Heleen Pott is a philosopher and currently Socrates Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam (Philosophy/ESHCC).
She lectured at the universities of Amsterdam, Maastricht, Haifa, Prague, and Pilsen, and was a fellow at NIAS. Her research areas are philosophy of mind, philosophical anthropology, and interdisciplinary cultural studies, especially the history and theory of emotions. She published books and articles on a broad spectrum of topics, including Schopenhauer’s pessimism, James’s theory of embodied emotion, American pragmatism, and the aesthetics of cultural memory and trauma.
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