Maarten Cornel

Theory/Philosophy, Research & Discourse

Maarten Cornel teaches Philosophy at the Bachelor Graphic Design programme of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).

Maarten Cornel (1978, Amstelveen, The Netherlands) studied philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam specialising in aesthetics, ethics and antiquity. He tries to combine a lifelong passion for the arts, specially painting and music, with cognitive investigations into the continental philosophical discourses about subjects like ‘power structures’, gender study, religion, cultural appropriation, rhetoric and the materiality or techniques of the arts.

As a teacher he strives to integrate the benefits of the expansive power of reflection with a stimulation of conscious, instrumental action. Applying to this purpose many types of philosophical methods like Socratic talks, debates, reading groups and lectures.