The first Groningen Philosophy Night, held on Thursday 26 April, was a great success. Visitors were treated to a varied programme lasting the whole evening. Barteld Kooi gave a lecture on fallacies. What exactly are they – and why should we be able to recognize them?
The weekly online video magazine Unifocus highlights topics related to the University of Groningen in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.
On Thursday 1 October, Sjoerd Griffioen defended his PhD thesis, entitled Contested Modernity: Karl Löwith, Hans Blumenberg and Carl Schmitt and the German Secularization Debate. He received his PhD degree with the distinction cum laude.
Andrea Sangiacomo of the Faculty of Philosophy enlisted the help of the Data Science team at the Centre for Information Technology (CIT), which was able to generate refreshing insights using Artificial Intelligence.
Philosopher Lisa Herzog, associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, is member of an international research team that wrote the article An Ethical Framework for global vaccine allocation, which was published in Science on 3 September. The...