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D.H.C. van Zoonen

PhD student
D.H.C. van Zoonen

I'm interested in the whole of ancient philosophy, broadly understood, although my current focus lies on the moral psychology and ethics of Plato and Aristotle. I'm specifically interested in Plato's manyfold arguments against hedonism and especially the different, sophisticated ways in which he forges a connection between pleasure on the one hand and illusion or deception on the other. Other interests are: philosophy as a way of life in Antiquity, Aristotle's ideas on the life of contemplation (bios theorêtikos) as the highest possible form of happiness (eudaimonia), Cyrenaic hedonism, Epicureanism. 

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The Netherlands