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Final INSOSCI-Symposium:

When Policy Making meets Neuroscience and Social Science

12th-13th February 2019 @ Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
INSOSCI-SYMPOSIUM 2019
12th-13th February 2019
@Witten/Herdecke University, Germany

Project Members

Our International Research Consortium

We are an international research consortium with teams at three different universities (Witten/Herdecke University, Germany; University of Tampere, Finland; Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium). Our researchers bring in expertise from a variety of fields, such as Philosophy, Neuroscience, Economics, and Psychology. Here you can find out more about our academic backgrounds and recent publications. You will also find contact information for all team members. Please feel invited to get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Team Witten

We are a group of senior researchers and two PhD students covering the disciplines of philosophy, economics and neurosciences.

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Prof. Dr. Jens Harbecke

Team leader is Professor Jens Harbecke, philosopher of science with a special focus on neurosciences and economics, who has contributed substantial research on the so-called ‘mechanistic’ or ‘constitutive explanations’ approach in the philosophy of science that we deploy in our project. Read More

Publications
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath

Professor Carsten Herrmann-Pillath is economist and transdisciplinary researcher in the field of evolutionary economics, who has published extensively on methodological issues of neuroeconomics, the interdisciplinary theory of money and multi-level explanations of economic phenomena. Read More

Publications
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Prof. Dr. Martina Piefke

Professor Martina Piefke is neuroscientist who has done important research on integrating psychological and neuroscientific approaches in studying complex phenomena such as empathy. Read More

Publications
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Prof. Dr. Matthias Kettner

Professor Matthias Kettner is a scholar of practical philosophy and a psychologist; he has published on the differentiation of forms of rationality. Read More

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Prof. Dr. Mareike Kühne

Professor Mareike Kühne is an economist and philosopher whose research interests target normative conceptions of practical and economic rationality, decision making, and neuro-economics. Read More

Publications
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Marie Christin Bobe

Marie Bobe has graduated in psychology and pursues the three case studies from the perspective of neurosciences. Read More

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Lea Diederichsen

Lea Diederichsen is an economist and philosopher who looks at the three cases from the perspective of economics. Read More

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Tobias Lentzler

Master student in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Witten/Herdecke University Read More

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Florence Schimmel

Bachelor student in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Witten/Herdecke University. Read More

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Elena Ammali Ball

Bachelor Student in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (B. A.) and Psychology & Psychotherapy (B. Sc.) at Witten/Herdecke University Read More

Both PhD students work in each of the three case studies together, thus pro-actively aiming at disciplinary integration. Lea’s economics PhD project is supervised by Jens and Carsten, the philosopher and the economist, Marie’s neuroscience PhD project is supervised by Martina and Carsten, the neuroscientist and the economist.

Team Tampere

We are a group of a senior researcher and three post-doctoral researchers covering a variety of fields in philosophy, e.g. philosophy of science, applied ethics, and metaethics.

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Prof. Dr. Jaakko Kuorikoski

Team leader is Associate Professor of New Social Research Jaakko Kuorikoski, philosopher of science with a special focus on scientific explanation, modelling, and mechanistic research heuristics in economics and other social science. Read More

Publications
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Dr. Teemu Toppinen

Postdoctoral researcher Teemu Toppinen is metaethicists with a special interest in practical reasoning and moral psychology. Read More

Publications
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Dr. Susanne Maria Uusitalo

Postdoctoral researcher Susanne Uusitalo is a scholar of applied philosophy and ethics. She specializes in philosophy of addiction and has published on several issues concerning addiction and autonomy in platforms ranging from neuroethics to public health ethics. Read More

Publications
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Dr. Samuli Reijula

Postdoctoral researcher Samuli Reijula (formerly Pöyhönen) is a philosopher of science with an interest in cognitive sciences. Read More

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Renne Pesonen

Renne Pesonen is a PhD student and researcher in philosophy with a general interest in philosophy of psychology, mind, and cognitive sciences; and a special focus on pragmatist and ecological perspectives on cognitive psychology. Read More

Postdoctoral researchers all work in their areas of expertise thus providing an extensive approach to the issues of consumer and welfare policy, especially in the issues related to addiction control and governance.

Team Louvain-La-Neuve

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Prof. Dr. Bernard Feltz

Bernard Feltz is our team leader. He works on the philosophy of science with a focus on the interaction between philosophy of mind and language at UCL. Read More

Publications
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Prof. Dr. Marcus Missal

Marcus Missal is professor of neuroscience at UCL. Professor Missal's main research topic is time and causality perception in health and disease. Read More

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Dr. Andrew Sims

Postdoctoral researcher Andrew Sims has interests in the philosophy of mind, action, and cognitive science. He is currently interested in the interplay between neuroscientific models of decision-making and philosophical theories of action. Read More

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Dr. Thomas Michael Mueller

Thomas Michael Mueller is a postdoc at UCL, who works directly on the INSOSCI project. He is responsible for the logistic, and works on the three topics we actually develop. Read More

Publications
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Anna Drozdzewska

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