Strauss, Daniel

Daniel Strauss


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D.F.M. Strauss was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa (1946).  He enrolled as a student at the University of the Orange Free State in 1965 where he obtained a BA Degree in 1967 (majors: History, Mathematics, Philosophy).  In 1968, he completed BA Honnours (Philosophy) and Political Science III.  His MA Thesis was published in 1969: Philosophy and the Special Sciences (358 pp.).  At the Free University of Amsterdam, he studied systematic philosophy; modern philosophy, and General Theory of Law and Dutch Penal Law (doctoral examination cum laude in November 1970).  His PhD dissertation was on Concept and Idea (1973).  At the then UOFS, he was Senior Lecturer in Philosophy until 1976; then promoted to Associate Professor and in October 1978 to be the Head of the Department of Philosophy.  Between 1994 and 1996, he was the First Director of the Dooyeweerd Centre, assuming at once the position of General Editor of the Collected Works of the Dutch philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd.  Between 1998 and 2002, he was Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.  Since his resignation as Dean in 2001, he published 2 Books and 76 articles in 17 different Journals spread over 12 different scholarly disciplines (22 presentations were given: National: 11; International: 11).