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  • Warandelaan 2, Dante Building, room D 136

    5037 AB Tilburg

    Netherlands

20002018
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Research interests

My research concerns the classical tradition of metaphysics, in particular Thomas Aquinas. I am interested in Aquinas and in his thought of being as a sort of counterpoint of modern philosophy in which the metaphysical motif of being has been lost. For me, the question of metaphysics is not only historical, but includes its possible systematical fertility with a view to what is more in truth and meaing than human construction. 

I also write about topics from the philosophy of religion, in particular about the meaning of religion in the modern secularized world.   

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Keywords

  • Concept Of Truth
  • Medieval Philosophy; History Of
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • Metaphysics
  • Meister Eckhart
  • Augustine

Research Output 2000 2018

Barmhartigheid als navolging

Translated title of the contribution: Compassion as Imitation of Christte Velde, R., 2018, In : Nieuwe Stad. 59, 6, p. 4-7 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

Echte religie moet enigermate pijn doen: Over het gewelddadige potentieel van religie, toegelicht aan Pascal

Translated title of the contribution: A genuine religion must hurt somewhat: On the violent potential of religion, eludicated with reference to Pascalte Velde, R., 2018, God tussen oorlog en vrede: Kritische reflecties op de relatie tussen religie en geweld. Bosman, F. & Goris, H. (eds.). Nijmegen: Valkhoff Pers, p. 100-117 17 p. (Annalen van het Thijmgenootschap).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Leven tussen hemel en aarde: Reflecties over de deugd van de religio bij Thomas

Translated title of the contribution: Between Heaven and Earth: Thoughts about the virtue of religio according to Thomas Aquinaste Velde, R., 2018, In : Radix. 44, 3, p. 199-208 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

The Knowledge of Being: Thomistic Metaphysics in the Contemporary Debate

te Velde, R., 2018, The Discovery of Being: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives on Thomas Aquinas. Cullen S.J., C. M. & Harkins, F. (eds.). Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

De vraag naar de mens: Een inleidende schets van Thomas' denken over de mens

te Velde, R., 2017, Homo sapiens: Thomas van Aquino en de vraag naar de mens. te Velde, R. (ed.). Nijmegen: Valkhof Pers, p. 11-32 21 p. (Annalen van het Thijmgenootschap; vol. jrg. 105, no. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Activities 2008 2018

  • 26 Invited talk
  • 5 Oral presentation
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course etc.
  • 1 Participation in conference

De mens in de economie: een thomistisch perspectief

Rudi te Velde (Speaker)
20 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Why Aquinas does not have a Mystical Theology? Dionysian Mystagogy versus Thomist Science

Rudi te Velde (Speaker)
15 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

The Christian Transformation of the Greek Concept of Happiness in Thomas Aquinas

Rudi te Velde (Speaker)
8 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Over waardigheid

R.A. te Velde (Speaker)
14 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Levenskunst en barmhartigheid

R.A. te Velde (Speaker)
26 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional