Erik Rietveld

Socrates Professor in Philosophy , University of Amsterdam; University of Twente

Erik Rietveld is a Socrates Professor in Philosophy at the University of Twente and the University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam UMC, Department of Psychiatry). Earlier, he was a Fellow in Philosophy at Harvard University. Rietveld’s fundamental work in the philosophy of embodied cognition has impact in a wide variety of fields: ecological psychology, psychiatry, theoretical neurobiology, deep brain stimulation, sustainability, and the arts. Together with his brother Ronald Rietveld he founded the multidisciplinary and experimental collective for visual art, architecture and philosophy RAAAF in 2006. They were responsible for Vacant NL, the successful Dutch contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010. He is a member of the Society of Arts of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). His publications include Situated Normativity (2008), ‘A Rich Landscape of Affordances’ (2014), co-authored with Julian Kiverstein, and The Landscape of Affordances (2020), co-authored with Ronald Rietveld.

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