Full CV: here

Updated on: November 13, 2020

a.    Books

[1]    (2021) Human Success: Evolutionary Origins and Ethical Implications. Oxford University Press. (With Grant Ramsey.)

[2]     (2021) Relationships and Trust: how to find a path today. (Relaties en Vertrouwen: hoe vandaag een pad te vinden.) Antwerp: Polis

[3]    (2022) Inleiding tot vertrouwen: epistemologie, ethiek, wetenschap, en politiek. Antwerp: Letterwerk. 

b.    Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

[4]   (accepted) Research Integrity Codes of Conduct: Mapping the Divergences. Bioethics.

[5]   (accepted) Expert Communication and the Self-Defeating Codes of Scientific Ethics. American Journal of

Bioethics. DOI:10.1080/21507740.2020.1830874

[6]    (accepted) Incentivizing Replication is Insufficient to Safeguard Default Trust. Philosophy of Science.

[7]    (accepted) The Service View on Enhancement: A New Evolutionary Perspective. The Hastings Center Report.

[8]    (accepted) On the Ubiquity of Heterogeneity Adaptations. Biological Theory. 

[9]    (accepted) Service and Status may Help Explain Perceived Ethical Acceptability. The American Journal of Bioethics – Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1080/21507740.2020.1830874

[10]    (2021) Enhancement and Success: Beyond Techno-Libertarianism. In: Desmond, H., & Ramsey, G. (eds), Human Success: Evolutionary Origins and Ethical Implications, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

[11]    (2021) Generalized Evolutionary Success and Human Evolution: An Overview. In: Desmond, H., & Ramsey, G. (eds), Human Success: Evolutionary Origins and Ethical Implications, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

[12]    (2020) Professionalism in Science: Competence, Autonomy, and Service. Science and Engineering Ethics. 27 pages. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-019-00143-x

[13]    (2020) The Ontology of Organismic Agency: A Kantian Approach. In: Altobrando, A., Biasetti, P., Natural Born Monads: On the Metaphysics of Organisms and Human Individuals. Berlin: De Gruyter. (With Philippe Huneman.)

[14]    (2019) Shades of Grey: Granularity, Pragmatics, and Non-Causal Explanation. Perspectives on Science (MIT Press), 27(1): 68-87. DOI: 10.1162/posc_a_00300

[15]    (2018) Natural Selection, Plasticity, and the Rationale for Largest-Scale Trends. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science C. DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsc.2018.04.002

[16]    (2018) Natural Selection: Deriving Causality from Stable Equilibrium. Erkenntnis. DOI: 10.1007/s10670-017-9889-z

[17]    (2017) Symmetry breaking and the emergence of path-dependence. Synthese. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-016-1130-0


d.    Reference Works

[18]    (2017) Philosophy of Biology. Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (With Grant Ramsey.)

e.    Articles for Philosophical Magazines or Bulletins

[19]    (2020). Weerbarstige ervaringen bij niet-biologische ouderschap. Podium voor Bioethiek. June 2020.

[20]    (2013). Waarom Bergson geen vitalist is. Filosofie, 23 (5), 18-24.

f.    Invited Book Reviews

[21]    (2020) Ruse, Michael. On Purpose. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Reviewed for: Science and Education: Contributions from the History and Philosophy of Science and Mathematics.

[22]    (2020) Moffett, Mark W. The Human Swarm:  How Our Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall. Basic Books. Reviewed for: The Quarterly Review of Biology.

g.    Media pieces

[23]    (2018) It’s not a coincidence that monogamous marriage is a huge success (Het monogaam huwelijk is niet toevallig een enorm success) De Standaard (June 28, 2018) URL:

[24]    (2017) Why scientific research increasingly resembles Tinder (Hoe wetenschappelijk onderzoek steeds meer op Tinder lijkt) Knack (May 26, 2017) URL:

[25]    (2017) Evolution: a big mess? Campuskrant KU Leuven. URL:

[26]    (2013) Porno is junkfood van de seksualiteit. De Standaard. URL:

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