Webmaster Pekka Tolvanen
Topics of interest: Normative theory, political theory, philosophy of social science, history of political and economic thought, security studies, and rational choice.
Topics of interest: Philosophy of science, philosophy of biology and philosophy of ecology, conceptual and methodological issues in scientific practice.
Topics of interest: collective responsibility, collective agency, marginal participation, complicity, climate ethics, agnotology.
Topics of interest: Social action; Social ontology; Moral aspects of social action; Philosophy of the social sciences.
I work at the intersection of modern and contemporary philosophy, philosophy of science, legal theory, and the social and behavioural sciences.
Current research interest:
applications of economics to law (especially their methodological and philosophical implications); approaches to law and policy based on findings in behavioural sciences (analysis and critique); representations of nature in the legal and political realm (historical and philosophical analysis)
Areas of specialisation: philosophy of the social sciences, epistemology and methodology of economics, history of economic analysis.
Topics of interest: causal inference, evidence, causal generalisations, practical relevance of science, positive and normative economics in relation to policy-making, the methodology of applied macroeconomics, uses and misuses of econometric methods as sources of evidence, scientific perspectivism, classical political economy, inferential reconstruction of economic theories.
Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Social Science; Philosophy of Economics.
Topics of interest: Experimental Philosophy of Science; Metaphysics and Methodology of Behavioural Economics, Experimental Economics and Neuroeconomics; Foundations of Human (Ir)rationality and Sociality.
Topics of interest: social epistemology of science; evidence-based policy; nudging; probabilistic modelling (in cognitive science); AI; agent-based models; classification, concept formation & kinds.
Research areas: philosophy of science, models, philosophy of sustainability science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of economics, philosophy of experimentation.
Topics of interest: Philosophy and methodology of economics, models and explanation in economics, invisible-hand explanations, economics made fun, institutional economics.
Topics of interest: collective intentionality, collective epistemology, social ontology.
Topics of interest: philosophy of the social sciences, mechanism-based explanations in sociology, social ontology, relationship between the cognitive and social sciences.
Topics of interest: Explanatory unification within and across disciplinary boundaries; Modes of interaction between economics and its neighbours; Explanatory pluralism; Economic models and their truth; Economic philosophy of science; Local scientific realism.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of economics, philosophy of the social sciences.
Topics of interest: modeling, simulation, scientific explanation, unification, interdisciplinary relations.
Topics of interest: organizational studies; institutional theory; inter- and transdisciplinarity; sustainability science
Areas of specialization & topics of interests: philosophy of biology and especially ecology; theoretical community and population ecology; evolutionary biology; environmental sciences.
Areas of specialization: philosophical psychology, especially theoretical and applied philosophy of affects.
Topics of interests: the role of affects in the structure and dynamics of social groups; types of collective affective states.
Topics of interest: Explanation; Evidence; Social ontology; Philosophy of the social sciences; Evolutionary ideas in the social sciences; Philosophy of science and technology studies; Controversies about explanation across disciplinary boundaries.
Topics of interest: philosophy of anthropology, philosophy of the humanities, science and values, social epistemology, objectivity, relativism, participatory and collaborative research.
Topics of interest: Explanation; Causality; Mechanisms; Statistical causal modelling; Rational choice theory; Simulation.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of the social sciences, especially social epistemology and feminist epistemology.
Topics of interest: social values in the social sciences, diversity in the social sciences, collective beliefs in science, epistemic responsibility, contextualism in philosophy of science.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of social science, philosophy of economics.
Topics of interest: philosophy of measurement, experiments in economics, evidence, confirmation, time discounting, evaluation of climate models.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of science, philosophy of language, linguistics (psycholinguistics, morphology)
Topic of interest: philosophy of pseudoscience
Areas of specialization: philosophy of science (biology, psychology, and foundational issues in social sciences and humanities) and philosophy of mind.
Topics of interest: biological approaches to human mind, behavior and culture; explanation and evidence across disciplinary borders; altruism; evolution of social behavior; evolution of morality; innateness; human nature.
Topics of interest: philosophy of economics, pluralism in economics, relationship between science and politics, social epistemology, science and values.
Topics of interest: philosophy of anthropology, interaction between fields of specialization within anthropology, evidence and explanatory competition in the social sciences and humanities.
Topics of interest: social ontology, collective intentionality, mental models, scientific modeling, cognitive science, philosophy of mind and action.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of history, philosophy of historical sciences, philosophy of science.
Topics of interest: evidence, theories of causal explanation, theory and history of historiography, narrative explanation, case study methodologies, process tracing.
Areas of specialization: philosophy of language, philosophy of science, anthropological theory.
Topics of interest: theories of reference, natural kinds, causal explanation, philosophy of psychiatry (especially culture-bound syndromes).
Topics of interests: philosophy of social sciences, scientific evidence in policy-making, political philosophy, philosophy of economics, governmentality.
University of Twente