Dr. Sjoerd van Tuinen is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Man and Culture at the Faculty of Philosophy.
Van Tuinen obtained his first Master’s degree in Sociology (2002), with a specialization in the Sociology of Culture, and his second Master’s degree in Philosophy (cum laude, 2003), with a specialization in Philosophical Anthropology. In 2009 he received a PhD in Philosophy from Ghent University for his dissertation titled ‘Mannerism in Philosophy: A Study of Deleuze's Development of Monadology into Nomadology, of Leibnizian Approaches to the Problem of Constitution, and of Deleuze’s Concept of Mannerism’. In 2008/2009 he worked as a Lecturer in Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University.
His interests are in metaphysics, philosophical anthropology, aesthetics and critical theory, with a strong emphasis on contemporary Continental thought. His current research is centered on three thematic domains: mannerism, ressentiment, and the principle of sufficient reason. Van Tuinen has authored Sloterdijk. Binnenstebuiten denken (Kampen: Klement, 2004) and edited many books, including Deleuze Compendium (Amsterdam: Boom, 2009), Deleuze and The Fold. A Critical Reader (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), De nieuwe Franse filosofie. Denkers en thema's voor de 21e eeuw (Amsterdam: Boom, 2011), Speculative Art Histories (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), and The Polemics of Ressentiment (Bloomsbury, 2018).
Graduate courses: Political Affect; Leibniz Today: A Systematic Introduction to (Neo-) Monadological Thinking; Art as Abstract Machine: the Expressionist Aesthetics of Deleuze and Guattari; Alfred North Whitehead's 'Process and Reality'; Art Theory and Art Criticism; Metaphysics in Spinoza and Leibniz: Original Motivations and Contemporary Legacy.
Undergraduate courses: Science, Culture and Technology; Ecophilosophy; Ontologie en metafysica; Dialectiek en differentiedenken; Aesthetics; Plasticity of the Human: From Anthropology to Anthropocene; Philosophy and Rhetorics; Philosophy and Film.
Van Tuinen is coordinator of the Centre for Art and Philosophy (CAP) and a founding member of the Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge (EIPK).
Most of his recent work is available here.