Nicole, female philosopher, therapist, writer, freelance / academic
Original thinking, necessity of the impossible (PhD)
Being human, language(s), intelligence, existentialism
Ying-yang, being-thought, love-life, bordering-space
English, Nederlands, Deutsch, Français
Now, present, becoming human
Nobyeni – when not knowing makes you upset (source).
I am a female freelance philosopher, art therapist, teacher, post-doc, visiting scholar, epistemologist, human being, and writer. My initial steps into philosophy are autodidactic, culminating in a PhD in Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought. I’m interested in art, theater, books, travel and life.
I finished my PhD in Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought (defense in August 2015). My dissertation on ‘The Necessity of the Impossible’ (forthcoming) was supervised by Anne Dufourmantelle, at the European Graduate School.
My first book is published in Dutch: “Diagnosis of the Contemporary Philosopher” (Damon, 2018). It can be ordered here. Interested in knowing why I wrote it (here in English) and more about the book itself (here in Dutch). Ook meer informatie op de website van Uitgeverij Damon.
As a philosopher, I write (academic & non-academic, philosophy & human interest). I also have a lot of experience writing reviews of philosophy books and cultural events for several websites. Also, I help people who are facing a personal struggle and want to have existential, meaningful conversations that are not focused at ‘solving’ a problem, but broaden the perspective of how to approach it. Focusing on growth instead of solutions. Through conversations it is possible to find out where our thinking is coming from and what it is based on. By exploring other possible paradigms and philosophical approaches to life, one can find ways to deal with the questions that touch who we are.
I teach philosophy to artists and therapists at Vrije Academie ‘t Pad. I also give a course ‘Philosophy for the Artist‘ in which philosophical concepts are used as a tool to develop your artistic practice. A course in which the artistic process takes a central role. In Dutch.
I am involved as a (part-time) post-doc researcher with the sustainable behaviour research group to prof. Marie Harder at Dept. of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and as a Research Fellow at Brighton University (UK). In the Autumn of 2016 I was a visiting scholar to the University of Maryland with the Baha’i Chair for World Peace, Prof. Hoda Mahmoudi.
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Registered in the Netherlands, KvK 60089091.