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Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China

Democracy & Development

Fung Global Program

Sjoerd van Tuinen

Fung Global Fellow

Fung Global Fellows Program

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 163B

Van Tuinen is an assistant professor in philosophy at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. He received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Ghent University in Belgium. At his home university, he coordinates the Centre for Art and Philosophy and is a co-founder of the Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge, where he is responsible for a project on European politics of debt and austerity. In his project at Princeton, titled “Ressentiment: Pedagogy of a Concept,” van Tuinen plans to disentangle what he calls the “resentment-ressentiment complex,” or the confusion of authentic indignation with passive aggression in current political discourse. He is the editor of numerous books, including “Deleuze and The Fold. A Critical Reader” (2010), “De nieuwe Franse filosofie” (2011), “Speculative Art Histories” (2017) and ” The Polemics of Ressentiment”  (forthcoming). He is the author of “Sloterdijk. Binnenstebuiten denken” (2004).


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South Asian Studies