A.C.M. Roothaan


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Angela Roothaan, assistant professor in practical philosophy

I do research in practical philosophy - on the intersections of ethics, political philosophy and philosophical anthropology. My special interests include intercultural philosophy and African philosophy, criticism of modernity, spirituality, and spirit ontologies. Approaches I use are critical theory, postcolonial theory, hermeneutics, deconstructivism and pragmatism.  

I teach philosophy to philosophy and non-philosophy students. My courses include: ethics and philosophy of science for dentistry students, intercultural philosophy for students of MKDA, CIW and L&S, philosophy of management and organisation for students in policy and management studies, the bachelor thesis seminar for philosophy students, and phenomenology (together with dr. A. Halsema) for masters students of philosophy. 

Next to my research and teaching I aim to bring philosophy out of the ivory tower by writing a blog, giving lectures, and writing for internet magazines of general interest. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Master, Universiteit Leiden

Bachelor, Universiteit Leiden

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Philosophy Arts & Humanities
Africa Arts & Humanities
Jacques Derrida Arts & Humanities
Intercultural philosophy Arts & Humanities
Religion Arts & Humanities
Animals Arts & Humanities
Cultural Anthropology Arts & Humanities
Nature Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1996 2019

Decolonizing Human-Animal Relations in an African Context: The Story of the Mourning Elephants

Roothaan, A., 2019, African Environmental Ethics: A Critical Reader. Chemhuru, M. (ed.). Springer Nature, Vol. 29. p. 255 268 p. (The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics; vol. 29).

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Human-animal Relations
Nonhuman Animals

Indigenous, Modern and Postcolonial Relations to Nature: Negotiating the Environment

Roothaan, A., Jun 2019, Routledge. 180 p. (Routledge Environmental Humanities)

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademicpeer-review

Modern Science
Environmental philosophy

Interkulturell, transkulturell, cross-cultural: warum wir alle drei Begriffe brauchen.

Roothaan, A., 2019, In : Polylog. Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren. 40, p. 67-82 16 p.

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Human Being
Intercultural philosophy

A Pragmatic Ontology of religious Value Experience. A discussion with Charles Taylor, William James and Max Scheler

Roothaan, A., 2018, Theological Ethics and Moral Value Phenomena: The Experience of Values. Nullens, P., Roothaan, A. & van den Heuvel, S. (eds.). Routledge, p. 17-30 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Introduction: The Experience of Values

Roothaan, A., van den Heuvel, S. & Nullens, P., 2018, Theological Ethics and Moral Value Phenomena: The Experience of Values. van den Heuvel, S. C., Nullens, P. & Roothaan, A. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Activities 1998 2019

Afrikaanse dierverhalen als toegang tot wijsheid

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11 Apr 2019

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From Transcendance to Submergence. Doing Intercultural Philosophy Critically

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14 May 2019

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Spreken over geesten

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14 Jun 2019

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Sjamanisme, religie, spiritualiteit

A.C.M. Roothaan (Speaker), Ji Youn Kang (Speaker)
9 May 2019

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Spinoza, Ubuntu en Ecologie

A.C.M. Roothaan (Speaker)
23 Jul 2019

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