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Sjoerd Griffioen receives PhD with distinction cum laude with thesis on German secularization debate
Date:05 October 2020

On Thursday 1 October, Sjoerd Griffioen defended his PhD thesis, entitled Contested Modernity: Karl Löwith, Hans Blumenberg and Carl Schmitt and the German Secularization Debate. He received his PhD degree with the distinction cum laude.

Revisiting the philosophical canon using Artificial Intelligence
Date:07 September 2020

Andrea Sangiacomo of the Faculty of Philosophy enlisted the help of the Data Science team at the Centre for Information Technology (CIT), which was able to generate refreshing insights using Artificial Intelligence.

Ethical framework for equitable global COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Date:04 September 2020

Philosopher Lisa Herzog, associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, is member of an international research team that wrote the article An Ethical Framework for global vaccine allocation, which was published in Science on 3 September. The team, led by oncologist and bioethicist Ezekiel J. Emanuel, has researched how a vaccine can be distributed around the world fairly and equitably.

Spinoza Prize awarded to Pauline Kleingeld
Date:19 June 2020

Pauline Kleingeld, professor of Philosophy Ethics and its History wins the Spinoza Prize, which is the highest disctinction in Dutch academia.

Detective work leads to Spinoza Prize
Date:19 June 2020

In her younger years, Pauline Kleingeld was curious about the backgrounds of the many religious communities in her home town. Today, she is one of the world’s most renowned researchers on the philosophy of Kant. Her Spinoza Prize comes just at the right moment.

University of Groningen Press publishes first open access scholarly book
Date:07 April 2020

UGP publishes first academic open access book. First English translation of Achenwall's Prolegomena iuris naturalis published open access. Editor: Pauline Kleingeld, translator: Corinna Vermeulen

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