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About Jasper Van de Vijver

I studied philosophy at the University of Antwerp (2004 – 2008). I have worked as a PhD-fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders. My primary area of research is environmental philosophy.

In my dissertation, Never Nowhere: A Philosophical Analysis of the Place of Man (written in Dutch), I try to describe what it means that as human beings we are always 'in-place'. My approach is inspired by the phenomenological method as set forth by Husserl and Heidegger, as well as by recent work in geography, architectural theory, environmental aesthetics and the philosophy of space and place. I succesfully defended my doctoral dissertation on the 5th of May 2017.

Since the academic year 2013-2014, I am affiliated to the Faculty of Design Sciences as a part-time lecturer. I teach the course Philosophy of Architecture  and Art and assist course leader Dirk Janssen in the course Portfolio, both in the MA program in Architecture. Since the academic year 2016-2017 I also work as a part-time assistant at the Philosophy department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Academisch medewerker (AAP)
  • gastlector

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Grote Kauwenberg 18
2000 Antwerpen
Tel. 032654330