Arno Wouters

philosophy of biology / philosophy of action

Current Job

I am currently unemployed and looking for a job. I am not only interested in jobs in philosophy teaching and/or research, but in any job in which I can employ my skills in creative thinking, conceptual analysis, argumentation, writing and teaching. I am handy with computers and have some experience in testing and technical writing.

Personal info

I live in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

A short CV

An elaborate CV can be found here.

Jobs in the recent past

From 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2012, I worked as postdoc philosophy of action at the Department of Philosophy of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands), in the context of the VIDI-project of Maureen Sie, titled "Conscious Control, Deliberative Awareness, and Moral Agency". This project aims to think through the implications of the paradigm of adaptive unconsciousness in social and moral psychology for philosophical action theory.

From 1 September 2008 up to 1 February 2009, I worked as teacher 'philosophy of mind' at the Department of Philosophy of Utrecht University.

From 25 April 2008 up to 27 June 2008, I worked part-time as lecturer at the Institute of History and Foundations of Science of Utrecht University

From 1 February 2008 up to 31 July 2008, I worked part-time as researcher at the Department of Religious Studies of the Radboud University Nijmegen.

From 1 January 2008 up to 30 June 2008, I worked part-time as teacher philosophy of cognition at the Department of Philosophy of the Radboud University Nijmegen.

From 5 June 2005 to 31 December 2007, I worked as postdoc at the Heyendaal Institute of the Radboud University Nijmegen on a project titled "Neuroscience and Personhood". (The Heyendaal Institute was involved in theological and philosophical research into the relation between religion, science and culture. The Institute was axed on 31 December 2007).


My philosophical research interests include:

Interests and hobbies

My interests include: computers, nature, natural science (especially biology), and philosophy.

My favorite pastimes are: reading, hiking, bird watching, dancing, and the internet.


My work e-mail address is: send me e-mail

My private e-mail address is: send me e-mail

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The name of this site is derived from New Zealand's only surviving native owl, the Morepork or Ruru. I had a great time tramping in New Zealand and an owl seems an appropriate symbol for a philosopher of biology (picture courtesy of Tom Tarrant from aviceda).

Upcoming Talks

Past talks

Selected contributions to blog discussions

Selected publications

A more complete list of publications is here.

BCN-science and responsibility (neuroethics)

Explanation in biology (philosophy of science)

Computer science

Recommended information and links

Especially for philosophy students, but many others may profit from it.

Computers and internet


Other pages of my hand

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Last Updated: 7 April 2015.