Dr Karin de Boer was appointed Professor of the History of Modern Philosophy (especially metaphysics) at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Leuven (Belgium). She will assume the chair as of 1 October 2011.
After her studies at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), she was award her doctor's degree at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam. She became lecturer at our Faculty in 2002. Her publications focus mainly on the continental tradition in philosophy.
Her publications include: On Hegel: The Sway of the Negative (Palgrave, 2010), Kants Kritiek van de zuiver rede. Een Leeswijzer (Boom, 2010) and
Thinking in the Light of Time: Heidegger’s Encounter with Hegel (State University New York Press, 2000).
April is Philosophy Month. A good excuse for a chat with Professor of Philosophy of Science and physicist Jan-Willem Romeijn about the path of an academic, and the unifying power of curiosity and knowledge.
Joost van Driessche will receive one of the five Research Prizes awarded by the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation this year.
The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities has appointed Jan-Willem Romeijn and Jacquelien Scherpen as new members. Jouke de Vries has been appointed as Director.