Our mountain guide through Plato's Cave and the philosophy of Michel Serres is Aldo Houterman. Aldo teaches Medical Ethics and Philosophy at the Amsterdam University Medical Center and is doing his PhD research at the ESPRIT center for sports, integrity and transition
at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His book 'We are our body' is about the meaning of the body, sports and movement for human existence His area of research is the philosophy of the body: How is the body regarded in sports, in healthcare or in science? Which body images prevail in top sports and which ideas about the body are sustainable? In his work Aldo uses the interdisciplinary philosophy of Michel Serres. Aldo is also an avid cyclist and a member of the ethical committy of the cyclist union KNWU.
Wij zijn ons lichaam (Dutch): https://www.amboanthos.nl/boek/wij-zijn-ons-lichaam/
Interview with Aldo about sport (Dutch): https://www.human.nl/lees/2021/aug/aldo-houterman.html
‘De gymles van Michel Serres’ (Dutch): https://www.academia.edu/38127298/De_gymles_van_Michel_Serres
Michel Serres Reading Guide: https://christopherwatkin.com/2020/02/27/so-you-want-to-read-michel-serres-start-here/
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