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

28 June 2019
Judaism, Christianity and Islam are known to privilege words over images. This book shows, however, that the reality is more complex.
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9 May 2019
Ingrid Robeyns wrote an essay on occasion of the Twelve Stars project, titled 'For a EU-wide tax on air travel to fight climate change'.
5 April 2019
UFRGS Editora recently published the book 'Como as coisas importam. Uma abordagem material da religião. Textes de Birgit Meyer.'
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