Jean Paul Van Bendegem

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Jean Paul Van Bendegem
Born Ghent, Belgium
Died (1953-03-28) 28 March 1953 (age 61)
Nationality Belgian
Institutions Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Known for Strict finitism
Website
www.vub.ac.be/CLWF/members/jean/

Jean Paul Van Bendegem (born 28 March 1953[1] in Ghent)[2] is a mathematician, a philosopher of science, and a prominent professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels. He was also dean of the faculty of Arts and Philosophy, and is currently head of the CLWF (Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science) at the same university.

Van Bendegem is an honorary chairman of SKEPP[3] (Research Society for Critical Evaluation of Pseudoscience and the Paranormal), an organisation that is prepared to pay 10,000 euros to anyone who can prove the validity of a paranormal claim.

Van Bendegem is the university's representative to the CNRL–NCNL[4] (French: Centre National de Recherches de Logique, Dutch: Nationaal Centrum voor Navorsingen in de Logica, English: National Centre for Investigations in Logic). He is chief editor of their quarterly magazine Logique et Analyse.[5]

In mathematics, he is a strict finitist.[6]

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  • van Bendegem, Jean Paul (1987). Finite, empirical mathematics, outline of a model. Ghent, Holland: Ghent University. OCLC 23654274. 
  • van Bendegem, Jean Paul; Batens, Diderik (1988). Theory and experiment recent insights and new perspectives on their relation. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. ISBN 9789401077941. 
  • van Bendegem, Jean Paul; Restivo, Sal; Fisher, Ronald (1993). Math worlds: philosophical and social studies of mathematics and mathematics education. Albany: State University of New York Press. ISBN 9780791413302. 
  • van Bendegem, Jean Paul (1998). Jaarboek seksualiteit, relaties, geboorteregeling 1999. Ghent, Holland: CGSO. 
  • van Bendegem, Jean Paul; Batens, Diderik; Priest, Graham; Mortensen, Chris (2000). Frontiers of paraconsistent logic. Baldock, Hertfordshire, England Philadelphia, Pennysylvania: Research Studies Press. ISBN 9780863802539. 
  • van Bendegem, Jean Paul; Aerts, Diederik; Gontier, Nathalie (2006). Evolutionary epistemology, language and culture a non-adaptationist, systems theoretical approach. Dordrecht: Springer. ISBN 9781402033940. 
  • van Bendegem, Jean Paul; van Kerkhove, Bart (2007). Perspectives on mathematical practices: bringing together philosophy of mathematics, sociology of mathematics, and mathematics education. Dordrecht: Springer. ISBN 9781402050343. 
  • van Bendegem, Jean Paul; François, Karen (2011). Philosophical dimensions in mathematics education. New York London: Springer. ISBN 9781441943972. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bendegem, Jean Paul van, 1953-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 10 August 2014. "data sheet (b. 3-28-53)" 
  2. ^ "Jean Paul Van Bendegem". Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 
  3. ^ "Het SKEPP team" [The SKEPP team]. SKEPP. 
  4. ^ "Membres" [Members]. CNRL–NCNL. 
  5. ^ "Editorial Board". LOGIQUE ET ANALYSE. Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 
  6. ^ "A Defence of Strict Finitism". CONSTRUCTIVIST FOUNDATIONS Vol. 7 N°2. 

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