Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Social Systems

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The Centre for Philosophy, Technology and Social Systems (CPTS) began life in 1995, when an international group of about fifteen scholars from different disciplines came together in Amsterdam. This was for a 'working conference', in which scholars could explore ideas within new paradigms (way of thinking), especially, but not restricted to, those of Dooyeweerd's philosophy and systems thinking.

It proved to be such a successful formula that these 'working conferences' have occurred every year since then. See Conferences Page for more details.

Scholars of CPTS in discussion

The emphasis has broadened and now includes

What interests CPTS What CPTS offers CPTS' starting point
Interdisciplinarity (all application areas are welcomed), technology, information systems, ethics and responsibility, North-South relations, faith issues (especially unspoken presuppositions), organisational and social issues, philosophical issues (especially Dooyeweerd), the normative structure of reality. Annual working conferences characterized by ... High quality academic discourse that exposes roots of thinking and stimulates new ways of thinking. Discussion of practical issues in light of this thought. Mentoring: giving space for participants, especially PhD students, to develop their thinking, aiming at publication or thesis. Development of high quality contributions to mainstream thought from the perspective of the Biblical motif of creation, fall, redemption. All aspects of temporal reality are important. Humanity has responsibility in this world. Christian (and other religious) thinking should not be divorced from academic thinking, but can enter a multi-way dialogue with other ways of thinking with mutual respect.

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