Naam JJ Turska MSc

OrganisatieDepartement Maatschappijwetenschappen
OrganisatieeenheidKennis, Technologie and Innovatie


My research interests lie at the intersection of metaphysics, philosophy of science, anthropology and methodology of philosophy, and concern meaningful dialogue and knowledge exchange between human beings and their ability to collaborate to tackle fundamental challenges. I hold a BSc in Cognitive Science from the University of Warsaw and an MSc in Logic from the University of Amsterdam. The aim of my project is to describe how the ontological outlook on nature grounds diverse traditions of knowledge about the environment and to consider how these worldviews influence both pre-representational and representational levels when ontology negotiations are carried out in the context of addressing global challenges such as climate change and climate-related poverty.



Global Epistemologies and Ontologies (GEOS) is a research project of the Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation (KTI) Group of Wageningen University. Our work brings together philosophical and empirical research on global negotiations of knowledge and social-environmental challenges. We aim to understand heterogeneous knowledge about socio-environmental systems by equally heterogeneous actors from Indigenous farmers to laboratory scientists.

Bringing together approaches from ethnobiology and political ecology to philosophy of science and social epistemology, we aim to contribute to critical reflexivity in debates about global challenges such as biodiversity, food production, and public health. Furthermore, we aim to reimagine philosophy as action research that contributes to interventions into social-environmental processes through dialogue with both empirical science and local communities about epistemological and ontological questions.

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