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…