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Maarten Boudry (1984) is a postdoctoral fellow of the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) at Ghent University. He studied in Vienna (Konrad Lorenz Institute), Boston (Tufts University) and New York (City University of New York). In 2011, he defended his dissertation on pseudoscience, Here Be Dragons. Exploring the Hinterland of Science. He is co-editor of Philosophy of Pseudoscience. Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem (2013), together with Massimo Pigliucci. His most recent book is Illusions for the Advanced. Why Truth is Always Better ("Illusies voor gevorderden", in Dutch) and is co-author of The Doubting Thomas Might Be Right, (with Johan Braeckman, 2011). His current research deals with evolutionary epistemology, in particular the problem of human irrationality. Other research interests include naturalism, skepticism, and the conflict between science and religion. 

 

 

Maarten Boudry (1984) is wetenschapsfilosoof aan de UGent en auteur van Illusies voor gevorderden. Of waarom waarheid altijd beter is (Polis, 2015). Eerder publiceerde hij De ongelovige Thomas heeft een punt (Houtekiet, 2011) samen met Johan Braeckman. Hij studeerde in Wenen (Konrad Lorenz Institute), Boston (Tufts University) en New York (City University of New York). In 2011 verdedigde hij zijn doctoraat over pseudowetenschap Here Be Dragons. Exploring the Hinterland of Science. Binnenkort verschijnt bij The University of Chicago Press een bundel getiteld Science Unlimited? On the challenges of scientism, die hij samenstelde met de filosoof en bioloog Massimo Pigliucci, na hun eerdere bundel The Philosophy of Pseudoscience. Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem (2013).


Studies


2002 – 2006

Master in philosophy (Ghent University)

 

First-class honors / cum laude

2006 – 2007

Postgraduate Studies in Logic, History and Philosophy of Science (Ghent University)

2007 – 2011

FWO Research Fellow – Ghent University

 

 

2011 – present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (FWO)

Workshop Basic Assistant Training (October 2011)

 

Title of dissertation: Here be dragons. Exploring the hinterland of science. 

Date public defense: March 15, 2011

 

Research Grants

 

October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2011        FWO Research Fellow

October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014        Postdoctoral Research Fellow (FWO)

October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2017        Postdoctoral Research Fellow (FWO)

 

Research stays abroad

 

September 1 – October 17, 2009 

Study visit with Prof. Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, Lehman College, The City University of New York

September 6 – October 6, 2010 

Study visit with Prof. Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, Graduate Center (CUNY), New York

April 24 – October 11, 2013

Postdoctoral fellow at the Konrad Lorenz Institute (Vienna)

February 2016 – July 2016

Study visit at the Center for Cognitive Studies (Tufts University, Boston)

April 11, 2017 – May 15, 2017 (planned)       

Research stay at the Central European University in Budapest, with Dan Sperber

                       


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