Stichting voor Christelijke Filosofie

Agenda

Philosophy in the Reformed Tradition 2021

Celebrating the Heritage, Facing the Challenges, and Embracing the Future

Online: 8-11 December 2021


The Association for Reformational Philosophy, the All of Life Redeemed (AoLR) platform, and the Abraham Kuyper Center organize an international conference which has the aim to make the rich resources of the Reformational movement more widely available, especially for the new audiences in the global South. We also aim at creating a context for dialogue between Reformational philosophers and representatives of other streams of thought within the broader Christian tradition.

Read more about the conference on our English website.

Click here for the call for papers.

Food and agricultural ethics: habits, moral choices, worldviews

Keuzevak filosofie, Wageningen Universiteit

Docent en contact
Prof. dr. Jan van der Stoep (jan.vanderstoep@wur.nl).

Doelgroep en aanmelding
Voor het vak is geen voorkennis vereist. De colleges zijn vrij toegankelijk. Studenten kunnen zich aanmelden via OSIRIS Student.

Data en locatie
Maandagen 17:30 tot 19:00 uur, van 30 augustus tot 29 november 2021. Klik hier voor meer informatie.

Beschrijving
Eating is more than just the consumption of nutrients. It connects people with each other, and with the plants and animals in their surroundings. Food has to do with health, animal welfare, land use, biodiversity, class culture, geopolitical relations, local traditions and cooking habits. People think differently about food production. Some emphasize the importance of technology to achieve high yields in order to feed a growing world population. Others point to principles such as stewardship, or argue for circular agriculture or organic farming. The same variety of views is visible when it comes to the consumption of food: health diets, the slow food movement, vegetarianism or local food. Over the centuries various religious traditions have developed their own eating habits, informed by specific commandments and prohibitions. What can be learned from these traditions? Why is it that in a Western culture, influenced by Christianity, people pay so little attention to the meaning and value of food?

After following the course and passing the exam, students should have:

  • Knowledge about the main themes in food ethics, and about different approaches
  • Insight into how worldviews influence the production and consumption of food
  • An elaborate and critical view on the Christian idea of stewardship
  • An articulated and substantiated opinion on a specific issue concerning food

Literatuur
Wordt beschikbaar gemaakt op Brightspace.

Overige informatie
Vakcode: CPT-57003.
Link naar onderwijscatalogus.


Intercultural perspectives: moral status of animals and humans

Keuzevak filosofie, Wageningen Universiteit

Docent en contact
Prof. dr. Jan van der Stoep (jan.vanderstoep@wur.nl).

Doelgroep en aanmelding
Voor het vak is geen voorkennis vereist. De colleges zijn vrij toegankelijk. Studenten kunnen zich aanmelden via OSIRIS Student.

Data en locatie
Het vak wordt gegeven in periode 3 (beginnend in januari 2022). Klik hier voor meer informatie over het rooster.

Beschrijving
How do we value animal suffering? Is it generally allowed to eat meat, or must specific restrictions be observed? How do human beings and animals relate to each other? Is there a hierarchy between them? What to think about husbandry and the domestication of animals? Do humans have a specific role in creation or evolution? Or are they just living beings among other living beings?

In this course, we explore how these questions are answered by people coming from different corners of the world, with different socio-cultural backgrounds and histories. First of all, different worldviews and philosophies are explored. We especially focus on similarities and differences between Asian, African, and Western worldviews. Secondly, we ask how philosophy, worldviews, cultures, and everyday thought relate to each other. Is philosophical thinking necessarily embedded in a specific worldview or can it also make universal claims? And what is the relationship between science and culture? Thirdly, there will be a dialogue between the various approaches. Is a deeper understanding possible about how in other cultural settings people value the status of animals? Can different approaches be combined, or are we dealing with conflicting perspectives? What can we learn from other worldview perspectives about our own interaction with animals? How self-evident or universal are our own views?

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • show general knowledge about the role of animals in various cultural contexts;
  • understand how science, philosophy, worldviews, and everyday thought are related to each other;
  • participate in an intercultural dialogue on the relationship between animals and humans;
  • Formulate an articulated and substantiated opinion about the status of animals.

Literatuur
Wordt beschikbaar gemaakt op Brightspace.

Overige informatie
Vakcode: CPT-55403.
Link naar onderwijscatalogus.

Prof. dr. ir. Jan van der Stoep zou op 17 juni 2021 zijn inaugurele rede uitspreken als bijzonder hoogleraar Christelijke Filosofie aan de Wageningen Universiteit. Deze worden echter in verband met corona uitgesteld. De nieuwe datum is nog niet bekend.

Op 17 juni 2021 hoopt prof. dr. ir. Jan van der Stoep zijn oratie te houden. De rede zal worden uitgesproken in de aula van de Wageningen Universiteit en begint om 16:00 uur. Meer informatie volgt later.

prof. dr. ir. Jeroen de Ridder

Op 1 april 2022 hoopt onze bijzonder hoogleraar Jeroen de Ridder zijn inaugurele rede uit te spreken.

De titel van zijn rede luidt:


‘Eigenaardige overtuigingen: over religieus geloof in de filosofie en elders in het denken’


Locatie en aanmelding
De zal worden gehouden in het Academiegebouw (Broerstraat 5) en begint om 16.15 uur. Informatie over aanmelding volgt later.