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Staff members with discipline Philosophy

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

Overview of all disciplines

Legal and Political Philosophy
E.C.G. (Crispino) Akakpo, PhD
Contact
e.c.g.akakpo rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
G. (Gorazd) Andrejc, PhD
Contact
g.andrejc rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Religion
Field / Discipline
Theoretical Physics, especially Quantum Mechanics
Philosophy of Science, especially Philosophy of Physics
prof. dr. D. (David) Atkinson
Contact
d.atkinson rug.nl
Function
Emeritus Professor
Ancient Philosophy
Ö.O. (Ömer) Aygün, Dr
Contact
o.aygun rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Philosophy, Decision Making, Formal Epistemology, Philosophy of Science
G.B. (Benjamin) Bewersdorf, Dr
Contact
g.b.bewersdorf rug.nl
Function
Academic Director of Education / Lecturer
Field / Discipline
Endowed professor of philosophy of criminal law (Leo Polak chair). Click here for a full profile: Prof. mr. dr. Johannes Bijlsma - Law, Economics and Governance - Utrecht University (uu.nl)
prof. mr. dr. J. (Johannes) Bijlsma
Contact
j.bijlsma rug.nl
Function
Film, Phenomenology, Aesthetics, Reception Studies
J. (Jakob) Boer, MA
Contact
j.boer rug.nl
+31 6 3743 3369
Function
PhD-candidate Film Studies
Moral and political philosophy, normative political theory, ethics, global justice, value pluralism, incommensurability, comparability
M.G.J. (Martijn) Boot, PhD
Contact
m.g.j.boot rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
The early autism theories of Hans Asperger, Leo Kanner and George Frankl
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Contact
f.boven rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
medical ethicsphilosophy of medicinereflectionmoral case deliberationsocratic dialogueBooks (in Dutch): Donald van Tol, Hanke Dekker, Menno de Bree en Thys van der Molen (red) (2014): Handboek Medische Professionaliteit. ['Hanbook Medical... read more
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Contact
m.de.bree umcg.nl
Function
lecturer medical ethics and philosophy
Field / Discipline
C.H.D. (Carmen) van Bruggen
Contact
c.h.d.van.bruggen rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Sustainable development, Nudging behaviour toward sustainable choices, sustainability applied to hospitality, youth tourism, transformative travel
dr. E. (Elena) Cavagnaro
Contact
e.cavagnaro rug.nl
+31 6 5512 5073
Function
Associate Professor of Responsible Leadership Development and Sustainability in Tourism
Field / Discipline
Collective artificial intelligence, Logical models of social network phenomena, Formal social epistemology. 
Z.L. (Zoé) Christoff, PhD
Contact
z.l.christoff rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor in Cognitive Artificial Intelligence
- Filosofie in het voortgezet onderwijs (zowel als docent, lesmethodemaker, vakdidacticus, onderzoeker)
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Contact
e.a.le.coultre rug.nl
+31 6 1252 6253
Function
Teacher Educator Philosophy
M.E. (Marian) Counihan, Dr
Contact
m.e.counihan rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
IR Theory / Political Thought / Human Rights / History and Theory of International Law / Migration Ethics
L.G. (Guilherme) Dos Santos Marques Pedro, PhD
Contact
guilherme.marques.pedro rug.nl
Function
PostDoc in the Theory and History of IR
Epistemology, Epistemic justification, Religious language, Wittgenstein
dr. J. (Coos) Engelsma
Contact
j.engelsma rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline
metaethics, free will, aesthetics, meaning of life
dr. H.W.A. (Daan) Evers
Contact
h.w.a.evers rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
V.L. (Viviana) Felix, M
Contact
v.l.felix rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
A.A. (Ana) Flamind, MA
Contact
a.a.flamind rug.nl
Function
L. Georgescu, Dr
Contact
l.georgescu rug.nl
Function
K.V. (Kostia) Gorobets, PhD
Contact
k.v.gorobets rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Business ethics, Sustainability, Epistemology, Argumentation theory, Philosophy of Science
J.A.M. (Job) de Grefte
Contact
j.a.m.de.grefte rug.nl
+31 6 2159 0724
Function
Assistant Professor Business Ethics and Sustainability
Löwith-Blumenberg debate, philosophy of history, continental philosophy
dr. S.L.V. (Sjoerd) Griffioen
Contact
s.l.v.griffioen rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline
Multimodal argumentation, argumentation theory, multimodality, discourse studies
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Contact
m.n.grzenkowicz rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Metaethics (especially error theory)
mr. Q. (Qingyuan) Gu
Contact
q.gu rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
My research concerns the philosophy, theory, and history of modern and contemporary art, with a focus on the critical theory associated with the 'Frankfurt School' (Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, Max Horkheimer, etc.).
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Contact
l.c.hartnoll rug.nl
Function
- Philosophy of science, social epistemology, empirical philosophy, qualitative research.
- Descriptive & normative analysis of collective deliberation and opinion formation.
- Quality assurance in higher education, accreditation, peer review.
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G.N. (Gabriel) Heinrichs
Contact
g.n.heinrichs rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
social justice, philosophy of markets, history of economic and political thought, ethics in organizations, political epistemology
L.M. (Lisa) Herzog, Prof
Contact
l.m.herzog rug.nl
+31 6 2969 8007
Function
Professor of Political Philosophy, Dean
Field / Discipline
Ethics, Social Ontology, and Political Philosophy
prof. dr. F.A. (Frank) Hindriks
Contact
f.a.hindriks rug.nl
Function
Professor in Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
Field / Discipline
dr. H.D. (Hugo) Hogenbirk
Contact
h.d.hogenbirk rug.nl
Function
Postdoc
History of ideas, interaction religion - philosophy; practical philosophy (ethics, political philosophy); history of death, dying and bereavement; history of grief therapy; heritage and cemetery studies
C. (Christoph) Jedan, Prof
Contact
c.jedan rug.nl
+31 50 36 38017
Function
Professor of Ethics and Comparative Philosophy of Religion
Field / Discipline
dr. mr. H. (Hylke) Jellema
Contact
h.jellema rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
B.T.F. (Bjørn) Jespersen, Dr
Contact
b.t.f.jespersen rug.nl
Function
Lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy
Field / Discipline
Ancient Philosophy

I specialize in Plato, Stoicism and Neoplatonism. My work is centrally concerned on the one hand with the question how ancient thinkers choose to communicate their insights in specific literary forms and on the other hand the reception...
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dr. L.A. (Albert) Joosse
Contact
l.a.joosse rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Citizen Science
Y. (Yorick) Karseboom, MA
Contact
y.karseboom rug.nl
Function
Coördinator of the Knowledge Centre of Philosophy, Teacher
Field / Discipline
dr. E.P. (Erik) Kassenberg
Contact
e.p.kassenberg rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
dr. F.A. (Fred) Keijzer
Contact
f.a.keijzer rug.nl
Function
Associate professor
Field / Discipline
Ethics and political philosophy (esp. Immanuel Kant, Kantianism), philosophical cosmopolitanism
prof. dr. P. (Pauline) Kleingeld
Contact
pauline.kleingeld rug.nl
Function
Professor of Philosophy (Ethics and its History)
Field / Discipline
Feminist philosophy, phenomenology, social and political philosophy.
C.E. (Charlotte) Knowles, Dr
Contact
c.e.knowles rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Logic and Argumentation Theory
dr. B.P. (Barteld) Kooi
Contact
b.p.kooi rug.nl
Function
Associate professor
Argumentation theory
Formal dialectic/dialogical logic
Fallacies
prof. dr. E.C.W. (Erik) Krabbe
Contact
e.c.w.krabbe rug.nl
Function
Professor emeritus of Logic and Philosophical Theory of Argumentation
Field / Discipline
Philosophy, in particular Philosophy of Science
prof. dr. T.A.F. (Theo) Kuipers
Contact
t.a.f.kuipers rug.nl
Function
Professor emeritus of Philosophy of Science
Field / Discipline
F.K. (Fryderyk) Kwiatkowski, MA
Contact
f.kwiatkowski rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Philosophy of argument, Fallacies, Criticism, Deliberative negotiation, Deliberative debate
dr. J.A. (Jan Albert) van Laar
Contact
j.a.van.laar rug.nl
Function
Associate professor
Field / Discipline
Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society
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Contact
p.b.de.laat rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Feminist Philosophy, Feminist Epistemology, Philosophy of Emotions
H.M.S.L. (Hannah) Lee
Contact
h.m.s.l.lee rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Please note: I'll leave the University of Groningen to take up a professorship in theoretical philosophy at FernUniversität Hagen (Germany) in June 2024.
M. (Martin) Lenz, Prof
Contact
m.lenz rug.nl
Function
Professor of History of Philosophy
Critical theory, aesthetics, art criticism, philosophy of culture
dr. T.E. (Thijs) Lijster
Contact
t.e.lijster rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Philosophy of Art and Culture
Field / Discipline
post-Kantian philosophy (esp. Hegel and Marx), social and political philosophy, critical theory, feminist theory, political ecology
T. (Tatiana) Llaguno Nieves, PhD
Contact
t.llaguno.nieves rug.nl
Function
postdoctoral researcher
Field / Discipline
Professional ethics, especially ethics of legal professions and ethics of science; legal philosophy; epistemology and philosophy of science
prof. mr. dr. A.R. (Anne Ruth) Mackor
Contact
a.r.mackor rug.nl
+31 50 36 35698
Function
Professor of Professional Ethics, in particular legal professions
Field / Discipline
Semantics, Pragmatics, Philosophy of Language, see https://sites.google.com/site/emarmaier/
dr. E. (Emar) Maier
Contact
e.maier rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Kant and post-kantian philosophy, phenomenology, continental philosophy, philosophy of prehistory (cognitive archaeology)
dr. C.M.A. (Corijn) van Mazijk
Contact
c.van.mazijk rug.nl
Function
University Lecturer
Field / Discipline
Who is responsible for global structural injustice? This is the question that motivates my research. Through engagement with Iris Marion Young’s “social connection model” of responsibility ­– the idea that individuals bear political responsibility for... read more
M.C. (Maeve) McKeown, PhD
Contact
m.c.mckeown rug.nl
+31 6 3198 2379
Function
Assistant Professor in Political Theory
Roland Mees is currently a director of Sustainable Finance at ING Wholesale Banking, where he mainly focuses on the moral practice of sustainability, for example when granting Sustainability-Linked Loans to corporate customers. Mees has gained over 30... read more
prof. dr. R.A.J. (Roland) Mees
Contact
r.a.j.mees rug.nl
+31 50 36 33685
Function
Professor of Practice of Business Ethics
Field / Discipline
- The European geopolitics of soil - Political ecology - Political philosophy
M.J. Meijer
Contact
maarten.meijer rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Medical ethics, research ethics, moral deliberation, competency & professional development
R.W. (Wim) van der Molen
Contact
r.w.van.der.molen umcg.nl
Function
Coördinator competency development medicine & lecturer ethics
Field / Discipline
History of Nineteenth- & Twentieth-century German and Dutch Theology and Religious Studies; Ernst Troeltsch (1865-1923); History of Liberal Protestantism; Religion & Society; Material Christianity; Religion in the Public Domain
prof. dr. A.L. (Arie) Molendijk
Contact
a.l.molendijk rug.nl
+31 50 36 35580
Function
Professor of the History of Christianity; Professor of the Philosophy of Religion
Field / Discipline
History of Philosophy, in particular philosophy of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Early Modern Times
prof. dr. L.W. (Lodi) Nauta
Contact
l.w.nauta rug.nl
+31 50 36 36946
Function
Professor in the History of Philosophy
Field / Discipline
Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Science
A.P. (Anna) Ortín Nadal, Dr
Contact
a.ortin.nadal rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
prof. dr. D.H.K. (Detlev) Pätzold
Contact
d.h.k.patzold rug.nl
Function
Professor emeritus (by special appointment) in the History of Modern Philosophy
Field / Discipline
M. (Marc) Pauly, Dr
Contact
m.pauly rug.nl
Function
Researcher and lecturer
Field / Discipline
Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Logic, History of Analytic Philosophy
prof. dr. A.J.M. (Jeanne) Peijnenburg
Contact
jeanne.peijnenburg rug.nl
+31 50 36 36161
Function
Professor Theoretical Philosophy
Field / Discipline
Modern History - Philosophy of History - Learning histories- Rhetoric
dr. R.G.P. (Rik) Peters
Contact
r.g.p.peters rug.nl
+31 6 5344 8931
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
Humor and Play in Political Discourse, Ethics of Political Humor, Political Rhetoric, US & Dutch Politics
B.P. (Beer Pieterjan) Prakken, MA
Contact
b.p.prakken rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
P. (Pavel) Reichl
Contact
p.reichl rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
L.C.J. (Leon) van Rijsbergen, MA
Contact
l.c.j.van.rijsbergen rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
New Testament and Early Christianity
Nag Hammadi codices and Gnosticism 
Early Christian Apocrypha
Religion and Philosophy in Late Antiquity
Plutarch of Chaeronea
F.L. (Lautaro) Roig Lanzillotta, Prof
Contact
f.l.roig.lanzillotta rug.nl
Function
Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies
Field / Discipline
scientific concept formation, relationship theory and policy, policy evaluation and policy reconstruction
dr. M.E.G.M. (Menno) Rol
Contact
m.e.g.m.rol rug.nl
+31 6 4053 9606
Function
Lecturer
For an overview of my research and projects, please see my personal website: http://romeijn.web.rug.nl.
prof. dr. J.W. (Jan-Willem) Romeijn
Contact
j.w.romeijn rug.nl
Function
Professor of Philosophy of science romeijn.web.rug.nl
Philosophy of Science, Social Epistemology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science

For more information, visit my website.
C.F. (Felipe) Romero, Dr
Contact
c.f.romero rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
I am a political philosopher with an insatiable interest in compromise. I currently practice the art of compromise as Programme Director of University College Fryslân, coordinating the BSc programme "Global Responsibility & Leadership". This... read more
E. (Élise) Rouméas, PhD
Contact
e.roumeas rug.nl
Function
Programme director University College Fryslân & Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy
Field / Discipline
Early modern philosophy, Spinoza, Cartesian debates, Early modern science and natural philosophy, Causation, Continental philosophy, Martin Heidegger, Emanuele Severino, Digital humanities, Computational history of ideas, Ancient Buddhist thought
A. (Andrea) Sangiacomo, Dr
Contact
a.sangiacomo rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
philosophy and theory of science, science communication, theory of psychology and the cognitive sciences, philosophy of psychiatry, ethics of the neurosciences, interdisciplinary research and teaching, teaching to different audiences within and outside of... read more
S. (Stephan) Schleim, Dr
Contact
s.schleim rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Political Theory; Ethics; Public Health Ethics; Philosophy of Public Policy

See my personal website for more.
A.T. (Andreas) Schmidt, Dr
Contact
a.t.schmidt rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
Information Systems (Management), Data Analytics and Visualization, Accounting, and Philosophy of Science
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Contact
s.sibum rug.nl
+31 50 36 33768
Function
Teacher
Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Social Theory, Ideology Theory, Applied issues, Philosophy of Privacy, Philosophy of Hope
U.T.R. (Titus) Stahl, Dr
Contact
titus.stahl rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
Metaethics and related areas of philosophy
prof. dr. B. (Bart) Streumer
Contact
b.streumer rug.nl
Function
Professor and Vice Dean
Field / Discipline
music studies, sound studies, critical theory, histories of colonization,   posthumanism
M. (Marek) Susdorf
Contact
m.susdorf rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline
Comparative Study of Religion; Interreligious dialogue; Philosophy of Religion; History of Religions; Comparative Philosophy; Theology.
bc. R.H. (Hamlet) Taddeo
Contact
r.h.taddeo rug.nl
Function
PhD candidate
Field / Discipline
History of Islamic Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy of Religion
J. (Javad) Taheri, Dr
Contact
j.taheri rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
My research focuses on how philosophy can move beyond narrow Enlightenment conceptions of rationalism and knowledge in order to open itself up to a genuine dialogue with other ways of thinking (non-European, religious, mystical et cetera). Methodological developments in continental philosophy are of particular interest to me (e.g. hermeneutics, phenomenology, critical theory, deconstruction).
drs. F.L.S. (Friso) Timmenga
Contact
f.l.s.timmenga rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Fysische anthropologie
Anatomie 
dr. H.T.T.C. (Hilde) Uytterschaut
Contact
h.t.t.c.uytterschaut umcg.nl
Function
Tutor
History of Ideas (Ancient, Medieval and Early-Modern), history of botany (amateur)
prof. dr. A.J. (Arjo) Vanderjagt
Contact
a.j.vanderjagt rug.nl
Function
Professor emeritus of the history of ideas
Field / Discipline
European integration, memory studies, contemporary continental political theory, twentieth century intellectual history
P.J. (Peter) Verovsek, PhD
Contact
p.j.verovsek rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor (UD1) in History and Theory of European Integration
Positive bias | Optimism | Information processing bias | Mental health | Depression | Loss of pleasure | Experience sampling | Intergenerational transmission | Peer experiences

My main research interest is positive bias, the phenomenon that many people...
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dr. C. (Charlotte) Vrijen
Contact
c.vrijen rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Philosophy of markets, Ethics of organizations, Moral responsibility, Organization theory, Transaction cost theory, Online platforms, Sharing economy
F.R. (Francisca) Wals, MA MSc
Contact
f.r.wals rug.nl
Function
PhD researcher
Cooperation, Trust, Identity
J.C. (Janine) Weeting, MSc
Contact
j.c.weeting rug.nl
+31 50 36 36570
Function
Graduate School Coordinator and Study Advisor Philosophy
Field / Discipline
Philosophy of Law
prof. dr. P.C. (Pauline) Westerman
Contact
p.c.westerman rug.nl
Function
Professor Philosophy of Law
Field / Discipline
Alexander Williams is a PhD candidate at the Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG), University of Groningen. By focusing on survivor testimonies concerning the former the Aktion Reinhardt extermination camps—Bełżec, Sobibór and Treblinka—his research... read more
A.A.G. (Alexander) Williams
Contact
a.a.g.williams rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate and Lecturer on the Holocaust and Nazi Germany
Network modelling; High-dimensional inference; inference of ODEs; Statistical genomics
prof. dr. E.C. (Ernst) Wit
Contact
e.c.wit rug.nl
+31 50 36 35170
Function
Professor of Statistics and Probability
R.M. (Ryan) Wittingslow, Dr
Contact
r.m.wittingslow rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
L. Zijlstra, PhD
Contact
l.zijlstra rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
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