World Views and the Problem of Synthesis

The Yellow Book of “Einstein Meets Magritte”

  • Diederik Aerts
  • Hubert Van Belle
  • Jan Van der Veken

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Leo Apostel
    Pages 17-49
  3. Fons Elders
    Pages 127-143
  4. Tetsunori Koizumi
    Pages 157-168
  5. Hugh Clapin
    Pages 169-186
  6. Vladimir Kuznetsov
    Pages 217-228
  7. Horst-Heino von Borzeszkowski, Renate Wahsner
    Pages 251-262
  8. Dino Karabeg
    Pages 273-294
  9. Francisco Campos
    Pages 331-348
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 365-370

About this book


This book considers philosophy to be more than mere reflection. Through philosophy, humankind can give meaning to the world. In part, this book re-evaluates the philosophy of Leo Apostel, who dedicated his life to the investigation of the use of philosophy in everyday life. But it is also a presentation of international research carried out along the lines of the worldviews project. The contributions address not only professional philosophers, but also students, teachers, academics and everyone interested in the relationship between philosophy and the world.


Immanuel Kant constructivism knowledge metaphysics ontology philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Diederik Aerts
    • 1
  • Hubert Van Belle
    • 2
  • Jan Van der Veken
    • 3
  1. 1.Brussels Free UniversityBelgium
  2. 2.VZW WorldviewsBelgium
  3. 3.Catholic University of LouvainBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers and Vrije Universiteit Brussel 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5981-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4708-8
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