Philosophy Hour: Ask philosophy teachers your existential questions!


Event details

Date and time 24.02.2021 19:0020:00  
Speaker Dr Johan Rochel, specialist in philosophy of law and applied ethics  
Category Cultural events

Starting in 2021, the College of Humanities (CDH) offers EPFL students the opportunity to freely debate subjects that interest them with philosophy professors. The CDH thus offers the opportunity to deepen and nourish reflections through a philosophical approach.

These "Philosophy Hours" will take place on Zoom, from 7 to 8 p.m., one Wednesday per month starting February 24, 2021 (they will be held face-to-face on campus as soon as possible).

Each discussion will be illustrated live by the artist Trân Tran. Her drawings will then be collected for publication at the end of 2021.

The theme of the first meeting is "uncertainty", echoing the CDH's annual THEMA project. The following themes will be determined by the students themselves.
Philosophy Hour #1 - Uncertainty: the new state of the world?
Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
from 7pm to 8pm
Zoom (Link to come)

The recent public health crisis has plunged the world into uncertainty. But what uncertainty(s) are we talking about? The uncertainty of seeing our lives turned upside down, or the uncertainty of seeing a world that is changing? What can science do to allow us to surf on "this" wave? What is your experience, as students and future engineers faced with these uncertainties?

To exchange with the EPFL community, we have invited Dr. Johan Rochel, philosopher of law and professor of ethics. During a virtual "Philosophy Hour", we will discuss these uncertainties.

Join us!

> Register for info and Zoom link

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • College of Humanities  


  • Anne Laure Gannac


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