Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak

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Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak
Born 3 July 1929
Malang, East Java, Dutch East Indies
Era 20th century Philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Continental
Main interests
Ethics, Christian philosophy, philosophy of Hegel and Emmanuel Levinas

Adriaan Theodoor Basilius (Ad) Peperzak (born 3 July 1929) is a Dutch educator, editor and author. A member of the board of editors for Fordham University Press series Perspectives in Continental Philosophy, he has since 1991 been the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago.

Peperzak was born on the island of Java (Indonesia) as a Dutch citizen. He studied philosophy at the Franciscan monastery schools in Venray and theology in Alverna and Weert (The Netherlands). He obtained a licentiate in philosophy at the Higher Institute of Philosophy of the Université catholique de Louvain in Louvain (Belgium) and a Ph.D. in the Humanities at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) in Paris. His doctoral dissertation Le jeune Hegel et la vision morale du monde (director: Paul Ricoeur), was published in 1960 and republished in 1969.

His research in the history of philosophy has focused on Hegel (six books and numerous articles) and Emmanuel Levinas (two books and three others edited). He also published on Plato, Aristotle, Bonaventure, Descartes, Heidegger, and Ricoeur, and on thematic questions in ethics, social and political philosophy, metaphilosophy, and philosophy of religion.

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  • Le jeune Hegel et la vision morale du monde (1960, 1969)
  • Philosophy and Politics: A Commentary on the Preface to Hegel's Philosophy of Right (1987)
  • Selbsterkenntnis des Absoluten - Grundlinien der Hegelschen Philosophie des Geistes. Spekulation und Erfahrung, Texte und Untersuchungen zum Deutschen Idealismus (1987)
  • Hegels praktische Philosophie - Ein Kommentar zur enzyklopädischen Darstellung der menschlichen Freiheit und ihre objektiven Verwirklichung (1991)
  • Modern Freedom, Hegel's Legal, Moral, and Political Philosophy
  • To the Other: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas (1993)
  • Beyond: The Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas (1997)
  • Before Ethics (1997)
  • Reason In Faith - On The Relevance Of Christian Spirituality For Philosophy (1997)
  • Platonic Transformations (1997)
  • The Quest for Meaning - Friends of Wisdom, from Plato to Levinas (2003)
  • Elements of Ethics (2003)
  • Philosophy between Faith and Theology - addresses to catholic intellectuals (2005)
  • Thinking. From Solitude to Dialogue and Contemplation (2006)
  • Aanspraak en Bezinning (2007)

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