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).
Starting in the new academic year, our Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics will have two new members: Justin Bruner and Ryan Doody.
Dr Fred Keijzer, associate professor in Theoretical Philosophy and VIDI Laureate, has been appointed vice-dean of the Faculty of Philosophy
Funding for research investigating universal moral laws