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Professor (Philosophy of Science), Department of Philosophy
Scientific Director, Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS)
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
Tel: +31 13 466 3281
Email: j.sprenger [please insert the at sign] tilburguniversity.edu
''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.''
On April 9, 2016, I have been interviewed in NRC Handelsblad on the topic of scientific method. Read the article (in Dutch) here.
I have been awarded a five-year Starting Investigator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) for the project "Making Scientific Inferences More Objective". In the period from 2015--2020, two PhD students, one postdoc and myself will be funded by that grant. Read a short summary here.
I am Professor of Philosophy of Science in the Department of Philosophy at Tilburg University and Scientific Director of the Tilburg Center for Logic, General Ethics 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
and the role of models in scientific inference. But I am also working in formal
epistemology and group decision-making.
In my leisure time, I like to play the piano, to listen to music, to play football [sic!], to indulge into cooking and eating, and to meet with friends. I am still a quite reasonable chess player and sometimes play (duplicate) bridge.