my own philosophy pages about my own philosophy!
The links on the left give
only a rather random and very small selection of what I wrote. (It
depends in part on what is in html).
Probably the best
introduction to my own ideas are the Philosophical
Dictionary and its Key-terms
or my Problems Of
Philosophy or else in my On Philosophical
There is a good if somewhat
indirect survey of some of my ideas about society, men, education and
quite a few other things for those who read Dutch in my comments to Multatuli's
IDEEN (all 7 volumes).
Multatuli was the alias of
Eduard Douwes Dekker, a truly amazing Dutchman who lived from
1820-1887, and may be read in English in Penguin Classics: "Max
Havelaar", which is mostly autobiographical.
The only real and genuine
modern Dutch philosophers I know of (that are worth reading) are
Multatuli and Beth, and neither was an academic philosopher. (Beth was
a mathematician and logician primarily. I like his "Foundations of
Mathematics" very much.)
There is and will be
considerably more philosophy
on this site in
the future, and indeed there is much more in the links in this
paragraph - and note that all philosophical classics I put on line come
with my own comments.
There now also is the -
beginning of - the beginning of my own IdeeŽn in Dutch.
My own meanings for over 600 terms (presently) that are used in
philosiophy is in my Philosophical
Also, there are extensive
notes by me - usually as long as the works annotated - to
Leibniz's New Essays
(Politics not done except for first 3 books)
Hume's Enquiries into Understanding
Liberty and Utilitarianism
Multatuli's Ideen (all 7 books of Ideen commented)
Logico-Philosophicus (mostly done, but not fully)
and indeed quite a few more: See the philosophers-section:
most, though not all philosophers in the left blue pane are there with
some of their full works in html, that quite often have notes like the
all come with usually
extensive notes, though as before not all have finished.
Also, I have on
February 22, 2014 inserted in the left pane a link to my Dutch autobiography,
that is now maintained in this section, after having been written in
I wish you pleasurable and
instructive reading and computing!