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In September 2009 Philip joined the MSc in Holistic Science Faculty as teacher of complexity. Born in 1958 in England, Philip studied mathematics at New College Oxford from 1976 to 1980. Academia’s dull explanation of the world inspired Philip on a counter-journey into the depths of experience, travelling and a re-sensitisation to quality. In 2005, after a fifteen-year career designing intelligent software, culminating in a programme now used in The Netherlands by all Dutch courts, Philip had a chance encounter with Satish Kumar and was moved to come to Schumacher as an MSc student. Philip began and edits the Holistic Science Journal. He is also the convener of a successful inquiry forum called Process and Pilgrimage and is the author of Time, Light and the Dice of Creation: Through Paradox in Physics to a New Order.
2015: Franses P. Time, Light and the Dice of Creation: through Paradox in Physics to a New Order; Floris Books Read a Sample
2015: Franses, P. And Wride M. Goethean pedagogy: A case in innovative science education and implications for work based learning; Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning; Emerald Group Publishing
2013: Franses P. The Language of Living Processes; chapter from The Intuitive Way of Knowing: A Tribute to Brian Goodwin, Lambert, et al, Floris Books;
2013: Hindmarch, CCT, Franses P, Goodwin B, B & Murphy D; Whole transcriptome organisation in the dehydrated supraoptic nucleus, Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, vol 46, pp1000-1006
Time, Light and the Dice of Creation: through Paradox in Physics to a New Order: Book Launch