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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

  • The impact of online battles: Use and implications of political conflict frames in a digital media environment
    (with Sanne Kruikemeier (ASCoR, UvA) and Rens Vliegenthart (ASCoR, UvA))
    NWO Open Competition for Digitalization SSH, 2020–2024
  • Knowledgeable Democracy: A Social-Epistemological Inquriy
    NWO Vidi project, 2016–2022
  • 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

  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen | Groningen | Bijzonder hoogleraar christelijke filosofie | 2019-01-01 - present
  • De Ridder Onderwijs en trainingen | Gouda | Directeur/eigenaar | 2020-01-01 - present
  • NWO | Den Haag | Bestuurder | 2022-11-01 - 2025-10-31

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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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