Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    Student-councelor/researcher at Utrecht University

  • 1994 – 1999
    Phd at Utrecht University

  • 1999 – 2001
    Lecturer at Utrecht University Utrecht

  • Since 2001
    Associate Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Since 2012
    Special Chair at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Head of research team: Deliberative Awareness, Conscious Control and Moral Agency (financed by personal grant NWO)

Selected publications

  • Sie, M., Pereboom, D. (eds) (2013), Basic Desert, Special Issue Philosophical Explorations.

  • Sie, M. Wouters, A., (2010) "The BCN challenge to compatibilist free will and personal responsibility" in: Neuroethics 3: pp. 121 – 133, Springer (DOI:10.1007/s12152-009-9054-8), online publication, dec. 2009.

  • Sie, M., (2009) "Moral Agency, Conscious Control, and Deliberative Awareness" in: Inquiry, Volume 52, Issue 5 October 2009 , pages 516 – 531 (DOI:10.1080/00201740903302642)

  • Sie, M., Wouters, A., "The real neuroscientific challenge to free will" in: Trends in Cognitive Science, Vol 12/1 pp 3-4 (2008).

  • Sie, M. "Ordinary Wrongdoing and Responsibility Worth Wanting" in: European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, (vol 1., no. 2, 2006), pp. 67-82.


  • Sie, M. (ed) (2011), Hoezo Vrije Wil? Perspectieven op een heikel kwestie, Lemniscaat.

  • Sie, M., Justifying Blame. Why Free Will Matters and Why it does not, VIBS Special Series Studies in Applied Ethics, Rodopi (2005). Amsterdam/New York, NY 2005. XIX, 132 pp. (Value Inquiry Book Series 166) ISBN: 90-420-1744-9.

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two children (2001, 2005), no research time in respective years


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