Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)

Mr J.P. (Jelle) Bruineberg MA

  • Faculty of Humanities
    Logic and Language
  • Visiting address
    OTM 141-143
    Oude Turfmarkt 141  
  • Postal address:
    Oude Turfmarkt  141
    1012 GC  Amsterdam

My name is Jelle Bruineberg, PhD candidate and lecturer in theoretical philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam. Besides this I am associate of the UvA's newly founded Institute for Advanced Studies.

From 2014 I have been writing my dissertation, titled: "Anticipating Affordances: intentionality in self-organizing brain-body-environment systems", under the supervision of dr. Erik Rietveld, dr. Leendert van Maanen and prof. dr. Martin Stokhof as a part of Rietveld's VIDI-project ‘Landscape of Affordances: Situating the Embodied Mind’.

I am defending my dissertation, titled on March 7th at 11:00 in the Aula of the University of Amsterdam.

My current research interests lie on the intersection between theoretical neuroscience, embodied cognitive science, complex systems and phenomenology. 


  • PhD. Philosophy University of Amsterdam (2014-present) To be defended on March 7th, 2018.
  • MSc. Brain and Cognitive Sciences, specialization Cognitive Science, Cum Laude, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (2011-2014)
  • M.A. Philosophy, specialization Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2011-2014)
  • B.A. Philosophy, Cum Laude, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2009-2011)
  • BSc. Physics and Astronomy, Cum Honore, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2007-2010)


  • Bruineberg, J., Kiverstein, J., & Rietveld, E. (2018). The anticipating brain is not a scientist: the free-energy principle from an ecological-enactive perspective. Synthese, 195(6), 2417–2444. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-016-1239-1  [details] 
  • Rietveld, D. W., Bruineberg, J. P., & Chemero, T. (2018). General Ecological Information supports engagement with affordances for 'higher' cognition. Synthese. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-018-1716-9 



  • Bruineberg, J. P. (2018). Anticipating affordances: Intentionality in self-organizing brain-body-environment systems [details] 
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