Research in Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
How do people cope with bereavement? What is the best form of democracy? What does the popularity of Buddhism say about our society? With its scientific research into fundamental issues, the Research Institute for Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies (Research Institute PTR) has clear societal significance.
Researchers analyse a wide array of philosophical, theological and socio-cultural topics. Through methods including, but not limited to, historical, empirical, systematic and hermeneutic research, they add to our understanding of ourselves, our environment and society.
- CCEP Conference: The Reevaluation of Subjectivity in Contemporary Continental Philosophy9 February 2023 until 10 February 2023
- CCEP lecture by Marc Colsen: Raising The Stakes, Raising The Value13 February 2023
- CCEP colloquium: After Nagel: Science and the Phenomenology or Animal Subjects6 March 2023 until 7 March 2023
Research in the spotlight: Bas van Woerkum
We share this world with numerous other species, many of whom are very much unlike us. At the same time, many of them—think only of jays and ravens—are highly intelligent. How should we capture their cognitive abilities without ‘anthropomorphizing’ them, turning them into little versions of ourselves? In this NWO project ‘Conscious Reflection versus Embodied Habits’ Bas van Woerkum aims to develop a less human-centred view on animal minds, by understanding the abilities of nonhuman animals (corvids in particular) as ‘elaborations’ on their abilities to act and perceive in the world.
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Herman Westerink has been appointed as professor by special appointment of Philosophical and Psychoanalytical Aspects of World View and Public Mental Health for KSGV at the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies from 1 June 2022.
Philosopher Fleur Jongepier (1986), assistant professor Ethics and Political Philosophy at Radboud University, has been awarded the Heineken Young Scientists Award 2022 in the field of Humanities. The jury praised her research into the growing power of algorithms and how this affects the human capacity for autonomy and self-knowledge.