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 November 2018
On 5 October Uitgeverij Klement published 'Shall we stay in touch. How we remove the mind from our worldview', a book by Rob van Gerwen.
5 November 2018
Last month the book 'Capabilities in a Just Society. A Theory of Navigational Agency' by dr. Rutger Claassen has been published.
13 September 2018
This summer 'Sense and Essence', edited by Birgit Meyer and Mattijs van de Port, was published by Berghahn Books.


Foto: Ivar Pel
20 November 2018 14:30 - 15:30
On 20 November Edwin van der Zande will defend his PhD thesis on life orientation for professionals.
20 November 2018 15:30 - 17:00
Jip van Besouw (Vrije universiteit Brussel) and Teun Tieleman (Utrecht University) will be guest speakers in this colloquium.
De huik - rouwmantel voor mannen en vrouwen, in algemeen gebruik tot eind 18e eeuw, en langer in streken waar klederdracht werd gedragen - Bernard Picart, 1733. Bron:
30 November 2018 10:30 - 11:30
On November 30th Caroline Mudde will defend her PhD thesis on the material mourning culture of the Catholic community in the early modern Netherlands.