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.
Since January 2014, TiLPS is directed by Jan Sprenger who succeeded Stephan Hartmann. Other senior staff
members include Filip Buekens, Reinhard Muskens, and Alan Thomas. There are also many junior
staff members, postdocs and PhD students at TiLPS. Check out our people page!
When TiLPS was established, logic and formal (Bayesian) epistemology were the focal point of her staff members. Over time, the scope of the topics investigated at TiLPS has widened considerably. By now, it hosts many research projects in different areas, such as logics for natural language, scientific objectivity, explanatory reasoning, and epistemic injustice. Click here for a full list of externally funded research projects.
TiLPS supports a full calendar of research events, including regular seminars, workshops and conferences and the biannual René Descartes Lectures. TiLPS also sustains a joint conference series with the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) and the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science.
TiLPS offers a Visiting Fellows Program, through which logicians, ethicists, and philosophers of science reside in Tilburg for a couple of weeks up to several months. Check out whether there are any fellowships available at the moment!
Institutional Links and Collaborations
TiLPS is embedded into the Department of Philosophy at Tilburg University. TiLPS staff members collaborate frequently with people the Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication and other research institutions of Tilburg University. Moreover, TiLPS sponsors relations with the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) and the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science. Recently, we started up an NWO-funded network with the University of Gothenburg, Indiana University, the University of Manchester, the University of Trento and New York University.