Martine Prange

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Full Professor of Philosophy of Humanity, Culture and Society

Chair research group Philosophy of Humanity, Culture and Ethics (PHC&E)

MA Track Coordinator Philosophy of Humanity and Culture (PHC)


Modern Continental Philosophy (especially 19th-20th Century Philosophy)

● Philosophy of Culture ● Aesthetics/ Philosophy of Art ● Philosophical Anthropology

● Social and Political Philosophy ● Philosophy of Sports ● Philosophy of Media


2017-2018   BA 1 Philosophy of Culture

                   BA 1 Philosophical Anthropology

                   BA 2 Philosophy of Communication, Information and Media (Service teaching)

                   BA 3 Philosophical Perspectives on Art, Media and Society (Service teaching)

                   MA Enlightenment and Anti-Enlightenment

                   MA Tragedy and Philosophy: Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy

2016-2017   BA 1   Philosophy of Culture (together with Dr. F. van Peperstraten)

                   BA 1 Philosophical Anthropology

                   BA 2 Philosophy of Communication, Information and Media (Service teaching)

                   BA 2-3         Philosophical Styles and Methodologies

                   MA Science and Democracy

2014-2015   Honours ‘Bleeding History: War, Philosophy, and Literature’ (Kant, Baudrillard, Virilio)

2013-2014    Honours       ‘Istanbul Seminar’

2012-2013    MA/ BA 3     ‘Kant’s Political Philosophy’

2011-2012    MA/ BA 3     ‘Nietzsche and the Germans’

2010-2011   BA 2            ‘Cultural Pluralism’ (Jihad in Holland; Universalism vs. Pluralism; Modernity and Religion; Politics of Fear and the Media – Fukuyama, Huntington, Baudrillard)

2010-2011   BA 2            ‘After the Apocalypse: Philosophy, Film and Literature after the War’  (Homer, Heidegger, Arendt, Adorno/ Horkheimer)

2009-2011    BA 1            ‘Introduction to Philosophy’ (From Plato to Foucault)

2010-2011    BA 3             ‘Global Justice and Human Rights’

2009-2011   BA 1            ‘Ideology and Disenchantment’ (Modernity and Democracy – Critical Theory)

2009-2011    BA 1            ‘Historical Debate’ (Historiography)

2009-2012   BA 1            ‘Foundations of Ethics in Philosophy and Tragedy’

2009-2011    BA 1            ‘Reading Philosophy’ (Hobbes, Rousseau, Hume, Kant)

2009-2010   BA 2            ‘Introduction to Political Philosophy’ (Contractarians, Liberals etc.)

2008-2010   BA 3            ‘From Paradise to Media Event: Philosophy of History and      Historiography’ (Augustine, Vico, Kant, Herder, Hegel, Marx, Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Benjamin, Heidegger, Ricoeur, Gadamer, Baudrillard, Agamben)

2008-2010   BA 3             ‘Conflict and Communication in Democracy and Tragedy’ (Plato, Nussbaum, Habermas, Foucault, Derrida, Said)

2007-2008    HOVO           ‘Nietzsches sporen in de 20ste eeuw’

2006-2007    MA/ PG       ‘Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra’

2005-2006    MA/ BA 3     ‘Nietzsche’s Gay Science’

2005-2006    BA 2            ‘Kant and Schopenhauer’s Aesthetics’

2004-2005    BA 1            ‘Introduction to19th Century Philosophy’




-          > 25 Guest class lectures on Nietzsche at BA and MA level

-          > 10 Guest class lectures ● Goethe’s Italian Journeys ● Kant’s Cosmopolitanism ● Schopenhauer’s metaphysics and musical aesthetics ● Nihilism from Jacobi to Camus ● Foucault’s Archeological and Genealogical methods; Foucault’s concept of ‘Truth’

-          ISVW Course on Nietzsche’s Gay Science

Current courses

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Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, PhD, University of Groningen

… → 2007

Philosophy, Master’s Degree, Erasmus University Rotterdam

… → 2002


Gymnasium-Alfa, Het Amsterdam Lyceum

… → 1987


  • Philosophy of Culture
  • Philosophy of Art/ Aesthetics
  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Philosophy of Media
  • Philosophy of Sports


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