Annemie Halsema

Annemie Halsema is Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research focuses on questions of (personal) identity and the embodiment of identity drawing mainly on the fields of phenomenology, hermeneutics, feminist theory, and psychoanalysis.
Her current project under the title ‘The Otherness of the Self. Ricoeur and Feminist Theory’ connects the phenomenological-hermeneutical and feminist-psychoanalytical tradition in contemporary continental philosophy. It confronts the notion of the self that Paul Ricoeur develops in Oneself as Another (1992) with the notions of embodied identity and sexual difference of Luce Irigaray, and with Judith Butler’s concept of performativity and exclusion, and her ethics of accountability.

Her publications include with N. Helsloot (eds). Michel Foucault, Breekbare vrijheid. De politieke ethiek van de zorg voor zichzelf. Krisis/Parrèsia, 1995; with D. van Houten (eds). Empowering Humanity. State of the Art of Humanistics. De Tijdstroom, 2002; ‘Reflexionen über Identität in einer multikulturellen Gesellschaft – Ein Dialog zwischen Ricoeur, Irigaray und Butler’ in S. Stoller, V. Vasterling, L. Fischer (eds). Feministische Phänomenologie und Hermeneutik. Königshausen & Neumann, 2005, p. 208-234.

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