Fred Keijzer is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy. In 2010 his book Filosofie van de toekomst (Philosophy of the future) was published, on the use and necessity of science fiction. 'Good science fiction is capable of briefly turning all sorts of weird, funny, believable, absurd – and sometimes frightening – scenarios concerning the world and ourselves into the concrete truth.'
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...