Themes: Our Creativy Diversity
A new global ethics
A commitment to pluralism
Challenges of a media-rich world
recasting cultural policies

Speakers on the conference
The Power of Culture
Herman Philipse
Biographical Information

Herman 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 (1990), 127­178;

    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.

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General Introduction
pijltje_beneden.gif (179 bytes) Speakers
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Lourdez Arizpe
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Adriaan van Dis
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Josette Feral
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Riffat Hassan
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Dragan Klaic
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Hans Küng
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Flora Lewis
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Madala Mphahlele
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Bert Mulder
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) David Nostbakken
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Herman Philpse
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Anil Ramdas
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Allister Sparks
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Horst Stipp
kruisje.gif (919 bytes) Nasr Zaid
our creative diversity