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philosophy and freediving

Cornelis’ son Daan Verhoeven talks about how his father’s philosophy influenced his underwater photography:

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interview Cornelis Verhoeven 1991

11 years ago today Cornelis Verhoeven died. To commemorate him, here is a translated interview with him from ’91 with Ischa Meijer, a famously difficult interviewer. Also at the conversation was violinist Vera Beths. The topic ranged from the similarities between music and philosophy, to Plato and Heidegger, to the nature of success.

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Interview Cornelis Verhoeven 1979

There’s a bit of a backstory to this interview; not only had the interviewer never heard of Verhoeven, this was also during a difficult time in Verhoeven’s life. He was getting divorced, and there was some backlash to winning the most prestigious literary price in the Netherlands -the critics were rather nasty. This combination temporarily left him without ideas to write about, but he didn’t think that was a reason to be deaf to the ideas of others, so also to keep busy he translated Seneca’s letters -the handwritings of which he shows in the video.

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Cornelis Verhoeven on Religion

From a 1985 Dutch TV show

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