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.
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.
- Luo Dong (University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing) will be visiting TiLPS from September 2015 till September 2016
- Mohsen Donyavi (Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Teheran) from March till July 2016