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Goudsblom, J.

Johan Goudsblom, born in Bergen, the Netherlands, in 1932. Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam. Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam († 2020)

Guest of the Rector (Winter 1999-2000)

During my three-month stay as a Guest of the Rector at NIAS I made a start with each of the three projects I intended to work on. I wrote a six page synopsis in English of my book Het regime van de tijd [The Time Regime] which I submitted to two American publishers. I began collecting notes and ideas for a book with the provisional title A History of Inequality. And I collected a great deal of material for a comparative historical-sociological study of fire use, fire hazards, and fire prevention in various cultural areas, focusing on possible divergences between the developments in Europe and elsewhere. In addition, I wrote an article on Fire: Human Uses and Consequences for the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and three articles for publication in Dutch scholarly journals: on biological evolution and socio-cultural development, on moral regimes, and a review article of Randall Collins’ The Sociology of Philosophies