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Current courses

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Career

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

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

22 Apr 2018 → …

Keywords

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

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Research Output

  • 5 Digital or Visual Products
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Web publication/site

Kritisch denken kritisch bekeken. Tijd voor meer vertrouwen?

Blancke, S., 2020

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Are selves cultural attractors?

Blancke, S., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual ProductsOther research output

Methods for studying cultural attraction

Heintz, C., Blancke, S. & Scott-Phillips, T., 2019, In : Evolutionary Anthropology. 28, 1, p. 18-20 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Over papieren twijfel, wetenschappelijke waarheid en religieuze reanimatie

    Blancke, S., 2019

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    Activities

    • 11 Oral presentation
    • 2 Invited talk

    Gastcollege: Charles Darwin en de evolutietheorie

    Stefaan Blancke (Speaker)

    13 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationProfessional

    Gastcollege: Het moderne creationisme en Intelligent Design

    Stefaan Blancke (Speaker)

    27 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

    Science and the cultural evolution of reasons

    Stefaan Blancke (Speaker)

    15 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

    Morality and the cultural evolution of reasons

    Stefaan Blancke (Speaker)

    15 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

    Ethical considerations coming with the use of modern biotechnology tools for variety creation

    Stefaan Blancke (Speaker)

    25 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Press / Media

    Het Coronabewijs, goed voor alle gebruik!

    Stefaan Blancke & Maarten Boudry

    22/04/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Geen spielerei/Let op voor het postmoderne virus!

    Stefaan Blancke, Patrick Loobuyck & Maarten Boudry

    30/03/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Regulation should not single out a safe and helpful technology

    Stefaan Blancke

    3/05/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Is je buikgevoel te vertrouwen?

    Stefaan Blancke

    10/01/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment