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  • United Kingdom

  • Warandelaan 2, Dante Building, room D 237

    5037 AB Tilburg

    Netherlands

20092018
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Personal profile

Research interests

I am Professor of Philosophy of Science at the Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University, and Scientific Director of the research center TiLPS (Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science).

I mainly work on the philosophy of statistical inference (philosophers say: inductive inference), the objectivity of scientific inferences, foundations of probability and formal epistemology.

Some of my work also relates to decision theory and social epistemology, e.g., questions of peer disagreement and reaching a consenus

I am about to complete a monograph "Bayesian Philosophy of Science", together with Stephan Hartmann in Munich.

I have also run (and am still running) various externally funded projects, such as an ERC grant on "Making Scientific Inferences More Objective" (2015-2020), which has just started.

For more comprehensive information on my person and my work, just visit my website: 

www.laeuferpaar.de

 

Career

Positions:

Scientific Director, Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (since 01/2014).

Professor (Philosophy of Science), Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University (since 01/2014).

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University (since 09/2008).

Resident Fellow, Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (since 09/2008).

 

Grants:

Starting Investigator Grant by the ERC("Making Scientific Inferences More Objectives?"), 2015--2020.

"Vidi" Grant by NWO("Making Scientific Inferences More Objectives?"), 2014--2015. Returned in favor of the above ERC grant.

"Veni" Grant by NWO ("An Objective Guide to Public Policy?"), 2010--2013.

Two grants for a postdoctoral researcher by the DFG in the Priority Program "New Frameworks of Rationality" (2012-2015, jointly with Stephan Hartmann; 2015-2018, jointly with Matteo Colombo).

Keywords

  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy Of Science
  • Philosophy Of Social Sciences And Humanities
  • Decision Theory
  • Philosophy Of Science/Physical Sciences
  • Social Choice Theory
  • Philosophy Of Economy
  • Logic And Philosophy Of Language
  • Statistics

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Research Output 2009 2018

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Statistical reporting inconsistencies in experimental philosophy

Colombo, M., Duev, G., Nuijten, M. B. & Sprenger, J., 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 4, e0194360.

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Determinants of judgments of explanatory power: Credibility, Generalizability, and Causal Framing

Colombo, M., Bucher, L. & Sprenger, J., 2017, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society, p. 1806-1811

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Determinants of Judgments of Explanatory Power: Credibility, Generality, and Statistical Relevance

Colombo, M., Sprenger, J. & Bucher, L., 2017, In : Frontiers in Psychology.

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Introduction: objectivity in science

Colombo, M., Gervais, R. & Sprenger, J., 2017, In : Synthese. 194, 12, p. 4641–4642

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Opinion Aggregation and Individual Expertise

Sprenger, J. & Martini, C., 2017, Scientific Collaboration and Collective Knowledge. Boyer-Kassem, T., Mayo-Wilson, C. & Weisberg, M. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Activities 2009 2014

  • 7 Editorial activity

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science: Part A (Journal)

J.M. Sprenger (Editor of special issue)
2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Synthese (Journal)

J.M. Sprenger (Editor of special issue)
2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

The Reasoner (Journal)

J.M. Sprenger (Guest editor)
Dec 2013

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

European Journal for Philosophy of Science (Journal)

J.M. Sprenger (Editor of special issue)
2012

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Logic Journal of the IGPL (Journal)

J.M. Sprenger (Editor of special issue)
2010

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific