Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

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.


Prof. dr. Rosi Braidotti. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk
3 February 2017
The Tanner Lectures aim to contribute to the intellectual and moral life of humankind. Rosi Braidotti's talks are jointly titled 'Posthuman, All Too Human.'
20 December 2016
The projects will be on property, power, markets, knowledge in Indonesia, and about language: meaning, time, language development and African drum language.
V.l.n.r.: prof. Christian Lange, prof. Ingrid Robeyns en dr. Dirk van Miert
13 December 2016
Christian Lange (Islam and Arabic), Dirk van Miert (Cultural History) and Ingrid Robeyns (Ethics) each receive the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant.


7 April 2017 10:00 - 18:00
The colloquium will deal with the question: To what extent are facts about moral disagreement relevant to evolutionary debunking arguments in metaethics?
18 April 2017 09:30 - 17:00
This seminar aims at highlighting the relevance of the study of the secular/secularity/secularism in relation to the body and other material forms
19 April 2017 13:00 - 18:00
The symposium will interrogate the category of ‘the secular’ and explore new approaches to studying secularity and non-religion in post-colonial contexts.

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies