MetaViews combines state-of-the-art philosophy with avant-garde art in profound analyses, visionary connections and a new language. In exciting lectures, illuminating masterclasses and thought-provoking courses MetaViews is offering a clear overview on a complex issue as a tool for generating effective strategies in decision-making processes. MetaViews works with artists, philosophers, executives, opinion leaders, and policy makers.

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    MetaViews lectures, courses and masterclasses uniquely combine artistic competence and state-of-the-art philosophy. They are part and parcel of a specific InstallationPackage in which art (installation, performance, photography) and philosophy are intrinsically bound up in the research of a particular concept. In package House, for instance, the lecture The Art of Going out Shopping elaborated in a visual manner the notion of meaning (AG de Molen 1996). as well as in a lecture on God in Art delivered for the Dominican Monastery in Zwolle (1997). Within the context of a two-week solitary holiday in a fallout shelter, the public was able to attend the lecture On Thinking and Acting (Fallout shelter Dalfsen 1998).

Package Do not Erase also profoundly investigated the concept of meaning. Many lectures were delivered, most importantly The 4th Dimension-Wittgenstein on Colour and Imagination delivered at the 25th International Wittgenstein Symposium ALWS, Kirchberg am Wechsel (2002); Remodelling Reality at the Conference Philosophy of Information, Cristofori Amsterdam (2005); Rule-following and the Problem of Novelty for the V.A.F. I Conference, Department of Philosophy, Free University Amsterdam (2006); Een Kunstenaar op Kennispad (An Artist on the way to Knowledge) for Maagdenhuis op Maandag at the University of Amsterdam (2006); Normativity and Novelty for the 29th International Wittgenstein Symposium ALWS, Kirchberg am Wechsel (2006); Knowing-that, Knowing-how and Knowing-detached at the international conference The Value of Knowledge, Free University Amsterdam (2007); Conceptual Analysis
  & Reflexive Dynamics for the Wittgenstein Workshop of the University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich (2008). Concerning package BackPack, a lecture on Aspects of Testimonial Knowledge-The work of art as Testimonial was delivered for V.A.F. IV conference, Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte, K.U. Leuven (2010); keynote lecture Eichmann's heritage-The emergence of the Artistic Turn for international symposium On Guilt and Shame, De Burcht Amsterdam (2014), and Thought Experiments and the Artistic Turn at the 7th international VAF conference, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2015) amongst others.

Courses are delivered on a regular basis, for example, IAM-Installation Art and the quest for Meaning, commissioned by Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam (2003 - 2004). MA-course On Guilt and Shame Eichmann's Heritage was commissioned by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Amsterdam (2013). BA-course Filosofisch practicum Filosofie en Kunst (Philosophy and Art), commissioned by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam (2014-2017). As well as Bewustwording door kunst en filosofie (Awareness through art and philosophy) which was commissioned by Utrecht University (2014).

Under the heading Artist and World, a number of tailor made masterclasses were developed for opinion leaders and policy makers. For instance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Justice (2012) and professional artists, for instance On imitation, creation and participation for gallery space outLINE Amsterdam (2011).

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