Fri Nov 22, 2013 | 10.30-18.00 | Theatre |

Colloquium ‘Europe’s greater good’ with Rémi Brague

On the occasion of the emirate of prof. dr. Donald Loose and the centennial existence of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the faculty of philosophy in cooperation with SG Erasmus and Stichting Thomas More organizes the colloquium ‘Europe’s  greater good’.

Keynote speaker is prof. dr. Rémi Brague (Paris Sorbonne, München, Boston and member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques) with his lecture Why Europe is in need of a strong concept of the good. With his work Europe la voie romaine (E:eccentric culture) he gained worldwide recognition. Brague is a specialist in Europe’s complex cultural identity, both from ancient and medieval, as well as modern sources.  Although his book was translated in over 14 languages, it was not available in Dutch. After his lecture at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, he will be offered the Dutch translation Europa – de Romeinse weg.

After the lecture of Brague, there will be an interdisciplinary lecture in Dutch on Europe’s greater good, in which philosophical, economic, historical and social aspects will be touched upon. Speakers will be prof.dr. J. de Mul (FW), dr. L. Noordergraaf (ESE, EUC), prof. dr. W. Schinkel (FSW) en J.W. Hengstmengel Ma Msc. (FW). Chairman will be philosopher prof. dr. Ger Groot (FW).

The Colloquium will end with the farewell of prof. dr. Loose, who will emerere after 19 years of employment at the faculty of philosophy.

The program will be in Dutch, except the lecture of prof. dr. Rémi Brague, which will be held in English. For more information, the complete program and registration see

For more information, the complete program and registration see

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