dr. Rob van Gerwen
Consilium Philosophicum
Utrecht

Dr. Rob van Gerwen

February 17, 2016

Resume

Key Publications
  • Richard Wollheim on the Art of Painting. Art as Representation and Expression, (ed.). 285 pp. Cambridge University Press, ®, 2001.

  • `Mathematical Beauty and Perceptual Presence' Philosophical Investigations, 34:3, 2011, pp. 249-267. ®
  • 'Hearing Musicians Making Music. A Critique of Roger Scruton's notion of `Acousmatic Experience'' (In Press, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism). ®, 70:1 Spring 2012, pp. 223-230.
  • 'Ethical Autonomism. The Work of Art as a Moral Agent.' Contemporary Aesthetics, Vol. 2, 2004. ®
  • 'On Exemplary Art as the Symbol of Morality. Making Sense of Kant's Ideal of Beauty.' In: Kant und die Berliner Aufklärung. Akten des IX. Kant Kongresses, Bd. 3, 553-62, Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2001. (115K) ®
  • 'Television as an Art. On Humiliation-TV.' Ruth Lorand (ed.) Television: Aesthetic Reflections. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2002, 161-80. (Abstract) (262K) ®
  • 'De ontologische drogreden in de analytische esthetica' Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte, 94, 2002:2, 109-123. (152K) ®

Research interests

1. Aesthetics and ethics 2. Philosophy of Art
The intersections The arts / Internet
Moral Judgement and Autonomous Art Expression / Representation / Style
Phenomenology of Perception Film / Photography
Moral Psychology Artistic Empathy
Immoral Art Definition of 'Art'
3. Philosophy of Psychology 4. History of Aesthetics
Perception / Memory / Dementia David Hume / A.G. Baumgarten
Expression / Emotion / Autism Immanuel Kant / G.W.F. Hegel
Empathy / Imagination Ludwig Wittgenstein
Extended Mind / Enactivism Richard Wollheim
5. Methodology
Conceptual Analysis
Phenomenology
Hermeneutics
Philosophical Grammar

Editor of Aesthetic Investigations

Aesthetic Investigations, Journal published on behalf of the Dutch Association of Aesthetics. Peer reviewed Open Access, starting January 2015.

Web-editor of The American Society for Aesthetics

ASA, The American Society for Aesthetics.

Paper presentations

  • 2016: Utrecht (2x), Maastricht, Breda (4x), Nijmegen.
  • 2015: Tilburg, Utrecht (5x), Arnhem, 's-hertogenbosch, Nijmegen, Amsterdam (4x), Maastricht (2x), Woudenberg.
  • 2014: Utrecht (4x), Maastricht (2x), London, Nijmegen, Amsterdam (2x), Den Haag, Tilburg, Megen, Gent.
  • 2013: Utrecht (6x), Rotterdam (2x), Leusden, Maastricht.
  • 2012: Utrecht (7x), Leuven, Amsterdam, Woudenberg, Nijmegen.
  • 2011: Groningen (3x), Antwerpen, Gent, Amsterdam (2x), Hilversum, Utrecht (2x), Megen, Bennekom.
  • 2010: Groningen (2x), Utrecht (3x), Amsterdam (3x), Münster, Nijmegen, Tübingen.
  • 2009: Amsterdam (2x), Utrecht (6x), Canterbury, Graz (4x), Doorn, Ravensteijn, Arnhem.
  • 2008: Antwerpen, De Bilt, Den Haag, Amsterdam (3x), Utrecht (2x), Zeist, Durham UK, 's-Hertogenbosch.
  • 2007: Dieren, Utrecht (2x), 's-Hertogenbosch, Den Haag, Leusden, Rotterdam (3x), Amsterdam (2x).
  • 2006: Amsterdam (2x), Utrecht, Bremen, st. Petersburg, Nijmegen.
  • 2005: Amsterdam (2x), Utrecht (3x), Hannover, Münster, Den Haag.
  • 2004: Venlo, Amsterdam, Utrecht (2x), Amersfoort.
  • 2003: Den Haag, Rotterdam, Utrecht (5x), Maastricht.
  • 2002: Utrecht (5x), Oxford, Miami.
  • 2001: Utrecht (3x), Amsterdam, Rotterdam.
  • 2000: Gent, Antwerpen, Berlijn, Utrecht.
  • 1999: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Oxford, Leuven, Berlijn, Hasselt.
  • 1998: Utrecht (4x), Leusden, Amsterdam (3x), Maastricht.
  • 1997: Utrecht (2x), Amsterdam, Oxford, Leiden.
  • 1996: Antwerpen, Utrecht.
  • 1995: Amsterdam, Oxford.
  • 1994: Utrecht, Oxford.
  • 1993: Londen, Utrecht.
  • 1992: Utrecht, Rotterdam.
  • 1991: Amsterdam.
  • 1989: Utrecht.
  • 1988: Tilburg.
  • 1987: Maastricht, Utrecht.
  • 1986: Amsterdam


Further details in my bibliography.

Education

  • Senior Teaching Qualification. Dept. of Philosophy, Utrecht University, 01-02-2008
  • Seminars and workshops in Amsterdam (2012, 2000, 1998), Utrecht (2000, 1998, 1997), Leuven (1999)
  • Basic Teaching Qualification. Dept. of Philosophy, Utrecht University, 25-11-1996
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Cum Laude, October 10, 1996. (NWO, Dept. of Philosophy, Utrecht University)
  • Study Film and Performing Arts; Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen. (1984-1989)
  • Doctoral Philosophy, Dept. of Philosophy, Utrecht University, March 1988
  • Psychology; Katholieke Hogeschool, Tilburg (1977-1978)
  • Atheneum A; St. Pauluslyceum, Tilburg, June 1977

Society Memberships

  • ESA (The European Society for Aesthetic; since 2008)
  • OZSW (Research School Philosophy; since June 2013)
  • OZSE (Research school Ethics; 2006-2013)
  • ANVW (Algemene Nederlandse Vereniging voor Wijsbegeerte; since 2001)
  • ASA (American Society of Aesthetics; since 1986)
  • BSA (British Society of Aesthetics; since 1986)
  • IAA (International Association for Aesthetics; since 1996)
  • NGE (Nederlands Genootschap voor Esthetica; since 1996) (aka DAA Dutch Association of Aesthetics)
  • NVWF (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Wetenschapsfilosofie; since 2010)
  • VVEN (Vereniging van ethici in Nederland; since 1999)

Peer Reviewer for

  • A.N.T.W.
  • Australasian Journal of Philosophy
  • British Journal of Aesthetics
  • Continuum
  • Consciousness and Cognition
  • Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics
  • NWO
  • Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
  • Philosophical Explorations
  • Philosophical Papers
  • Philosophical Quarterly
  • Routledge
  • Springer Press
  • Trames

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Office location

  • Janskerkhof 13A, room 1.04, Utrecht

Postal Address

  • Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies
  • 3512 BL Utrecht
  • The Netherlands
  • Telephone: +31 (0)30 - 253 3203
  • Fax: +31 (0)30 - 253 2816

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