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.
Scientific Challenges to Common Sense
September 2017 - Rik Peels, René van Woudenberg, and I are in the process of editing a volume on scientific challenges to common sense philosophy. Very happy that it’s now under contract with Routledge.
The Young Academy videos
August 2017 – The Young Academy has made short intro videos (in Dutch) of its ten new members; check them out here.
Summer Seminar 2017
August 2017 – The topic of our summer seminar this year is ‘What the Humanities Contribute to the University’. Find out more about the program and speakers here.
New Project: Epistemic Responsibilities of the University
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.