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).
Funding for research investigating universal moral laws
It is one of the oldest buildings in the city centre, and originally a medieval stone-built house – the Faculty of Philosophy building from c. 1300 at Oude Boteringestraat 52. The attic of this building, under the high, steep oak roof beams, is going...
A delegation from the School of Philosophy and Sociology of Jilin University (China) visited UG’s Faculty of Philosophy