Danie Strauss

University of the Free StateSouth Africa

In 1971 D F M Strauss was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the then UOFS. From January 1976 he was promoted to associate professor and in October 1977 appointed as professor and head of the Department of Philosophy at the UOFS. In 1994 he went to Canada, where, as the first Director of the Dooyeweerd Centre, he initiated the publication of the collected works of Hennan Dooyeweerd in English. He returned to South Africa in 1997 and from 1 April 1998 to 31 December 2001 was Dean of the new Faculty of Humanities at the UOFS. Apart from 15 independent publications, 35 international conference papers and 20 contributions to collected works, he has published more than 250 articles in national and international journals. In 2005 his work on the philosophical foundations of the modern natural sciences was published by Peter Lang Publishers – Paradigmen in Mathematik, Physik und Biologie und ihre philosophische Wurzeln (216 pp.) (Frankfurt am main). In 2006 Peter Lang published his work Reintegrating Social Theory – Reflecting upon human society and the discipline of sociology (310 pp.) (Oxford New York). In 2009 his, Philosophy: Discipline of the Disciplines by Paideia Press, Grand Rapids, USA appeared (715 pp.). In 1989 he received the Stals Prize for Philosophy from the South Afican Academy of Art and Science and in 2008 the Van Wyk ouw Prize as the hieghest award for academic work within various academic fields, also fron the South Afican Academy of Art and Science. In 1971 D F M Strauss was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the then UOFS. From January 1976 he was promoted to associate professor and in October 1977 appointed as professor and head of the Department of Philosophy at the UOFS. In 1994 he went to Canada, where, as the first Director of the Dooyeweerd Centre, he initiated the publication of the collected works of Herman Dooyeweerd in English. He returned to South Africa in 1997 and from 1 April 1998 to 31 December 2001 was Dean of the new Faculty of Humanities at the UOFS. Apart from 15 independent publications, 35 international conference papers and 20 contributions to collected works, he has published more than 250 articles in national and international journals. In 2005 his work on the philosophical foundations of the modern natural sciences was published by Peter Lang Publishers – Paradigmen in Mathematik, Physik und Biologie und ihre philosophische Wurzeln (216 pp.) (Frankfurt am main). In 2006 Peter Lang published his work Reintegrating Social Theory – Reflecting upon human society and the discipline of sociology (310 pp.) (Oxford New York). In 2009 his, Philosophy: Discipline of the Disciplines by Paideia Press, Grand Rapids, USA appeared (715 pp.). In 1989 he received the Stals Prize for Philosophy from the South Afican Academy of Art and Science and in 2008 the Van Wyk ouw Prize as the hieghest award for academic work within various academic fields, also fron the South Afican Academy of Art and Science.

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