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Hoewel, echt zeker ben ik niet

Hoewel, echt zeker ben ik niet

Is de ideale denker dan toch iemand die onbevreesd aan alles twijfelt? Jean Paul Van Bendeghem stelt dat zelfs schijnbaar tijdloze zekerheden als '2+2=4' in bepaalde contexten betwijfeld kunnen worden.
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Streven, Jrg. 84 (2017) nr. 10, p. 881-890
Hoewel, echt zeker ben ik niet
Jean Paul Van Bendegem

About Jean Paul Van Bendegem

Jean Paul Van Bendegem (born 28 March 1953 in Ghent) is a mathematician, a philosopher of science, and a professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels.


Van Bendegem received his master's degree in mathematics in 1976. Afterwards, he went to study philosophy. He attended lectures on the philosophy of mathematics from Leo Apostel. He received his master's degree in philosophy in 1979.

Van Bendegem wrote his PhD thesis in philosophy on the subject of finitism under the supervision of Diderik Batens while at Ghent University. He defended his thesis in 1983. The content of the thesis was on notation systems, number theory, analysis, physics and logic in a finite empirical framework.

Van Bendegem was the dean of the faculty of Arts and philosophy, and was until his retirement in September 2018 head of the CLPS (Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science) at the same university.

He is an honorary chair…Read more on Wikipedia