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News archive: 2020

Overview of Faculty of Philosophy's news articles from the year 2020.

Jan Brouwer thesis prize awarded to Ruth Kleczewski
Posted on:01 December 2020

Ruth Kleczewski has won this year's Jan Brouwer thesis prize in the category Philosophy. The prize is awarded to the best master's theses in eight categories from the Humanities and Social Sciences by the Royal Holland Society for Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) each year.

Sjoerd Griffioen receives PhD with distinction cum laude with thesis on German secularization debate
Posted on:05 October 2020

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.

Ethical framework for equitable global COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Posted on:04 September 2020

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 team, led by oncologist and bioethicist Ezekiel J. Emanuel, has researched how a vaccine can be distributed around the world fairly and equitably.

Spinoza Prize awarded to Pauline Kleingeld
Posted on:19 June 2020

Pauline Kleingeld, professor of Philosophy Ethics and its History wins the Spinoza Prize, which is the highest disctinction in Dutch academia.

University of Groningen Press publishes first open access scholarly book
Posted on:07 April 2020

UGP publishes first academic open access book. First English translation of Achenwall's Prolegomena iuris naturalis published open access. Editor: Pauline Kleingeld, translator: Corinna Vermeulen

Frank Hindriks appointed at Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW)
Posted on:13 February 2020

The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities has appointed Frank Hindriks as a new member.

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