Nov 24, 1912Amsterdam, North Holland, NetherlandsDied on 20 Aug 1993 (aged 80)
About Bernard Delfgaauw
Bernardus Maria Ignatius "Bernard" Delfgaauw (24 November 1912 in Amsterdam – 20 August 1993 in Haren) was a Dutch philosopher. He studied Dutch language, history, philosophy, and Hebrew language at the University of Amsterdam.In 1947 he earned his doctoral degree in philosophy.In 1961 he became a professor in philosophy at the University of Groningen.Delfgaauw was a prolific writer; subjects included existentialism, young Marx, Thomas Aquinas, Kant, mysticism, evolution, and he developed a philosophy of grammar and of social relations.
He also wrote a bestselling concise history of philosophy that was in continuous reprint and got translated into several languages.
During the Vietnam War it was legally prohibited, punishable by law in the Netherlands to say that president Johnson was a killer.
In 1967 Bernard Delfgaauw said at a symposium: "Measured by criteria used in Nuremberg and Tokyo, Johnson, his staff members, and generals are war criminals." After that, the Dutch student protesters wantonly changed their slogan from "Johnson Killer" to "Johnson Miller".