Dr. R. Bijlsma
Rudmer Bijlsma is a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher. His current research on Spinoza and freedom of speech is part of the Moral Compass Project. He obtained his PhD at Antwerp University in 2015 with a thesis entitled Spinoza, Hume, and the Politics of Imagination: Naturalism, Narrative, Enlightenment. He then carried out a Marie Sklodowska-Curie project at the University of Lausanne on the republican critique of commercial society of Rousseau and Adam Ferguson. Rudmer Bijlsma has also been affiliated with the University of Fort Hare (South Africa) and Leiden University. In 2021 he was a non-residential fellow of the Panentheism and Religious Life Project (Johns Hopkins University/King's College London), conducting research on the ethical and religious dimensions of Spinoza's panentheism.