Ciano Aydin (1972) has studied Educational Sciences (BA and MA; graduation: 1997, Cum Laude) and Philosophy (BA and MA; graduation: 1999, Cum Laude), and wrote his Ph.D.-thesis (2003) on the deconstruction of the notion of substance (in Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, and, especially, Nietzsche) at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
He was a visiting research fellow at Basel University, Switzerland (2002-2003) and Indiana University, U.S.A. (2004-2005). He has also been working, as a member of the Nietzsche Research Group, on the compilation of a Nietzsche Dictionary (1999 – today).
Besides various prizes and scholarships, he has obtained a VENI grant from NWO to conduct a post-doctoral research on identity, interaction, and ideals from a process-pragmatic point of view at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (2005 – 2008).
Currently he is Department Chair and Director of Education at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente. He is also Thomas More Professor of Philosophy at Delft University of Technology.
Aydin’s research focuses on issues related to identity and (information) technology. His main areas of interest are philosophy of technology, anthropology, phenomenology, philosophy of mind, ethics, philosophy of religion, metaphysics, epistemology, semiotics, Peirce, Nietzsche, and Aristotle.