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

Vlag Universiteit Utrecht
27 May 2019
De Universiteit Utrecht heeft vier zogeheten focusgebieden aangewezen waarin in totaal €1,6 miljoen wordt geïnvesteerd.
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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'.
9 May 2019
A conversation with Mariëtte van den Hoven and Catrin Finkenauer about Three Identical Strangers and ethics within science.
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Events

23 July 2019 13:00 - 27 July 2019 12:00
From 23-27 July the Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society takes place in Utrecht, the Netherlands
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