Lecture

Cogito ergo sum: an introduction to Rene Descartes | Postponed

dr. H.T. (Han Thomas) Adriaenssen
Wednesday, December 22 2021, 12:40 PM - 1:20 PM (sold out)
Blauwe Zaal Auditorium & livestream via MS Teams

‘I think, therefore I am’, may well be the most winged statement in the history of philosophy, but do we really know what is meant by it? And moreover, what do we know about the person who stated it: the philosopher, scientist and mathematician Rene Descartes.

This program will be postponed to 11 May 2022. People who reserved a ticket will be notified by email. You can reserve your new ticket in due time. 

Why should every academic know his thoughts and works? By whom has he been influenced and whom has he influenced himself? All this and more will be made crystal clear after you have witnessed this lecture by Dr. Han Thomas Adriaenssen. He is one of the most talented young philosophers in The Netherlands. He is a specialist in the Medieval roots of the thinking of Descartes and was chosen three times as ‘teacher of the year’ at the Faculty of Philosophy at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Descartes, of course, was much more than his 1637 masterpiece ‘Discourse of the Method’, as will be seen by the numerous insights gained during this lecture. And, did you know that he lived in The Netherlands during most of his working life? And that he is the inventor of analytic geometry?

Still hesitant to attend? It’s not ‘I think, therefore I am’, but ‘I think, therefore I want to know……’.

You can visit this program on campus or watch it online via a livestream in MS Teams.

On campus: ticket reservation required

This program will take place on campus for a limited group of visitors. The number of visitors that we can accommodate for this program is limited due to the Covid-19 measures. Making a reservation via the website (black "order" button) is therefore mandatory if you want to attend this program on campus.

Via livestream: do not reserve a ticket

This program will also be streamed live via MS Teams. You can attend by clicking on this LINK TO LIVESTREAMStudents who want to register for SG& USE should log in with their TU/e student email account and watch the entire program.
Please do not book a ticket if you want to watch the livestream.

SG & USE registration

On campus:
Please register your participation on the spot when attending the program on campus, by scanning your student card before the start of the program at the venue.

Online via livestream:

  • Do not make a reservation if you want to watch the program online via the livestream.
  • You can only register for SG&USE if you watch the entire program live via MS Teams and are logged in with your TU/e student email account ( i.e., you can’t watch it at a later time) and if you complete an online SG&USE registration form within five minutes after the end of the program. Before the program starts, we will explain where and when you can find the link to the registration form. You will need to have your student ID number on hand because you'll need it to fill out the form. Please make sure your registration is done properly, otherwise we will not be able to verify that you were present. 
  • 300 online viewers can enter the MS teams environment to watch the livestream. First come, first serve, so make sure you are on time, also to qualify for the SG&USE registration!

More information about SG & USE can be found here.

 

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