Sander Verhaegh, who recently defended his Ph.D. thesis
'Rafts, Boats, and Cruise Ships'
cum laude at our faculty, has won two research fellowships: a Kristeller-Popkin Fellowship from the Journal of the History of Philosophy and a Rodney G. Dennis Fellowship from Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Sander is presently a lecturer in the department of Theoretical Philosophy. He will use the prizes for a research visit to Harvard’s Department of Philosophy in the fall semester of 2016. There he will finish his dissertation-based book about the historical development of Willard Van Orman Quine’s naturalism and set up a new research project.
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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.