dr. (Paul) P Schuurman

dr. (Paul) P Schuurman
Erasmus School of Philosophy ESPhil
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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…

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).

      • P. Schuurman, S.J. Savonius & J. Walmsley (2014). The Bloomsbury Companion to Locke (second revised edition of The Continuum Companion to Locke). Londen, New Delhi, New York, Sidney: Bloomsbury
      • P. Schuurman (2010). The continuum companion to Locke. General editors S.-J. Savonius-Wroth, Paul Schuurman and Jonathan Walmseley. London-New York: Continuum
      • P. Schuurman (2009). www.thedigitallockeproject.nl (to be published in print by Oxford University Press in the Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke). Oxford: Oxford University Press
      • P. Schuurman & S. Hutton (2008). Studies on Locke: sources, contemporaries and legacy. Berlijn: Kluwer/Springer
      • L. van Bunge, J.A. van Ruler, P. Schuurman, M.R. Wielema & H.A. Krop (2006). The dictionary of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Dutch philosophers. Bristol: Thoemmes (second edition)
      • P. Schuurman (2004). Ideas, mental faculties and method. The logic of ideas of Descartes and Locke and its reception in the Dutch republic, 1630-175016 (Brills Studies in Intellectual History). Leiden-Boston: Brill
      • P. Schuurman (2004). Selected papers on renaissance philosophy and on Thomas Hobbes. Dordrecht: Kluwer
        • P. Schuurman (2019). Locke and Descartes on Truth. In L. Simonutti (Ed.), John Locke: les idées et les choses (pp. 91-100). Paris: Éditions Mimésis
        • P. Schuurman (2015). Locke en het scepticisme. In Tim de Mey (Ed.), Het nadeel van de twijfel (pp. 106-126). Rotterdam: Lemniscaat
        • P. Schuurman (2010). Faculties of the understanding. In S.-J Savonius, P. Schuurman & J. Walmseley (Eds.), The continuum companion to Locke (pp. 145-146). London-New York: Continuum
        • P. Schuurman (2010). Logic. In S.-J Savonius, P. Schuurman & J. Walmseley (Eds.), The continuum companion to Locke (pp. 174-175). London-New York: Continuum
        • P. Schuurman (2010). Synopsis of "Of the conduct of the understanding". In S.-J Savonius, P. Schuurman & J. Walmseley (Eds.), The continuum companion to Locke (pp. 275-276). London-New York: Continuum
        • P. Schuurman (2010). John Norris. In S.-J Savonius, P. Schuurman & J. Walmseley (Eds.), The continuum companion to Locke (pp. 103-105). London-New York: Continuum
        • P. Schuurman (2010). Rene Descartes. In S.-J Savonius, P. Schuurman & J. Walmseley (Eds.), The continuum companion to Locke (pp. 53-57). London-New York: Continuum
        • P. Schuurman (2008). Vision in God and thinking matter. Locke's epistemological agnosticism used against Malebrancche and Stillingfleet. In S. Hutton & P. Schuurman (Eds.), Essays on Locke: sources, contemporaries and legacy (pp. 177-193). Berlijn: Kluwer/Springer
        • P. Schuurman (2006). Locke's way of ideas as context for his theory of education in of the conduct of understanding. In P. Anstey (Ed.), John Locke. Critical assessments of leading philosophers. Series II, 4 vols (pp. 45-59). Londen: Routledge
        • P. Schuurman (2006). Locke's logic of ideas in context: content and structure. In P. Anstey (Ed.), John Locke. Critical assessments of leading philosophers, Series II, 4 vols (pp. 439-465). Londen: Routledge
        • P. Schuurman (2003). Willem Jacob 's Gravesande's Philosophical Defeence of Newtonian Physics. In Peter.R. Anstey (Ed.), The Philosophy of John Locke; new perspectives (Routledge Studies in Seventeenth Century Philopshy, 7) (pp. 43-57). London: Routledge
        • P. Schuurman (2003). 8 Entries in: The dictionary of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Dutch philosophers. In L. van, et al. Bunge (Ed.), The Dictionary of Seventeenth and Eighteenth-century Dutch Philosophers (pp. -----). Bristol: Thoemmes Press
        • P. Schuurman (2003). Willem Jacob ’s Gravesande’s philosophical defence of Newtonian physics: on the Various Uses of Locke. In P. Anstey (Ed.), The Philosophy of John Locke. New Perspectives (pp. 43-57). London: Routledge
        • P. Schuurman (2003). The Empiricist Logic of Ideas of Jean le Clerc. In L. van Bunge (Ed.), The Early Enlightenment in the Dutch Republic, 1650 -1750 (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 120) (pp. 137-153). Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV
        • G.J. van der Pijl, D. van Wingerden & P. Schuurman (2009). 2.C.1.18 Benchmark effectiviteit van informatiesystemen. In checklisten informatie management. SDU uitgevers
      • L. van Bunge, H.A. Krop, B. Leeuwenburgh, J.A. van Ruler, P. Schuurman & M.R. Wielema (Ed.). (2003). The dictionary of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Dutch philosophers. Bristol: Thoemmes Press
        • P. Schuurman (2004). [Bespreking van het boek John Locke, Selected Correspondence]. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 549-551.
        • P. Schuurman (2004). John Locke, Selected Correspondence [Bespreking van het boek John Locke, Selected Correspondence]. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 12, 549-551.
        • P. Schuurman (2002). René Descartes and Princess Elizabeth, Briefwisseling [Bespreking van het boek René Descartes and Princess Elizabeth, Briefwisseling]. Geschiedenis van de Wijsbegeerte in Nederland, 13, 199-201.
        • P. Schuurman (2001). John Locke, The Reasonableness of Christianity: as delivered in the Scriptures [Bespreking van het boek John Locke, The Reasonableness of Christianity: as delivered in the Scriptures]. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 9, 369-373.
        • P. Schuurman (2000). Review [Bespreking van het boek Verantwoordingh van Renatus Descartes aen d'achtbare overigheyt van Uitrecht]. .
        • P. Schuurman (2000). Verantwoordingh van Renatus Descartes aen d'achtbare overigheit van Uitrecht [Bespreking van het boek Verantwoordingh van Renatus Descartes aen d'achtbare overigheit van Uitrecht]. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 8, 561-563.
        • P. Schuurman (1999). Anleitung des menschlichen Verstandes. Eine Abhandlung von den Wunderwerken [Bespreking van het boek Anleitung des menschlichen Verstandes. Eine Abhandlung von den Wunderwerken]. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 7, 171-173.
        • P. Schuurman (2006). Review of T. Sorell, G.A.J. Rogers, Analytic philosophy and history of philosophy [Bespreking van het boek Analytic philosophy and history of philosophy]. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 2006(14), 191-194.
      • P. Schuurman (2000, juli 3). Of the Conduct of the Understanding by John Locke, Edited with General Introduction, Historical Notes and Critical Apparatus by Paul Schuurman. Keele University (? pag.) (?: ?) Prom./coprom.: Prof. dr. G.A.J Rogers, Prof. dr. M.A. Stewart & Dr. I. Harris.
      • P. Schuurman (2017, augustus 22). Heilig moeten. De rol van plicht in de ethiek van de Stoa en van Immanuel Kant. Rotterdam, Eureka Week.
      • P. Schuurman (2017, mei 26). Locke and religious tolerance. Rotterdam, Internationale Filosofie-Olympiade.
      • P. Schuurman (2017, mei 14). A Model For 3,000 years Of Warfare. Rotterdam, Kroegcollege voor ERA.
      • P. Schuurman (2017, april 18). De oorsprong van de Hongaren. Boedapest, Voordracht voor ERA Studiereis.
      • P. Schuurman (2017, januari 18). MODELS OF WAR 1770-1830: THE BIRTH OF WARGAMES AND THE TRADE-OFF BETWEEN REALISM AND SIMPLICITY. Rotterdam, Lunchseminar Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte.
      • P. Schuurman (2015, juni 18). Hoe achterhaald is oorlog. Rotterdam, lezing voor de Vereniging van Gereformeerde Studenten te Rotterdam.
      • P. Schuurman (2015, april 5). Václav Havel en de macht der machtelozen. Praag, Studiereis Era.
      • P. Schuurman (2015, april 9). The Function Of Historical Counterfactuals: Clausewitz On the Waterloo Campaign (1815). York, British Society for the History of Philosophy.
      • P. Schuurman (2015, juni 3). Mozart en Die Zauberflöte. Rotterdam, lezing voor leden ERA.
      • P. Schuurman (2015, mei 12). Locke over religieuze verdraagzaamheid. Rotterdam, Proefcollege voorlichtingsbijeenkomst voor deeltijders.
      • P. Schuurman (2015, mei 9). Napoleons Russische veldtocht 1812. Amsterdam, lezing voor Era ter gelegenheid van de tentoonstelling ‘Alexander, Napoleon, Joséphine’.
      • P. Schuurman (2015, april 9). The Function Of Historical Counterfactuals: Clausewitz On the Waterloo Campaign (1815). York, Conference organized by the British Society for the History of Philosophy.
      • P. Schuurman (2015, oktober 22). A Game of Modules. A new multivalent structure for the Bachelor Philosophy. Rotterdam, lezing ten behoeve van delegatie uit Kazachstan.
      • P. Schuurman (2015, november 10). Heeft oorlog nog een toekomst? Rotterdam, kroegcollege ERA.
      • P. Schuurman (2014, november 7). Clausewitz on the essence of war. Radboud University Nijmegen, OZSW Conference 2014.
      • P. Schuurman (2013, april 24). Fénelon’s Political Quietism during the War of the Spanish Succession and the Peace Negotiations in Utrecht. Utrecht, Conference ‘Performance of Peace Utrecht 1713-2013.
      • P. Schuurman (2011, maart 29). Fénelon on luxury and war. Brighton, Conference: ‘The Philosophy of the Enlightenment’, organized by the British Society for the History of Philosophy.
      • P. Schuurman (2011, juni 9). Pieter de la Court (1618-1685) on Holland and the Challenges and Prospects of Military Free-Riding During the General Crisis Of the Seventeenth Century. Lisle, Illinois, USA, Conference ‘Ways of War’, organized by the Society for Military History.
      • P. Schuurman (2009, december 15). The Concept of Learned Ignorance in Early Modern Philosophy. Cassino, Workshop Filosofia, scienza e religione nel sec. XVII, organized by Antonio Clericuzio.
      • P. Schuurman (2008, mei 1). The Hybrid Character of the Logic of Port Royal. Oxford, Early Modern Philosophy Seminar Locke and Port Royal, organized by Sarah Hutton and Martine Pécharman.
      • P. Schuurman (2008, april 11). Locke’s Hedonistic Ethics that Was Never Demonstrated. Leiden, Epicureanism and Anti-Epicureanism.
      • P. Schuurman (2007, maart 26). “Thou knowest not the works of God.” Gisbertus Voetius and John Locke on learned ignorance. Rotterdam, Annual Conference of the British Society for the History of Philosophy.
      • P. Schuurman (2005, september 22). The Digital Locke Project. Lyon, Conference Edition critique/édition électronique.
      • P. Schuurman (2005, maart 4). The anti-Cartesian empiricism of Gerardus de Vries (1648-1705). University of London, Conference Natural philosophy and the Origins of Empiricism.
      • P. Schuurman (2005, maart 4). The anti-Cartesian empiricism of Gerardus de Vries (1648-1705). Londen, Conference on natural philosophy and the origins of empiricism.
      • P. Schuurman (2005, september 21). The digital locke project. Lyon, Conference edition critique/edition electronique.
      • P. Schuurman (2004, januari 23). Locke and Descartes on Truth. Paris, Journée Locke.
      • P. Schuurman (2004, april 2). Locke’s Rationalism and Descartes’s Empiricism. Oxford, Locke Tercennary Conference.
      • P. Schuurman (2004, oktober 28). John Locke’s Contribution to the Natural Sciences. Yale University, International Interdisciplanary Conference Commemorating the Tercentenary of Locke’s Death.
      • P. Schuurman (2001, juli 11). Willem Jacob ‘s Gravesande’s Philosophical Defence of Newtonian Physics: On the Various Uses of Locke. Sydney, New Work on Locke.
      • P. Schuurman (2001, maart 22). John Locke and Jean Le Clerc. Wolfenbüttel, Arbeitsgespräch on The Early Dutch Enlightenment.
      • P. Schuurman (2001, januari 13). John Locke’s Logic of Ideas: the Influence of René Descartes. Cambridge, Conference Britons abroad, strangers at home.
  • Bachelor Thesis Filosofie

    Title
    Bachelor Thesis Filosofie
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Bachelor 3)

    Master Thesis Philosophy

    Title
    Master Thesis Philosophy
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Master 1)

    Bachelor Thesis Philosophy

    Title
    Bachelor Thesis Philosophy
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Bachelor 3)

    History of Political Thought

    Title
    History of Political Thought
    Year
    2019

    Philosophy of War

    Title
    Philosophy of War
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Master 1)

    The High Enlightenment II

    Title
    The High Enlightenment II
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Bachelor 1)

    Oudheid

    Title
    Oudheid
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Bachelor 2)

    Locke en Leibniz

    Title
    Locke en Leibniz
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Bachelor 3)
  • University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Philosophy
    Department
    ESPhil
    Country
    The Netherlands

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