Breng mij die horizon! Filosofische reisverhalen

Breng mij die horizon! Filosofische reisverhalen

Jos de Mul. Breng me die horizon! Filosofische reisverhalen. Amsterdam: Boom, 2019.  Breng mij die horizon! laat zien wat er gebeurt…

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De domesticatie van het noodlot. De wedergeboorte van de tragedie uit de geest van de technologie

De domesticatie van het noodlot. De wedergeboorte van de tragedie uit de geest van de technologie

Jos de Mul. De domesticatie van het noodlot. De wedergeboorte van de tragedie uit de geest van de technologie. Rotterdam: Lemniscaat,…

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Destiny Domesticated. The Rebirth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Technology

Destiny Domesticated. The Rebirth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Technology

Jos de Mul. Destiny Domesticated. The Rebirth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Technology. State University of New York (SUNY)…

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命运的驯化——悲剧重生于技术精神 内容简介 (Chinese translation of Destiny Domesticated\)

命运的驯化——悲剧重生于技术精神 内容简介 (Chinese translation of Destiny Domesticated\)

Jos de Mul. 命运的驯化——悲剧重生于技术精神 内容简介 (Chinese translation of Destiny Domesticated. The Rebirth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Technology). Guilin:…

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Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy

Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy

Jos de Mul. Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999, 316 p.…

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Het romantische verlangen in (post)moderne kunst en filosofie

Het romantische verlangen in (post)moderne kunst en filosofie

Jos de Mul. Het romantische verlangen in (post)moderne kunst en filosofie. Uitgeverij Klement, 2007 (4de druk), 284 p. 1de druk, 1990; 2de druk, 1991; 3de…

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后)现代艺术与哲学中的浪漫之欲。Chinese translation of Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy

后)现代艺术与哲学中的浪漫之欲。Chinese translation of Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy

Jos de Mul. 后)现代艺术与哲学中的浪漫之欲。Chinese translation of Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy. Wuhan: Wuhan University Press, 2010, 306p. ISBN 978-7-307-08019-5RMB…

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Cyberspace Odyssee

Cyberspace Odyssee

Jos de Mul. Cyberspace Odyssee. Kampen: Klement, 6de druk: 2010, 352 p. 1de druk, 2002; 2de druk, 2003; 3de druk,2004;…

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Cyberspace Odyssey. Towards a Virtual Ontology and Anthropology

Cyberspace Odyssey. Towards a Virtual Ontology and Anthropology

Jos de Mul. Cyberspace Odyssey. Towards a Virtual Ontology and Anthropology. Castle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, 334 p. Translation of Cyberspace…

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Siberuzayda macera dolu bir yolculuk. Sanal bir ontoloji ve antropolojiye doğru

Siberuzayda macera dolu bir yolculuk. Sanal bir ontoloji ve antropolojiye doğru

Jos de Mul. Siberuzayda macera dolu bir yolculuk. Sanal bir ontoloji ve antropolojiye doğru. Istanbul: Kitap Yayinevi, 2008, 400 p. Turkish…

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The sovereign debt crisis or Sophie’s choice. On European tragedies, guilt and responsibility

The sovereign debt crisis or Sophie’s choice. On European tragedies, guilt and responsibility

Liesbeth Noordegraaf-Eelens and Jos de Mul, The sovereign debt crisis or Sophie’s choice. On European tragedies, guilt and responsibility. Heinrich…

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Paniek in de Polder. Polytiek in tijden van populisme

Paniek in de Polder. Polytiek in tijden van populisme

Jos de Mul. Paniek in de Polder. Polytiek in tijden van populisme. Rotterdam: Lemniscaat, februari 2017. Uitgebreide en geactualiseerde editie…

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Horizons of Hermeneutics

Horizons of Hermeneutics

Jos de Mul. Horizons of Hermeneutics: Intercultural Hermeneutics in a Globalizing World.  Frontiers of Philosophy in China. Vol. 6, No.…

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The game of life

The game of life

Jos de Mul. The Game of Life: Narrative and Ludic Identity Formation in Computer Games.  In: Lori Way (ed.), Representations of…

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PedoBot® is niet boos, maar wel verdrietig (en soms opgewonden)

PedoBot® is niet boos, maar wel verdrietig (en soms opgewonden)

Jos de Mul. PedoBot® is niet boos, maar wel verdrietig (en soms opgewonden). Over intelligente robots, emoties en sociale interactie.…

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Kunstmatig van nature. Onderweg naar Homo sapiens 3.0

Kunstmatig van nature. Onderweg naar Homo sapiens 3.0

Jos de Mul, Kunstmatig van nature. Onderweg naar Homo sapiens 3.0.  Rotterdam: Lemiscaat: 2016. ISBN 978 90 477 0925 1…

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2017-11-25 (Trouw) Hoe ik bijna boeddhist werd

2017-11-25 (Trouw) Hoe ik bijna boeddhist werd

Jos de Mul. Hoe ik bijna boeddhist werd. Trouw. Bijlage Letter en Geest, 25 november 2017, 14-18. Het gastenverblijf van…

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The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life

The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life

Jos de Mul. The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010 (second edition - eBook), 424…

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Wittgenstein 2.0. Philosophical reading and writing after the mediatic turn

Wittgenstein 2.0. Philosophical reading and writing after the mediatic turn

Jos de Mul. Wittgenstein 2.0: Philosophical reading and writing after the mediatic turn. In: A. Pichler & H. Hrachovec (eds.) Wittgenstein and…

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Plessner's Philosophical Anthropology. Perspectives and Prospects

Plessner's Philosophical Anthropology. Perspectives and Prospects

Jos de Mul. ( ed.), Plessner's Philosophical Anthropology. Perspectives and Prospects. Amsterdam/Chicago: Amsterdam University Press/Chicago University Press, 2014. Helmut Plessner (1892–1985)…

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2016-08-20 (Vrij Nederland) In Japan heeft Erica een ziel

2016-08-20 (Vrij Nederland) In Japan heeft Erica een ziel

Jos de Mul. In Japan heeft Erica een ziel. Vrij Nederland, 20 augustus 2016, 41-45. Kansai Science City doet op…

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Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Marxism according to Groucho     "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog…

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Noble versus Dawkins. DNA Is not the program of the concert of life.

Noble versus Dawkins. DNA Is not the program of the concert of life.

Jos de Mul. Noble versus Dawkins. DNA Is not the program of the concert of life. Translation of Dutch review, published…

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The game of life. Narrative and ludic identity formation in computer games

The game of life. Narrative and ludic identity formation in computer games

Jos de Mul. The game of life. Narrative and ludic identity formation in computer games. In: J. Goldstein and J. Raessens,Handbook…

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序言 约斯·德·穆尔 In: Zha Changping. World Relational Aesthetics. A History of Ideas in Pioneering Contemporary Chinese Art

序言 约斯·德·穆尔 In: Zha Changping. World Relational Aesthetics. A History of Ideas in Pioneering Contemporary Chinese Art

序言 约斯·德·穆尔. In: Zha Changping. World Relational Aesthetics. A History of Ideas in Pioneering Contemporary Chinese Art. Volume One. Shanghai:…

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The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Recombination

The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Recombination

Jos de Mul. The work of art in the age of digital recombination. In J. Raessens, M. Schäfer, M. v. d.…

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Jos de Mul. Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999, 316 p.

Translation of Het romantische verlangen in (post)moderne kunst en filosofie, Rotterdam: Rotterdamse Filosofische Studies (Dutch)
ISBN 0-7914-4217-9 (hard cover)
ISBN 0-7914-4218-7 (paperback)
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An erudite and wide-ranging discussion of postmodernism and romanticism in twentieth-century art and philosophy.
In this erudite and wide-ranging discussion of postmodernism and romanticism in twentieth-century art and philosophy, Jos de Mul sheds a fascinating light on the ambivalent character of our present culture, which oscillates between modern enthusiasm and postmodern irony. Along the way, he engages the work of such thinkers as Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Habermas, Lacan, Barthes, and Derrida; visual artists Magritte and Stella; poets George and Coleridge; and composers Schonberg, Cage, and Reich, among others, providing a sort of intellectual history of Romantic, Modernist, and Postmodernist "tempers."

 

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dinsdag, 15 november 2011 13:03

PhD-seminar

erasmus-mediumThe PhD students I supervise meet every month in our PhD-seminar, in which they discuss their work in progress. Detailed information about completed PhD theses and running PhD projects van be found in the Research section on this website.

At present, I supervise the following PhD projects:

 

 

20. Drs. Marianne van Boomen, 'Medium, Metaphor, Myth'. The Making of the Internet. Co-supervisor: Prof.dr. C. Slade (Faculty of  Humanities, Utrecht University). Estimated completion: 2012.

21.Stefano Gualeni (MA). Cyborg ontologies. Or, How to Philosophize with Paper Beasts. Estimated completion: 2012.

22. Dr. Xin Chen (Fudan University, Shanghai, China), Chinese and Western Conceptions of History (working title). Estimated completion: 2012.

23. Drs. Erwin Roebroeks, Die Kunst des Klanges: An exploration of sound crystalizations in Western music. Co-referent: Dr. Konrad Boehmer. Estimated completion: 2012.

24. Drs. Tina Rahimy. Voices of Diaspora. Philosophy, Politics, Art and the Construction of Refugee Subjectivity. Co-referent: Dr. H.A.F. Oosterling. Estimated completion: 2011.

25. Drs. C.D.C. van der Veeke, Interactivity and Interpassivity in Politics (Interactiviteit en interpassiviteit in de politiek).  Co-referent: Dr. G. van Oenen (Faculteit Wijsbegeerte, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam). This PhD project is part of the NWO-project Interactive metal fatigue. The interpassive transformation of democratic life. Estimated completion: 2012

26. Drs. Truus Fraaije, Nietzsche als pedagoog. (Nietzsche as Pedagogue). Estimated completion: Autumn 2012.

27. Drs. Robin van den Akker. (Re)mediating Public Space: Urbanity, New mobile Media Practices and Everyday Life. Co-supervisor: Prof.dr. Valerie Frissen (Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University).  Estimated completion: 2012.

28. Carien de Jong (MA). Sustainable Design (working title). Co-supervisor: Prof. dr. J.C. Brezet (Department Design Engineering, TU Delft). Estimated completion: 2013.

29. Drs. Jean Jamion. Temporaliteiten en tijdhorizonten in de filosofie (Temporalities and Time Horizons in Philosophy). Co-supervisor: Prof.dr. M. Huijer (Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University). Estimated completion: 2013.

30. Esther Keymolen (MA). Online Trust. Co-supervisor: Prof.dr. Valerie Frissen (Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam). Estimated completion: 2014.

31. Drs. Henriëtta Joosten. Kritisch denken (Critical thinking). Co-supervisor: Prof.dr. Marli Huijer (Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam). Estimated completion: 2014.

32. Drs. Bert van den Bergh, Alles heeft zijn tijd – Depressie als kernstoornis van de laatmoderniteit. (Everything Has Its Time. Depression as the Key Disorder of Late Modernity). Co-supervisor: Prof.dr. Marli Huijer (Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam). Estimated completion: 2015.

33. Rolf Viervant (MA). Hermes' Hormones. PhD project in the context of the NWO project What can the humanities contribute to our practical self-understanding? (2011-2016). Co-supervisor: Prof.dr. Frank Grosveld. Biomics (Genomics, Proteomics, Bio-informatics), Erasmus Medical Center, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Estimated completion: 2015.

34. Kirsten Pols (MA). The discourse on philosophical anthropology and its relevance for a concept of practical self-understanding. Promotieonderzoek in het kader van het NWO project What can the humanities contribute to our practical self-understanding? (2011-2016). Co-supervisors: Prof.dr. M. Marcus Düwell, Department Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities. Utrecht University. Prof.dr. Gesa Lindemann, Fakultät I, Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. Estimated completion: 2015.

35. Niels van Poecke (MA). (Re)shaping Authenticity. Processes of Authentication in Sixties and Post-sixties Popular Music Genres. Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. Co-supervisors: Prof.dr. Ton Bevers & Dr. Koen van Eijck (ESHCC/EUR). Estimates completion: 2015.

 

 

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PlayfulIdentities


The aim of this interdisciplinary (conceptual-philosophical, media-theoretical, and qualitative-empirical) program is to investigate if, and if so, to what extent and in what way, digital information and communication technologies are transforming the (construction of) personal and cultural identity. To that end we will develop a theory of ludic identity that critically elaborates on Ricoeur's theory of narrative identity. In this theory play and games are not only appropriate metaphors for human identity, but they are also conceived of as means by which people reflexively construct their identity.

The theory of ludic identity, the outlines of which have been sketched in some of the principal applicants previous publications, will be further developed and critically evaluated in three case studies (three PhD projects) focusing on (the domestication of) three different media, respectively: 1. mobile phones, 2. websites, and 3. computer games. Each case study will examine the way the medium-specific characteristics shape and are being shaped by the participation of the user, and on the implications of this for the reflexive construction of personal and cultural identities.

By way of dialectical counterpoint, in each of the case studies the practice of reflexive identity construction will be confronted with a specific development that threatens to subject this reflexive self-construction to the logic of an external system (respectively processes of commercialization, globalization and homogenization). The applicants will not only act as the supervisors of the PhD projects, but will also write a synthetic monograph in which the results of the case studies will be integrated and situated in a wider context of historical and philosophical approaches to culture.

This program has been completed in 2010

Website of this NWO-program

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In this five year programme, funded by NWO, a group of researchers of Utrecht University, Leiden University, and Erasmus University Rotterdam  investigate how diverse contemporary perspectives on what it means to be human interact with each other, and ask which role the humanities could play in the integration of these diverse perspectives

Human beings constitute the research domain of many different disciplines. The natural sciences study the human body and the material basis of human behaviour and mental activity. The social sciences establish regularities in individual and social behaviour. The humanities study artistic, literary and cultural expressions of human beings. Finally, there are normative disciplines like law and ethics that see human beings as agents with responsibility and dignity.

The human being is therefore studied as an organism, as a being that creates meaning and culture and as an accountable agent. Apart from those academic perspectives, each of us operates with an implicit understanding of him- or herself in different practical roles. Although all these perspectives on what it means to be human interact with each other, the question how to deal with this diversity remains insufficiently reflected.

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The goals of the programme are 1) to identify those academic debates where there is an urgent need to transcend the boundaries of a discipline towards a more general perspective on the human being, and 2) to examine the theoretical and methodological resources of the humanities for articulating and developing forms of practical self-understanding. By 'practical self-understanding' we refer to the reflective capacity of human beings to integrate the diverse ways in which they can think about themselves into a coherent (or even consistent) perspective that is able to offer normative orientation. This capacity forms the basis of not only a large part of our everyday experiences, but also of many of our social, cultural and political institutions.

In ten subprojects, the research group, which consists of scholars from different disciplines, will:

(1) examine tensions between different perspectives on self-understanding in important contemporary debates in the natural sciences (such as in evolutionary biology, genetics, and psychiatry) and examine possible contributions of the humanities to those debates;

(2) investigate possible contributions of traditional humanities (literary theory, history, theology) to practical self-understanding;

(3) examine the relevance of normative conceptions of the human being both in the history of philosophy as well as in contemporary discourse in a bid to establish their relevance;

(4) analyze these three lines of research in order to achieve a provisional synthesis which would show the various ways in which those perspectives are connected.

The aim of the programme is not only to develop a contribution to practical self-understanding but also to provide an impulse for discussion on the meaning and purpose of the humanities, their relation to other disciplines, and their role in society.

Website of this NWO-program

The sub-projects I participate in are:

Subproject 2. Hermes’ Hormones. Biomics and biohermeneutics

Subproject 9. The discourse on philosophical anthropology and its relevance for a concept of practical self-understanding.

In addition, Düwell, Prof. Dr. Marcus and I will write the synthesizing monograph.

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donderdag, 10 november 2011 17:10

Performance at the NextNature PowerShow

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Performing God's Browser: the Biotechnological Sublime, together with media artist Geert Mul at the NextNature Powershow in the Stadschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam, November 5, 2011.

More pictures of the NextNature Powershow .

Report of Max Bruin.

Read more about the NextNature Powershow on the websiteof the NextNature Net.

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Jos de Mul. The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010 (second edition - eBook), 424 p.

First edition: 2004
ISBN: 780300097733
Cloth: US $52.00 (Order); €33,99 (Bestel)


One of the founders of modern hermeneutics, German philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey (1833-1911) confronted the question of how modern, postmetaphysical human beings can cope with the ambivalence, contingency, and finitude that fundamentally characterize their lives. This book offers a reevaluation and fresh analysis of Dilthey’s hermeneutics of life against the background of the development of philosophy during the past two centuries.

Jos de Mul relates Dilthey’s work to other philosophers who influenced or were influenced by him, including Kant, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Comte, Mill, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Gadamer, and Derrida. Weaving together systematic analysis and historical investigation, de Mul begins the book with an account of the horizon on which Dilthey developed his unfinished masterwork, Critique of Historical Reason. The author then elaborates a systematic reconstruction of Dilthey’s ontology of life, relates the ontology to the work of other twentieth-century philosophers, and positions Dilthey’s thought within current philosophical debate.


Jos de Mul is full professor in philosophical anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Winner of the Praemium Erasmianum Research Prize.

"A thorough, insightful account of Dilthey's philosophy, this book offers many valuable new contributions. De Mul argues effectively for Dilthey's relevance today"

Rudolf Makkreel, Emory University, Atlanta

"De Mul is an ambitious commentator. He reconstructs both biography and cultural context, and he interprets virtually all of Dilthey's more substantial writings while seeking to engage with his critics. In addition to extensive discussions of Dilthey's own writings, there are long sections on Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Gadamer, and Derrida. In a book that may stand as one of the best and most thorough in the recent critical literature on Dilthey, de Mul successfully tackles all of these challenges"

Espen Hammer, The Review of Metaphysics 60:4 (2007)  Read entire review

In an era of heightened existential vulnerability and awareness of finitude there is a correspondingly heightened need for new contexts of human understanding. Here we owe an enormous debt of gratitude to de Mul for providing us with a superb explication of the thought of Wilhelm Dilthey, whose precocious insights into the finitude and historical contingency of human understanding promise to contribute immeasurably to the widening of its horizons.  

Robert D. Stolorow, Human Studies.A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences (2012) Read entire review

This work by de Mul is the definitive synthesis on Dilthey available in English. It not only develops the thought of Dilthey chronologically, it also sets his thought in an overall structure that he terms the Critique. This structure solves one of the major problems of Dilthey studies - how to organize his disparate thoughts when no definitive work of his exists. Until this book, most other treatments, while helpful and informative, have not managed to rise to the precision and clarity of this work.
One of most helpful aspects to this book is the author's ability to locate and identify the tensions in Dilthey and provide the structure that is needed to understand them. By describing how ambivalence, contingency, and finitude serve as structuring ideas to Dilthey's thought, the author saves a reader from finding Dilthey contradictory and incomprehensible.
One final aspect of praise for this work is the clarity of thought and writing. A helpful and detailed Table of Contents allows any reader to quickly discover the argument and structure of the book. In addition, most esoteric and technical terms and ideas (including many 19th Century German philosophical concepts) are explained quickly and understandably in a way that allows one unfamiliar with these ideas to follow. These explanations, however, do not sidetrack the argument from its purpose and therefore do not prove distracting to one more familiar with the history and ideas referenced.
In conclusion, after having read many works on Dilthey, I find this to be the clearest, most informative, and best written of them all. Not only will it introduce one to a great philosopher, it will also provide a synthesis of his thought that is invaluable.

 Amazon.com review of reader

 

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woensdag, 02 november 2011 10:52

Database aesthetics

 

ArtSaladThe psychoanalyst Abraham Maslov once remarked that for someone who only has a hammer, everything appears to be a nail. For a globaliz ing culture, in which the computer rapidly has become the main instrument, the world becomes a gigantic database.

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Frank Maet. Nieuwe artistieke tijden. Een filosofische kritiek van een door technologie bepaalde kunst. [New artistic times. A philosophical critique of the relation between art and technology]. Proefschrift Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. PhD supervisors: Prof.dr. J. de Mul and Prof.dr. P. de Graeve (Catholic Universitety Leuven).
PhD defense: 17 november, 2011.

PhD Committee:
Prof.dr. G. Groot (Faculty of Philosophy. Erasmus University Rotterdam / Faculty of Arts, Radboud University Nijmegen)
Prof.dr. A. van den Braembussche (Faculty Arts and Philosophy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Prof.dr. Th. de Duve (Département d'arts plastiques, Université Lille 3).

 
English Summary: New artistic times. A philosophical critique of the relation between art and technology

My research concerns the contemporary relation between art and technology, and focuses on the critical potential of their interaction. In each chapter another dimension of the relationship is thought through: the present-day situation of the art world (chapter 1); the history of art of the 20th and 21st century (chapter 2); the metaphysical dimension of art and technology (chapter 3); the (post)kantian philosophy of art (chapter 4); postkantian art criticism (chapter 5). In the 6th and last chapter all analyses are brought together in relation to a recent work of art: the movie Zidane, a 21st Century Portrait by Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno. In this last chapter I also present a new image of art: “the art of transitivity”.

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zaterdag, 15 oktober 2011 21:26

Curriculum vitae (English)

Prof.dr. Jos de Mul
Full Professor Philosophical Anthropology
Erasmus School of Philosophy

 

 

 

 

Personal information

 

 

Born

TerneuzenThe Netherlands, January 2, 1956

 

 

Nationality

Dutch

 

 

 

 

Address

 

 

Visiting address

Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

 

Campus Woudestein. Bayle (J) Building H, room J5-45

 

 

 

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam

 

 

Postal address

PO 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

Communication

 

 

Tel. (work)

+31(0)10-4088965     

 

 

Tel. (home)

+31(0)24-3584657  

 

 

Mobile phone

+31(0)6-14000250

 

 

Fax (work)

+31(0)10-4089030

 

 

Fax (home)

+31(0)84-7308158

 

 

Email work

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Websites

www.eur.nl/esphil/people/jos-de-mul and www.demul.nl

 

 

Education                                                                

 

 

1968 - 1975    

Atheneum Beta, Petrus Hondius College, Terneuzen,  The Netherlands

 

 

1975 - 1977

Law, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

 

1975 - 1981

Art History, University of Utrecht and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

1975 - 1981

Philosophy, University of Utrecht and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

1983 - 1988

Philosophy of Social Sciences, Radboud University, The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degrees

 

 

1978 - present

BA Philosophy, University Utrecht 

 

 

1981 - present

MA Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, Cum laude

 

 

1993 - present

PhD Philosophy, Radboud University, Cum laude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Present Academic Functions

 

 

1993 - present

Full Professor Philosophical Anthropology and its History
Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

2000 - present

Guest professor Philosophy
Master of Public Administration (MBA) program.  Nederlandse School voor Openbaar Bestuur

(Dutch School for Public Administration), The Hague                              

 

 

2006 - present

Guest professor Philosophy
Master in Managing Information & Sustainable Change (MISC) VUCA Academy & Radboud University 

 

 

2012 - present

Visiting fellow
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Academic Functions

 

 

1977 - 1980

Student Assistant Philosophical Anthropology and Social Philosophy

 

 

 

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

 

1983 - 1985

Lecturer Philosophy of Education

 

 

 

MO A en MO B Pedagogiek, Hoogveld Instituut, Nijmegen 

 

 

1983 - 1988

Assistant professor

 

 

 

Faculty of Social Sciences, Radboud University,The Netherlands

 

 

1988 - 1993

Associate professor

 

 

 

Faculty of PhilosophyErasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands  

 

 

1997-2002

Scientific Director (together with Prof.dr. P.H.A. Frissen) of the  Research Program Internet and Public Administration.
Commissioned and sponsored by the Ministries of  Housing, Land-use Planning and the Environment (VROM), 
Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), Transport, Public Work and Water Management (V&W), and Finance (F)

 

 

2006

Guest Professor. Xinjiang Normal University. Ürümqi, People's Republic of China

 

 

2007 - 2008

Netherlands Visiting Professor. Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW) / University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), USA

 

 

2008         

Guest Professor. Department of History, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

 

 

2016

Guest professor. Institute of International Language and Culture Studies / Graduate School of Sociology. Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local, national and  international executive positions

 

 

1995 - 2000

Dean/chair, Faculty of PhilosophyErasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

1998 - 2003

Member executive committee of the International Association of Aesthetics

 

 

2004 - 2005

Member of the NWO committee Cultural Innovation and the Foundation of the Humanities

 

 

2004 - 2007

Secretary General of the International Association of Aesthetics (IAA)

 

 

2005 - 2011

Vice-President of the Helmuth Plessner Gesellschaft

 

 

2007 - 2010

President of the International Association of Aesthetics (IAA)

 

 

2009 - 2015

Member of the Creative Board Executive Master in Information Management. University of Amsterdam

 

 

2010 - present

Member of the International Board of the International Research Center for Aesthetic and Art Theory (IRCA)

 

 

2017-Present

Member of the Board of the Stichting Praemium Erasmianum

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching experience

 

 

1977 -1979

Various seminars in Philosophical Anthropology and Social Philosophy, 
Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University.

 

 

1983 -1985   

MO A and MO B lectures: Introduction in Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Ethics. 
Hoogveld Instituut, Nijmegen

 

 

1983 -1988  

Lectures and seminars in the BA and MA programs Philosophy of Education, Introduction in Philosophy, 
Philosophy of Education and  Ethics, Department of Social Sciences, Radboud University

 

 

1988 -present

Lectures and seminars BA and MA programs Philosophy. Various courses in Philosophical Anthropology, Aesthetics, History of 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Information and Communication Technology, Philosophy of the Humanities. Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam

 

 

1998 - present 

Lectures and seminars in the International MA Program Philosophy Philosophical Anthropology, 
History of 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Information and Communication Technology, Philosophy of the Life Sciences

 

 

1993 - present

PhD Seminar Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

 

 

1995 - present

Guest lectures and contributions to seminars at almost all Dutch Universities and several foreign universities, such as the University of Beijing,Sichuan University Chengdu, Universiteit Gent, Universität Heidelberg,  University of Helsinki, Universiteit Kortrijk, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Michigan,  École Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines Paris, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Seoul National University, Fudan University Shanghai, National University Tokyo,   Xinjiang Normal University Ürümqi, The University of Utah

 

 

1995 - present

Supervisor of 30 successfully completed PhD projects and 12 PhD running projects (NWO or otherwise funded). See for an overview: http://www.demul.nl/en/phd-students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and curriculum assessment

 

 

2001

Chair of the Accreditation Team Philosophy, Estonian Higher Education Accreditation Centre Estonia.

 

 

2003

Chair of the Assessment Committee. Evaluation of Research in Philosophy and Theology
Estonian Higher Education Accreditation Centre Estonia.

 

 

2008

Member of the Research Assessment Committee. Institute for Science, Innovation & Society. Faculty of Science, 
Radboud University, The Netherlands

 

 

2012

Chair of the Research Assessment Committee. Institute for Science, Innovation & Society.Faculty of Science, 
Radboud University Nijmegen.

 

 

2013-2014

Chair of the Philosophy Degree Programmes Assessment Flanders. VLUHR
 

 

 

 


Major National and International Research Grants and Contract Research

 

 

1997 - 2002

Internet and Public Administration. Commissioned and sponsored by the Ministries of Housing, 
Land-use Planning and the Environment (VROM), Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK); Transport, 
Public Work and Water Management (V&W) and Finance (F), Dutch Government

 

 

2000 – 2002

Under Construction. Identity in the Age of the Internet. Commissioned and sponsored by Infodrome, 
Ministry of Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OC&W), Dutch Government

 

 

2000 - 2004

Normative aspects of Information Processes in Public Administration. Grant of the Netherlands Organisation

for Scientific Research (NWO) (f 450.000); Co-applicant: Prof.dr. Jeroen van den Hoven (TUD)

 

 

2000

Calculemus@human. Human Sciences and Information Technology. Commissoned and sponsored by 
The Advisory Council of Science and Technology Policy (AWT)

 

 

2001 

Social Inclusion vs. Digital Divide. Commissioned and sponsored of the Ministry of General Affairs, 
Dutch Government

 

 

2002-2005

On-Line Identity, Interpersonal Relationships and Society.International Linkage Grant of the 
Australian Research Council (ARC).  In collaboration with Charles Sturt University.  

 

 

2003 

Grant from the Ernst Cassirer Publication Fund, USA

 

 

2004

Virtual Residence. Commissioned an sponsored by the Department Information and Communications Technologies of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies European Commission, Sevilla, Spain

 

 

2005-2010

Playful Identities. From narrative to Ludic Identity Formation. Grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).Three PhD projects and three research grants for senior researchers

(€ 453.000).  Co-applicants: Prof.dr. Valerie Frissen (EUR) and Prof.dr.Joost Raessens (UU)

 

 

2011-2016 

What can the Humanities Contribute to our Practical-Self-Understanding? Grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).  Seven PhD projects and two Postdoc projects and two research grants for senior researchers (€ 1.996.361). Co-applicants: Prof. dr. J. J. Bolhuis (UU), Prof. dr. W.B. Drees (LEI), Prof. dr. A.W.M. Mooij (UU),  Prof. dr. I. Robeyns (EUR), Prof. dr. T. Verbeek (UU) History of Modern Philosoph; Prof. dr. A. Visser (LEI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editorial Boards, editorships and editorial advice

 

 

1993 - present

Advisor of several Scientific Publishers: Boom (Amsterdam), Edinburgh University Press (Edingburg), 
Klement (Kampen), State University of New York Press (Albany), MIT Press (Cambridge).

 

 

1996 - 2001

Member of the Advisory Board of the series Boom Esthetica (Amsterdam: Boom)

 

 

1998 - present

Member of the Advisory Board of L&B. Series of Art and Art Theory (Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi)  

 

 

1999 - present

Member of the Editorial Board of Ethics and Information Technology (Dordrecht: Kluwer)

 

 

2002 - present

Member of the Editorial Board of the Heidegger-Jahrbuch (Freiburg: Karl Alber Verlag)

 

 

2004 - present

Member of the Editorial Board of Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

 

 

2004 - present

Member of the Editorial Board of Arquitectonics. International Review. Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Barcelona.

 

 

2005 - present 

Member of the Editorial Board of Jaarboek Kennissamenleving (Amsterdam: Aksant)

 

 

2007 - present  

Member of the Editorial Board of Studies in Contemporary Phenomenology (Leiden: Brill).

 

 

2008 - present

Member of the Editorial Board of Nordisk Estetisk Tidskrift / The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics

 

 

2008 - present

Member Referentenraad Filosofie en praktijk

 

 

2009 - present   

Bruno Accarino, Jos de Mul and Hans-Peter Krüger (eds.), Internationales Jahrbuch für Philosophische Anthropologie / International Yearbook for Philosophical Anthropology.Publisher: De Gruyter Verlag Berlin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peer reviews

 

 

1993 - present

Regular peer reviews for various national and international journals such as Ethics and Information Technology (Kluwer), Heidegger Jahr-Buch (Karl Alber Verlag), Information, Communication and Society (Routledge), Tijdschrift voor Filosofie (Leuven), Journal of the Philosophy of History (Brill)

 

 

1995 - present

Regular reviews of research proposals for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and the Fund for Scientific ResearchFlanders (VFO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

 

 

1981 - present

Author and/or (co-)editor more than thirty books and published more than two hundred and fifty articles

 in scientific journals and book contributions with (inter)national academic publishers in the domain of philosophical anthropology, the history of (modern) continental philosophy, philosophy of art, philosophy

of information and communication technology and philosophy of the life sciences. He is regularly invited

to write page-long essays in national newspapers, weekly’s and monthly’s, such as NRC

Handelsblad, VolkskrantTrouw, De Groene Amsterdammer and Vrij Nederland. His work has been translated in more than twelve languages.

See for a complete list of publications: www.demul.nl/en/publications-complete-list

A substantial part of these publications are available in full text versions on his website www.demul.nl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lectures and other public appearances

 

 

1981 - present  

More than 450 invited lectures at national and international symposia, conferences and congresses, and public lectures. He is also a much sought-after speaker and radio guest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific awards and other indications of academic reputation

 

 

1993

Praemium Erasmianum Research Prize, for De tragedie van de eindigheid. Wilhelm Diltheys

hermeneutiek  van het leven , Kampen (Kok Agora) 1993 (PhD thesis, Universiteit van Nijmegen). 

An updated version has been published under the title The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey's Hermeneutics

 of Life by Yale University Press, 2004.  

 

 

2003

Socrates Prize for the best Dutch Philosophical Publication of 2002, for Cyberspace Odyssee, Kampen:

Klement, 2002. 

 

 

2004   

In an enquête organized by Philosophy Magazine among all philosophy professors in The Netherlands and Flanders, De Mul was ranked in the top 3 of most innovative philosophers in Dutch speaking countries.

 

 

2008

According a Vrij Nederland enquête among intellectuals De Mul was regarded one of the twelve most sagacious intellectuals in The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Queen Beatrix congratulates De Mul on winning the Praemium Erasmianum Research Prize.

Royal Palace Amsterdam, 1993.

   

 

Gepubliceerd in: Curriculum vitae

The biotechnological sublime. Performance of Geert Mul and Jos de Mul at the Next Nature PowerShow, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  5 November 2011, 19:30-22:00.

Gepubliceerd in: Lectures
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