J.E. de Jong

Johan de Jong is assistant professor in Continental Philosophy at Leiden University.

He also holds a research fellowship in the project “Nietzsche – Experiment en Nihilisme” at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.

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The Movement of Showing: Indirect Method, Critique and Responsibility in Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger. Albany: SUNY Press, 2020.

In this book, I explore why Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger - each in their own way - conceive of their thought as a “movement” rather than as a presentation of results or conclusions. I investigate how such forms of thought can be meaningfully criticized, and I develop an account of Derrida's ethics as an “ethics of complicity.” See the SUNY site for more info.

Nietzsche – Experiment en Nihilisme

In the research project “Nietzsche – Experiment en nihilisme” at the Radboud Universiteit in Nijmegen, I am further developing work on what it means to think, and how Nietzsche's unique and diverse methods and styles relate to his conception of the task of philosophy in a nihilistic culture. More info on https://nietzsche-nihilisme.nl/.


dr. J.E. de Jong

Leiden University
P.J. Veth, Room 2.22
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
The Netherlands


j.e.de.jong at phil dot leidenuniv dot nl


j.dejong at ftr dot ru dot nl

Click here for my page at Leiden University.