•  129
    A strange hand: On self-recognition and recognition of another
    Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 8 (3): 321-342. 2009.
    This article provides a phenomenological analysis of the difference between self-recognition and recognition of another, while referring to some contemporary neuroscientific studies on the rubber hand illusion. It examines the difference between these two forms of recognition on the basis of Husserl’s and Merleau-Ponty’s work. It argues that both phenomenologies, despite their different views on inter-subjectivity, allow for the specificity of recognition of another. In explaining self-recogniti…Read more
  •  71
    Being whole after amputation
    American Journal of Bioethics 9 (1). 2009.
    No abstract
  •  59
    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
  •  54
    In this paper, I explore the meaning of bodily integrity in disfiguring breast cancer. Bodily integrity is a normative principle precisely because it does not simply refer to actual physical or functional intactness. It rather indicates what should be regarded and respected as inviolable in vulnerable and damageable bodies. I will argue that this normative inviolability or wholeness can be based upon a person's embodied experience of wholeness. This phenomenological stance differs from the liber…Read more
  •  30
    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.
  •  29
    L’impensé de Descartes
    Chiasmi International 3 295-308. 2001.
  •  28
    La psychanalyse de la Nature et la nature de l’expression
    Chiasmi International 2 221-222. 2000.
  •  25
    Descartes’s Unthought
    Chiasmi International 3 308-309. 2001.
  •  23
    Résumé: Le sens de la vie
    Chiasmi International 7 324-324. 2005.
  •  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
  •  22
    La psicoanalisi della Natura e la natura dell’espressione
    Chiasmi International 2 222-222. 2000.
  •  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.
  •  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
  •  19
    L’impensato di Cartesio
    Chiasmi International 3 309-310. 2001.
  •  18
    Ten geleide
    Wijsgerig Perspectief 47 (2): 4. 2007.
  •  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
  •  17
    De persoon met dementie
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 110 (3): 249-271. 2018.
  •  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.
  •  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
  •  12
    Riassunto: Il senso della vita
    Chiasmi International 7 325-325. 2005.
  •  12
    Recovering a "Disfigured" Face in advance
    with Gili Yaron and Guy Widdershoven
    Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology. forthcoming.
  •  12
    The aim of this article is to demonstrate that a certain connection between 'seeing'and 'Being' can be traced within the later work of Merleau-Ponty. It is argued that a theory of seeing which is developed from a radical phenomenological point of view is nota confirmation, but rather a critique of Western representational ontology. The centralprinciple of this critique is formed by the notion of reversibility. By means of the reversible relation between the seer and the seen, and between the vis…Read more
  •  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
  •  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.
  •  8
    Kunst en Filosofie
    Wijsgerig Perspectief 43 (4): 18-27. 2003.