Páll Skúlason

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Páll Skúlason (4 June 1945 – 22 April 2015) was a professor of philosophy and former Rector of the University of Iceland. [1]

Born and raised in Akureyri, in northern Iceland, Páll Skúlason graduated from highschool in 1965. He studied philosophy at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium, earning a BA in 1967 and a doctorate in 1973. His doctoral dissertation, Du cercle et du Sujet: problème de compréhension et de méthode dans la Philosophie de Paul Ricœur, considered the philosophy of French philosopher Paul Ricœur.

Paul became a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Iceland in 1971 and was appointed Professor in 1975. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1977-1979, 1985-1987 and 1995-1997) and Rector of the University from 1997 to 2005.

Books[edit]

  • Du Cercle et du Sujet, problèmes de compréhension et de méthode dans la philosophie de Paul Ricœur (Louvain: Université Catholique de Louvain, Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, 1973) - Doctoral thesis
  • Hugsun og veruleiki [Thought and Reality] (Reykjavík: Hlaðbúð, 1975)
  • Pælingar [Speculations] (Reykjavík: Ergo Publishers, 1987) - a collection of essays
  • Pælingar II [Speculations II] (Reykjavík: Ergo Publishers, 1989) - a collection of essays
  • Siðfræði [Ethics] (Reykjavík: Rannsóknarstofnun í siðfræði [Center for Ethical Studies], 1990)
  • Sjö siðfræðilestrar [Seven Lectures in Ethics] (Reykjavík: Rannsóknarstofnun í siðfræði [Center for Ethical Studies], 1991)
  • Menning og sjálfstæði [Culture and Autonomy] (Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan [The University Press], 1994)
  • Í skjóli heimspekinnar [In the Shelter of Philosophy] (Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan [The University Press], 1995)
  • Umhverfing [Nature and Environment]. (Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan [The University Press], 1998)
  • Saga and Philosophy (Reykjavik: Háskólaútgáfan [The University Press], 1999)
  • Le Cercle du Sujet - dans la philosophie de Paul Ricœur (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2001)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Décès du Professeur Páll Skúlason - Independence News". independence-card.com (in French). Retrieved 30 April 2015. 

Pall Skulason: [1]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Sveinbjörn Björnsson
Rector of the University of Iceland
1997–2005
Succeeded by
Kristín Ingólfsdóttir