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Heleen Pott PhD



Biographical Note

Heleen Pott is a philosopher and currently Socrates Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam (Philosophy/ESHCC).


She studied philosophy, sociology, and literature at the University of Amsterdam (MA Philosophy cum laude 1985;  PhD cum laude 1992). Over the past decades she lectured at the universities of Amsterdam, Maastricht, Haifa, Prague, and Pilsen, and was a fellow at NIAS. Her research areas are philosophy of mind, philosophical anthropology, and interdisciplinary cultural studies, especially the history and theory of emotions. She published books and articles on a broad spectrum of topics, including Schopenhauer’s pessimism, James’s theory of embodied emotion, American pragmatism, and the aesthetics of cultural memory and trauma.


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