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Institute for Philosophy

Research

The central research clusters of the Institute for Philosophy are "Philosophy of Knowledge: The Universal, the Global and the Local" and "Normativity and its Sources: Agency, Interaction and Conflict in a Globalizing World."

Philosophy of Knowledge: The Universal, the Global and the Local

This research cluster pursues selected themes in the philosophical theory of knowledge. Our research spans the disciplines of constructive logic, philosophy of science, and the history and historiography of logic, science, and philosophy.

Normativity and its Sources: Agency, Interaction and Conflict in a Globalizing World

This research cluster is focused on fundamental questions of normativity and its sources. In general terms the research of the practical philosophy cluster focuses on the theme of agency and interaction.

Individual research

In addition to the two highly interdisciplinary clusters the institute has researchers in a more autonomous field of philosophy. This research is focused on philosophy of mind, culture and technology and mainly attached to the Dutch philosophical environment.