To say that a lot has happened and changed since last year, would be the understatement of the year … 

Following the KnowVU Award, which allowed me to try out a new approach to teaching Modern Philosophy, I have also obtained a Comenius Fellowship (€ 50.000,- grant), which will enable me to further work out the Reverse Chronological approach in teaching the history of modern philosophy with a broader, more inclusive set of authors.

I was interviewed about this project for the Dutch newspaper Trouw and AdValvas (Dutch | English) and I gave two workshops for the Dutch association of high-school philosophy teachers (Vereniging Filosofiedocenten in het Voortgezet Onderwijs  – VFVO) about diversity, based on the approach in my Comenius project.

I was also interviewed by the General Teachers’ Union (AOb) about how the hyper-competitive ratrace for research funding undermines teaching in higher education (dutch only).

The Shape of Time: Temporal Topologies in Brentano and Husserl” appeared in the Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica, in a special issue on Brentano and his school, edited by Michele Lenoci, Savina Raynaud and Gemmo Iocco. The article examines Husserl’s critique of Brentano’s theory of time in the light of new material from hitherto unpublished manuscripts of the lectures by Stumpf and Brentano that Husserl attended (Q 11 and EL 72). These give a fuller picture of the actual theory of time Husserl is engaging with and allow a more balanced account of his critique (Husserl’s presentation of Brentano’s theory is a bit of a straw man). The quotations from the manuscripts point to the fact that, despite their disagreements on the psychological and phenomenological aspects of the time of consciousness and the consciousness of time, they seem to agree quite a bit more with respect to the «shape of time». That is to say, Brentano and Husserl both describe the structure of time in the same way, as an orthoid manifold with the present as its border. 

Phenomenology and Austrian Philosophy” in The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy edited by Daniele De Santis, Burt Hopkins, and Claudio Majolino, as well as a “family tree” of the phenomenological movement.