Jean Paul Van Bendegem Edit Profile
Licenciaat wiskunde, Rijksuniversiteit, Gent, 1976; Licenciaat wijsbegeerte, Rijksuniversiteit, Gent, 1979; Doctor of Philosophy, Rijksuniversiteit, Gent, 1983.
He was also dean of the faculty of Arts and Philosophy, and is currently head of the CLWF (Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science) at the same university. Van Bendegem is an honorary chairman of SKEPP (Research Society for Critical Evaluation of Pseudoscience and the Paranormal), an organisation that is prepared to pay 10,000 euros to anyone who can prove the validity of a paranormal claim. Van Bendegem is the university's representative to the CNRL–NCNL (French: Centre National de Recherches de Logique, Dutch: Nationaal Centrum voor Navorsingen in de Logica, English: National Centre for Investigations in Logic).
He is chief editor of their quarterly magazine Logique et Analyse. In mathematics, he is a strict finitist.
Member Humanistische Vereniging, 1984. Served with Civil Service, 1979-1981. Member Philosophy of Science Association, American Mathematics Society, Sherlock Holmes Society of London.