We live in a time in which sexuality is omnipresent; advertisements display sensual images, erotic scenes frequent films and series, and the erotic industry is booming. In Western culture sex is something we love to talk about, and a multitude of forms and approaches of sexuality are (more or less) widely accepted. Since the sexual revolution we feel freer than ever, but is this really the case? What different ways are there to experience sex and sexuality? How has individualism and pornographic images influenced our ideas of eroticism? Could it be that we are less free and liberated than we think?
Ype de Boer is philosopher and writes about the interplay of life and thinking. In 2019 he has published the bookOpens‘Het erotisch experiment’ (Ten Have, translation: The erotic experiment). Ype is also author of ‘Murakami en het gespleten leven’ (2017, AUP, translation: Murakami and the divided life). He currently writes a PhD thesis at VU University Amsterdam on the work of the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben.
This program is a collaboration between Studium Generale and ERA (the Philosophical Faculty Association of the Erasmus University).