I am a professor of philosophy of science and head of the Department of
Theoretical Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of
the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
My research revolves around probability theory and scientific method.
Topics of specific interest are statistical inference, inductive logic,
formal and social epistemology, and causal and
probabilistic modelling. I have an interest in
general philosophy of science, but most of my work work relates to
methodological problems in specific sciences. I collaborate
wide variety of disciplines in the humanities and the exact, social and
medical sciences, and I provide advice on uncertain reasoning and
social deliberation in judicial and policy contexts.
Some recent and newsworthy facts:
I studied at Utrecht University, where I graduated cum laude in both
physics and philosophy. After that I worked as a financial consultant
for two years. From 2000 to 2004 I worked on a doctorate in philosophy
at the University of Groningen, for which I graduated cum laude in
2005. The first two years after that I lectured in philosophy of
science and statistics at the Psychology Department of the University
of Amsterdam. Until 2009 I carried out a research project on the
intersection of cognitive psychology and philosophy of science in the
University of Groningen. Between 2011 and 2016 I worked on a research
concerning single-case chance and statistics. More information can be
found in my CV
and in my list
of publications, presentations, and outreach.
Selected links that once were news:
- The department of
Theoretical Philosophy hosted the Formal Epistemology
Workshop in June 2016. Take a look at our wonderful
April 2013 the
department of Theoretical Philosophy hosted a graduate
for PhD students in Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of
Science, Language, and Mind. The event is supported by the OZSW.
- Between 2011 and 2016 I ran a VIDI
with funding from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research
(NWO) for a
research project on single-case chance. Have a look at the page of the
project for a
- Back in 2012 the Faculty of Philosophy in Groningen
hosted a conference on the Frontiers of Rationality and Decision. The
website of the conference and the
associated research network
can be found here.
- In 2009 I hosted a conference in the Progic conference series.
Have a look at the conference site.
22 April 2018