Research Projects


Evolution & Human Nature

Current projects:


Generalized Darwinism (ANR-DFG funded, € 655,000), with Philippe Huneman, Thomas Reydon, and André Ariew

Work on: logic and ethical implications of Darwinism, organismic agency, concept of environment

Past projects:

Human Evolutionary Success (funded by special research fund of the KU Leuven; 85.000 euro), with Grant Ramsey

Social Structure of Science

Current projects:


Professionalization of Science (FWO funded; 196.000 euro), with Kris Dierickx

Work on: role of virtues in science; value-free ideal

Past projects:

EnTIRE (‘Mapping Normative Frameworks for Ethics and Integrity of Research’), Horizon 2020, Call: H2020-SwafS-2016-17 (Science with and for Society), Topic: SwafS-16-2016, Grant Agreement No. 741782, KUL's Funding: €486,000

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Philosophical Service and Public Philosophy 

1. Trust, mental health, social media

  • Invited book chapters (see publications)

  • Events promoting public philosophy

  • Workshops for association of autism

  • Trust in science: book for the general audience


2. Relationship ethics

Work in progress: general audience book on relationships