wI'm Full Professor of Philosophy of Humanity, Culture and Society at Tilburg Univerity's Department of Philosophy since 2016, Chair of the Philosophy of Humanity, Culture, and Ethics (PHC&E) research group here and coordinator of the Master track Philosophy of Humanity and Culture (PHC). Educated as a philosopher of art, humanity, and culture, with a specialization in Nietzsche's musical aesthetics and philosophy of culture, I also conducted comparative research into Kant's political and Nietzsche's aesthetic cosmopolitanism and interdisciplinary, pps-driven research into the philosophy of sports, for which I received 3 NWO research grants (2013-2019). At present I work on Parrhesia, Critique, and Media in Post-Truth Times, in collaboration with Prof. O.M. Heynders (Department of Cultural Studies), Dr. M. Bot (Department of Law), and MA Lucie Chateau (DCU/ DFI), funded by TSHD's Impact program.
Philosophy of Culture; Philosophy of Art/ Aesthetics; History of Modern Continental Philosophy; Philosophy of Sport; Feminist Critique/ Body-Phenomenology; Philosophy of Media; Nietzsche; Kant; Foucault.
The question that drives and binds all my research, is the question: 'How does art promote our humanity and culture?' I consider 'art' as rooted in 'play' in on the one hand, and as intimately connected to the question of (new) media. I am specifically interested in the relationship between aesthetics and politics, and in art, sports, play, and the public sphere as domains of resistance and emancipation, humanity, and freedom.
1) Philosophy of Media and Online Culture (MA Philosophy)
2) Enlightenment, Counterenlightenment (MA Philosophy)
Prange, M. (2018). “Living in Contradiction”: Iris Marion Young’s Contribution to the Philosophy of Sports. In: Sandrine Berges, Alberto Siani (eds.), Women Philosophers on Autonomy. London: Routledge.
Prange, M. & Oosterbaan, M. (red.), 2017. Vrouwenvoetbal in Nederland: spiegel en katalysator van maatschappelijke verandering. Utrecht: Klement/ Amsterdam: Atria
Prange, M. & Oosterbaan, M. 2017. “Vrouwenvoetbal in Nederland: gevangen in paradoxen” in Vrouwenvoetbal in Nederland. Spiegel en katalysator van maatschappelijke verandering, red. M. Prange en M. Oosterbaan, 11-30. Utrecht: Klement/ Amsterdam: Atria.
Prange, M. & Oosterbaan, M. (red.), 2017. Meidenvoetbal in 14 verhalen. Utrecht: Klement/ Amsterdam: Johan Cruyff Foundation.
Prange, M. (2017).‘In het theater van de waarheid: parrhèsia, vrijheid en verzet. Tilburg: Prisma Printing [inaugurele rede].
Prange, M. (2013/ 2016). Nietzsche, Wagner, Europe. [Monographien und Texte zur Nietzscheforschung 61]. Berlin/ Boston: Walter de Gruyter.
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