The Future, symposium and farewell to Henk van den Belt

We say goodbye to our dear colleague by thinking about various futures, with talks by Jozef Keulartz, Hans Radder, Yashar Saghai, Cor van der Weele and Henk van den Belt.

Organised by Philosophy

Wed 8 May 2019 14:15 to 17:00

Venue Bar Impulse, gebouw nummer 115

Under the broad umbrella of the future, the symposium brings together specific themes. Science Fiction is close to Henk’s heart and will therefore receive special attention.


  • Jozef Keulartz: Nature wars and social media
  • Hans Radder: The future of science and technology: more commodification or more common good?
  • Yashar Saghai: Anticipation, explanation, fiction
  • Cor van der Weele: Mind control - from extraordinary mental powers to the battle for our attention
  • Henk van den Belt: Imagining the Age of Automation: Vonnegut’s Player Piano

All are welcome! Please just let us know you are coming: