Professor Maarten Doorman (b. 1957) is a philosopher and writer. He teaches the philosophy of culture at Maastricht University and is Endowed Professor of History of German Culture at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has contributed to the national newspapers NRC, de Volkskrant and the weekly De Groene Amsterdammer. His previous works include Near and Far (2018), a collection of essays on history and art, and Daphne’s Navel (2016), a book on art and political engagement.