HICO - Centrum voor Geschiedenis van de Filosofie en Continentale Filosofie

Department of Languages and Cultures
Department of Literary Studies
Department of Philosophy and moral sciences
Research focus 
Research Methodology 
Continental philosophy
History of ideas
History of philosophy





The HICO talk by Prof. Dr. James Conant (UChicago) that was planned for this Friday 25th of October has unfortunately been cancelled.


Nonetheless, the two planned workshops on the work of Professor Conant will take place as announced, albeit without the presence of professor Conant.


To receive the readings for these sessions, please contact Wim Vanrie (wim.vanrie@ugent.be). It is not necessary to have done the readings to attend the sessions.


The Status of Necessary Truths in Descartes

Friday 25th October, room 090.038


10:00 - 11:00: response to the readings by Sylvia Pauw and professor Maarten Van Dyck

11:00 - 11:20: break

11:20 - 13:00: general discussion


The Notion of 'Sign' in Wittgenstein

Saturday 26th October, room 120.043


10:00 - 11:00: response to the readings by Wim Vanrie and professor Gertrudis Van de Vijver

11:00 - 11:20: break 

11:20 - 13:00: general discussion




HICO aims to foster research in continental philosophy, broadly conceived, and in the history of philosophy at Ghent University. It coordinates, promotes and supervises research on the history of philosophy from antiquity to the present day. It also hosts research in contemporary continental philosophy that centres on politics, religion, art, aesthetics, culture, psychology, science, ... and that engages in a critical and interdisciplinary dialogue with the history of Western and non-Western philosophy. HICO welcomes PhD students and researchers in any area of continental philosophy and history of philosophy.




Boris Demarest

Philosophisches Seminar, Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg

Tiziano Toracca

Angela Condello

Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Torino; Adjunct Professor, Department of Law, University of Roma

Former Members