dr. (Paul) P Schuurman

dr. (Paul) P Schuurman
Associate professor Erasmus School of Philosophy WP ESPhil
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
schuurman@esphil.eur.nl
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**Paul Schuurman is associate professor in the history of philosophy at Erasmus School of Philosophy. **

Areas of PhD supervision/research interests.

* War in the History of Ideas: the influence of game-theoretical concepts on the grand strategy of the Dutch Republic (Pieter de la Court); the influence of theological concepts on the philosophy of war (François Fénelon);
* the importance of positive and negative feedback cycles for the explanation of the rise and fall of empires (Montesquieu);
* the concepts of ‘absolute war’ and ‘limited war’ versus ‘real war’ (Carl von Clausewitz); the role of historical counterfactuals in the analysis and evaluation of military decisions (Carl von Clausewitz); the delimma between realism and playability in Napoleonic wargames as models of military reality; Prussian wargames and the leadership concept of mission tactics; the evaluation of the functionality of warfare in the work of Immanuel Kant, Herbert Spencer, Ludwig Gumplowicz; Ian Morris.

 

 Paul Schuurman studied History, Business Administration and Philosophy. He obtained his doctorate at Keele University (United Kingdom) with a text edition of John Locke's “Of the Conduct of the Understanding”. He has also published on the epistemology, philosophy of science and logic of John Locke and René Descartes. See also his electronic edition of the manuscripts of John Locke on www.digitallockeproject.nl.

* Early modern logic, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science (Descartes and Locke).

  • Paul Schuurman (2019) - Aristoteles en Alexander de Grote
  • Paul Schuurman (2019) - Gaming for Victory. Prussian-German Professional Wargames and the Leadership Concept of Mission Tactics 1870-1880, or: A Tale of the Interaction Between Ideas and Events
  • Paul Schuurman (2019) - Opdrachtstaktiek: over de militaire achtergronden van een leiderschapsconcept
  • Paul Schuurman (2018) - Over het dichten van een kloof, of: waarom Locke en Berkeley verschillend dachten over primaire en secundaire kwaliteiten
  • Paul Schuurman (2017) - Heilig moeten. De rol van plicht in de ethiek van de Stoa en van Immanuel Kant
  • Paul Schuurman (2017) - Locke and religious tolerance
  • Paul Schuurman (2017) - A Model For 3,000 years Of Warfare
  • Paul Schuurman (2017) - De oorsprong van de Hongaren
  • Paul Schuurman (2017) - MODELS OF WAR 1770-1830: THE BIRTH OF WARGAMES AND THE TRADE-OFF BETWEEN REALISM AND SIMPLICITY
  • Paul Schuurman (2015) - Heeft oorlog nog een toekomst?

Oudheid

Level
Bachelor 2
Year Level
Bachelor 2
Year
2022
Course Code
FW-HIS2001

Year
2022
Course Code
FW-DD3103

MA Central

Year
2022
Course Code
FW-MA000

Academic Skills 1

Year
2022
Course Code
FW-MA0001

War and Politics

Year
2022
Course Code
FW-MA0008

Master Thesis & Milestones

Year
2022
Course Code
FW-MA0003

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