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Bart Labuschagne

Dr. B.C. Labuschagne, LLM, Lecturer in the Philosophy of Law at Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Law
Bart Labuschagne

Dr. Bart C. Labuschagne LL.M. studied Law, History and Philosophy at Groningen University, where he received his doctorate in 1995 with a dissertation on the philosophical aspects of the freedom of religion. His interests are the (history of the) philosophy of law, religion, ethics and politics. He teaches (among others) Plato, Augustine, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, and Habermas, and publishes mainly about the role of religion in democratic, post-secular societies from a philosophical point of view. He is also a translator of Hegel in Dutch. He has written a number of articles and books.

Key publications

  • Enkele wijsgerige en (ideeën)historische aanzetten tot een nieuwe verhouding tussen de sferen van het private, het publieke en het heilige. (2011) Labuschagne, B.C.
  • Religion and Order: Philosophical reflections from Augustine to Hegel on the spiritual sources of law and politics. (2009) Labuschagne, B.C. & Sonnenschmidt, R.W
  • Vom religiösen Pluralismus zum zivilreligiösen Protestantismus? Staat und Religion in Hegels Grundlinien und Enzyklopädie im Vergleich. (2008) Arndt, Andreas, Cruysberghs, Paul, Przylebski, Andrzej
  • Recht en religie. De civiele dimensie van godsdiensten als geestelijke grondslag van de democratische rechtsstaat. (2007)
  • Hegel: De filosofie van de objectieve geest. Over recht, moraal en politiek (2006)

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