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The occasion of the event is that Maarten Coolen has spent half a century teaching and doing research at the university, first as a mathematician, later on as a philosopher. But this is merely the occasion. The symposium is held because of the significance of the subject.

Event details of Phenomenology of Love
Date 15 December 2017
Time 09:45 -18:00
University Theatre
Room Universiteitstheater


  • 09:45-10:00 W elcome
  • 10:00-11:00 Rudolf Bernet, Little Vocabulary of Love (Extracts)
  • 11:15-12:15 Maarten Coolen, Attempting to Understand the Ontological Significance of Love
  • [Break]
  • 13:30-14:30 Sanneke de Haan, Love in Times of Estrangement
  • 14:45-15:45 Hans-Peter Krüger, Love As Being Moved in a Categorical Subjunctive (Helmuth Plessner)
  • 16:00-17:00 Heleen Pott, Eros, Ethics and Emotions
  • 17:00 Drinks

Organized by the Departement W ijsbegeerte, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Universiteitstheater, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18
All are welcome. Registration required:  E-mail to <> with “PhenoLove” in the subject field

University Theatre

Room Universiteitstheater

Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18
1012 CP Amsterdam