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prof. dr. ir. Jeroen de Ridder


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    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.


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


    • 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

    • De Jonge Akademie | Amsterdam | Member | 2017-04-01 - present
    • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen | Groningen | Professor by special appointment of Christian philosophy | 2019-01-01 - present
    • De Jonge Akademie | Amsterdam | President | 2020-04-01 - present

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    • 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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