Prof.dr. E.H.L. (Edith) Brugmans
- Extraordinary Professor of Philosophy in Relation to Catholic Thought (Thomas More Foundation)
- Theory of Moral Sensibility (Adam Smith, Iris Murdoch)
- Philosophy of literature (French Existentialism, Iris Murdoch, T.S. Eliot)
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Witte Singel 25/M. de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
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Edith Brugmans (Stampersgat, 1956) holds the chair for philosophy and catholic thought. As special professor she teaches courses on moral philosophy and on philosophy of literature.
Beside the professorship at Leiden University, she is associate professor for philosophy of law, at the Faculty of Law, Radboud University Nijmegen.
The Thomas More Chair
The chair for philosophy in relation to catholic thought is founded by the Thomas More Foundation. The Thomas More Foundation works to advance reflective thinking in relation to the catholic tradition.
The first line of research concerns the theory of moral sensibility, with special attention to the ethical concept of justice and the epistemological concept of the imagination. The second line of research concerns philosophy of literature and concentrates on 20th century French and Anglo-Saxon authors. A specific project is devoted to the philosophical and literary writings of Iris Murdoch.
Edith Brugmans, Moreel scepticisme, Valkhof Pers 2005, Nijmegen.
Edith Brugmans, Murdoch on the Impossibility of Moral Scepticism, in Iris Murdoch, A Reassessment, ed. Anne Rowe, Macmillan 2007, Hampshire, p. 47-60.
Edith Brugmans, red., De ziel in de literatuur, Valkhof Pers 2009, Nijmegen.