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    5037 AB Tilburg


  • Netherlands

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Research interests

Maureen Sie is professor Philosophy of Moral Agency and director of the researh institute TiLPS at the department of Philosophy of the Tilburg School of Humanities since March 2017. Before that she was professor Philosophical Anthropology on behalf of the Humanists (Socrates Foundation) at Leiden University and associate professor of Meta-ethics and Moral Psychology at Rotterdam University. From 2009-2014 she led a small research-group funded by the Dutch Organization of Scientific Research (NWO) who examined the philosophical implications of behavioral, cognitive, neuroscientific findings on the plethora of influences on our decision-making and judgmental capacities that we are, allegedly, unaware of. She published on moral responsibility, free will and moral agency more generally and is currently working on moral hypocrisy, love as source of morality and a scientific concept of our conscience. In her inaugural lecture she examined what light her view on the role of emotions in our moral practices can shed on #metoo.


External positions

Chair Board (OZSW (Dutch Research School Philosophy))

1 Oct 20191 Oct 2023

Chair of the Dutch Conversation centre, who organises conferences for policy makers, politicians and board-members to facilitate philosophical reflection relevant to their work. (NGC)

1 Apr 20171 Apr 2021

Chair of the board of the international school of philosophy that organises philosophy courses for the wider public and aims to build bridges between academic and public philosophy. (ISVW)

1 Jan 20171 Jan 2024

Chair of the Dutch Research School of Philosophy, chamber Practical Philosophy; this chamber takes care of providing Philosophy courses for all Dutch-based Phd students in the Netherlands (OZSW kamer PF)

1 Jan 20171 Jan 2020

Member of the syllabus committee philosophy in higher eduction (high school) which takes care for determining the topic of philosophy exams on high school and prepares the publication of the material for examination (usually a book). (Syllabus commissie Filosofie in het voortgezet onderwijs)

1 Jan 20101 Sep 2017

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Research Output 2000 2018

All You Need is Love(s): Exploring the Biological Platform of Morality

Sie, M., 2018, Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience. Caruso, G. & Flanagan, O. (eds.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 38-53

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific


De rol van onze morele emoties

Sie, M., 9 Feb 2018, In : Brabants Dagblad.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

De samenleving heeft morele verontwaardiging nodig

Sie, M., 26 Feb 2018, In : Reformatorisch dagblad.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

Een reflectie op #metoo en de rol van onze morele sentimenten in desoriënterende tijden

Translated title of the contribution: We feel, therefore I am: The role of moral sentiments in disorienting timesSie, M., 2018, In : Filosofie en Praktijk. 39, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Sharing responsibility: The importance of tokens of appraisals to our moral practices

Sie, M., 2018, Social dimensions of moral responsibility. Oshana, M., Hutchison, K. & Mackenzie, C. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 300-323 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Activities 2017 2019

Moral Objectivity

Maureen Sie (Examiner)
1 Feb 2019

Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

Developing Moral Character

Maureen Sie (Examiner)
18 Jan 2019

Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

Disorientation, Tribal Furies, and Normative Disagreements; A Case Study

Maureen Sie (Speaker)
26 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 20th Anniversary Conference

Maureen Sie (Contributor)
31 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conferenceScientific

Much to Do about Nudging

M.M.S.K. Sie (Speaker)
6 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Press / Media

Interview: “Morele emoties geven grenzen aan”

Maureen Sie


1 Media contribution

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Action Interview - In Conversation with Maureen Sie

Maureen Sie


1 Media contribution

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Interview Zonder vrienden overleeft niemand

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1 Media contribution

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Wat de morele woede van #Metoo ons leert

Maureen Sie


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment