Prof. dr. R.H.A. (Raymond) Corbey

  • Extraordinary Professor of the Epistemology of Archeology (LUF)

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2727
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Archeologie, Archaeological Heritage, Archaeological Heritage Management
Office Address: Van Steenis gebouw
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number FLEX
Personal Homepage:​organisation/​corbey.jsp

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Raymond Corbey, a philosopher and anthropologist, holds a chair in the epistemology of archeology in the Faculties of Archaeology and Philosophy of Leiden University. Next to that he is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy of Tilburg University.

The research of Raymond Corbey deals with human and animal cognition, sociality, and culture in an evolutionary perspective. He looks at current philosophical and theoretical views and their history, in particular how they guide research in cultural studies, anthropology, primatology, palaeoanthropology - in the sense of epistemology or 'Grundlagenforschung' of those disciplines. Philosophers with problems similar to his he presently focuses on are Hilary Putnam, Juergen Habermas (his 1981 model of the evolution of agency), and Paul Ricoeur, in connection with the reception and/or rebuttal of Darwinism in philosophy and the human sciences. Two specific subjects from this broader field he is working on presently are: 1. the relative weight of symbolic language and/versus sophisticated bodily strategies of representation and communication ('embodied mind') in human evolution; 2. the project "Hobbesian warre and the Maussian gift", on conceptualisations of social origins and social order.

See Raymond Corbey's recent publications on the website of the University of Tilburg.  

Link: Leiden Scientists and Scholars 

Last Modified: 05-01-2016