Etienne Vermeersch

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Etienne Vermeersch in 2014

Etienne Vermeersch (May 2, 1934 in Bruges – January 18, 2019 in Ghent) was a Belgian philosopher, activist and former academic.

He studied classics and philosophy at Ghent University.

Being a Jesuit, he turned atheist at the age of 25.

Vermeersch was vice rector at Ghent University, and is considered an important critic in Belgian society.

He was co-founder of the Belgian skeptical organization of SKEPP.

Vermeersch died at a hospital in Ghent, Belgium through assisted suicide on January 18, 2019 after suffering a long-illness, aged 84.[1]

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