Book
Dutch
Met het overlijden van Etienne Vermeersch is een hele bibliotheek aan kennis en wijsheid teloorgegaan. Zijn geheugen was indrukwekkend. Hij kon bijvoorbeeld foutloos lange fragmenten uit de Ilias van Homerus, de Divina Commedia van Dante of de cantates van Bach voordragen. Hij was net zo goed vertrouwd met wiskundige inzichten, van de gulden snede over de Fibonaccigetallen en de identiteit van Eul
Title
Nagelaten geschriften
Author
Etienne Vermeersch
Compiler
Johan Braeckman Dirk Verhofstadt
Language
Dutch
Publisher
Antwerpen: Houtekiet, 2019
476 p.
ISBN
9789089247520 (paperback)

About Etienne Vermeersch

Etienne Vermeersch (2 May 1934, Sint-Michiels, Bruges – 18 January 2019, Ghent) was a Belgian moral philosopher, skeptic, opinion maker and debater. He is one of the founding fathers of the abortion and euthanasia law in Belgium. He is also former Vice-Rector of Ghent University.

Vermeersch became an atheist after five years with the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Later he became a philosophical materialist. In the 1990s there was some commotion in the Belgian media when Vermeersch wrote a rational-scientific article entitled "Why the Christian God cannot exist".

In January 2008, Vermeersch was chosen by hundred prominent Flemings as the most influential intellectual of Flanders.

He died in a hospital in Ghent on 18 January 2019 by euthanasia after a long illness.

Career

Etienne Vermeersch had an MA in classical philology and in philosophy. In 1965 he obtained his PhD on the philosophical implications of information…Read more on Wikipedia