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.
Research interests: philosophy, methodology and ethics of sustainability science, the epistemology and practice of interdisciplinarity, integrated models and climate impact modelling, transdisciplinarity and values in science, the interdisciplinary role of particular concepts such as resilience, ecosystem services, sustainability and self-organisation.
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
Topics of interest: cognitive social sciences, field theory, sociology of scientific knowledge.
Topics of interest: philosophy of biology and biomedical sciences, design and engineering, biotechnology, systems and synthetic biology.
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 Cape Town
University of Twente
Université de Montpellier