tilburg university

TiLPS

The Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science studies knowledge, reasoning, and value in all their forms.

tilburg university

TiLPS

The Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) studies knowledge, reasoning, and value in all their forms.

History and Mission

The Center was founded in 2007 in order to promote a novel style of philosophical research. TiLPS researchers typically combine different philosophical techniques in solving a problem, rather than relying on a single method. Among them are conceptual analysis, logical deduction, mathematical modeling, psychological experiments, simulations, and case studies.

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Announcements

Wake Forrest Award

The research project titled 'The Moral Psychology of Inequality and its Impact on Well-Being Principal' by Alan Thomas, Alfred Archer and Bart Engelen has been awarded by Saint Louis University grants on 'Happiness and Well-Being'.

Normative approaches to justice frequently appeal to a key psychological phenomenon, but these appeals are not currently scrutinized in the light of the empirical study of the phenomenon in question. This project connects the normative and the empirical work on those aspects of moral psychology that bear on questions of just distribution.

Scientific Collaboration Community

TiLPS is now part of a scientific collaboration community ('wetenschappelijke onderzoeksgemeenschap') funded by the Flanders Research Foundation FWO directed by Prof. Dr. Erik Weber, Ghent University. The topic of the research is 'Logical & Methodological Analysis of Scientific Reasoning Processes'. Other participants include the Free University Brussels, the University of Antwerp, the Free University Amsterdam, and University College London.

Visiting fellows

  • Selene Arfini (University of Chieti and Pescara) will be visiting TiLPS from September 2016 to December 2016.
  • Viktor Ivanković (Central European University of Budapest) will visit TiLPS in October and November 2016.

Events

  • From 5-7 September 2016, TiLPS will host the 5th René Descartes Lectures. The main speaker will be Heather Douglas (Waterloo).
  • 8 September 2016. TiLPS Colloquium with Daniel Steel (University of British Colombia).