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prof. dr. M.M.S.K. (Maureen) Sie

Full Professor 

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
Department of Philosophy


Maureen Sie is professor Philosophy of Moral Agency and director of the researh institute TiLPS at the department of Philosophy of the Tilburg School of Humanities since March 2017. Before that she was professor Philosophical Anthropology on behalf of the Humanists (Socrates Foundation) at Leiden University and associate professor of Meta-ethics and Moral Psychology at Rotterdam University. From 2009-2014 she led a small research-group funded by the Dutch Organization of Scientific Research (NWO) who examined the philosophical implications of behavioral, cognitive, neuroscientific findings on the plethora of influences on our decision-making and judgmental capacities that we are, allegedly, unaware of. She published on moral responsibility, free will and moral agency more generally and is currently working on moral hypocrisy, love as source of morality and a scientific concept of our conscience. In her inaugural lecture she examined what light her view on the role of emotions in our moral practices can shed on #metoo.


Principal publications

  • M. Sie (2018) All You Need is Love(s): Exploring the Biological Platform of Morality in Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience, Oxford University Press, edited by Gregg D. Caruso & Owen Flanagan, pp 38-53.  
  • M. Sie (2018), ?Sharing Responsibility. The Importance of Tokens of Appraisals to our Moral Practices,? in: Marina Oshana, Katrina Hutchison and Catriona Mackenzie (eds) Social Dimensions of Moral Responsibility, Oxford University Press, pp 300-323.  
  • Sie, M., Voorst Vader Bours (2016), ?Stereotypes and Prejudices, Whose Responsibility? Personal Responsibility vis-a-vis Implicit Bias?, Saul, J. Brownstein, M. Implicit Bias & Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 90 -114 
  • Sie, Maureen (2015) Moral Hypocrisy and Moral Reasons, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice: Volume 18, Issue 2 (2015), Page 223-235 doi 10.1007/s10677-015-9574-8  
  • Sie, Maureen (2014) Self-Knowledge and the Minimal Conditions of Responsibility: A Traffic-Participation View on Human (Moral) Agency in: Special Issue Moral knowledge and moral intuitions. Journal of Value Inquiry, 48(2), 271-291, Je 2014.  ISSN 0022-5363; EISSN 1573-0492.  

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Last amended: 10 October 2018