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Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS)
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
Tel: +31 13 466 3281
Email: J.Sprenger @ uvt.nl (remove spaces)
''El tipo puede cambiar de todo: de cara, de casa, de familia, de novia, de religión, de Dios... pero hay una cosa que no puede cambiar, Benjamín... no puede cambiar de pasión.''
A forthcoming paper of mine (''The No Alternative Argument'', with Richard Dawid and Stephan Hartmann) has been dicussed in The Guardian (May 4, 2013).
I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Universitair Docent) in the Department of Philosophy at Tilburg University and Resident Fellow at the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS). [CV]
Before coming to Tilburg, I completed a Ph.D. in philosophy (summa cum laude, 2008) at the University of Bonn under the supervision of Professor Andreas Bartels. My thesis dealt with foundations of inductive and statistical inference. In the meantime, I have published a number of journal articles and book contributions, and given a lot of talks at international conferences.
My main research area
is philosophy of science, with special focus on statistical methodology
role of models in scientific inference. But I am also working in formal
epistemology and rational choice theory, with special attention to group
decision-making. Broader academic interests include the philosophy of
the natural sciences, decision theory, epistemology, philosophy of
language, and music aesthetics.
In my leisure time, I like to read, to play the piano, to play football [sic!], to indulge into cooking and eating, and to meet with friends. I am still a quite reasonable chess player, and recently, I have become addicted to the wonderful game of (duplicate) bridge.
I have just completed a VENI project funded by the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), worth € 250.000. This generous support allowed me to teach only as much as I want and to mainly focus on a research project on theory- vs. data-based statistical methods. Click here for more details.
To see a recent holiday picture of mine, click here.