Martine Prange

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2021-2022/2020-2021/ 2019-2020/2018-2019

  • MA 'Enlightenment, Counter-Enlightenment' (Kant, Nietzsche, Huntington, Said, Adorno/ Horkheimer, Neiman, Arendt, Foucault)

2021-2022/2020-2021/ 2019-2020/2018-2019/2017-2018/2016-2017

  • BA 1, Pre-M, 'Philosophical Anthropology' (Humanism, Anti-Humanism, Posthumanism and Transhumanism; Antropocene – Protagoras, Pico, LaMettrie, Schiller, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sloterdijk, Foucault, Braidotti, Bostrom, Latour)
  • BA 2 'Philosophy of Communication' (Kant, McLuhan, Postman, Pariser, Zuboff)


  • MA 'Philosophy and Art after War' (Homer, Nietzsche, Benjamin, Arendt, Sontag, Butler, Singer, Farocki, Baudrillard)


  • MA 'Philosophy of Media and Online Culture' (McLuhan, Postman, Nagle, Zuboff, Odell)

2019-2020/ 2018-2019/ 2017-2018/2016-2017

  • BA 1 'Philosophy of Culture' (Aesthetics, Critical Theory, Kant, Nietzsche, Benjamin, Adorno/ Horkeimer, McLuhan, Bauman)

2018-2019/ 2017-2018

  • MA 'Philosophy and Tragedy: Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy'
  • BA 2/3 'Philosophical Perspectives on Art, Media, and Society' (Plato, Nietzsche, Benjamin, Adorno)


  • MA 'Science and Democracy' (Habermas, Nietzsche, Foucault, Derrida, Said)


  • BA 2/3, Pre-M, 'Philosophical Styles and Methods: Hermeneutics, Deconstruction and Phenomenology' (Ricoer, Gadamer, Heidegger, Derrida)


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


  • Honours ‘Istanbul Seminar’


  • MA/ BA 3 ‘Kant’s Political Philosophy’


  • MA/ BA 3 ‘Nietzsche and the Germans’


  • BA 2 ‘Cultural Pluralism’ (Jihad in Holland; Universalism vs. Pluralism; Modernity and Religion; Politics of Fear and the Media – Fukuyama, Huntington, Baudrillard)
  • BA 2 ‘After the Apocalypse: Philosophy, Film and Literature after the War’  (Homer, Heidegger, Arendt, Adorno/ Horkheimer)
  • BA 3 ‘Global Justice and Human Rights’ (Pogge, Rawls, Nussbaum)


  • BA 1 'Apollo and Dionysus: Foundation of Ethics in Philosophy and Tragedy' (Plato, Aristoteles, Bentham, Mill, Kant, Foucault, Nussbaum. With Dr. Joke Spruyt)


  • BA 1 ‘Introduction to Philosophy’ (From Plato to Foucault)
  • BA 1 ‘Ideology and Disenchantment’ (Modernity and Democracy – Critical Theory)
  • BA 1 'Historical Debate' (Historiography; French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Democratization and Modernization. With Dr. Harry Oosterhuis)
  • BA 1 'Reading Philosophy' (Hobbes, Rousseau, Hume, Kant. With Dr. Joke Spruyt)


  • BA 2 ‘Introduction to Political Philosophy’ (Contractarianism, Liberalism, from Hobbes to Taylor)


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


  • HOVO ‘Nietzsches Traces in 20th-Century Philosophy’


  •  MA/ PG ‘Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra


  • MA/ BA 3 ‘Nietzsche’s Gay Science
  • BA 2 ‘Kant and Schopenhauer’s Aesthetics’ (with Prof. Detlev Pätzold)


  • BA 1 ‘Introduction to19th Century Philosophy’ (with Dr. Karin de Boer)


  • 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

Research interests

Professor of Philosophy of Humanity, Culture, and Society

  • Very well versed in the History of Philosophy, particularly Modern Continental Philosophy.
  • Innovates the philosophical tradition (Kant, Schiller, Nietzsche) in critical debate with contemporary philosophy (post-modernism, body-phenomenology, Critical Theory, philosophy of media, Foucault, Zuboff, Odell) to develop new concepts and theories which help science and the public better understand social phenomena such as sports, digital culture, and ‘post-truth’.
  • Driven by the question as to how art, play, and sports contribute to our experience of being human.
  • Currently developing the research field and notion of ‘Auditive Democracy’ as counterweight to ‘Deliberative Democracy’ and compounding an ethics of listening by researching the philosophy of listening, attention, and silence.


  • Philosophy of culture
  • Philosophy of art
  • Philosophy of music
  • History of German aesthetics
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • History of Modern Continental Philosophy: Enlightenment and Romanticism, Kant, Nietzsche, French Postmodernism; Body-Phenomenology
  • Philosophy of Media
  • Philosophy of Sports
  • Post-Truth


  • Social and Political Philosophy ● Metafysics ● Hermeneutics ● Phenomenology ● Feminist Theory ● Post-Colonialism ● Ancient Greek Philosophy


Current courses

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Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, PhD, History of Modern Philosophy, University of Groningen

… → 2007

Philosophy, Master’s Degree, Philosophy of Man and Culture, Erasmus University Rotterdam

… → 2002

Academie voor Lichamelijke Opvoeding, Amsterdam


- Grieks, Latijn, Nederlands, Engels, Frans, Duits, Geschiedenis, Gymnasium-Alfa, Het Amsterdam Lyceum

… → 1987


  • Philosophy of Culture
  • Philosophy of Art/ Aesthetics
  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Philosophy of Media
  • Philosophy of Sports
  • Philosophy of Listening
  • 'Auditive Democracy'
  • Women's Football


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