Eclecticus is my center for independent research, disinterested advice, excellent education and cost-saving prevention.

As an Eclecticus, I conduct study and research based on the unique multidisciplinary combination of:

  • Social and Physical Geography
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Authentic Haptonomy
  • Eclectic Philosphy
  • Universal Spirituality

My personal core qualities are:

  • Affectivity
  • Authenticity
  • Imagination
  • Truth-finding
  • Excellence
  • Wisdom
  • Ethics
  • Disinterestedness

What is an Eclecticus?

An Eclecticus is a sage or philosopher who does not commit himself to a particular system, but chooses from different systems what he thinks best and that merges into something new.

As an Eclecticus, I seamlessy connect my 8 different professions:

  • Counseler
  • Anthropologist
  • Philosopher
  • Geographer
  • Haptonomist
  • Teacher
  • Researcher
  • Writer

The eclectic heritage

Eclecticism is the Eclectic’s approach to adopting forms of thought, methods, styles and/or motives from ancestors or others and fusing them into something new.

In later Greek philosophy, Eclecticism arose from the mutual struggle of the many schools, which led to a mixing of views. Eclectic tendencies emerged among the later adherents of the Academy and the Stoa. For example the great masters of the Middle Stoa, Panaitios and Poseidonos, were typical eclectic. This was also the case with Karneados, the founder of the New Academy.

With the Romans, Seneca considered himself stoic, but he also liked to show off his eclecticism. Cicero was an eclectic academic.
Throughout the Roman Empire, most philosophers were eclectic; only with Neo-Platonism did antiquity develop a final, primitive philosophy, but it was also fundamentally eclectic.

In modern times, Leibniz can be considered an eclectic. He believed that practically all systems could eventually be reconciled if certain corrections were made.

The philosophers of the Enlightenment were essentially eclectic. With Cousin, Eclecticism enjoyed great acclaim in the first half of the 19th century in France. Cousin believed he could bridge the gap between Hume’s empiricism and the metaphysics of Schelling and Hegel. In fact, he espoused a flattened spiritualism and rejected sensualism and materialism.

The word Eclecticism is used in the pejorative sense when the philosophy does not form a unity and consists in fact of loose fragments of thought.

Eclecticism in health care

One speaks of eclectic therapy when the therapist does not limit himself to one movement, but chooses elements or techniques from the various movements that suit the client or the problem. In health care, electic theraphy is generally chosen.


 Eclectic Imagination