Virtues in the University

August 20, 2018 - August 22, 2018
Abraham Kuyper Center, VU University Amsterdam

De Boelelaan 1105

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

Selected speakers:

University of Connecticut
VU University Amsterdam
Durham University
Western Washington University
Western Washington University
Nottingham University
VU University Amsterdam


VU University Amsterdam
VU University Amsterdam
VU University Amsterdam
VU University Amsterdam

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Virtues in the University

The theme of the seminar is Virtues in the University. One task traditionally ascribed to universities is that they are supposed to inculcate certain moral and intellectual virtues in their students, such as intellectual honesty, open-mindedness, inquisitiveness, thoroughness, decency. Should universities still aspire to these things, and if so why? And if we assume they should, the critical question is whether they are successful at it, and, if not, why not? There is also the question which traits are virtues. And there is the question how to best instil these virtues.

Speakers (among others)

Prof. Gordon Graham (Princeton Theological Seminary)
Prof. Heather Battaly (University of Connecticut)
Dr. Edwin Koster (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Prof. Daniel Howard Snyder (Western Washington University)
Dr. Joeri Tijdink (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Dr. Jeroen de Ridder (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Dr. Frances Howard Snyder (Western Washington University)
Prof. Ian Kidd (University of Nottingham)

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August 13, 2018, 9:00am CET

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