My research focuses on issues in social epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion. Currently, most of it is in collective epistemology: can groups have beliefs and knowledge, are there collective intellectual virtues, what determines the epistemic performance of groups?
I teach on these same issues, but I also enjoy teaching general epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and business ethics.
De Jonge Akademie
December 2016 – I have been appointed a member of De Jonge Akademie, the junior section of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Appointment begins April 2017 and is for five years.
May 2016 – The first meeting of the Netherlands Research Integrity Network took place on May 25th. I gave a talk about the need to recognize value pluralism in spelling out research integrity. Lots of exciting opportunities for collaboration between philosophers and scientists in thinking about research integrity!
New Project: Epistemic Responsibilities of the University
January 2016 – I am taking part-time parental leave from February to June 2016 to take care of our kids, especially our youngest son who was born in August 2015.
NWO Vidi Project
June 2015 – The good people at the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) have awarded me a Vidi grant (€800,000) for a new research project entitled ‘Knowledgeable Democracy: A Social-Epistemological Inquiry’ (read more about it here). Together with a postdoc and a Ph.D. student, I will spend the next five years investigating how good liberal democracies are at producing knowledge and how they can get better at it. Stay tuned for updates and jobs.