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Wilfried Ver Eecke

Title

Professor

Department

Department of Philosophy
General profile

Portrait

Phone

+1 202-687-7613

Alt. phone

202-687-7487

Fax

202-687-4493

Location

Office hours

Monday 4:00 to 6:00PM and by appointment

Bio

Wilfried Ver Eecke obtained a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Louvain. He did doctoral and post-doctoral work in Paris (with Ricouer, Hyppolite, Lacan, and Benveniste), in Freiburg/iBr (with Lohmann) and at Harvard (with Putnam, Cavell, Erikson, Jakobson, Kagan, and Brow). He also obtained an M.A. in economics at Georgetown University. Professor Ver Eecke has been teaching at Georgetown since 1967, where he was also Chairman of the Philosophy Department from 1980-1983. He was awarded research grants from the Belgian Science Foundation, the French Government, and the von Humboldt Stiftung. In 1973, he received the annual prize of the Belgian Academy of Sciences and Humanities for a manuscript later published as Negativity and Subjectivity.

His research interests include (1) Hegel; (2) philosophy of psychoanalysis with an emphasis on Lacan -- including ethical problems with the treatment of mentally ill persons; (3) ethics and economics -- including public policy implications; (4) Contemporary Continental philosophy; (5) the concept of person; and (6) political and social philosophy -- including distributive justice.

Education

  • M.A. (1971) Georgetown University, Economics
  • Ph.D (1966) Faculty of the Arts, Leuven, Belgium, Philosophy
  • License (1962) Faculty of the Arts, Leuven, Belgium, Philosophy
  • License (1961) Leuven, Belgium, Thomistic Philosophy
  • Advanced Candidate () New York Freudian Psychoanalytic Institute,

Languages

  • Dutch (speak, read, write)
  • French (speak, read, write)
  • German (speak, read, write)