The Board

The board of the Society for Philosophy has consisted of the following persons since April 2022:

Ronald Tinnevelt (RU, president)

Luigi Corrias (VU, secretary)

Bastiaan Rijpkema (Leiden)

Eric Boot (UvA, webmaster)

Renetta Bos (UU)

Litska Strikwerda (OU)

Thomas Riesthuis (UU, treasurer)

Ronald Tinnevelt – President

Ronald Tinnevelt is Professor of Philosophy of Law at the Faculty of Law of Radboud University Nijmegen. He is also editor-in-chief of the journal ‘Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte’. He conducts research on the resilience of the rule of law, political parties and the idea of global justice. He is currently preparing a volume entitled “European Ways of Life” (Edgar Elgar 2023) with L. Corrias (VU). Recently he edited with R. Schlössels and J. Sillen the book ‘Naar een weerbare rechststaat’ (Kluwer, 2022) and with Frank van den Heuvel the volume ‘Polarisatie en Perspectief’ (Eburon, 2022).


Luigi Corrias – Secretary

Luigi Corrias obtained degrees in International and European Law (LL.M, 2002) and Philosophy of Law (Ma, with distinction, 2004) and a PhD in Philosophy (2010) from Tilburg University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Legal Philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Luigi works mainly in the field of the philosophy of transnational law. In particular, he is interested in philosophical issues pertaining to international criminal law, European integration and constitutional theory. He is the author of The Passivity of Law: Competence and Constitution in the European Court of Justice (Springer, 2011), for which the Netherlands Association for Philosophy of Law awarded him the Prize for the Best Dissertation in Legal Philosophy in the Netherlands and Belgium in 2009-10. He is currently working on a monograph on humanity and dehumanization in international criminal law. For this research, he received a fellowship from the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) in 2019-2020.


Bastiaan Rijpkema
Rijpkema is Assistant Professor of Jurisprudence at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He received his LLB in Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam (2010) and his LLM in Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law (cum laude) from Leiden University (2011). In 2015 he obtained his PhD at Leiden University with a dissertation on militant democracy, which was published in Dutch as Weerbare democratie: de grenzen van democratische tolerantie (Nieuw Amsterdam, 2015). An English edition of Weerbare democratie was published in 2018 as Militant democracy: the limits of democratic tolerance by Routledge in their “Extremism and Democracy” series. For Weerbare democratie he was awarded the prize for the best Dutch political book of the year in 2016, the Prinsjesboekenprijs. In 2017 he won the New Scientist Wetenschapstalent-prijs 2017 (New Scientist Science Talent Prize), the prize for the most talented young researcher of the Netherlands and Flanders (Dutch-speaking Belgium). In addition, Rijpkema is commentator for NPO Radio 1’s Nieuws & Co and is part of “Het Filosofische Elftal” of the Dutch newspaper Trouw.

Eric Boot – Webmaster

Eric Boot is an Assistant Professor of Legal Philosophy and Legal Ethics at Amsterdam Law School. In November 2015 he obtained his PhD in philosophy of law at the Radboud University Nijmegen with honors. His dissertation on the philosophy of human rights won both the Praemium Erasmianum and the biennial VWR Dissertation Prize. After completed his PhD, he pursued his postdoctoral research at Leiden University and the Hoover Chair (University of Louvain). From 2020–2022 he worked at the Tilburg Law School as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Law. He has enjoyed visiting positions at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Pennsylvania and the UC Berkeley School of Law. His main research interests lie in professional ethics (regarding whistleblowing especially), the philosophy of human rights, the concept of ‘the public interest/common good,’ and Kant’s practical philosophy. Some of his main publications include Human Duties and the Limits of Human Rights Discourse (Springer, 2017) and The Ethics of Whistleblowing (Routledge, 2019). His articles have furthermore appeared in such journals as Law and Philosophy, Ratio Juris, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, and Journal of Moral Philosophy.


Renetta Bos

Renetta Bos is a lecturer at the Ethics Institute, part of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and teaches and/or coordinates courses on ethics, political philosophy, applied ethics and PPE. She has a degree in law (LL.M) and philosophy (MA, MA). After her stay in Jena, Germany (2012-2013) she worked at the law faculty of Erasmus University Rotterdam (2014-2016), VU University (2016-2017), Utrecht University (2018-2020) and the University of Amsterdam (2020, 2021, 2022). Her publications often concern the intersection of legal-philosophical themes and (legal) education. She is currently preparing a dissertation on the concept of morality, in which Hegel’s legal philosophy is the starting point. She is also editor of the Philosophy and Education section of the Filosofie Tijdschrift.


Litska Strikwerda

Bio to follow shortly.

Thomas Riesthuis – Treasurer

Bio to follow shortly.


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