Andreas Antonius Maria Kinneging (Eindhoven26 February 1962) is a Dutch Professor of philosophy of law at the Leiden University and a prominent advocate of conservatism in the Netherlands.


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Life Course[Edit]Edit

Kinneging was raised in a Catholic family in Zealand. From 1979 to 1984 he studied political science at the Catholic University of Nijmegen, where he both his Bachelor (1981) as his master (1984) earned cum laude .Kinneging belonged in the eighties to the Dutch top in weightlifting. In 1987 he became Dutch champion in the weight class to one hundred kilograms. [1He was promoted on October 1, 1994 with a thesis entitledAristocracy, antiquity, and history. Kinneging is married to Naema Tahir.

Liberal period[Edit]Edit

From 1984 to 1986 he worked as scientific assistant of the Taakenimakin Foundation, the scientific bureau of the VVD. Kinneging published in his time at the Taakenimakin Foundation and beyond liberal writings, including liberalism: a quest for the philosophical foundations, in which he contrasted the utilitarian development liberalism and liberalism. Kinneging broke a lance for the last variant, and found VVD-public figures asPaul Cliteur Frits Bolkestein and at his side. Kinneging was considered by many to be ' home ' ideologue of the VVD. He was active as a ghostwriter for Bolkestein, who from 1990-1998 VVD party leader.

In the 1990s, Kinneging gradually became disappointed in the level and the nature of the intellectual debate within the VVD. The level was too low, too little debate him seriously, and he saw the VVD choose the content of social liberalism. Kinneging became increasingly (especially after the departure of Bolkestein as party leader) ever more critical of the VVD and the end of 1999, said his membership on.

Scientific career[Edit]Edit

After from 1986 to 1987 policy officer at the Ministry of finance to have been made in 1987, he moved to the University of Leiden, where he entered the service at the Faculty of social sciences, Department of political science. From 1987 to 1990 he was a NWO-studentships attached to the Research Center steering and Society of Leiden University. In 1990 he became Assistant Professor. He gave lectures in the field of the history of political theory and politics.

Kinneging was promoted on 1 October 1994 (cum laude) with a thesis entitled Aristocracy, antiquity and history. An essay on classicism in political thought. In 1997 a trade Edition of the book. Written late in his dissertation see how in-depth the European aristocracy was influenced by the Roman thinking about morality, society and State.

Writing his dissertation strengthened the ' conversion process ' that of Kabuki gradually a (right-wing) liberal conservative, made that harks back to a mere intellectual traditions of the Judeo-Christian ethical ideas as well as that of the Greco-Roman antiquity.

In 1996 Kinneging stepped over to the Faculty of law, where he soon was appointed Associate Professor and then Professor of philosophy of law. Kinneging accepted the professorship on 1 August 2004 and held on 17 May 2005, inaugural lecture in the University Hall, with a plea for the importance of the classical tradition in the formation of lawyers. His field covers the philosophy of law, political philosophy, ethics, axiology, deontology and constitutional theory.

In 1999 Kinneging started a public debate about conservatism, which eventually culminated in the creation of the conservative think tank the Edmund Burke Foundation, of which Kinneging short time President was.

Kinneging took the view that the end of February 2012 publicly for the proper functioning of the politically desirable is that television is banned completely from the inner court . This position followed a column by his wife in the television program Naema Tahir Buitenhof argued that journalists who aim to ridicule politicians, should be banned. Kabuki went further and suggested that good politics is served with absence of television.Television bothers select a high-quality debate and attention on presentable but weak politicians, he argued.

Phenomenology of virtue[Edit]Edit

Kinneging writes many popular-scientific pieces over the classical virtues leather, often in the daily newspaper Trouw. He also discovered the realistic phenomenology of philosophers as Edmund HusserlMax SchelerNicolai HartmannAdolf ReinachDietrich von HildebrandAurel Kolnai, and many others. Kaaki gave a new edition of Nicolai Hartmann's Ethics (in three volumes, 2001-2004). In 2005 appeared ' Geography of good and evil ', a collection of essays written in the preceding decade. For this book he received in 2006 the Socrates Exchange Cup.

Geography of good and evil[Edit]Edit

During his study of the classics discovered Kabuki to his own surprise that what they wrote was really not that retarded. In particular, he became aware of the importance of traditional virtues learn, conceived in classical antiquity and preserved in the – Catholic – Christianity. These virtues leather is the instrument par excellence for a moral education. And that is essential, so writes Kinneging, because man now once out of Kale is cut. Or on his Protestant: inclined to all evil. His main criticism of the Symptomatic is that in it the evil in man is ignored. The book is a critique of Western culture.

Publications (selection)[Edit]Edit

  • (2013)- true or false? On the question of what truth is (compilation. Andreas Kinneging and Rob Wakabi), Amsterdam: Bakker
  • (2008)- the good life. An exchange of letters (with Piet Gerbrandy), Amsterdam: Meulenhoff
  • (2006)- Geography of good and evil. Philosophical essays, Wooden: the Spectrum
  • (1997)- Aristocracy, Antiquity, and History. Essay on Classicism in Political Thought. New Brunswick NJ: Transaction Publishers. Previous edition: 1994 ( Leiden University thesis)
  • (1988)- liberalism: a quest for the philosophical foundations (Taakenimakin writings 65, the Hague)
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