I am a philosopher of science working to understand science and especially biology better. My ultimate concern is to challenge and present alternatives to paradigms in ethics, policy, and philosophical anthropology

Before coming to philosophy, I did a degree in physics and mathematics at the KULeuven with a research stint at the Kavli Institute at Stanford. I'm also a professional violinist, having studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels & the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieure de Musique de Paris. I've performed in most major concert halls in Europe, and still do 15-20 concerts a year.



Kris Dierickx and I won funding for a 4-year fully-funded PhD position from the FWO. Project is called "The Professionalization of Science: Analysis and Normative Implications" and will be situated in between philosophy and social studies of science, with an empirical component.

Full application details to follow!

Starting date will be September/October 2020; feel free to get in touch informally in the meantime.

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