A Letter to Oxford University from World Peace Foundation


Dear Professor Shearer West
University of Oxford

Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6GG


In 1998, I had the great fortune to meet with one of your able Oxford Professor of Philosophy, Henryk Skolimowski. Under his leadership and tutoring I was able to write an academic treatise: I AM Philosophising.

On Google Search you can find it with an American spelling as:  I AM Philosophizing | World Peace Foundation   www.peace.se/?p=163

Professor Skolimowski found it an interesting theory, but more than that, I had made my cybernetic feedback theory into a way of creative living!  My personal philosophising in service to a spiritual: I AM, helped the establishment of a World Peace Foundation in year 2001, registered at the Stockholm County Council: www.peace.se

Today my transformation from a M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering, to an international professional I AM Philosophizing Agent is best expressed in an active blog, Peace Philosophers Blog:  www.peace.se/blog.

I followed Henyk Skolimowski over a decade and presented papers at The New Renaissance Conferences within The Scientific and Medical Network.

But somehow I never performed a full Ph.D. exam. Asking Henryk if my efforts did meet the academic criteria for an exam, he mentioned that as an Emeritus he was no longer in position to produce a judgement on that. I have to go to an active faculty.

So here I am, in front of the Humanities Divisional Office at the University of Oxford.

Are the results of my Ph.D. efforts of interest to the Oxford University?
If so, how to proceed?

Yours sincerely
Ove Svidén       World Peace Foundation
ove@peace.se      www.peace.se    Filosofens blogg:  www.peace.se/blogg
Peace Philosophers Blog:  www.peace.se/blog


P.S.    Faculty of Philosophy 

The Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford is one of the world’s great centres of philosophical learning, and has been home to many of the leading figures of British philosophy, including John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, John Locke, A. J. Ayer, Isaiah Berlin, Sir Peter Strawson, Baroness  Warnock and Sir Bernard Williams. The philosophical community is vibrant and diverse, with 60 permanent postholders, 180 members of the Faculty in total, over 100 graduate students and around 1200 undergraduates. There are statutory professors working in ancient philosophy, metaphysics, moral philosophy, philosophical logic, the philosophy of mind, and practical ethics – between them, the Faculty’s postholders work in almost all areas of the field. Because of its undergraduate joint schools, and because of its natural interdisciplinarity, the Faculty has strong links to other subjects, both within and outside the Humanities Division, including classics, linguistics, mathematics, modern languages, physics, politics, psychology, and theology.

Faculty Board Chair:   Professor Christopher Shields
Website: http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/

About Ove Svidén

Ove Svidén was born on March 10, 1937 at 12:15 in Stockholm, Sweden. M.Sc., 1960, Aircraft Engineering, KTH, Royal Inst. of Technology, Stockholm. B.A., 1980, Psychology, Education, Politics at Linköping University. Received a Ph.D. 1989, on Scenarios, Dept. Management and Economics, Linköping University. Futures Research 1988-91, Systems Engineering and Consensus Formation Office at Drive Project, DGXIII, Brussels. CEO at ARISEeeig on Road Transport Informatics, 1992-99, Brussels. President, World Peace Foundation from 2001-, Stockholm (www.peace.se).
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