Sylvia Wenmackers

Sylvia Wenmackers
BOF Research Professor
Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy
Kardinaal Mercierplein 2 - box 3200
3000 Leuven

tel: +32 16 37 69 29

Sylvia Wenmackers started as a BOF Research Professor at KU Leuven in October 2014. She is a philosopher of science and a physicist, currently working on topics in philosophy of physics, foundations of probability, and formal epistemology. She is a member of the Jonge Academie (JA), The National Centre for Research in Logic (NCNL/CNRL), and of the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi).

In May 2011, she obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy (cum laude) from the University of Groningen for her dissertation "Philosophy of Probability". Previously, she obtained a Ph.D. in Physics (2008, Hasselt University, Belgium).

Team members:

Postdoctoral researcher Vincent Ardourel works on the project "On the role of infinity in physics".

Postdoctoral researcher Jie Gao works on the project "Justified belief. A knowledge first virtue epistemological theory".

Ph.D. student Paul Irikefe Oghenovo works on the project "The epistemology of thought experiments".

Ph.D. student Francesco Praolini works on the project "Justification and knowledge: A defense of the identity view ".

Ph.D. student Pieter Thyssen works on the project "Time, Causality, and Probability in Quantum Mechanics".




Articles in international reviewed journals (7)

Articles in national journals (2)

Chapters in books from international publisher (1)

Chapters in books from local publisher (1)