Bram Goetschalckx is a philosopher working and living in Antwerp, Belgium. He has spent his young career at the University of Antwerp, where he graduated in philosophy with a study on ‘humanist’ philosophy of mathematics, and was awarded a research scholarship at the law school under the guidance of professor Maurice Adams. He has taught courses on philosophy of law at the department of philosophy of Antwerp and the law school of Tilburg University. With the support of Dr. Nicos Stavropoulos, he was ‘Recognized Student’ at the University of Oxford for the Hilary Term 2008, where he participated in the jurisprudence program.
His doctoral research focuses on the (philosophical) methodology of jurisprudence and argues for a hermeneutical or interpretive account of philosophy of law vis-à-vis positivist and pragmatic conceptions of jurisprudence. His interests are mainly in philosophical method, pragmatism, interpretation and tradition. A future ambition is to include theological scholarship in his study of law and hermeneutics.
Bram is a member of the Legal Theory Research Group of the University of Antwerp. His sponsor at NYU was professor Mattias Kumm.