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Research

My research focuses on issues in social epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion. Currently, most of it is in collective epistemology and political epistemology: can groups have beliefs and knowledge, are there collective intellectual virtues, what determines the epistemic performance of groups, how do people form, maintain, and reason about their political beliefs? I also apply these issues in thinking about the epistemic qualities of liberal democracy.

Teaching

I teach epistemology, philosophy of science, business ethics, and – if I get the opportunity – philosophy of religion.

Grants

  • Knowledgeable Democracy: A Social-Epistemological Inquriy
    NWO Vidi project, 2016–2020
  • The Epistemic Responsibility of the University
    (with René van Woudenberg and Rik Peels)
    Templeton World Charity Foundation, 2016–2019
  • Science Beyond Scientism
    (with René van Woudenberg, Gijsbert van den Brink, and Gerrit Glas)
    Templeton World Charity Foundation, 2012–2015
  • Commercializing Science and the Flow of Knowledge
    NWO Veni project, 2010–2014

Ancillary activities

  • De Jonge Akademie | Amsterdam | Member | 2017-04-01 - present
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen | Groningen | Professor by special appointment of Christian philosophy | 2019-01-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Education

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Delft University of Technology, 2007
  • M.A. in Philosophy cum laude, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2007
  • M.Sc. in Systems Engineering and Policy Analysis cum laude, Delft University of Technology, 2000

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Research Output 2006 2019

Against Quasi-Fideism

de Ridder, G. J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Faith and Philosophy.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Gewone geschillen, diepe disputen en polarisatie

de Ridder, G. J., 2018, #WOEST: De kracht van verontwaardiging. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, p. 155-169

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Introduction: Putting scientism on the philosophical agenda

van Woudenberg, R., Peels, R. & de Ridder, J., 2018, Scientism: Prospects and Problems. de Ridder, J., Peels, R. & van Woudenberg, R. (eds.). Oxford University Press., p. 1-27 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingForeword/postscriptAcademic

Scientism
Agenda
History
Logical Positivism
Auguste Comte

Introduction to the Philosophy of Creation Order, with Special Emphasis on the Philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd

Glas, G. & de Ridder, G. J., 2018, The Future of Creation Order: Volume I. Philosophical, Scientific, and Religious Perspectives on Order and Emergence. Glas, G. & de Ridder, G. J. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, Vol. 1. p. 1-30 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Kinds of knowledge, limits of science

de Ridder, J., 2018, Scientism: Prospects and Problems. de Ridder, G. J., Peels, H. D. & van Woudenberg, R. (eds.). New York: Oxford University press, p. 190-219 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2006 2016

  • 24 Lecture / Presentation
  • 4 Membership
  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Editorial work

Research Integrity and Value Pluralism

Rik Peels (Speaker), G.J. de Ridder (Speaker)
2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Philosophia Reformata (Journal)

G.J. de Ridder (Member of editorial board)
2014

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Can Brains Be Free?

G.J. de Ridder (Speaker)
31 Aug 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Scientific Knowledge and Secrecy

G.J. de Ridder (Speaker)
9 Jun 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

What Could Group Knowledge Be?

G.J. de Ridder (Speaker)
28 Jun 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic