Research

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is research-driven. The research is strongly interdisciplinary in character and cooperation with societal partners and stakeholders in the public domain is actively pursued.

The scientific expertise of department is wide-ranging: from expertise in philosophy and artificial intelligence to proficiency in Arabic, Islam and Christianity as well as in other religious and secular traditions.

The Research Institute for Philosophy and Religious Studies (OFR) coordinates the research in the fields of:

Philosophy

- in particular into its history and into the main systematic philosophical questions and their applications. Great emphasis is put on educating scientific 'offspring'. Read more about research in the field of Philosophy.

Religious Studies

- interdisciplinary study of religion, with an emphasis on Christianity and Islam. (Post)secular moral and social orders and their interplay with religious imaginaries are further priorities of our research. Read more about research in the field of Religious Studies.

Recent publications

13 September 2018
This summer 'Sense and Essence', edited by Birgit Meyer and Mattijs van de Port, was published by Berghahn Books.
6 September 2018
This book explores ecological sustainability as a human rights issue and examines what our long-term responsibilities might be.
22 February 2018
This volume unravels the dynamics of taking offense in current politics and aesthetics of cultural representation in Europe and beyond.
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