My name is Simon van Rysewyk. I am a 36 year-old New Zealander currently teaching English at Shih Hsin University in Taipei, Taiwan. I am married to Shanna, and we have two children, Adina and Eli.
I aim to begin my PhD in philosophy at the Australian National University in 2009 under Brian Garrett. The focus of my research is on the philosophy of human facial expression, with special reference to Wittgenstein.
The title of the thesis is: 7faces. It features individual papers (‘chapters’) on seven different faces or facial qualities: e.g., facial expression and translucency; facial expression and transparency; facial expression and recognition; memory, and so on. It is hoped that each paper will be publication-ready upon completion of the thesis.
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From left: me, Eli, Shanna and Adina. Sun-Moon Lake, Nantou, Taiwan,
September 9, 2007.