Talks and films
I am professor of philosophy of science at the Faculty of Philosophy
of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Some recent news items and upcoming events:
- Recently I was interviewed for local radio about science and how it shapes our world. Listen to the interview here.
Massimi and Gerhard Schurz
I am editing the proceedings of the 2015
conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA).
- The department of Theoretical Philosophy is hosting the Formal Epistemology Workshop in June 2016. Take a look at our wonderful conference poster!
- In conjunction to FEW2016 we will host a Chance Encounter on the epistemology and metaphysics of chance.
- This year I will again offer philosophy lectures to
judges and public prosecutors. The theme of the lectures is "Group
My research revolves around probability theory and scientific method.
Topics of specific interest are statistical inference, inductive logic,
model selection, logical and probabilistic reasoning, causal and
probabilistic modelling, and experimentation. I have an interest in
general philosophy of science, but most of my work work relates to
methodological and metaphysical problems in specific sciences,
primarily physics and psychology. In 2010 I won a VIDI
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
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. Since 2011 I work on a research project
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:
- With Michela Massimi I co-chaired the programme committee of the fifth conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association in Düsseldorf.
- From April 18 to 20 of
department of Theoretical Philosophy is hosting a graduate
for PhD students in Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of
Science, Language, and Mind. The event is supported by the OZSW.
August 29 to 31st 2012 the Faculty of Philosophy in Groningen
hosted a conference on the Frontiers of Rationality and Decision. The
conference website can be found here.
Roy I organised a workshop on
radical uncertainty at the Munich
Centre for Mathematical Philosophy in January 2012. The presentations
were filmed and are available on the web through here.