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prof. dr. R.H.A. Corbey

Associate Professor 

Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Philosophy


Principal publications

  • 'Race' and species in the post-WW2 United Nations discourse on human rights, in R. Corbey & A. Lanjouw (Eds.), The politics of species: Reshaping our relationships with other animals. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013, 67-76.
  • Homo habilis' humanness: Phillip Tobias as a philosopher, in R. Delisle (Ed.), Human evolution across disciplines: Through the looking glass of history and philosophy, special issue of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 33 (2012): 103-116.
  • 'By weapons made worthy': a Darwinian perspective on Beowulf. With Angus Mol. In: M. Collard & E. Slingerland (Eds.), Creating consilience: Integrating the sciences and the humanities. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, 372-384 (webpage book).
  • Headhunters from the swamps: The Marind Anim of New Guinea as seen by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, 1905-1925, Leiden: KITLV Press and Brill, 2010 (webpage).
  • The metaphysics of apes: Negotiating the animal-human boundary, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005 (webpage); Italian translation: Metafisiche delle scimmie, transl. and with a Foreword by Paola Cavalieri, Torino: Bollati Boringhieri, 2008.
Last amended: 29 June 2015