VU-philosophers Rik Peels, Jeroen de Ridder and René van Woudenberg received a 1.7 million grant from Templeton World Charity Foundation for a project that is called “The Epistemic Responsibilities of the University”. Together with 14 scientists from various disciplines, they will research the primary responsibilities of the university at the field of knowledge and education.
This project seeks to investigate, defend, and reinvigorate the epistemic responsibilities of the university, and to engage and influence policy makers and opinion leaders in their views on the primary epistemic responsibilities of the university. Its central question is:
“What are the epistemic values that the modern university ought to uphold, what responsibilities flow from these,
and how can it meet these responsibilities in the face of contemporary challenges?”
Please read this brief summary of the project for more information.