Egbert Schuurman Edit Profile
Graduate in Engineering, Technology University Delft, The Netherlands, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1972. Doctor (honorary), Christian University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 1994.
After studying civil engineering at the HTS in Groningen, Schuurman continued his studies at Delft University of Technology. In 1972 Schuurman received his Phd with a thesis entitled "Techniek en Toekomst - Confrontatie met wijsgerige beschouwingen" (Technology and Future - Confrontation with philosophical considerations) under supervision of Hendrik Van Riessen. From 1964 Schuurman had started his academic career at the Technical University of Delft, and in 1966 moved to the Vrije Universiteit.
In 1972 he was also appointed Professor in the Reformed Philosophy at the Technical University of Eindhoven, which he remained until 2004. From 1975 to 2004 and he also held that post at the Technical University in Delft, and from 1984 to September 2007 at the University of Wageningen. The latter was in large part devoted to agriculture.
Among his students in Amsterdam was Sytse Strijbos, and in Delft he was succeeded by Marc de Vries. Schuurman was Visiting Professor on topics from the philosophy of technology in Canada, USA, England, Korea, Japan, South Africa and Brazil. In 1994 was awarded an honorary doctorate in Technical Sciences at the University of North West (Potchefstroom), South Africa.
In 1995 he was awarded the Templeton Award in Berkeley at the Center for Theology and Natural Sciences. In 2003 he was awarded officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.
Faith and Hope in Technology
(Technology has advanced more in recent decades than in an...)
- Reflections on the Technological Society
- Faith and Hope in Technology by Egbert Schuurman (2003-06-01)
- Faith and Hope in Technology
From 1983 to 2011 he was also a member of the Dutch Senate, serving among others as the Caucus Chairman for the Christian Union party caucus and Senate group leader (succeeded by Roel Kuiper).
Married Lydia Huizenga, June 16, 1939. Children: Harma Roelfien, Johanna Renske, Maarten Egbert.
1964 - 1984