Philosophy of the Social Sciences

In this research group, our mission is to provide a platform for creating, reflecting on, and sharing perspectives on social science, education, and care. We aim to clarify and challenge underlying assumptions, values, concepts, and arguments within these domains to foster a deeper understanding and generate meaningful insights.


In our research, we employ a transdisciplinary approach that involves connecting ideas, practices, and people in both our teaching and research. We focus on three fundamental social arrangements: science, education, and care. By analyzing and evaluating the normative structures embedded within these arrangements, we aim to address the pressing challenge of finding a sustainable way of life for humanity.

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Montessori meetings

The Montessori Meetings are a recurring series of lectures and discussions. During these meetings, we'll reflect on various topics, from behavioural science to human development. The meetings are open to all interested researchers and (Master's-level) students from Radboud University or other institutes.

If you want to subscribe to our mailing list, please e-mail montessorimeetings-join [at] (montessorimeetings-join[at]mailing[dot]ru[dot]nl).

Radboud Theoretical Psychology 

Radboud Theoretical Psychology is a biweekly discussion group on Theoretical Psychology for Bachelor, Master and PhD students from Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Behavioral Science and Philosophy of Mind.

If you want to subscribe to our mailing list, please e-mail Sander Bisselink or Freed Oude Maatman

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Our team

We are a group of philosophers embedded within the Faculty of Social Sciences

Contact information


Maria Montessori building

Thomas Van Aquinostraat 4
6525GD Nijmegen
Postal address
Postbus 9104