A Full Professor Philosophical Anthropology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has also taught at universities in the US, China, and Japan. His research is on the interface of philosophical anthropology, philosophy of biology, philosophy of technology, aesthetics, and history of 19th and 20th century German philosophy. His publications include: Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy (SUNY, 1999), The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey’s Hermeneutics of Life (Yale UP, 2004, 2010), Cyberspace Odyssey. Towards a Virtual Ontology and Anthropology (CSP, 2010), and Destiny Domesticated. The Rebirth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Technology (SUNY, 2014).