Philosophy: a brief overview
I finished my research master in philosophy in 2013 (cum laude), and received my PhD in philosophy (a double degree) from KU Leuven (Belgium) and University of Groningen (Netherlands) in 2017 for a dissertation about Edmund Husserl.
I am currently full-time university lecturer and researcher at the University of Groningen. However, over the past years, I have also been affiliated between 1-6 months with Copenhagen University Center for Subjectivity Research (2015), Boston University (2016), UC Berkeley (2018), Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2018), and Prague University (2019).
While my teaching deals with many of the major figures of 18th-20th century European philosophy, my research focuses on problems of consciousness, both in contemporary as well as historical settings. My main interests lie with the theoretical philosophy of Immanuel Kant and Edmund Husserl in relation to philosophy of mind and perception. Some of my work appeared in Continental Philosophy Review, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Human Studies, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Southern Journal of Philosophy, and International Journal of Philosophical Studies, among others.
My first book Perception and Reality in Kant, Husserl, and McDowell was published by Routledge, February 2020. In it, I deal with the question which conditions have to be in place in perception in order to make access to objective reality – and thereby knowledge of the external world – possible (see the link above for more information).
I am currently working on an introduction to phenomenology in Dutch (Boom Uitgeverij).
My music on spotify
Besides being a philosopher, I am also an active (solo) musician. Some of my music, recorded on a simple eight-track home studio, is available on Spotify (Corijn). I record all instruments myself (all songs are written by me; see the link above for more information).