With great enthusiasm we report that Tamer Nawar has received an ERC-Starting Grant for a project on "Philosophical conceptions of truth in ancient and medieval philosophy". His project will offer the first focused and systematic examination, spanning both ancient and medieval philosophy, of philosophical conceptions of truth. It will examine the origins, motivations, and challenges faced by conceptions of truth in this period and how these challenges led to the development of alternative theories of truth. In a time sometimes referred to as "post-truth", this sort of research is particularly welcome.
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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