Willem B. Drees

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Willem B. Drees is hoogleraar filosofie van de humanities aan de Tilburg School of Humanities en auteur over geloof, wetenschap en samenleving. Van 2015 tot 2018 was hij decaan van de Tilburg School of Humanities, in 2018 hernoemd Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences. Van 2008 tot 2018 was hij de redacteur van Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. Nieuws en artikelen over de humanities en geloof en wetenschap in de hedendaagse samenleving worden hier aangeboden.

 

Willem B. Drees is professor of philosophy of the humanities and author on philosophy, religion, science and society. From 2015 until 2018 he served as dean of the Tilburg School of Humanities, in 2018 renamed Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences. From 2008 until 2018 he served as the editor of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. News, essays and more on the humanities, including his Tilburg inaugural address Naked Ape or techno sapiens? The Relevance of Human Humanities, religion in today’s world with technology, science and pluralism, and on Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science.

Humanities

Humanities seek to understand human self-understanding. The Humanities study human self-expression in language, art and literature, in religions and philosophy, in past and present. In my inaugural address at Tilburg University, on January 30 2015, I, Willem B. Drees, will articulate my understanding of humans and of the relevance of the humanities. The title is Naked Ape or Techno Sapiens: The Relevance of Human Humanities.”

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Religion and Science

‘Religion and science’ is about values, worldviews, and the existential concern for meaning, and thus about human life. Among areas of interest are:

 

  • religious traditions, and the way they change in relation to new knowledge
  • the universe, ultimate questions about existence
  • our world and ourselves in the light of science
  • our actions, as we reshape the world in culture, technology and ecology.

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Wetenschap en samenleving

Met zijn unieke mix van kennis van wetenschap, godsdienst en samenleving heeft Willem B. Drees diverse essays geschreven. Op de pagina Mens, Wetenschap en samenleving vind u onder andere een presentatie van enkele essays, en een overzichtslijst van alle publicaties.