Event Details

Date: 20th October 2022, 15:30-17:00

Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Agora 3, Main Building)


On the 20th October, Stephen Grimm will give a talk outlining his framework for the four different kinds of understanding in the Humanities. The talk can be followed in person or online.

Abstract: this talk will outline and motivate a framework for discussing kinds of understanding within the humanities. This framework consists of four levels, which I describe as: mapping the furniture; grasp of powers and capacities; grasp of difference makers; and grasp of necessitators. 

Stephen R. Grimm

Stephen R. Grimm is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He specialises in epistemology, the philosophy of science, the philosophy of religion, and the thought of John Henry Newman. Grimm is Series Editor for the  “Guides to the Good Life” series published by OUP,  a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, and Director of the Visions of the Good in the Bronx program for Bronx high school, generously funded by the Teagle Foundation. With Abraham Kuyper Center members Rik Peels and René van Woudenberg, he is writing A Philosophy of the Humanities, forthcoming with OUP. He has received Fordham’s Distinguished Research Award in the Humanities and its Teaching Award in the Humanities.


For questions and more information, please contact:

Daniël Muller

Project manager Abraham Kuyper Centre