Conference Speakers

Prof.dr. Hendrik Opdebeeck

Hendrik Opdebeeck is professor of Philosophy and Economics at the University of Antwerp where he is affiliated to the Centre of Ethics. He studied philosophy and economics at the universities of Leuven and Gent where he obtained a PhD with a dissertation on E.F.Schumacher(1911-1977) and the polyparadigmatic discourse in economics. In 2000 with Luc Bouckaert (KULeuven) he founded the Spes-forum for Spirituality in Economics and Society. His publications in English include The Foundation and Application of Moral Philosophy (Peeters, Leuven, 2000) and Building Towers, Perspectives on Globalisation (Ethical Perspectives Monographs Series, Peeters, Leuven, 2002)

Paper to be presented at the conference

The importance of an appropriate individual behaviour to surpass the limits to globalisation: Rediscovering the legacy of E.F.Schumacher