Centre for Ethics and Humanism
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Prof. dr. Antoon Van den Braembussche

Antoon Van den Braembussche
Antoon Van den Braembussche published about 20 books, hundreds of articles and reviews, and has been giving about 450 lectures. In 2009 Thinking Art was published by Springer. This book is the English edition of his acclaimed Dutch introduction to the philosophy of art, Denken over Kunst, which is widely considered as a standard in the field. Van den Braembussche also edited Intercultural Aesthetics (Springer, 2009) and co-authored Baudelaire in Cyberspace: Dialogues on Art, Science and Digital Culture (ASP, 2008), with visual artist Angelo Vermeulen. Before his retirement Antoon Van den Braembussche was holding a professorship in Art Criticism at the Free University of Brussels. From 1980 until 2007 he extensively taught Philosophy of History, and later on Philosophy of Art at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. From 1997 until 1998 he was head of the theory department at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. He has been visiting professor at the universities of Bielefeld, Calcutta, Javdapour, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Turku, Ghent, the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK), the Center for Philosophy East-West (FOW, Utrecht), the School for Comparative Philosophy in Antwerp (SCFA), Academia Vitae (Deventer), and Centre Erasme (South of France). Van den Braembussche recently focused more and more on comparative and intercultural philosophy. His last book (in Dutch: De stilte en het onuitsprekelijke) is devoted to the sublime in art and the mystical experience in East and West (mainly Meister Eckhart and the Japanese Zen-master Dogen). Antoon Van den Braembussche's publications