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Foundations of Intercultural Philosophy:

Wim van Binsbergen's work at the Philosophical Faculty, Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands)


This website introduces Wim van Binsbergen's work as professor of the Foundations of Intercultural Philosophy at the Philosophical Faculty, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands: current research and teaching, recent and imminent publications (with many original, fully referenced texts), list of publications, vitae, contact information

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Vitae List of publications
A researcher's photo album Contact information
NEW Research and teaching around the chair of Foundations of Intercultural philosophy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam

M.A./Drs. course 'Some foundations of intercultural philosophy' (2003-2004)

Bachelor III Cursus: Grondslagen van interculturele filosofie (2004-2005)

'Cultures do not exist' / 'Culturen bestaan niet' (inaugural lecture in the chair of 'Foundations of Intercultural Philosophy'), Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1999)
revised version now included as chapter 15 in: van Binsbergen, W.M.J., Intercultural encounters: African and anthropological lessons towards a philosophy of interculturality, Berlin/Muenster: LIT
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traduzione italiana NEW
‘Le culture non esistono: Critica dell’autoevidenza negli studi interculturali’ -- Italian version of 1999 inaugural lecture in the chair of 'Foundations of intercultural philosophy' (Erasmus University Rotterdam): van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2002, ‘Le culture non esistono: Critica dell’autoevidenza negli studi interculturali’, in: Miltenburg, A.F.M., ed., Incontri di sguardi: Saperi e pratiche dell’intercultura, Padova: Unipress/ Master in Studi Interculturali, Facolta di Lettere e Filosofia, Universita di Padova, pp. 5-51.

NEW now published (1st December 2003):
Intercultural encounters: African and anthropological lessons towards a philosophy of interculturality: Berlin/Muenster: LIT
click for description and order form

early 2003 Wim van Binsbergen took over the Editorship of Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy/ Revue Africaine de Philosophie; click for details of the International Colloquium marking that event

'The translation of Southern African sangoma divination towards a global format, and the validity of the knowledge it produces'

paper read at the symposium ‘World views, Science and Us’, Brussels, Centre Leo Apostel, Free University Brussels, Belgium, 10 June 2003; now incorporated as ch. 7 of Wim van Binsbergen's book Intercultural encounters

van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2003, ‘Sangoma en filosoof: Eenheid in de praktijk, dilemma in de theorie’, in: Bulhof, I.N., Poorthuis, M., & Bhagwandin, V., eds., Mijn plaats is geen plaats: Ontmoetingen tussen wereldbeschouwingen, Kampen: Klement-Pelckmans, pp. 219-231

bijdrage aan het symposium ‘Wereldburger tussen culturen in conflict’, ter gelegenheid van het afscheid van Prof.dr U. Libbrecht van de Stichting Filosofie Oost-West, Utrecht, 11 april 2003;

inmiddels verschenen als:

Van Binsbergen, W.M.J., 2003, 'Grenzen en wereldbeschouwingen: Waarom wereldburgerschap ook heden een moeilijke opgave is', in: Stichting Filosofie Oost-West, red., Wereldburger tussen culturen in conflict: Symposium gehouden op vrijdag 11 april 2003 te Utrecht, Nijmegen: Stichting Filosofie Oost-West, pp. 27-40

Virtuality as a key concept in the study of globalisation, WOTRO Working Paper 3 (1997)
now as PDF Web-book in original pagination, with colour illustrations and index
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'The underpinning of scientific knowledge systems: Epistemology or hegemonic power? The implications of Sandra Harding’s critique of North Atlantic science for the appreciation of African knowledge systems'
paper presented at the Colloquium ‘La rencontre des rationalites’, organised by the African Centre for Advanced Studies, the International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (CIPSH) and UNESCO, Porto Novo, Benin, September 18-21, 2002
A book-length critical appraisal of Mudimbe: Central African clerical intellectualism versus African historic religion
(1) full text (2) greatly shortened text as orally presented at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 1st February, 2001
(3) downloadable TXT version of shortened text
Ubuntu and the globalisation of Southern African thought and society


revised version included as chapter 14 in: van Binsbergen, W.M.J., Intercultural encounters: African and anthropological lessons towards a philosophy of interculturality, Berlin/Muenster: LIT
Sensus communis or sensus particularis: Kant in Africa - A social science comment (based on the Kazanga festival in western central Zambia)
; revised version included as chapter 9 in: van Binsbergen, W.M.J., Intercultural encounters: African and anthropological lessons towards a philosophy of interculturality, Berlin/Muenster: LIT

From: Sensus communis edited by Heinz Kimmerle and Henk Oosterling, 2000

Some philosophical aspects of cultural globalisation: Mall's intercultural hermeneutics (English)
revised version now included as chapter 12 in: van Binsbergen, W.M.J., Intercultural encounters: African and anthropological lessons towards a philosophy of interculturality, Berlin/Muenster: LIT

Enige filosofische aspecten van culturele globalisering: Malls interculturele hermeneutiek (Nederlands)

Sangoma in The Netherlands: On integrity in intercultural mediation (English version);
revised version included as chapter 6 in: van Binsbergen, W.M.J., Intercultural encounters: African and anthropological lessons towards a philosophy of interculturality, Berlin/Muenster: LIT

Sangoma in Netherland: Over integriteit in interculturele bemiddeling (Nederlands)

Felix Guattari: philosophy and anthropology (Web-article) (Dutch version with English summary)

Modernity on a shoestring: Consumption, globalisation and development

Commodification and globalisation (conference, 10-13 June 1999)

 

Wim van Binsbergen's paper for this conference: 'We are in this for the money': Commodification and the Southern African sangoma cult

 
Reconciliation: A major African social technology of shared and recognised humanity (ubuntu)
revised version now included as chapter 11 in: van Binsbergen, W.M.J., Intercultural encounters: African and anthropological lessons towards a philosophy of interculturality, Berlin/Muenster: LIT
In search of spirituality: Provisional conceptual and theoretical explorations from the cultural anthropology of religion and the history of ideas

paper, Working group on Spirituality, Dutch-Flemish Association for Intercultural Philosophy, Rotterdam, September 1999

Some philosophical aspects of cultural globalisation: Mall's intercultural hermeneutics (English)
revised version now included as chapter 12 in: van Binsbergen, W.M.J., Intercultural encounters: African and anthropological lessons towards a philosophy of interculturality, Berlin/Muenster: LIT

Enige filosofische aspecten van culturele globalisering: Malls interculturele hermeneutiek (Nederlands)

The Janus situation: Development and the intercontinental circulation of knowledge and ignorance
; revised version included as chapter 10 in: van Binsbergen, W.M.J., Intercultural encounters: African and anthropological lessons towards a philosophy of interculturality, Berlin/Muenster: LIT

paper for the 1999 Wageningen conference on ‘Decision-making in natural resources management

Een interview met Wim van Binsbergen: 'Filosofen zonder grenzen' -- Interculturele filosofie voor beginners
  uit: Erasmus Magazine, juni 1998
Derrida on religion: glimpses of interculturality (on Christianity, Islam and Judaism)

paper, Working group on Spirituality, Dutch-Flemish Association for Intercultural Philosophy, Rotterdam, June 2000

ICT and intercultural philosophy: An African exploration -- English
revised version now included as chapter 13 in: van Binsbergen, W.M.J., Intercultural encounters: African and anthropological lessons towards a philosophy of interculturality, Berlin/Muenster: LIT

ICT en interculturele filosofie: Een Afrikaanse verkenning -- Nederlands

Crossing cultural boundaries: From anthropologist to sangoma in search of an intercultural approach to health
(Compass Newsletter 3, 2000, pp. 12-13)
Een interview met Wim van Binsbergen: 'Culturen bestaan niet' -- implicaties voor de multiculturele samenleving
uit: BIJEEN, november 1999
Ubuntu conference, South Africa (1999)
Wim van Binsbergen's Ph.D. seminar
Theme group on globalisation, African Studies Centre, Leiden (1996-2002)
Transformations and Islam in Africa (conference, 15 October 1999)
the homepage of the Dutch-Flemish Association for Intercultural Philosophy NVVIF has moved to: http://www.geocities.com/nvvif Sociaal-wetenschappelijke aspecten van niet-overheidsorganisaties (“NGO’s”) in Afrika
   
   
   

 

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