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2012-2018: Postdoc/lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Moral Science, Ghent University

courses taught:

History and Philosophy of Biology (3rd Bachelor Biology)

Philosophical Anthropology (Master Philosophy)

(History of) Philosophy (1st Bachelor Sport Sciences and 1st Bachelor Psychology)

April 2017- July 2018: Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy and Moral Science, Ghent University

2018: Postdoc at the Social Mind Center, Department of Cognitive Science, CEU Budapest

Research interests

I study the diffusion of (pseudo-)scientific beliefs. On the one hand I focus on what makes humans susceptible to irrational beliefs. On the other I investigate how evolved human minds manage to develop and sustain complex scientific concepts and theories. 

I am also interested in cultural epidemiology and the philosophy of cultural evolution, the history and philosophy of science (and biology in particular), and the public understanding of science.

External positions

Veni committee (NWO)

12 Jun 202316 Jun 2023

Assessment doctoral thesis (Universiteit van Johannesburg)

18 Oct 202215 Nov 2022

I chair the meetings of the organization and the lectures it organizes (Fonds Lucien De Coninck)

22 Apr 2018 → …


  • Philosophy Of Science
  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Philosophical Psychology
  • Cultural Evolution


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