Philipse (1951) studied Law in Leiden (19691973) and Philosophy in Leiden (19691974),
Oxford (1974), Paris (19741976) and Cologne (19761977). After a year working at Ličge
University, he returned to Leiden University where he gained his PhD in 1983 on the
Philosophy of Logic and was subsequently appointed Professor of Philosophy in 1985.
Prof. Philipse has published in the field of general knowledge theory and the history
of modern philosophy focusing particularly on conceptual conflicts between aspects of the
scientific image of the world and other aspects of culture. Recent publications include:
The Absolute Network Theory of Language and Traditional Epistemology, Inquiry 33
Heidegger's Question of Being and the Augustinian Picture of Language, Philosophy
and Phenomenological Research LII (1992), 251287;
Towards a Postmodern Conception of Metaphysics, Metaphilosophy 25 (1994), 144;
Transcendental Idealism, in The Cambridge Companion to Husserl, Cambridge UP,
1995, pp. 239322.
He has also written more generally accessible works for the Dutch market such as:
Atheďstisch manifest. Drie wijsgerige opstellen over godsdienst en moraal,
Amsterdam, Prometheus 1995.