VU Faculty of Humanities

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The Faculty of Humanities was formed in September 2014 by merging the former Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Arts. The academic staff works for one of three faculty departments, namely:

  • Language, Literature and Communication
  • Art and Culture, History, Antiquity
  • Philosophy

The Dutch Elsevier survey shows that several of the study programmes offered by the Faculty of Humanities are actually the best in the Netherlands.

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Please note:

  • The course list below contains only the courses the Faculty contributes to the PPE programme (or participates in – in case of an integrative course). The Faculty of Humanities offers also other courses, part of other bachelor and master programmes.
  • The faculty list below contains only the researchers/lecturers involved in the PPE programme. The Faculty of Humanities as a whole consists of a larger body of people.

 

Contact Information
Prof. dr. Lieven Decock
PPE head of studies Philosophy
  • +31 (0)20 59 86618 (study secretariat) / +31 (0)20 598 6511 (faculty)
  • l.b.decock@vu.nl
  • Visit Website
  • Faculty of Humanities, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam
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Our Courses

Our Faculty

Prof. Govert Buijs
Political Philosophy

Prof. Govert Buijs

Govert J. Buijs (1964) studied political science, philosophy and theology at VU Amsterdam...
Prof. Lieven Decock
Logic and Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences

Prof. Lieven Decock

PPE HEAD OF STUDIES PHILOSOPHY. Lieven Decock (1970) is Professor of Logic and Philosophy...
Dr. Ben Ferguson
Ethics

Dr. Ben Ferguson

PPE COORDINATOR PHILOSOPHY & INTEGRATIVE COURSES. Benjamin Ferguson (1983) is...
Prof. Martin van Hees
Ethics

Prof. Martin van Hees

DEAN JOHN STUART MILL COLLEGE. Martin van Hees (1964) is Professor of Ethics and...
Akshath Jitendranath, M.A.
Philosophy & Economics

Akshath Jitendranath, M.A.

PPE TUTOR TEAM Akshath Jitendranath is a PhD Candidate and Junior Lecturer at the...
Dr. Ronald Kroeze
History

Dr. Ronald Kroeze

Ronald Kroeze (1983) is an Assistant Professor of History at VU Amsterdam. In 2013...
Prof. Susan Legêne
Political History

Prof. Susan Legêne

Susan Legêne (1955) is Professor of Political History at VU Amsterdam, and head...
Dr. David Ludwig
History and Philosophy of Science

Dr. David Ludwig

David Ludwig (1983) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy...
Prof. Reinier Munk
History of Modern Philosophy

Prof. Reinier Munk

Reinier Munk (1956) has been Professor in the History of Modern Philosophy and Modern...
Prof. Piek Vossen
Computational Lexicology

Prof. Piek Vossen

Piek Vossen (1960) received his PhD (Cum Laude) in 1995 on Computational Lexicology...
Prof. René van Woudenberg
Epistemology & Metaphysics

Prof. René van Woudenberg

PPE EXAMINATION BOARD. Rene van Woudenberg (1957) is Professor of Epistemology and...
Dr. Jan Willem Wieland
Ethics

Dr. Jan Willem Wieland

Jan Willem Wieland (1984) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy...