A Professor Emeritus of Law and Psychiatry, Utrecht University, and a former Honorary Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University. He also works as a psychoanalyst in private practice. He published on Lacanian psychoanalysis, on hermeneutical psychiatry, and on philosophy of action. An example of his work is Psychiatry as a Human Science. Phenomenological, Hermeneutical and Lacanian Perspectives (Brill | Rodopi 2012). Forthcoming: Lacan and Cassirer. An Essay on Symbolization (Brill | Rodopi 2018).