Radboud Center for Philosophy and Society

The Radboud Center for Philosophy and Society (RCPS) positions itself directly at the intersection of philosophy and society. The RCPS distinguishes itself through its direct philosophical engagement with the empirical sciences, social and political stakeholders and concrete societal issues.



Five new KNAW members from Radboud University and Radboud University Medical Center

Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat, Floris Rutjes, Tamar Sharon, Caroline Slomp and Caroline Klaver have been appointed as new members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

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Major grant to coordinate research on Long Covid

ZonMw awarded a €9 million grant to coordinate research on Long Covid led by prof. dr. Vivienne Matthies-Boon

Cultureel conflict: Russische podiumgasten, weren of verwelkomen?

Cultural Conflict: Russian Artists, Keep Them Out or Welcome Them?

Should we ban or welcome Russian artists? Do we respond to a boycott of Russian musicians and other artists as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine? Or do we offer them a stage and opt for cultural dialogue and exchange?

Main lines of research

The work of the philosophers that collaborate in the RCPS is centered on the ethics and political philosophy of:

  • Race
  • Democracy and its contestations
  • Health and health care
  • Digitalisation
  • Environment and sustainability

Engaged philosophy

The RCPS bring together ethicists and political philosophers that engage with contemporary societal developments. The center’s mission is to expand the classical boundaries of philosophy and engage with other disciplines, such as medicine and health care, politics, sociology, anthropology and the natural sciences.

Given the center’s explicit societal commitmentsthe RCPS’ members regularly engage with actors in the field such as activistspoliticians, medical professionals, policy makers and NGOsWe cordially invite such stakeholders to get in touch and work with us.

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