Jan-Willem Romeijn
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About me
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 with a 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:

Short biography
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 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:

  • The department of Theoretical Philosophy hosted the Formal Epistemology Workshop in June 2016. Take a look at our wonderful conference poster!
  • In April 2013 the department of Theoretical Philosophy hosted a graduate conference on theoretical philosophy, 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 project 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 brief description.
  • 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.
Last updated
2 October 2018