More and more often, people of all ages are choosing to share their living quarters. Examples include student houses, communes for the elderly or legalized squats. The Groningen housing corporation Nijestee, for example, rents out about twenty houses where people who are not related to each other live together or share facilities. Communal living has pros and cons, so how can you ensure that that it stays fun for everyone? How can you turn the pros into reality and limit the cons? Researcher Marc Pauly of the Philosophy Knowledge Centre, together with Nijestee and CareX, has developed a manual for communal living.
Critical thinking, giving your opinion, and listening to others are all things you learn in philosophy class. Every student needs those skills, says Eva-Anne Le Coultre, specialist in philosophical teaching methodology at the UG.
Leah Henderson, Associate Professor in Philosophy of Science, will be appointed as Endowed Professor of Societal Trust at the University of Groningen (UG) as of 1 July.
Being able to give meaning to loss – that is what consolation is. Christoph Jedan, Professor of Ethics and Comparative Philosophy of Religion, examined the consolation literature of theologians and of philosophers from classical antiquity. He...
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