Frans J.M. van Doorne
(philosophical education)

 Born 1933 at Helmond, Netherlands

1952-1954 first initiation in philosophy at the senior seminary of a religious order at Gemert (Nl)

1954-1958 studies in theology at the Jesuit Faculty of Louvain (Belgium). Licenciate 1958 MA cum laude

1958-1960 two more years at Louvain for philosophical studies. As free student of the Higher Institute of Philosophy (licenciate courses with the Flemisch and French section). And as private student of Prof. Dr. D.M. de Petter O.P., founder of the Tijdschrift voor Philosophie (private meetings with him and classes in metaphysics and philosophical anthropology by him)

1961-1965 philosophical studies at catholic university at Nimwegen (Nl) combined with a half time teaching position for philosophy at the senior seminary where I have had my first initiation in the field. During academic year 1963 weekly 3 days internship at the Nimwegen Department of Genetics to aquire experiential knowledge of how empirical scientific research in biology is done by participating in it,

1966 MA in philosophy cum laude

1966-1967 a year’s study leave, being guest at the Psychology Department of Duquesne university (Pittsburgh, USA) at that time wellknown for its program in phenomenological psychology. Another experiential year for gaining some insight in how scientific research is conceived and done.

1982 PhD Erasmus university Rotterdam (promotor Prof. Dr. Heinz Kimmerle). At this website also a copy of my dissertation (in Dutch): Naar nieuwe grondslagen van sociaalwetenschappelijk onderzoek. De ontwikkeling van Habermas’ reconstructieve filosofie in de jaren 1960-1980, IV-IX and 280 pp. 1982 (Towards new foundations of research in the social sciences. The development of Habermas’ reconstructive philosophy during the years 1969-1980.)

1969-1998 teaching position for philosophy at the Department of economics and since 198o at the Department of philosophy as associate professor of philosophy of the social sciences. Leaving for age retirement in 1998.

In all these years I have been involved in a search for interlinking systematically philosophy and empirical sciences, in particular social sciences

(cfr. at this websit my extended curriculum vitae in Dutch)