•  1
    Hand Transplants and Bodily Integrity
    Body and Society 16 (3): 69-92. 2010.
    In this article, we present an analysis of bodily integrity in hand transplants from a phenomenological narrative perspective, while drawing on two contrasting case stories. We consider bodily integrity as the subjective bodily experience of wholeness which, instead of referring to actual bodily intactness, involves a positive identification with one’s physical body. Bodily mutilations, such as the loss of a hand, may severely affect one’s bodily integrity. A possible restoration of one’s experi…Read more
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    Current debates about the possible causes of depression reinforce the age-old body–mind dualism: while some claim that depression is caused by psychological or societal stress, others underline that it results from a shortage of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the central nervous system. This paper shows that Michel Houellebecq’s latest novelSerotonincan be read as an account of depression that goes beyond this body–mind dualism. Moreover, we will argue that his way of narrating invites us to …Read more
  •  21
    Age Difference in the Clinical Encounter: Intersectionality and Phenomenology
    with Hans-Georg Eilenberger and Annemie Halsema
    American Journal of Bioethics 19 (2): 32-34. 2019.
  •  7
    The Mediated Breast: Technology, Agency, and Breast Cancer
    with Marjolein Boer
    Human Studies 41 (2): 275-292. 2018.
    Women intimately interact with various medical technologies and prosthetic artifacts in the context of breast cancer. While extensive work has been done on the agency of technological artifacts and how they affect users’ perceptions and experiences, the agency of users is largely taken for granted hitherto. In this article, we explore the agency of four women who engage with breast cancer technologies and artifacts by analyzing their narrative accounts of such engagements. This empirical discuss…Read more
  •  4
    How sociophenomenology of the body problematises the ‘problem-oriented approach’ to growth hormone treatment
    with Maria Cristina Murano and Kristin Zeiler
    Medical Humanities 46 (1): 2-11. 2020.
    This article examines how people who are shorter than average make sense of their lived experience of embodiment. It offers a sociophenomenological analysis of 10 semistructured interviews conducted in the Netherlands, focusing on if, how, and why height matters to them. It draws theoretically on phenomenological discussions of lived and objective space, intercorporeality and norms about bodies. The analysis shows that height as a lived phenomenon is active engagement in space, coshapes habituat…Read more
  •  17
    De persoon met dementie
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 110 (3): 249-271. 2018.
  •  8
    Can We “Remedy” Neurohype, and Should We? Using Neurohype for Ethical Deliberation
    with Ties van de Werff and Tsjalling Swierstra
    American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 7 (2): 97-99. 2016.
  •  7
    Embodied Self-Identity in Neuro-Oncology: A Phenomenological Approach
    American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 1 (3): 12-13. 2010.
  •  4
    Filosoferen over littekens
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 109 (1): 25-43. 2017.
  •  9
    The Mediated Breast: Technology, Agency, and Breast Cancer
    with Marjolein de Boer
    Human Studies 41 (2): 275-292. 2018.
    Women intimately interact with various medical technologies and prosthetic artifacts in the context of breast cancer. While extensive work has been done on the agency of technological artifacts and how they affect users’ perceptions and experiences, the agency of users is largely taken for granted hitherto. In this article, we explore the agency of four women who engage with breast cancer technologies and artifacts by analyzing their narrative accounts of such engagements. This empirical discuss…Read more
  •  17
    Recovering a "Disfigured" Face
    with Gili Yaron and Guy Widdershoven
    Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 21 (1): 1-23. 2017.
    Prosthetic devices that replace an absent body part are generally considered to be either cosmetic or functional. Functional prostheses aim to restore lost physical functioning. Cosmetic prostheses attempt to restore a “normal” appearance to bodies that lack limbs by emulating the absent body part’s looks. In this article, we investigate how cosmetic prostheses establish a normal appearance by drawing on the stories of the users of a specific type of artificial limb: the facial prosthesis. Given…Read more
  •  6
    Facing a Disruptive Face: Embodiment in the Everyday Experiences of “Disfigured” Individuals
    with Gili Yaron, Agnes Meershoek, Guy Widdershoven, and Michiel van den Brekel
    Human Studies 40 (2): 285-307. 2017.
    In recent years, facial difference is increasingly on the public and academic agenda. This is evidenced by the growing public presence of individuals with an atypical face, and the simultaneous emergence of research investigating the issues associated with facial variance. The scholarship on facial difference approaches this topic either through a medical and rehabilitation perspective, or a psycho-social one. However, having a different face also encompasses an embodied dimension. In this paper…Read more
  •  22
    Grenzen aan het vreemde
    Wijsgerig Perspectief 47 (2): 6. 2007.
    Dit themanummer is gewijd aan de grenzen van het lichaam. Een grens bepaalt wat tot het eigene behoort en wat niet. Vanuit verschillende perspectieven zullen wij de grenzen tussen het eigene en het vreemde thematiseren. In dit artikel leid ik deze problematiek in aan de hand van Jean-Luc Nancy's filosofische analyse van de vreemdheid van het eigen lichaam
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    The Surprise of a Breast Reconstruction: A Longitudinal Phenomenological Study to Women’s Expectations About Reconstructive Surgery
    with Marjolein de Boer and René van der Hulst
    Human Studies 38 (3): 409-430. 2015.
    While having a breast reconstruction, women have certain expectations about their future breasted bodies. The aim of this paper is to describe and analyze these expectations in the process of reconstruction. By applying a qualitative, phenomenological study within a longitudinal research design, this paper acknowledges the temporarily complex, contextualized, embodied, and subjective nature of the phenomenon of expectations. The analysis identified expectations regarding three different aspects …Read more
  •  30
    The Sense of Life
    Chiasmi International 7 305-324. 2005.
  •  22
    La psicoanalisi della Natura e la natura dell’espressione
    Chiasmi International 2 222-222. 2000.
  • L'expression au-delà de la représentation. Sur l'aisthêsis et l'esthétique chez Merleau-Ponty
    Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 194 (1): 121-122. 2004.
  •  14
    Can You Restore My “Own” Body? A Phenomenological Analysis of Relational Autonomy
    with Kristin Zeiler and Ignaas Devisch
    American Journal of Bioethics 16 (8): 18-20. 2016.
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    The Meaning of Body Experience Evaluation in Oncology
    Health Care Analysis 19 (4): 295-311. 2011.
    Evaluation of quality of life, psychic and bodily well-being is becoming increasingly important in oncology aftercare. This type of assessment is mainly carried out by medical psychologists. In this paper I will seek to show that body experience valuation has, besides its psychological usefulness, a normative and practical dimension. Body experience evaluation aims at establishing the way a person experiences and appreciates his or her physical appearance, intactness and competence. This valuati…Read more
  •  2
    The ever increasing ability of medical technology to reshape the human body in fundamental ways—from organ and tissue transplants to reconstructive surgery and prosthetics—is something now largely taken for granted. But for a philosopher, such interventions raise fundamental and fascinating questions about our sense of individual identity and its relationship to the physical body. Drawing on and engaging with philosophers from across the centuries, Jenny Slatman here develops a novel argument: t…Read more
  •  29
    L’impensé de Descartes
    Chiasmi International 3 295-308. 2001.
  •  12
    Although scars never disappear completely, in time most people will basically get used to them. In this paper I explore what it means to habituate to scars against the background of the phenomenological concept of incorporation. In phenomenology the body as Leib or corps vécu functions as a transcendental condition for world disclosure. Because of this transcendental reasoning, phenomenology prioritizes a form of embodied subjectivity that is virtually dis-embodied. Endowing meaning to one’s wor…Read more
  • This volume focuses on Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s important contribution to the phenomenology of corporeity and affectivity, and it explores the various influences his work had and still has on other disciplines
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    Riassunto: Il senso della vita
    Chiasmi International 7 325-325. 2005.
  •  19
    Multiple dimensions of embodiment in medical practices
    Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 17 (4): 549-557. 2014.
    In this paper I explore the various meanings of embodiment from a patient’s perspective. Resorting to phenomenology of health and medicine, I take the idea of ‘lived experience’ as starting point. On the basis of an analysis of phenomenology’s call for bracketing the natural attitude and its reduction to the transcendental, I will explain, however, that in medical phenomenological literature ‘lived experience’ is commonly one-sidedly interpreted. In my paper, I clarify in what way the idea of ‘l…Read more
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    Descartes’s Unthought
    Chiasmi International 3 308-309. 2001.