About Nobyeni

IMG_3669Nicole, female philosopher, therapistwriter, freelance / academic
Original thinking, necessity of the impossible (PhD)
Being human, language(s), intelligence, existentialism
Ying-yang, being-thought, love-life, bordering-space
English, Nederlands, Deutsch, Français
Now, present, becoming human
I am.

Nobyeni – when not knowing makes you upset (source).


Contact me:

Email: [email protected] gmail.com  |  Twitter: @Nobyeni

About me

I am a female freelance philosopher, art therapist, teacher, epistemologist, human being, and writer. My initial steps into philosophy are autodidactic, eventually culminating in a PhD in Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought. I’m interested in art, theater, books, travel and life.

I finished my PhD in Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought (defense in August 2015). My dissertation on ‘The Necessity of the Impossible’ (to be published in 2019) was supervised by Anne Dufourmantelle, at the European Graduate School.


My first book is published in Dutch: “Diagnosis of the Contemporary Philosopher” (Damon, 2018). It can be ordered here. Interested in knowing why I wrote it (here in English) and more about the book itself (here in Dutch). Ook meer informatie op de website van Uitgeverij Damon. An English translation will be published in 2019 with Exilic Press.



As a philosopher, I write (academic & non-academic, philosophy & human interest). Click here for an overview of current and finished writing projects. I also have a lot of experience writing reviews of philosophy books and cultural events for several websites. Also, I help people who are facing a personal struggle and want to have existential, meaningful conversations that are not focused at ‘solving’ a problem, but broaden the perspective of how to approach it. Focusing on growth instead of solutions. Through conversations it is possible to find out where our thinking is coming from and what it is based on. By exploring other possible paradigms and philosophical approaches to life, one can find ways to deal with the questions that touch who we are.


I teach philosophy to artists and therapists at Vrije Academie ‘t Pad. I also developed and teach a 4-day coursePhilosophy for the Artist‘ in which philosophical concepts are used as a tool to develop your artistic practice. A course in which the artistic process takes a central role. For philosophers and practicing artists. In Dutch.

Post-Doc and researcher

I am involved as a (part-time) post-doc researcher with the sustainable behaviour research group to prof. Marie Harder at Dept. of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and as a Research Fellow at Brighton University (UK). In the Autumn of 2016 I was a visiting scholar to the University of Maryland with the Baha’i Chair for World Peace, Prof. Hoda Mahmoudi.

For present writing projects, please click here.
More details on Linkedin or read my current C.V. (in Dutch).

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For more information, please contact me at [email protected] gmail.com

Freelance philosopher, registered in the Netherlands, KvK 60089091.


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