Vague knowledge: the human being as a creative being in religious and scientific contexts of explanation. An investigation into conceptual networks as dynamics of identity from a philosophical point of view.

Project Details


The aim of this project is, starting from the work of Leo Apostel (atheistic spirituality) and Rik Pinxten (godlike phantasy), to explore in what way knowledge interferes in the formation of identities and conceptual networks. The core hypothesis is that vague knowledge is far better suited than precise and exact knowledge to help develop these identities.
Effective start/end date1/01/0231/12/05


  • explanation
  • religion and science
  • vague knowledge

Flemish discipline codes

  • Philosophy, ethics and religious studies
  • Pedagogical and educational sciences
  • Sociology and anthropology