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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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Stefaan Blancke is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

epidemiology Social Sciences
Evolutionary Synthesis Arts & Humanities
Gene Arts & Humanities
Evolutionary Arts & Humanities
Epigenetics Arts & Humanities
Pseudoscience Arts & Humanities
Irrationality Arts & Humanities
artifact Social Sciences

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Research Output 2018 2019

  • 5 Web publication/site
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
Open Access
File

Are selves cultural attractors?

Blancke, S., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/siteOther 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

artifact
reconstruction
ability
student

Over papieren twijfel, wetenschappelijke waarheid en religieuze reanimatie

Blancke, S., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/siteOther research output

Pseudoscience and the end of dialogue

Blancke, S., 2019, In : Spokes.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access
File

Activities 2018 2019

  • 10 Oral presentation
  • 2 Invited talk

Het culturele dier: over evolutie en wat het betekent om mens te zijn

Stefaan Blancke (Speaker)
12 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationPopular

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

Gastcollege: Het moderne creationisme en Intelligent Design

Stefaan Blancke (Speaker)
27 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Press / Media

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

"Wetenschap is geen democratie"

Stefaan Blancke

5/01/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

"Het creationisme is van nature aantrekkelijk voor ons brein"

Stefaan Blancke

4/09/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment