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Research interests

  • PhD in philosophy at Stellenbosch University (South-Africa). Title of dissertation: “Darwin’s doubt – On the implications of the theory of evolution for human knowledge” granted in December 2012.


  • ‘One-year graduate studies’ in Political Sciences at the American University of Cairo (AUC, Egypt), graduated with honors in June 2007.


  • Master in Philosophy, graduated Cum Laude in September 2005 at the University of Leuven (KUL, Belgium). 


  • Candidature (Bachelor) in Law, graduated Cum Laude in June 2002, at the Facultées Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (Namur, FUNDP, Belgium).


  • Feb 2017 – Present: Assistant professor in philosophy of science at Tilburg University. 

  • Jan 2013 – Dec 2016: Post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Johannesburg.

  • Philosophy of science

    • Evolutionary epistemology

    • Epistemic boundedness / cognitive closure

    • Scientific realism

    • Ecological rationality

  • Critical thinking

    • Heuristics and biases

  • Evolutionary, social, cognitive and positive psychology

  •  Cognitive sciences

    • Cognitive science of religion

  •  Evolutionary ethics

    • Moral psychology

  •  Cultural evolution

    • Social ontology

    • Game-theory

  •  Globalization

    • Global governance

  •  Democratic innovation

    • Deliberative Citizens assemblies

  • ​Happiness and well-being

    • Positive psychology

    • Buddhism, Taoism, Stoicism

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