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 THe International School of Philosophy

ISVW around 1917The International School of Philosophy (Internationale School voor Wijsbegeerte) was founded in 1916 by the Dutch writer and philosopher Frederik van Eeden. Together with the German philosopher Martin Buber, and the well known mathematician L.E.J. Brouwer. Van Eeden envisioned a place where leading thinkers would come together to discuss cultural progress.

ISVWIn 1917 the main building of the school was built by architect De Bazel in the woods of Leusden (heart of the Netherlands). Later several buildings were added, including a new hotel in 2010. The school now consists of 12 lecture rooms/halls, 100 hotel rooms and a philosophy course centre. It is located on 5 acres of woodland and borders the much larger wood of the Leusderheide. Our kitchen works mainly with biological products.

Restaurant ISVWThe International School of Philosophy teaches academic philosophy and focuses on enlarging scientific literacy. Martin Heidegger, Karl Popper, Noam Chomsky, Rudiger Safranski, Peter Sloterdijk, Martha Nussbaum, Francis Fukuyama, John N. Gray, Peter Sloterdijk, Peter Singer, Avishai Margalit and Martha Nussbaum. In July 2012 the ISVW will host the Minding Animals Preconference.


In 2011 the International School of Philosophy started a publishinghouse. ISW-uitgevers focusses on philosophy and popular science titles for a wider audience.


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We are located at:

Dodeweg 8
3832 RD Leusden
The Netherlands

For information about the school or the renting of our facilities, please contact tel: 31-33-4650700 or

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