I’m a philosopher working on a spectrum of issues spanning philosophy of science (and in particular: ecology, evolution, and anthropology), moral psychology, social epistemology, and ethics.
Currently my major research projects are:
Progress, human success, and enhancement
Organismic agency and animal welfare
Trust and Professionalism
In keeping with my beliefs about professionalism, I also provide various forms of philosophical service to the wider community, regarding: academia and mental health, autism and trust, relationships and trust.
Before coming to philosophy, I did a degree in physics and mathematics at the KU Leuven 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.
2-jan-21 Published: Expert Communication and the Self-Defeating Codes of Scientific Ethics. For AJOB.
9-dec-20 Published: Service and Status may Help Explain Perceived Ethical Acceptability. For AJOB Neuroscience.
1-nov-20 Published: The Ontology of Organismic Agency: A Kantian Approach. (with Philippe Huneman)