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We are Tilburg University


I am a PhD candidate at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Science working on the NWO-funded research project "Age and Existence: An Empirical-Philosophical Investigation of Late Life". Before training as a philosopher (BA from KU Leuven, MA from Radboud University Nijmegen) I completed a law degree at the University of Vienna. The aim of my research project is to conceptualize ageing in a way that does justice to the lived experience of older people. To this end, I am drawing on the philosophies of Simone de Beauvoir and Maurice Merleau-Ponty while also conducting ethnographic fieldwork at different sites in Tilburg.

Recent publications

  1. A Beauvoirian Take on Empirical Phenomenology

    Eilenberger, H-G. (2020). A Beauvoirian Take on Empirical Phenomenology. Paper presented at The British Society for Phenomenology 2020 Annual Conference: ‘Engaged Phenomenology’, .
  2. Freud and Merleau-Ponty on the (Sexual) Experience of the Child

    Eilenberger, H-G. (2020). Freud and Merleau-Ponty on the (Sexual) Experience of the Child. Philosophy Today, 64(1), 137-157.

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