The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies plays an active role in several university-wide, national, and international research and educational consortiums — in addition to housing the university's Ethics Institute.

The department is home to a broad range of subjects: from Philosophy to Christianity, Islam and other religious and secular traditions. The strong research focus, together with extensive engagement with other disciplines and with the wider society, is further reflected in the high quality of the educational programmes offered by the department.


8 May 2017
The national research school in Classical Studies, OIKOS, receives 18.8 million Euros from NWO.
7 April 2017
In this book scholars from different disciplines map the different aspects of the dynamics of changing, contesting and contested religious identities.
3 March 2017
Jolanda Vanderwal Taylor will be both a visiting scholar and a visiting educator. She will contribute to designing the broad bachelor programmes TCS and LAS.


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2 June 2017 13:15 - 17:15
Held on 2 June, this symposium explores the modalities of coexistence of Christians and Muslims in the public domain.
Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) Source: Wikimedia Commons
21 June 2017 12:45 - 14:00
In his dissertation Peter Sperber studies the early reception (ca. 1800) of Kant's philosophy, in which psychology played an important role.