The ideas that underly concrete, societal issues

The philosophers affiliated to Utrecht University carry out both fundamental and applied research. The work of the research group Philosophy includes classic contributions to the profound study of thinkers and issues from philosophical and academic canons. We also carry out philosophical analyses of contemporary issues in logic, academic philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, philosophical anthropology, and social and political philosophy. We deal with very concrete questions, but also ask what the deeper-lying theories are.

Our approach can broadly be described as ‘analytical’, and a sound theoretical and methodological grounding in logic, history, and ethical theory formation are essential to this. This means that our research is very broad-based, seeking as it does to collaborate with research projects taking place in other departments.

Areas of expertise: ethics | political philosophy | logic | Aristotle | Spinoza | Kant | institutions | philosophy of science | human rights | history of philosophy | German Idealism | philosophy of mathematics

News

Prof. dr. Rosalie Iemhoff
12 April 2019
Prof Dr Rosalie Iemhoff has been appointed Professor of Formal Reasoning on March 1, 2019.
Santa is tired
20 December 2018
Science historian Hieke Huistra talked about the history of December celebrations with Sinterklaas and Father Christmas in the leading role.
18 December 2018
Ingrid Robeyns argues neither for or against universal basic income, but she does aim for a debate based on grounded arguments.
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Events

Aristoteles (384 v.Chr. – 322 v.Chr.) © iStockphoto.com
23 April 2019 10:00 - 24 April 2019 12:15
The workshop will be hosted by Prof Dr Teun Tieleman and Dr Inna Kupreevaand.
17 May 2019 19:45 - 18 May 2019 23:00
The idea of pursuing a life in the wild, appeals to many. Environmental philosopher Dr Martin Drenthen explores our fascination with wild nature.
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