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F.A.I. Buekens

Universitair hoofddocent

Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Philosophy



Philosophy of Mind, Logic and Philosophy of Language, Semantics, psychoanalysis

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Most recent publications

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My current research in philosophy of language focuses on disagreement, contextualism vs. minimalism in semantics, theories of truth and the controversies over realism vs. constructivism in the human sciences. I'm also interested in evolutionairy psychology.
Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science



I was visiting fellow at the universities of Cologne (1998) and Stellenbosch (2008).

External accreditation

President of the Dutch-Flemish Society for Analytical Philosophy. Referee for Erkenntnis, Synthese, Logique et Analyse, Philosophial Explorations.

I was a member of KNAW and FWO assessment committees in philosophy and linguistics.

I was a mamber of a Dutch-Flemish Evaluation Committee ('Visitatiecommissie') Onderwijs in 1998

Research supervision

  Co-promotor or reader of 8 PhD's at the universities of Tilburg, Antwerp, Gent, Leuven and Paris (Sorbonne)


  6 maart 2008, ?Is Truth a Goal of Inquiry??, Stellenbosch University13 maart 2008, ?Foucault on Truth?, Stellenbosch University20 maart 2008, ?Social Constructivism, Institutions and Psychoanalysis?, Stellenbosch University 22 September 2008, Tilps, Tilburg, ?Faultless Disagreement and Self-Expression?8 mei 2009, ?Faultless Disagreement and Self-Expression?, ILCI International Workshop on Semantics, Pragmatics and Rhetoric, San Sebastian 11 mei 2009, Evolutionary Psychology and Calm Sunshine of the Mind. University of Antwerp, Colloquium on Biology and Beyond.  20 mei 2009, ?Metaphors vs. Institutional Facts.?, Metaphors in Philosophy Conference, University of Antwerp 9 juni 2009, ??Connectivity is not enough. Socially Networked Professional Environments and Epistemic Norms?, Maastricht, Open University. 12 juni 2009, ?Deflating Foucault Without Inflating Truth?, Rotterdam, Foucault : 25 years after Conference (cancelled due to ilness) 27 Augustus 2009, ?What Foucault Ought to have said about Truth and Power?, Cardiff; Conference of European Philosophy



I teach philosophy of language, linguistic analysis and contemporary philosophy. Recent course topics:

2004: contextualism, mimalism in semantics

2005: contextualism, theories of truth

2006: theories of truth

2007: recent work on the epistemology of disagreement

2008: Theories of truth: mimimalism

2009: The explanatory role of the concept of truth


F.A.I. Buekens teaches the following subjects:

Teaching activities elsewhere

  I have lectured at the universites of Leuven, Amsterdam, Stellenbosch, Hertfordshire and Paris (Sorbonne), mostly on topics in philosophy of language and philosophy of mind.

Contact details
Room D 144
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 3265
Secretary+31 13 466 2773
Fax +31 13 466 2892

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