Speakers: Dr Angela Roothaan (LU), Dr Timo Slootweg (LU) & Dr Rico Sneller (LU)

01/17/2018 | 3:30 PM

DATE: Wednesday, January 17th 2018
TIME: 15:30-17:00
VENUE: Room HG-01A33, Main Building VU, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam.

15:30 – Opening
15:35 – 15:50 Presentation of the book by Angela Roothaan (one of the editors)
15:50 – 16:10 Response by Timo Slootweg
16:10 – 16:30 Response by Rico Sneller
16:30 – 17:00 Q&A
Followed by drinks at Icarus!
All are welcome to attend.

Theological Ethics and Moral Value Phenomena: The Experience of Values
The recently published (Routledge) book of this title, written by a group of ethicists with a background in theology and philosophy, aims to put a phenomenological approach to Value Ethics central. Phenomenology is taken here as a broad descriptor, including the approaches of authors like William James and Charles Taylor. The contributors enter into discussions with classical authors such as these, focus on the idea of the person in relation to value experience, and on the question how value ethics works in practical contexts. After a short introduction of how this book came to be, the respondents will give their reading experiences in relation to those aspects that caught their special attention.  


Angela Roothaan is Assistant Professor (Philosophy) at the VU Amsterdam, and is one of the initiators and editors of this book project.

Timo Slootweg is Assistant Professor at Leiden University (Philosophy of Law) and has published, among other things, on personalism and existentialism in relation to moral and legal questions.

Rico Sneller is Assistant Professor at Leiden University (Philosophy) and has published widely on the intersections of moral philosophy and spirituality.