1952 Born in Rotterdam
1964-1968 Mulo A with mathematics
1968-1970 HAVO
1970-1973 Teacher Training College (Pedagogische Academie) Rotterdam
1973-1974 Gymnasium A state exam
1974-1975 Teacher primary school
1975-1977 Propedeutic Philosophy RU Leiden (electives:linguistics)
1978-1980 Coordinator language courses foreign workers Haarlem, IJmuiden, Alkmaar
1980-1981 Stay in Japan study martial arts
1980-1986 Kendo instructor
1981-1983 Development ecological course Rotterdam kinderboerderijen
1983 Dutch champion kendo
1982-1985 Study Philosophy & Japanese language in RU Leiden
1983 Teacher Social philosophy Academie Rotterdam
1985 Master's degree in Philosophy EUR Rotterdam (cum laude)
1985-1990 Teacher and researcher Department of Philosophy Rotterdam
1990 Teacher dialectics & philosophy of differences EUR

1991 Visiting teacher Katholieke Universiteit Brabant teacher aesthetics; co-founder Center for Philosophy&Arts

1996 Ph.d thesis (cum laude) Door schijn bewogen
1996 Supervisor/coördinator CFK
2001 Associate professor
2002 Member Executive Commitee International Association of Philosphy and Literature (IAPL)
2003 Chairman Dutch Aesthetics Federation (DAF)
2007 Series co-editor Studies in Intercultural Philosophy (Rodopi) Strategic consultant urban innovation project Pact op Zuid
2008 De Laurenspenning/Laurens Coin 2008
2011 Director Foundation Rotterdam Skillcity