Robrecht Vanderbeeken


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Research interests


Robrecht Vanderbeeken received his Ph-D in philosophy at Ghent University in 2003 on a subject in philosophy of science (i.e. the explanation of human action). Afterwards he was a researcher at the theory department of the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. During this two-year-project he worked on the philosophy of G. Deleuze and S. Žižek. From 2005 till 2007 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the philosophy department of Ghent University working on topics in analytic metaphysics and technoscience critique. He is/was a visiting lecturer at the postgraduate institute Transmedia in Brussels, the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent, Sint-Lucas Art Academy in Ghent, the department of Theatre Sciences at Ghent University and the School of Social Sciences at Brunel University London. Since 2007, he is a postdoc fellow at KASK (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Arts) and CLEA. Presently, he is engaged in research on science, technology and art and its interrelations within the global worldview project at the Center Leo Apostel.

A recent publication is: Drunk on Capitalism. An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Market Economy, Art and Science, (Eds.) Robrecht Vanderbeeken, Frederik Le Roy, Christel Stalpaert and Diederik Aerts. This reader is part of the series Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society. Volume 11, 2012, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2082-4

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A recent paper is Vanderbeeken, R., 2011, ‘The Screen as an In-between’, Special Issue "Opening Up the In-Between: Interdisciplinary Reflections On Science, Technology and Social Change”, volume 16 (2-3): 245-257, Foundations Of Science (A1).

Last update: January 2012