Research

I’m interested in languaging as something we do.  From a radical enactive-ecological perspective I investigate different aspects of languaging, such as the nature of linguistic knowledge, the ontogenetic origins of linguistic content, and the way words work.

I’m a PhD student at the Erasmus University Rotterdam within the project Getting Real About Words and Numbers under the supervision of F.A. Muller.  The project is a joint project with Erik Myin and Karim Zahidi of Antwerp University.

 

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Publications

Linguistic know-how and the orders of language
In: Language Sciences, volume 61, 2017.
OnlinePenultimate version (.pdf)

ABSTRACT – This paper proposes an account of linguistic knowledge in terms of knowing-how, starting from Love’s seminal distinction between first-order linguistic activity and second-order (or metalinguistic) practices. Metalinguistic practices are argued to be constitutive of linguistic knowledge. Skilful linguistic behaviour is subject to correction based on criterial support provided through metalinguistic practices. Linguistic know-how is knowing-how to provide and to recognise criterial support for first-order linguistic activity. I conclude that participation in first-order linguistic activity requires a critical reflective attitude, which implies that all first-order linguistic activity has a second-order dimension.

Het Cognibolistische Keijzerrijk
Co-author: F.A. Muller
In: Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte, volume 108(2), 2016
Online –  prepublication (.pdf)

Andere geesten belichaamd [Other Minds Embodied]
In: Tim de Mey (Ed.) Het nadeel van de zekerheid, Lemniscaat, 2015.
penultimate version (.pdf)

Why Radical Enactivism is not Radical Enough: A Case for Really Radical Enactivism
unpublished Ma. Thesis., 2014.
download in .pdf

Is Information Out There?
In: Erasmus Student Journal of Philosophy, volume 5, 2013
published version in .pdf

Presentations

Conference and Workshop Presentations

The Ontogenetic Origins of Content Through Metalinguistic Mastery, RANT workshop, 27 October 2017, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL.

The Ontogenetic Origins of Content Through Metalinguistic Mastery, Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies, 3rd Avant Conference, 21 October 2017, Lublin, PL.

The Ontogenetic Origins of Content Through Metalinguistic Mastery, LangEnact II, 26 September 2017, South Denmark University, Odense, DK.

The Ontogenetic Origins of Content, Workshop Getting Real About Words and Numbers, 12 June 2017, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL.

Enactive enlanguaging as the education of attention: the case of colour, International Conference on Language and Enaction, 1 June 2016, Clermont Auvergne University (Blaise Pascal), FR.

Languaging as Participatory Presencing, 3rd International Conference on Interactivity, Language and Cognition, 30 June 2016, Kingston University, London, UK.

Content in an Enactivist Explanation of Linguistic Cognition, Dutch Research School of Philosophy Conference, 12 December 2015, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, NL.

Content in a Radical Enactivist Account of Linguistic Cognition, Situating Cognition: Agency, Affect, and Extension, 2nd International Conference in Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies, 18 October 2015, University of Warsaw, PL.

Getting Real about Words, European Philosophy of Science Association Conference, 24 September 2015, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, DE.

Content in a Radical Enactivist Account of Linguistic Cognition, Interactivity, Cognition, and the Embrained Body, 18 September 2015, South Denmark University, Odense, DK.

Getting Real About Words, Enriching Embodied Cognition Workshop, 11 June 2015, Bogazici University, Istanbul, TR.

Getting Real about Language: Towards an Enactivist Perspective on Linguistic Cognition, Graduate Conference in Theoretical Philosophy, 1 May 2015, Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL.

Representation Rejected: Skepticism about using Content to Explain Cognition, Dutch Flemish Association for Analytic Philosophy Conference, 28 Januari 2015, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL.

Representation Rejected: An Enactivist Take on Linguistic Cognition, Dutch Flemish Day of Philosophy, 17 Januari 2015, University of Groningen, NL.

Why Radical Enactivism is not Radical Enough: A Case For Really Radical Enactivism, Summerschool on Epistemology and Cognition, August 2014, University of Groningen, NL.

Why Radical Enactivism is not Radical Enough: A Case For Really Radical Enactivism, Graduate Conference in Theoretical Philosophy, May 2014, VU Amsterdam, NL.

Ranting and Raving about Representation in Explaining Cognition, Metametaphysical Club, May 2014, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL.

Is Information ‘Out There’?, Sixth Conference of the Dutch-Flemish Association for Analytic Philosophy, Januari 2014, RUniversity of Groningen, NL.

A Comparative Perspective on Rorty and Habermas, 34th Dutch-Flemish Day of Philosophy, August 2013, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL.

Thinking Beyond the Neo-Cartesian Dualism through the Study of Emotions, The Graduate Conference of Theoretical Philosophy, April 2013, University of Groningen, NL.

Other talks

Andere geesten belichaamd, Leidse Studiedag Scepticisme, lecture for highschool students, 10 April 2017, Leonardo college, Leiden, NL.

The Ontogenetic Origins of Content, Workshop on metalanguage, self-reflection, and content, 23 May 2017, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL.

Linguistic know-how and the Orders of Language, Neurophilosophy reading group, 27 October 2016, Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL.

Andere geesten belichaamd, kroegcollege [pub lecture], 25 april 2016, organised by study association ERA Rotterdam, NL.

Andere geesten belichaamd, guest lecture, 29 februari 2016, Podium O950, MIR Rotterdam, NL.

Andere geesten belichaamd, Studiedag Scepticisme ICLON (nascholing middelbare school-docenten) [refresher course for high school teachers], 20 November 2015, University of Leiden, NL.

Content in Radical Enactivism, OZSW Study Group Enactivism, 30 September 2015, University of Antwerp, BE.

Getting Real about Language: Towards an Enactivist Perspective of Linguistic Cognition, Lunchtime Seminar, 7 May 2015, Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL.

Het geleefde lichaam in de filosofie van Jan Patočka [The lived body in the philosophy of Jan Patočka], ERA studytrip, 5 April 2015, Praag, CZ.