Economics, Law, Philosophy, Political science, Public policy

 In cooperation with the Society for Applied Philosophy

Course date

7 July - 18 July, 2014
The application process is closed.

Experiences of past course participants

2013 course participants said:

“Excellent selection of professors and students, great learning atmosphere, opportunity of comparing academic  as well as non-academic experiences with colleagues.”
"I have attended many summer schools in my academic career and this summer course was certainly of a very high standard. The organisation was excellent and the content of the programme was directly relevant to my own research. All in all a great summer school. "
"I learned a lot about how to construct arguments, what kind of questions a specific type of argument begs and what kind of criticisms it opens up to - which was very useful for the way in which I will think about my argumentation in my thesis. Furthermore, it was genuinely instructive with regard to topics otherwise new to me (like just was theory). "
"High profile international faculty; interested and responsive faculty; wide range of topics; well organized by the CEU in terms of logistics; CEU was responsive to requests from the students. "
"I received a very good feedback after my "student presentation". I will definitely use it in the later versions of the paper I presented there. "



2011 course participants said:

“The course was useful in many ways: we had the chance to listen to some prominent philosophers and
challenge their views, we learnt from each other's views and work, we engaged in intensive discussions
and deliberation about the relevant issues of justice.”
“The course helped me understand how to teach political philosophy at a high level. And it exposed me to new material I needed to know.”

“The course was very useful. I had the opportunity to discuss some ideas about my research with scholars and peers. The lectures were stimulating and the discussions were very fruitful. I reached a level of more clear understanding of the topic.”

“The debate about the currency of justice was really enlightening and the issues on taxation were intensely discussed. There are no property rights without institutions. And the currency of egalitarian justice has different dimensions that could be grasped by the Dworkinian envy-test.”

"It provided a new perspective from very knowledgeable people on content and papers that I've been working with in the recent past."

"I was able to engage texts and ideas that I would ordinarily not have encountered. I also met people in related fields from the whole world."

"I have learnt a lot about justice theories which could be used in social policy analysis."

"The course made me think again about the 'equality of what' debate and about luck egalitarianism. It also made me think more deeply about Rawlsian fair equality of opportunity."

"very interesting debates about luck egalitarianism and responsibility. In particular, the course and discussions have significantly enhanced my understanding of Dworkinian resource egalitarianism"

"The course helped me to generate an idea for a paper I am currently working on."