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Suzan ten Heuw

PhD candidate

E.S. ten Heuw MA
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Fields of interest

  • Theories of Self-consciousness
  • 'The Sickness unto Death'
  • Analytical Theories of the Self


The central subject of this dissertation is the influence of Fichte’s theory of self-consciousness on Søren Kierkegaard's philosophical notion of the self in the way Kierkegaard describes the self in his philosophy in the writing 'The Sickness unto Death' (1849). The main question this dissertation seeks to answer is: how, if at all, is Kierkegaard’s notion of the self, primarily in 'The Sickness unto Death', influenced by Fichte’s theory of self-consciousness?

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Curriculum vitae

Suzan ten Heuw is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Philosophy at Leiden University. She received her BA and MA in Philosophy (cum laude) from Leiden University. In October 2017 she started her PhD research 'The Influence of Fichte’s Theory of Self-consciousness on Kierkegaard's Notion of the Self, primarily in 'The Sickness unto Death’' under the supervision of prof.dr. R.D.N. van Riessen. 

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte

Work address

P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number 2.03


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