CAP (Centre for Art and Philosophy) is an interdisciplinary research platform based at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Most of its members have been or are still working at the department as lecturers, researchers or affiliates.

Awee Prins

Dr. Awee Prins (1957) studied Philosophy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Amsterdam. He graduated in 1985. Since 1985 he teaches Phenomenology, Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Art at the Erasmus University. His research focuses on Philosophy and Literature, and on the work of Martin Heidegger. In 2007 he obtained his PhD in the Erasmus University with a dissertation on the phenomenon of Boredom (Uit Verveling), which became a public and academic ‘bestseller’; in 2009 the eighth edition was published.

In 1991 Awee Prins co-founded (together with Henk Oosterling) the Centre for Philosophy and Art at the EUR. From 1999 until 2010, Prins was Dean of Education at the Faculty of Philosophy. He was also the ‘founding father’ of the Erasmus Honours Programme, a program for excellent EUR-students. In 2006 he received the prestigious Education Award (Onderwijsprijs) from the EUR, for his excellent teaching skills and for being an inspiration for philosophy students, and those of other EUR-departments.