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Research interests

In my PhD-research I investigate the effects of so-called "post-truth" politics on epistemic agency. Using insights from the ethics of manipulation and the ethics of propaganda, I look into how certain political rhetoric may change the way we gain and transfer knowledge. More generally, I am interested in topics where practical and theoretical philosophy intersect. I specialize in social epistemology, moral psychology and political philosophy.

Current courses

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Master’s Degree, Utrecht University

Philosophy, Bachelor’s Degree, Universiteit van Amsterdam


  • Post-Truth
  • Gaslighting
  • Political Philosophy / Political Ethics
  • Ethics of Manipulation
  • Propaganda
  • Epistemic Autonomy
  • Moral Psychology
  • Autonomy

Research Output 2018 2018

Post-Truth Politics as Collective Gaslighting

Rietdijk, N., 2018, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther research output

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Oral presentation

Post-Truth Politics as a Form of Gaslighting

Natascha Rietdijk (Speaker)
7 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific