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Werner Callebaut

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Fields  Philosophy of Science
Name  Werner Callebaut

Alma mater  Ghent University
Known for  Philosophy of science
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Born  Werner Callebaut October 7, 1952 Mechelen, Belgium (1952-10-07)
Institutions  University of Hasselt Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research
Died  November 6, 2014, Vienna, Austria
Institution  University of Hasselt, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research

Werner Callebaut (October 7, 1952 – November 6, 2014) was a professor at the University of Hasselt, scientific director of the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, editor and chief of Biological Theory, and president of The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology.

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Biography

He attended high school at Koninklijk Atheneum Vilvoorde, Belgium. During his undergraduate studies at the University of Ghent, he was highly influenced by Leo Apostel and Etienne Vermeersch. In 1983, he received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Ghent with a dissertation entitled Contribution to a General Theory of Rationality on Evolutionary Foundations—With an Application to the Organization of Scientific Knowledge. In 1995 he became a professor of philosophy at University of Hasselt. Between 1995 and 1999, he was a visiting fellow at Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI) and, in 1999, he moved to Vienna, Austria to become scientific manager of KLI. In 2006, he became editor and chief of Biological Theory. In 2013, he was elected president of The International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB).

Taking the Naturalistic Turn

In his 1993 book Taking the naturalistic turn, or how real philosophy of science is done, Callebaut interviewed a number of philosophers of on key topics in the philosophy of science. He then wove together the interviews into conversations on these key topics in the philosophy of science.

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Werner Callebaut Wikipedia


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