Ben Overlaet

Ben Overlaet

Ben Overlaet

Ben Overlaet is Doctor in Philosophy and Moral Sciences (VUB) and holds a Master’s degree in Visual Research (Sint Lucas). His doctoral dissertation dealt with the French/Algerian philosopher Jacques Derrida, deconstruction and aesthetics, with a strong focus on dissemination, the abyss, aporia and undecidability. He is also familiar with the thoughts of Rousseau, Kant, Heidegger and Lacoue-Labarthe. His main topics and interests include deconstruction, romanticism, literature, linguistics, aesthetics, ethics, existentialism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, painting and music. In 2018 Letterwerk published his translation of Parergon, the first chapter of Derrida’s La vérité en peinture.

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