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Ruud Welten


  • Warandelaan 2, Dante Building, room D 235

    5037 AB Tilburg


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PhD projects

poststructuralism, existentialism


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Research interests

Francophone philosophy & literature

Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, André Gide, Michel Henry, Jacques Lacan, Emmanuel Levinas, Julia Kristeva


  • 1985-1998 Musician, music teacher
  • 1998-2006 Lecturer Philosophy and Ethics, Catholic Theological University at Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 1998-2004 Lecturer Arts and Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2000-2005 Visiting Lecturer Contemporary Philosophy, Free University Amsterdam (VU), The Netherlands
  • 2005-2006 Lecturer Philosophy, University of Tilburg, Philosophy Faculty (Social and political philosophy, Aesthetics)
  • 2007-present Lecturer Philosophy, University of Tilburg, Faculty of Humanities, dpt. Religious Studies and Theology, dpt. Philosophy (since 2009) (0,5 fte)
  • 2006-2010 Liberal Arts institute Academia Vitae, Deventer (0,4 fte)
  • 2007-2009 Moderator of the Study Group of the Dutch Humanists working in prison for mental care, on account of the Ministerie van Justitie, Dienst Justitiële Inrichtingen.
  • 2010-present Professor of Applied Sciences (lector) Ethics, Saxion University of Applied Sciences
  • 2015-present Professor of special appointment Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam vanwege Stichting Thomas More


Current courses

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External positions

Onderzoek en onderwijs (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)

1 Nov 20151 Mar 2025


  • Self (The)
  • Philosophy
  • Self Consciousness
  • Contemporary Philosophy; History Of
  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Psycho-analysis
  • Philosophy Of Culture
  • Levinas
  • Tourism
  • Aesthetics
  • Phenomenology
  • Poetry
  • Jacques Lacan
  • Julia Kristeva
  • Feminism
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Simone de Beauvoir
  • Post-structuralism


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