This conference is organised by a group of PhD students from the universities of Delft, Rotterdam, Twente, Hasselt, and Leuven. We all work on research topics in which philosophy and at least one other discipline strongly intersect. This brings about opportunities, but also many philosophical, methodological, and societal questions. The idea for this conference was born by talking to each other about our experiences.


Research Group Zoology: Biodiversity and Toxicology, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium.
Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Vincent is PhD candidate in the research group Zoology: Biodiversity & Toxicology at Hasselt University, and in the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science at KU Leuven. He studies biological classification at the intersection of taxonomy and philosophy of science, with a holistic focus extending from the metaphysical problem of universals to practical issues regarding the delimitation of biological units and their use in daily scientific activities.


Afdelingen Medische ethiek, Neonatologie en Gynaecologie, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Nederland
Dienst Onderwijs en Studenten Wijsbegeerte, KU Leuven, Leuven, België

Lien De Proost is a PhD researcher at the department of Medical Ethics, History and Philosophy of Medicine and the departments of Neonatology and Gynecology. Her research is on the ethics of personalizing care at the limit of viability. She focuses on (the personalization of) guidelines for care for extremely preterm infants, on termination of pregnancy and artificial placenta technology.


Ethics and Philosophy of Technology section, TU Delft, Netherlands

Nynke is a second-year PhD candidate in the Ethics and Philosophy of Technology section at the TU Delft in the Netherlands. The energy transition implies moving away from carbon towards renewable energy. This transition needs to be just, hereby creating one of the largest societal challenges of the coming decades. Nynke’s research is dedicated to energy justice, combining climate ethics and political philosophy.  


Centre for Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Culture, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Vinsent is a PhD Student at the centre of Metafysica, Godsdienst- en Cultuurfilosofie at the KU Leuven in Belgium. His research is on the philosophy of history. He focuses on nihilism, violence and transience in historical thought.


Research in Political Philosophy and Ethics Leuven (RIPPLE), KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Ana is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Philosophy of the KU Leuven. She works on the textual agency of constitutions, combining insights from philosophy of law and language, narrative theory and philosophical anthropology.