Wednesday 16 January 2013

Congratulations Daniel Mullin!

Daniel Mullin successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis at the VU University, Amsterdam, on December 20, 2012. His thesis is titled: "Democracy without Secularism: A Pragmatist Critique of Habermas.” It is a fine piece of scholarship, and we can all take pride in Daniel's accomplishment. Dan also handled himself very capably during the one-hour formal defense.
In the photo, surrounding the candidate, are (from l to r): Govert Buijs (VU, opponent), Theo De Wit (Tilburg, opponent), Ron Kuipers (ICS, promotor), Daniel Mullin (candidate), Willie van der Merwe (VU, co-promotor), Pieter Duvenage (University of the Free state, opponent) and Ad Verbrugge (VU, opponent). Missing is Robin Celikates (University of Amsterdam, opponent), who had to leave immediately after the defense.