Centre of Expertise Global and Inclusive Learning

Research group Philosophy and Professional Practice

The Philosophy & Professional Practice research group contributes to an intellectual climate in which students, lecturers, researchers, employees and administrators feel challenged to coordinate their thoughts and actions.

About the research group

The Philosophy & Professional Practice research group contributes to an intellectual climate in which students, lecturers, researchers, employees and administrators feel challenged to coordinate their thoughts and actions. This may be through organising debates on current topics or by jointly reading classical and contemporary philosophical texts, learning to formulate questions or problems, developing theory or concepts or writing and articulating a well-argued vision and then discussing and debating on other visions.

The research conducted by the research group centres around three themes:

  • Philosophy of people and culture
  • Philosophical reflection on time, rhythm and other forms of arrangement
  • Philosophy, gender and biomedical sciences

About the professor

Chris Detweiler

Christian Detweiler has been head of the Philosophy and Professional Practice Research Group since May 2020. He is also a senior lecturer and member of the curriculum board in the Communication & Multimedia Design program (Faculty of IT & Design). Before coming to The Hague University of Applied Sciences, he worked as a social designer and researcher. He obtained his PhD on accounting for values in design in the Department of Values, Technology and Innovation and the Interactive Intelligence Group at Delft University of Technology. He has an MSc in Media Technology from Leiden University and a BA in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam.
c.a.detweiler@hhs.nl

Podcast

In een interview vertelt Henriëtta Joosten over haar boek "De publieke sfeer in de 21e eeuw. Hanna Arendt als gids voor professionals" waarin de zienswijze van filosoof en politiek denker Hannah Arendt centraal staat. Welke handvaten biedt deze bijzondere filosoof, die vooral over totalitarisme geschreven heeft, ons om technische én humane ontwikkelingen in onze hedendaagse samenleving te verenigen? Wat voor kansen en gevaren brengt ICT ons? Welke mogelijkheden hebben (aankomende) professionals om de publieke sfeer te vergroten en waarom is dat belangrijk?

Het boek is genomineerd voor de Socratesbeker 2020. Deze prijs wordt ieder jaar uitgereikt aan de auteur van het meest urgente, oorspronkelijke en prikkelende Nederlandstalige filosofieboek.

Podcast

Henriëtta Joosten over haar boek "De publieke sfeer in de 21e eeuw"