Dr. Peter Finke, a Bielefeld-i Egyetem (Németország) professzorának díszdoktori avatása a Debreceni Egyetemen 2004. június 4.
Professor Peter Finke was born in 1942. He studied linguistics and philosophy in Göttingen, Heidelberg and Oxford. Since 1982 he has been Professor of Linguistics and the Philosophy of Science at the University of Bielefeld. In addition, since 1996 he has been Gregory Bateson Professor of Evolutionary Cultural Ecology at the University of Witten-Herdecke.
Professor Finke's research focuses on the transdisciplinary interaction of linguistics, the philosophy of science and cultural ecology. In the seventies and eighties he put forward seminal books and papers on the philosophy of science in general and the philosophy of linguistics in particular. Since the nineties he has been one of the most renowned pioneers of ecolinguistics and cultural ecology. Currently Professor Finke is an internationally leading scholar in his fields of research whose outstanding achievements are widely acknowledged.
In 1990 Professor Finke initiated a contract of cooperation between the Faculty of Linguistics and Literature of the University of Bielefeld and the Faculty of Arts of the Kossuth University. It is due to his activity that since then there has been an intensive exchange of doctoral students and professors between the two faculties, along with joint research projects of international relevance.