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Gijs van Oenen is associate professor in practical philosophy at the Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He was born in 1959, and studied political science at the University of Amsterdam. After getting his M.A. in 1986, he was awarded a research appointment in philosophy of law, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 1994. .
He headed the research program Interpassive metal fatigue, sponsored by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), from 2007-2012. Next to the Erasmus University, he has been affiliated with the University of Amsterdam, Webster University Leiden, and the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design.
From 2013 on, he is also a fellow of Erasmus University College.
* Associate professor in practical
philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus
University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2010-present
* Assistant professor in practical philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1994-2010
* Fellow and lecturer at Erasmus University College, 2013-present
* Project leader of research program Interpassive metal fatigue sponsored by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), 2007-2012.
* Lecturer at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, spring 2007
* Adjunct professor, Webster University Leiden, summer 2002.
* Post doc researcher, Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, 1996-1998 (part time).
* Lecturer in legal philosophy, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam, 1995
* Ph.D. degree in law/philosophy, january 1994, University of Amsterdam. Thesis (in Dutch): Convention and law's intrigue. A vision on Ronald Dworkin's legal philosophy
* Research assistant in legal philosophy, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam, 1987-1993
* Lecturer in political science at the Haarlem Polytechnic, 1987 and 1988
* M.A. degree in political science, University of Amsterdam, august 1986 (cum laude).
* Assistant lecturer in Political Science, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam, 1984-1986
I teach social and political philosophy, legal philosophy, and ethics, as well as philosophy of arts & humanities and their history, both at the Faculty of Philosophy and at Erasmus University College.
As of 2015, my courses are almost exclusively in English.
Next to courses in the Faculty of Philosophy and the University College, I also taught an interdivisional 'minor'' on the history of the social sciences and the humanities (2001-2014), and a university-wide 'Honours Course' for excellent bachelorstudents (2009-2012).
In the Erasmus Graduate School for Social Sciences and Humanities, I teach two Ph.D. courses, on Philosophy of the humanities and social sciences, and on Great thinkers of the last 50 years.
Take a look at the list of all
my courses over the years (in both Dutch and English
veldslagen. Filosofie van de culture wars. Boom, Amsterdam 2022
[Cultural battles. Philosophy of the culture wars]
democratie. Hoge verwachtingen, paradoxale gevolgen. Boom,
[Stressed-out democracy. High expectations, paradoxical consequences]
niet! Over de interpassieve samenleving. Van Gennep, Amsterdam
[Not right now please! On interpassive society]
Anders denken over de rechtsstaat. Boom Juridische
uitgevers, Den Haag 2004
[Unfit law. Thinking through the rule of law] [A collection of essays ]
surplus van illegaliteit. De Balie, Amsterdam 2002
[Illegality's surplus. An essay on the social, political, and philosophical (surplus) value of illegality]
orde. Gedogen en de omgang met wilde praktijken. Boom,
Amsterdam 2002 [edited volume]
[Unruly order. On forbearance and how to deal with unruly practices]
en rechtsintrige. Een visie op de rechtstheorie van Ronald
Dworkin. W.E.J. Tjeenk Willink, Zwolle 1994
[Ph.D. dissertation on Ronald Dworkin's legal philosophy]
Erasmus School of Philosophy,
Woudestein campus, Bayle building, room J5-43,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
postal address Erasmus School of Philosophy, P.O. Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands