Hent de Vries
Hent de Vries
holds the Russ Family Chair in the Humanities and is Professor of Philosophy at The Johns Hopkins University. He is also Professor Ordinarius of Systematic Philosophy and the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Amsterdam and Program Director at the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris. He is the author of Minimal Theologies: Critiques of Secular Reason in Adorno and Levinas
(Johns Hopkins UP, 2005), Religion and Violence: Philosophical Perspectives from Kant to Derrida
(Johns Hopkins UP, 2002), and Philosophy and the Turn to Religion
(Johns Hopkins UP, 1999). Among the volumes he has co-edited are, with Lawrence E. Sullivan, Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World
(Fordham UP, 2006), and, with Samuel Weber, Religion and Media
(Stanford UP, 2001) and Violence, Identity, and Self-Determination
(Stanford UP, 1998).
He is Chair of The Future of the Religious Past
, an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
(NWO), which will disburse €5.4 million in support of advanced research and international conferences at Dutch universities in 2002-2010. In this capacity, he is also serves as General Editor of five volumes of proceedings resulting from the program, the first of which was recently published: Religion Beyond a Concept
(Fordham UP, 2008).