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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

Master, Universiteit Leiden

Bachelor, Universiteit Leiden

PhD, Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Research Output 1996 2018

Bantu Philosophy and the Problem of Religion in Intercultural Philosophy Today

Roothaan, A. 2018 (In preparation) African Philosophy in an Intercultural Perspective. Springer, (Intercultural Philosophy)

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

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

Roothaan, A. 2018 (Accepted/In press) African Environmental Ethics: A Critical Reader. Chemhuru, M. (ed.). Springer Nature

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

Introduction: Experience of Values

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

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

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

Roothaan, A. 2018 (In preparation)

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewBook