The Tilburg Center for Logic, General Ethics, and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) studies knowledge, reasoning, and value in all their forms. TiLPS researchers investigate questions about scientific reasoning and the knowledge produced by it, but are also very much interested in reasoning in daily life, with the help of ordinary language. What should rational people believe, given the evidence they possess? How do they reason about this and come to acceptable conclusions? What resources do their languages give them to make this possible? This includes questions about how people come to conclusions about facts, but also about values, norms, and actions. Deliberation about what ought to be done, given certain norms and in a particular context, is just as much in focus as careful argumentation about what is in fact the case.
TiLPS offers a Visiting Fellows Program, through which
logicians, ethicists, and philosophers of science reside in Tilburg for several
months. The center also supports a full calendar of events, including regular
research seminars, workshops, conferences and a lecture series.
Jan Sprenger has been appointed Professor of Philosophy
of Science at the Tilburg School of Humanities, with effect from 1 January
2014. In his capacity as Professor of Philosophy of Science he is also director
of TiLPS (Tilburg Center for Logic, General Ethics, and Philosophy of Science).
Sprenger is related to TiLPS since 2008.
The René Descartes Lectures 2014 will take place on 20 - 22 October 2014.