Arno Wouters

philosophy of biology / philosophy of action

Current job

From 1 September 2018 to 30 November 2018, I work, on Wednesday, at the Faculty of Arts of Groningen University. I teach the Biology of Cognition course in the Minor Culture and Cognition.

Recent jobs

From 30 January 2017 to 31 July 2017, I worked part-time as adjunct professor at the Department of Philosophy of Leiden University. I taught a course in moral psychology ('The Moral Brain') in the Ethics, Politics and Culture minor.

A short CV

An elaborate CV can be found here.

Personal info

I live in Utrecht, The Netherlands.


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

Please, consult me in advance if you want to send me attachments.

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 the web


Internet, software, computers etc.


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


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