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Jos de Mul. 2017-08-28 Biology beyond genes. Psychiatry in the age of postgenomics. Invited lecture in the series Herman van Praag Lectures 2017. Utrecht:  Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht. Maandag 28 augustus 2018.

Short bi(bli)ography Jos de Mul

Jos de Mul (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.demul.nl/en) is full professor Philosophical Anthropology  at the Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has also taught at universities in the US, China, and Japan.  His research is on the interface of philosophical anthropology, philosophy of biology, philosophy of technology, aesthetics, and history of 19th and 20th century German philosophy.

His book monographs include: Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy (State University of New York Press, 1999), The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life (Yale UP, 2004, 2010), Cyberspace Odyssey. Towards a Virtual Ontology and Anthropology (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), and Destiny Domesticated. The Rebirth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Technology (State University of New York Press, 2014). Among his edited books are Plessner's Philosophical Anthropology. Perspectives and Prospects (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2014) and  Playful identities. The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2015).

The focus of his last NWO-project (2012-2016), in which he collaborated, among others, with molecular biologist Frank Grosveld (Erasmus MC) and physiologist Denis Noble (Oxford University), was on the impact of the postgenomic turn in biology for human self-understanding. In 2015 he wrote a lengthy introduction and commentary for the Dutch translation of Denis Noble’s book The Music of Life. Biology Beyond Genes (Oxford UP, 2006 / Amsterdam UP, 2015).

Herman van Praag Lectures 2017. 

23 January 2017 - Nikolaos Koutsouleris
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich – Germany

20 February 2017 - Terry Jernigan
Center for Human Developments, San Diego – US

13 March 2017- Akira Sawa
Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center, Baltimore – US

27 March 2017 – Machteld Huber
Institute for Positive Health – The Netherlands

10 April 2017 - Merete Nordentoft
University Copenhagen – Denmark

8 May 2017 - Kerstin Konrad
RWTH Aachen University – Germany

26 June 2017 - Jonathan Flint
UCLA, Los Angeles – US

28 August 2017 - Jos de Mul
Erasmus University, Rotterdam - The Netherlands

25 September 2017 - Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
University of Oxford – UK

23 October 2017 - David Glahn
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven – US

27 November 2017 - Dorothy Bishop
University of Oxford – UK

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