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Coen Simon

Coen Simon

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Coen Simon  (b. 1972) is a philosopher and the founder of a philosophical thinktank. In his essays in NRC Handelsblad, Trouw and De Correspondent, he refutes contemporary dogmas and clichés. Previous works include Why We Seek but Never Find Ourselves and Doing Philosophy is Easier Than You Think. In 2012 Simon won the Socrates Cup with his book And Then We Knew Everything. In 2013 he wrote the essay Guilt for the national Month of Philosophy.



Recent title:

Pleidooi tegen enthousiasme (Plea Against Enthusiasm), 2020

Press on previous work:

‘Stimulating essays from an original thinker’ – DE GROENE AMSTERDAMMER

‘Coen Simon is a careful observer and writes evocatively. His writing flows effortlessly from literary storytelling to rational analysis, and back again.’ – DE VOLKSKRANT

‘Philosophising about the big questions of our time in a way that’s both accessible and inspiring is an art that few understand. Coen Simons is more than trusted to do it.’ – DE CORRESPONDENT