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.

News

11 September 2019
Rutger Claassen and Judith van Erp will publish their essay collection 'Entrepreneurship in the open society' in the month of September.
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9 September 2019
Joas Wagemakers writes in 'Nederlands Dagblad' about the recently enacted ban on burqas in specific (public) spaces.
Dr. Christoph Baumgartner
26 August 2019
During the academic year Christoph Baumgartner stays at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies in Erfurt.
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Events

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4 October 2019 10:00 - 15:00
Colloquium with several speakers, including Martin van Bruinessen, professor of the Comparative Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies.
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17 October 2019 12:45 - 13:45
Arie Cornelis Troost will defend his PhD thesis in the University Hall.
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22 October 2019 20:00 - 21:30
Scholar of Islamic Studies Dr Joas Wagemakers illustrates how Edward Saids Orientalism caused a fierce polemic that continues to this day.
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