Philosophy of Humanity, Culture, and Ethics

The research group PHC&E (Philosophy of Humanity, Culture, and Ethics) specializes in modern and contemporary continental philosophy, more specifically philosophical anthropology, philosophy of culture, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, feminism and German and French (post)modern philosophy.

Driven by Tilburg University’s mission ‘Understanding Society’, philosophers of PHC&E combine ‘state-of-the-art’ fundamental research with applied research. Their – often interdisciplinary – research focuses on cultural and societal issues, such as the role of art, literature, music, and media in the formation of culture and humanity; identity, race, and gender, social media and democracy.


PHC&E is headed by Prof. dr. Martine Prange. Through the menu on the left side of this page, you can find information about the members of PHC&E. There you can also find information about their research, including their most recent projects and publications.

Some PHC&E researchers are also associate members of and/or collaborate with researchers of TiLPS (Tilburg Center for Moral Philosophy, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science).


PHC&E organizes seminars, workshops, reading groups and international conferences, in which international guest speakers and members of PHC&E present their work.

An overview of all research activities of the Department of Philosophy, including those organized by PHC&E, is given in the Calendar 


If you would like to attend any of these activities or if you want more information about PHC&E, please feel free to contact one of our members.