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Interactive metal fatigue. The interpassive transformation of democratic life

Bart van Leeuwen

Bart van Leeuwen received his master degree in philosophical anthropology from the University of Amsterdam in 1995 (cum laude). In 2001, he successfully (summa cum laude) defended his dissertation at the Institute of Philosophy of the Catholic University of Leuven. The title of his thesis was: “Erkenning, identiteit en verschil. Een sociaal-filosofische studie over multiculturalisme en leven met culturele diversiteit” (“Recognition, identity and difference. A social-philosophical study of multiculturalism and living with cultural diversity”).

In January 2004, Bart van Leeuwen received funding for a research project from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. This project was entitled: “Through the Eyes of Hatred. An Interpretation of Racism from Sartre’s Existential Phenomenology.” This research was carried out from 2004 to 2007 at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, of the University of Amsterdam.

Since December 2007, Bart van Leeuwen is postdoc researcher in the Interactive metal fatigue research project at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focuses on urban life, with its incessant stimuli, experiences, pressures, and demands, as an important factor in the rise of interpassivity. He aims to formulate a theory of intercultural urban citizenship that takes the phenomenon of interpassivity into account. He is a member of the Netherlands Research School for Practical Philosophy.

For more information, see Bart van Leeuwens website at the Department of Philosophy EUR

Last change: January 20, 2009