So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

At the beginning of this year I wrote a post about my projects and resolutions for 2012: how did they turn out?

I had two main projects for the year, which I started up as visiting researcher in Utrecht during the first semester of 2011-2012. First and foremost, at the beginning of the year I was still looking for a new job and was about to hand in my research grant application. Fortunately, I succeeded in securing funds for my research project on “Philosophy as Science in the School of Brentano” and in October I left Leuven and started working in Utrecht.

On the other hand, I wasn’t able to make as much progress with my book as I hoped. I’m making this my first new years resolution for 2013: to finally finish my book on The Beginnings of Husserl’s Philosophy.

Luckily, my further plans to get at least a handful of articles published in 2012 went a lot better. Some things were postponed a bit, but other opportunities came along:

So what’s up for next year?

  • A collection of (translations of) reviews of Husserl’s Philosophie der Arithmetik should appear soon in volume 12 of The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy.
  • The chapter I prepared on “Carl Stumpf’s Philosophy of Mathematics” for the volume Philosophy from an Empirical Standpoint. Carl Stumpf as a Philosopher edited by Denis Fisette and Riccardo Martinelli should appear early in 2013.
  • I’m still working on the SEP (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) entry on Christian von Ehrenfels, in collaboration with Robin Rollinger.
  • I will elaborate my paper on “Making the Humanities Scientific: Brentano’s project of Philosophy as Science and the Foundations of the Human Sciences” for the proceedings of the conference “The Making of the Humanities”.
  • I am preparing a contribution for a collected volume on Brentano and Psychology

Moreover, since I haven’t been blogging much of late, I also will try to update my blog more regularly.