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This directory contains the names, affiliations, and research areas of all philosophers of science and/or technology in Flanders and the Netherlands who have a tenured staff position. The aim is to provide a very concise overview of research in the domains covered by the network. For more details, we refer to the websites of the researchers, which are also included in this directory. If you want to be included in the directory, please send an email with all necessary information to maarten.vandyck@ugent.be

 

Joel Anderson
Affiliation: Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   Critical social theory (including critiques of "scientism")
   Ethics of enhancement technologies
   (Meta)ethics of Autonomy
   Neuro-ethics
   Philosophy of Social Science (esp. normativity and agency)
Website: http://www.phil.uu.nl/~joel/

 

Jean Paul Van Bendegem
Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   Philosophy of Mathematics
   Science and religion
   Strict Finitism
Website: http://www.vub.ac.be/CLWF/members/jean/indexnl.shtml

 

Marcel Boumans
Affiliation: University of Amsterdam
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
    Economic methodology
    Epistemology of empirical research practices
    History of economics
    Philosophy of economics
Website: http://www.fee.uva.nl/pp/mboumans

 

Mark Coeckelbergh
Affiliation: University of Twente, dept. of philosophy
Research Areas:
   Ethics and technology
Website: http://www.utwente.nl/ceptes/research_staff/coeckelbergh/

 

Lieven Decock
Affiliation: VU University Amsterdam
Research areas (in alphabetical order):
   Epistemology
   History of analytic philosophy
   Ontology
   Philosophical psychology
   Philosophy of cognitive science
   Philosophy of mathematics
Website: http://www.wijsbegeerte.vu.nl/nl/organisatie/medewerkers/medewerkers-a-f/lb-dedock/index.asp

 

Dennis Dieks
Affiliation: History and Foundations of Science, Utrecht University
Research Areas:
   Philosophy of Science
   Philosophy of Physics
   Space and Time
   Philosophy and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
Website: http://www.phys.uu.nl/~wwwgrnsl

 

Hans Harbers
Affiliation: Dep. of Philosophy, University of Groningen
Research Areas:
   Democracy and Technological Culture
   Interactive Materialism
   Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society
   Social and Political Theory of Knowledge Societies
Website: http://www.rug.nl/staff/j.a.harbers/index

 

Wybo Houkes
Affiliation: Eindhoven University of Technology, Philosophy & Ethics
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   Agency and artefacts
   Evolutionary theories of culture and technology
   Nature of technological knowledge
   Technical functions
Website: http://www.tue.nl/medewerker/w.n.houkes

 

Joel Katzav
Affiliation: Section of Philosophy, Technical University of Eindhoven
Research areas (in alphabetical order):
   Metaphysics (especially metaphysics of science)
   Philosophical methodology
   Philosophy of science and technology (especially laws of nature and epistemology of climate science)
   Practical reasoning
Website: http://home.tm.tue.nl/jkatzav/

 

Machiel Keestra
Affiliation: Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Amsterdam
Research areas (in alphabetical order):
   Hermeneutics
   History of Science
   Interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary science
   Philosophy of action
   Philosophy of cognitive sciences & neuroscience
Website: http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/m.keestra/

 

Maarten G. Kleinhans
Affiliation: Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   abduction and inference to the best explanation
   explanation in earth science
   meaning of multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity
   reductionism in earth science
   underdetermination in earth science
Website: http://www.geog.uu.nl/fg/mkleinhans/

 

David Koepseel
Affiliation: Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Department of Philosophy
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   ethics of technology
   meta-ethics
   ontology
   philosophy of law
   philosophy of science
Website: http://davidkoepsell.com

 

Christian Krijnen
Affiliation: VU University Amsterdam
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   Epistemology & Metaphysics,
   Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Culture,
   Philosophy of Economics,
   Philosophy of Management & Organization
   Practical Philosophy
Website: http://www.wijsbegeerte.vu.nl/nl/organisatie/medewerkers/medewerkers-g-l/ch-krijnen/index.asp

 

Peter Kroes
Affiliation: Delft University of Technology, dept. TPM, section of Philosophy
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
    meanss-end reasoning
    philosophy of (engineering) design
    socio-technical systems
    the dual nature of technical artefacts
    the nature of technological knowledge
Website: http://www.tbm.tudelft.nl/live/pagina.jsp?id=3df31148-f88e-4266-9333-64835376862c&lang=en

 

Gert-Jan Lokhorst
Affiliation: Delft University of Technology, dept. TPM, section of Philosophy
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   Logic
   Neuro-ethics
   Philosophy of technology
Website: http://www.tbm.tudelft.nl/live/pagina.jsp?id=b7bf498c-f7d2-4653-abae-f15ff9d20514&lang=nl
http://homepages.ipact.nl/~lokhorst/

 

Anthonie Meijers
Affiliation: Eindhoven University of Technology, dept. IE&IS, section of Philosophy and Ethics
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   agency and artefacts
   the dual nature of technical artefacts
   the nature of technological knowledge
   the theory of intentionality and of collective intentionality
Website: https://venus.tue.nl/ep-cgi/ep_detail.opl?fac_id=98&rn=20001102&voor_org_id=&taal=US&hash=hAvUdWW2waDtEI9GusFqxLiIpd

 

Tim K.A.M. De Mey
Affiliation: Erasmus Uiversity Rotterdam/Ghent University
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   Creativity
   Humor
   Imagination
   Metametaphysics
   Perception
   Thought experiments
Website: http://www.timdemey.be/

 

Thomas Müller
Affiliation: Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University (Theoretical Philosophy Unit)
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   Action theory
   Logic
   Philosophy of mathematics
   Philosophy of physics
Website: http://www.phil.uu.nl/~tmueller/

 

Erik Myin
Affiliation: Universiteit Antwerpen
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   Philosophy of Cognitive Science
   Philosophy of Mind
   Philosophy of Neuroscience
   Philosophical Psychology
Website: http://www.ua.ac.be/erik.myin

 

F.A. Muller
Affiliation: Foundation Institute for the History and Foundations of Science, Utrecht University / Erasmus University Rotterdam
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   General philosophy of science
   Philosophy of mathematics
   Philosophy of physics
Website: http://www.phys.uu.nl/~wwwgrnsl


Herman Philipse
Affiliation: University Professor at the University of Utrecht
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   Analytic Philosophy of Religion
   General epistemology and philosophy of science
   Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology
Website: http://www.phil.uu.nl/~philipse/

 

Hans Radder
Affiliation: VU University Amsterdam
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
    Commercialization of science
    Normative issues of science and technology
    Observation, concepts, and abstraction
    Philosophy of scientific experimentation
    Scientific realism
Website: http://www.wijsbegeerte.vu.nl/nl/organisatie/medewerkers/Medewerkers-m-s/prof-dr-h-radder/index.asp

 

Henk de Regt
Affiliation: VU University Amsterdam; NIAS (2009-2010)
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   Explanation and Understanding
   Heuristics and Scientific Discovery
   History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
   Values in Science
Website VU : http://www.wijsbegeerte.vu.nl/nl/organisatie/medewerkers/Medewerkers-m-s/dr-h-w-de-regt/index.asp

 

Arie Rip
Affiliation: University of Twente
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   Constructive Technology assessment
   Dynamics and heterogeneity of knowledge production
   Governance of emerging science and technology
Website: http://www.mb.utwente.nl/steps/people/adjoined/rip/

 

Sabine Roeser
Affiliation: Delft University of Technology, dept. of Philosophy
Research Areas (in alphabetical order): 
   Ethical intuitionism
   Ethics of technological risk
   Metaethics
   Philosophy of emotion
Website: www.tbm.tudelft.nl/sroeser

 

Jan-Willem Romeijn
Affiliation: University of Groningen
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   Formal epistemology
   Foundations of statistics
   Inductive logic
   Methodology
   Philosophy of probability
Website: http://www.philos.rug.nl/~romeyn/index.html

 

Eric Schliesser
Affiliation: Leiden University; 2010: Ghent University
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
   Early modern philosophy and science
   Economic Methodology
   History of Economics, especially Chicago School.
   Interaction between philosophy and science

 

Maarten Van Dyck
Affiliation: Universiteit Gent
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
    Historical epistemology and ontology
    Problems of the scientific revolution
    Scientific realism
    (Neo-)kantian approaches in the philosophy of science
Website: http://www.philosophy.ugent.be/personeel?departmentnumber=lw01&ugentid=801001492241

 

Gertrudis Van de Vijver
Affiliation: Universiteit Gent
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
    History of philosophy: transcendental tradition and phenomenology (Kant, Fichte, Husserl, Derrida)
    Philosophy of biology: teleology, self-organization, complexity
    Philosophy of psychodynamic theories: psychic dynamic structures
    Transcendental philosophy of science
Website: http://www.criticalphilosophy.ugent.be

 

Pieter Vermaas
Affiliation: Delft University of Technology, Philosophy Department
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
    Artefacts
    Engineering design methodologies
    Engineering ontologies
    Quantum mechanics
    Technical functions
Website: http://www.tbm.tudelft.nl/p.e.vermaas

 

Jack Vromen
Affiliation: Erasmus University Rotterdam
Research areas (in alphabetical order):
   Economic methodology
   Evolution and Economics
   Philosophy of Economics
Website: http://www.eur.nl/fw/contact/medewerkers/vromen/

 

Erik Weber
Affiliation: Universiteit Gent
Research Areas (in alphabetical order):
    Application of non-standard logics in the philosophy of science
    Causation in the sciences
    Metaphysics of science
    Philosophy of the social sciences
    Scientific explanation
Website: http://logica.ugent.be/centrum/