, researchers will present their ongoing doctoral research or their postdoctoral projects. Then, guest professors, professors from the FiloLab-UGR Unit of Excellence, as well the rest of the audience will provide feedback.

Every session will have a person managing the times and facilitating discussion. In the afternoons, there will be two-hour sessions for informal discussion with guest scholars. Topics to be touched upon will include professional academic career, funding strategies, dissemination of research results and collaboration opportunities.

Who can attend

The course is aimed at young researchers from all the fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences, but also to those who, despite not belonging to these fields, have focused their research on areas of knowledge relevant to public affairs, such as applied ethics, social economy or public policies.

FiloLab International Summer School (FL-ISS) has an interdisciplinary and inclusive approach. Proposals about conceptual and foundational issues, as well as those with an emphasis on methodological or applied approaches will be welcomed, but other topics will also be considered if a thematic or methodological compatibility is demonstrated.

We will welcome proposals from areas such as philosophy of science, studies in science and technology, philosophy of mind and psychology, logic and philosophy of language, argumentation theory, moral and political philosophy, or applied ethics.

Guest professors

Isidora Stojanovic Institut Nicod, CNRS, Paris, France
Stuart Youngner Case Western Reserve University, USA
Jan Albert van Laar Groningen University, The Netherlands

Organizing Committee

Juan A. Nicolás

Lilian Bermejo

Fernando Martínez Manrique

Manuel de Pinedo

David Rodríguez-Arias

Scientific Committee

Lilian Bermejo

Pedro Francés

María José Frápolli

Francisco Lara

Fernando Martínez Manrique

José Luis Moreno Pestaña

Juan Antonio Nicolás

Manuel de Pinedo

David Rodríguez-Arias

Neftalí Villanueva

Henrik Zinkernagel

This is a sample of possible theoretical, methodological and applied topics to be considered:

  • Knowledge and opinion: objectivity, pluralism and relativism
  • Truth and justification: truth and consequences; truth, ethics and politics; truth and post-truth
  • Disagreements: epistemic and normative disagreements; laypersons and experts; facts and values
  • Argumentation: emotions and reasoning; validity in judgements and appraisals; requirements of reasoning
  • Biases in problem formulation and analysis
  • Epistemic and discursive injustice
  • Language, gender and philosophy
  • Cognitive biases

Submission procedure

Please submit your proposal to Deadline: September 1st, 2018. Accepted proposals will be confirmed shortly after reception. A maximum of 30 candidates will be accepted. Each proposal must include:

  • Name
  • E-mail
  • Institutional affiliation (if any)
  • Title of the research proposal
  • Research abstract (300 words max.)
  • Scientific areas of interest (100 words max.)


It includes:

  • Registration
  • Meals (lunch) at Carmen de la Victoria
  • Materials

Transfer to bank account number: ES89 2038 3505 3664 0000 5794
Please indicate your NAME + SURNAME + "Escuela de Verano"
Send proof of payment via email to

It includes:

  • Registration
  • Materials
  • Single room accommodation: check-in Sept 9th, check out Sept 14th
  • Full board at "Carmen de la Victoria" (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Payment and reservation in "Carmen de la Victoria"
Transfer to bank account number: ES15 0237 0724 7091 7089 9764
Indicate your NAME + SURNAME + “78/18”

Send proof of payment by email to AND

The number of available rooms is limited, so it is recommended to book as soon as possible. For the reservation to be confirmed, you must pay 50% of the total amount in advance. Information and contact:

In order to request an invoice, you must provide us with the billing information (NAME, SURNAME, ADDRESS, NIF and NATIONALITY).


There will be four fee waiver scholarships for those who request it and justify the need for a scholarship for economic reasons.


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School of Philosophy (Building of Psychology), Campus Cartuja s/n, 18011 Granada, Spain