Try not to think as a thinker, but as a human being. Seek dialogue with those thinkers who did just this: exposing oneself to the world we live in, finding words for what we can do to maintain, continue and repair it so that all creatures can live in it as well as possible.
(for the record: I combined and changed citations from Feuerbach and Tronto)
Credits photograph: Steffie van den Akker
I am a philosopher, presently working as assistant professor at the Free University Amsterdam. You can see my university page under the links in the sidebar.
I published 5 books in Dutch, on Spinoza (1996), on nature in ethics (2005), on truth (2006), on spirituality (2007) and on ghosts / spirits (2011). The available ones appear under the links in the sidebar.
I also co-edited 2 books in Dutch, on life as given (2003) and on spiritual formation (2007).
I published numerous articles, in English, Dutch, German, French and Hungarian, on Spinoza, 17th century philosophy, spirituality, ethics, formation in education, religious epistemology, etc.
I am a philosophy correspondent for internet magazine Hippo Reads.