Author

René ten Bos

René ten Bos (b. 1959) is professor of philosophy at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and philosopher laureate for 2017 in The Netherlands. He has published on subjects including organizational ethics, strategic management and gender issues. His talks have made him a speaker much in demand among both academic and general audiences. In 2015 he won the Socrates Cup for Bureaucracy is an Octopus, which will be translated into French. His book Water. A Geo-Philosophical History (2015) was nominated for the ECI Literature Prize.

Water

Water

A Geo-Philosophical History

(Boom, 2015, 352 pages)

René ten Bos investigates how philosophers have thought about water and how water has made philosophers think. He takes us on a wide-ranging journey through centuries of ideas and experience, exploring water’s diverse meanings and manifestations in life, literature, philosophy and politics. He considers water as a source of life, as a mirror of nations and the human soul, as unfathomable depth and immeasurable strength, as a threat and as a highway for travel and trade.

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Wandering in the Anthropocene

Wandering in the Anthropocene

(Boom, 2017, 192 pages)

Since the term Anthropocene came into vogue, there has been a growing awareness that we live in an era when the world around us is being irreparably damaged by human beings. How should we respond?

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