Thomas van Binsbergen
Thomas is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He currently researches the political thought and early reception of Spinoza’s Tractatus Theologico-Politicus. By combining philosophy and history, the project seeks to elaborate the relationship between critique and political freedom, which involves Spinoza's concept of the freedom to philosophize. Further interests include early modern philosophy, radical social and political theory, and relational and materialist thought. Thomas holds degrees in philosophy, economics and pedagogy as well as in baroque and modern violin.