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Internationale Spinozaprijs Foundation, from January 2019 on

From January 2019 on, I will be the secretary of the board of the Internationale Spinozaprijs Foundation. Since 1999 the foundation has awarded the Spinozalens, a biennial prize to internationally renowned thinkers who concern themselves with ethics and society.

 

First author signs contract with Socrates & co, December 12th 2018

Philosopher Marjolein Lanzing signs a contract with Socrates & co at Het Bakhuys in Amsterdam. She is writing a proposal for a book with - for the time being - the title The Body of Glass; On Vulnerability and Nosy Technology in a Transparant Society. The book will be based on her PHD-thesis for the Technical University Eindhoven. She hopes to pass her PHD in the Fall of 2019.

 

 

 

Commissioning editor ad interim, September 15 th 2018 - November 1th 2018

On behalf of Ten Have Publishers I made reports of Dutch and foreign manuscripts and book proposals. I commissioned the Dutch language rights for two proposals in the field of popular philosophy from an Australian and English author.

 

Brainwash Festival, 27 oktober 2018

For the Brainwash Festival, the biggest festival of ideas in the Netherlands, I  was responsible for two programs.

Five young philosophers, who recently obtained their PhD - or will obtain it in the near future - gave a talk on their research in the packed theater Frascati IV, see  http://www.theyoungphilosophers.org/videos/

 

    

 

On behalf of the editors of the philosophy blog  Bij nader inzien  I was responsible for the prestation of Matthé Scholten, researcher at the University of Bochum, on 'preventive custody' in Theater Perdu.

 

 

Interviews for theyoungphilosophers.org, Fall 2018

Six new interviews with young academics who (nearly) finished their PhD theses for the website www.theyoungphilosophers.org. In 2017 I developed this site for the Dutch Research School of Philosophy OZSW.

 

 

 

Masterclass 'Writing for the General Audience', 11 September 2018

For the weblog Bij Nader Inzien and the Dutch Research School of Philosophy OZSW, I will present a masterclass Writing for the General Audience, directed at participants for the OZSW writing contest 'The power of Academic Philosophy'.

 

Scouting an author for a philosophy book, Spring 2018 

On behalf of Ambo Anthos Publishers I successfully searched for and recruited an author who is able to write a philosophical essay on a topical issue. More information on book and author will be released later.

 

Interviews for theyoungphilosophers.org, Spring 2018

Six new interviews with young academics who (nearly) finished their PhD theses for the website www.theyoungphilosophers.org. In 2017 I developed this site for the Dutch Research School of Philosophy OZSW.

 

Night of Philosophy Nijmegen, April 8th 2018

For the Night of Philosophy, organized by Radboud Reflects, I  was responsible for the program 'Young and Learned'. Four young philosophers, who recently obtained their PhD gave a talk on their research, see  http://www.theyoungphilosophers.org/videos/

 

Editorial advice for Book Proposals, April-May 2019

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  • Advice to Thimon de Jong, keynote speaker and director of Whetston/Strategic Foresight, for the proposal of his book  Future Proof, Five Trends in Human Behaviour for the 2020's (currently under submission at a UK publishing house).
  • Advice to Leticia Fernández-Fontecha, doctor in medical history, writer and award-winning poet for the proposals of her short stories After the Illness and Hysteria from the Archives, an illustrated essay and poems on the early days of modern psychiatry (currently under submission at an American literary agency).

 

Editorial advice, March-April 2018

Together with the editors of De Boekenkrant, I selected the editorial content for their third edition on philosophy.

 

Acquisition and editing, Fall 2016-September 2018

For my former employer Ten Have I'm editing For Joseph and his Brother, the new book of theologian and philosopher Christa Anbeek.  Publication September 17th, release on September 19th in De Balie, Amsterdam.

 

Party Leaders Debate Gouda March 20th 2018

On the evening before the municipal elections, I organised a debate between local party leaders in close collaboration with Daan Roovers for the Library of Gouda.  Daan - moderator  of the evening - and I used the Socratic method, inspired by the work of the American political philosopher Michael Sandel.

 

 

Brainwash Festival, Amsterdam 28 October 2017

For the Brainwash Festival, the biggest festival of ideas in the Netherlands, I  was responsible for the program 'Young and Learned'. Four young philosophers, who recently obtained their PhD gave a talk on their research in the packed theater Perdu, see  http://www.theyoungphilosophers.org/videos/

 

Editorial advice, October 2017

Together with the editors of De Boekenkrant, I selected the editorial content for their second edition on philosophy. 

 

Concept, development en text website, September 2017
For the Dutch Research School of Philosophy I developed the website www.theyoungphilosophers.org in collaboration with a designer, a builder and a translator.  I also wrote the texts of the website.

 

 

Editorial advice for the philosophy list AUP, June 2017

 

Acquisitions and publications 2017
For my former employer Ten Have I gave editorial and marketing advices for titles that I commissioned before 2017.

August 2017

Dutch translation of The Art of Loosing Control, Canongate

“Compelling … His sensitivity as a thinker, like his skill as a storyteller, is never in doubt”
Guardian

June 2017

Dutch translation of How to be a Stoic, Basic Books

"As its title suggests, How to be a Stoic is a how-to book, but one of a very high order." - William, B. Irvine, Author of A guide to the Good Life.

June 2017

Original Dutch title in popular theology: Holy Upheaval; A Pelgrimage to the Heart of Religion

May 2017

"Brilliant. One of those rare books that forces you to ask what the hell you’re doing with your life."- The Guardian

April 2017

Dutch translation of The Power of Meaning; Finding Fulfilment in a World Obsessed by Happiness

 "Beautifully written and rigorously researched... Reading it is a life-transforming experience" — Susan Cain, author of Quiet

Bestseller CPNB-top 60 (official list of bestellers in the Netherlands).

Editorial advice 2017
Together with the editors of De Boekenkrant, I selected the editorial content for their special edition on philosophy for April 2017.
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Editorial advice 2017
I gave Daan Roovers editorial support for the writing of her essay Mensen maken (Making People).

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Acquisition and publication 2016
16 weeks on the Dutch national bestseller list, best sold philosophy book of the year in Holland, more than 30.000 copies sold.

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Acquisition and publication 2016
‘Bakewell’s talent for making complex philosophical issues comprehensible in a few paragraphs is extraordinary.’ - De Groene Amsterdammer, 8 December 2016

‘One of the ten best books of 2016.’ – New York Times

 

Acquisition and publication 2016

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