Peer-reviewed, A1 publications (listed in Web of Science)

1.         Boudry, M., Blancke, S., & Braeckman, J. (2010). How not to attack Intelligent Design Creationism: Philosophical misconceptions about Methodological Naturalism. Foundations of Science, 15(3), 227–244. Impact Factor: 0.180 Rank 37/50 (History & Philosophy of Science, Q3)

2.         Boudry, M., Blancke, S., & Braeckman, J. (2010). Irreducible incoherence and intelligent design. A look into the conceptual toolbox of a pseudoscience. Quarterly Review of Biology, 85(4), 473-482. Impact Factor 2010: 5.818, ranking: 5/86 (Biology, Q1).

3.         Boudry, M. and J. Braeckman (2011). Immunizing strategies & epistemic defense mechanisms. Philosophia, 39(1), 145-161. IF: N/A

4.         Blancke, S., Boudry, M., & Braeckman, J. (2011). Simulation of biological evolution under attack, but not really: a response to Meester. Biology & Philosophy, 26(1), 113-118. IF 2011: 1.203, ranking: 5/56 (History and Philosophy of Science, Q1)

5.         Pigliucci, M. and M. Boudry (2011). Why Machine-Information Metaphors are Bad for Science and Science Education. Science & Education, 20(5-6), 453-471. IF 2012: 0.707, ranking: 16/58 (History and Philosophy of Science, Q2)

6.         Boudry, M. and F. Buekens (2011). The Epistemic Predicament of a Pseudoscience: Social Constructivism Confronts Freudian Psychoanalysis. Theoria, 77(2), 159–179. IF: N/A

7.         Boudry, M. & Leuridan, B. (2011) Where the design argument goes wrong: Auxiliary assumptions and unification. Philosophy of Science  78(4):558-578. IF: 0.552. (History and Philosophy of Science: Q1)

8.         Boudry, M., De Cruz, H., Blancke, S., & De Smedt, J. (2011). Het 'universele zuur' van de evolutionaire psychologie? Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, 73(2):287-305. IF: N/A

9.         De Cruz, H., M. Boudry, J. De Smedt and S. Blancke (2011). Evolutionary approaches to epistemic justification. Dialectica, 65(4), 517–535. IF: N/A

10.    Boudry, M. and J. De Smedt (2011). In Mysterious Ways: On the Modus Operandi of Supernatural Beings. Religion, 41(3), 517–535. IF: N/A

11.    Blancke, S., Boudry, M., Braeckman, J., De Smedt, J., & De Cruz, H. (2011). Dealing with creationist challenges. What European biology teachers might expect in the classroom. Journal of Biological Education 45(4), 176-182. IF 2011: 0.391, ranking: 75/85 (Biology, Q4) and 27/33 (Education, Scientific Disciplines, Q4).

12.    Blancke, S., De Smedt, J., De Cruz, H., Boudry, M., & Braeckman, J. (2012). The Implications of the Cognitive Sciences for the Relation Between Religion and Science Education: The Case of Evolutionary Theory. Science & Education, 21(8), 1167-1184. IF 2012: 0.707, ranking: 16/58 (History and Philosophy of Science, Q2)

13.    Buekens, F., & Boudry, M. (2012). Psychoanalytic Facts As Unintended Institutional Facts. Philosophy of the Social Sciences. 42(2), 239 - 269. Impact Factor: 0.288 Ranking: 39/48 (Ethics, Q4)

14.    Boudry, M., & Braeckman, J. (2012). How Convenient! The Epistemic Rationale of Selfvalidating Belief Systems. Philosophical Psychology, 25(3), 341-364. Impact Factor: 0.723. Ranking: 25/48 (Ethics, Q3) and 83/126 (Pyschology, multidisciplinary, Q3)

15.    Boudry, M., Blancke, S., & Braeckman, J. (2012). Grist to the Mill of Anti-evolutionism: The Failed Strategy of Ruling the Supernatural Out of Science by Philosophical Fiat. Science & Education, 21(8), 1151-1165. IF 2012: 0.707, ranking: 16/58 (History and Philosophy of Science, Q2)

16.    Fishman, Y. & Boudry, M. (2013) Does Science Presuppose Naturalism (or, Indeed, Anything at All)? Science & Education, 22 (5), 921-949 IF 2012: 0.707, ranking: 16/58 (History and Philosophy of Science, Q2)

17.    Boudry, M., & Pigliucci, M. (2013). The mismeasure of machine: Synthetic biology and the trouble with engineering metaphors. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 44(4), 660-668. c:vabb:249437 SNIP Impact Factor: 0.597

18.    Boudry, M. (2013). The hypothesis that saves the day. Ad hoc reasoning in pseudoscience. Logique et Analyse 223, 245-258 (Impact Factor N/A)

19.    Pigliucci, M. & Boudry, M. (2014) Prove it! The Burden of Proof Game in Science vs. Pseudoscience Disputes. Philosophia 42(2): 487–502 IF: N/A

20.    Buekens, F. & Boudry, M. (2014) The Dark Side of the Loon.  Explaining The Temptations of Obscurantism. Theoria 81(2): 126-142. IF: N/A

21.    Edis, T. & Boudry, M. (2014) Beyond Physics? On the prospects of finding an oracle Foundations of Science 19: 403-422. Impact Factor: 0.653 Rank 17/60 (History & Philosophy of Science, Q2)

22.    Boudry, M., and M. Vlerick. (2014). Evolution Does Care About Truth, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 28(1), 65–77.  IF: N/A

23.    Boudry, M., Blancke, S. and Pigliucci, M.: (2014) What Makes Weird Beliefs Thrive? The Epidemiology of Pseudoscience. Philosophical Psychology 28 (8):1177-1198 IF: 1.151, ranking: 20/51 (Ethics, Q2) and 60/129 (Pyschology, multidisciplinary, Q2)

24.    Boudry, M., Vlerick, M. and McKay, R. T.: (2015) Can evolution get us off the hook? Evaluating the ecological defence of human rationality. Consciousness and Cognition 33: 524–535 IF: 2.182 Ranking: 33/85 (Psychology, Experimental, Q2)

25.    Boudry, M., Paglieri, F., & Pigliucci, M. (2015) The Fake, the Flimsy, and the Fallacious: Demarcating Arguments in Real Life. Argumentation 29(4), 431-456. IF: 0.814 Ranking: 71/179 (Linguistics, Q2) and 45/79 (Communication, Q3)

26.    Boudry, M., & Coyne, J. (2016). Disbelief in belief: On the cognitive status of supernatural beliefs. Philosophical Psychology, 29(4), 601-615. IF 2015: 1.151, ranking: 20/51 (Ethics, Q2) and 60/129 (Pyschology, multidisciplinary, Q2)

27.    Mercier, H., Boudry, M. & Paglieri F., Trouche, E. & (2016). Natural-Born Arguers: Teaching How to Make the Best of Our Reasoning Abilities. Educational Psychologist, 1-16. doi:10.1080/00461520.2016.1207537 IF: 5.688 Ranking 1/ 230 (Education & Educational Research, Q1) and 1/57 (Psychology, Educational, Q1)

28.    Nieminen, P., Boudry, M., Ryökäs, E., & Mustonen, A.-M. (2017). Biblical and Theistic Arguments Against The Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism. Zygon, 52(1), 9-23. doi:10.1111/zygo.12327

29.    Blancke, S., Boudry, M. and Pigliucci, M., (2017) Why do irrational beliefs mimic science? The cultural evolution of pseudoscience Theoria 83, 78–97. IF: N/A.

30.    Vlerick, M., & Boudry, M. (2017). Psychological Closure Does Not Entail Cognitive Closure. Dialectica, 71(1), 101–115.

31.    Edis, T. & Boudry, M. (in press) "Truth and consequences: when is it rational to accept falsehoods?" Journal of Cognition and Culture IF: 0.50

32.    Blancke, S., Boudry, M., & Braeckman, J. (2018). Whence pseudoscience? An epidemiological approach. Metode.

33.    Boudry, M. & Hofhuis, S. (in press) Parasites of the Mind. Why Cultural Theorists Need the Meme’s Eye View, Cognitive Systems Research

34.    Boudry, M. (in press) Replicate After Reading. On the extraction and evocation of cultural information. Biology & Philosophy

35.    Boudry, M. (in press) Invasion of the Mind Snatchers. On memes and cultural parasites; Teorema




1.      Boudry, M., & Coyne, J. (2016). Fakers, fanatics, and false dilemmas: Reply to Van Leeuwen. Philosophical Psychology, 29(4), 622-627. 

2.      Boudry, M. Enjoying Your Cultural Cheesecake: Why Believers Are Sincere and Shamans Are Not Charlatans. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41(2018): e70, IF: 14.2 Ranking: 2/51 (Behavioral Sciences, Q1) and 1/14 (Pyschology, biological, Q1)

3.      Boudry, M. (2018) The cultural buck stops somewhere: the origin of supernatural belief and the role of agency detection, Religion, Brain & Behavior, 33-35  10.1080/2153599X.2018.1453532

4.      Boudry, M. (in press) Dying for your group, or for your ideas? On the power of belief. Behavioral and Brain Sciences



A2 (international, peer-reviewed)

Boudry, M., Termote, R., & Betz, W. (2010). Fabricating Communication: the case of the Belgian coma patient. Skeptical Inquirer, 34(4), 12-15.

Boudry, M. (2015). The Relentless Retreat: Kelly James Clark’s Religion and the Sciences of Origins. Reports of the National Center for Science Education 35(4), 3.1-3.6.

Boudry, M. (2015) The Sin of Scientism. Reports of the National Center for Science Education 35(5), 6.1-6.3 

Boudry, M. (2017). Abolish the Freedom of Religion! A View from Europe. Free Inquiry February/March, 50-51.

Boudry, M. (2017) The Fallacy Fork: Why It’s Time to Get Rid of Fallacy Theory, Skeptical Inquirer, September/October, 46-51

Boudry M. (2017) A most unnatural alliance, Free Inquiry December 2017/January 2018



A3 (national, peer-reviewed)

Boudry, M. (2009). In de ban van Freud & Co - het epistemische drijfzand van de psychoanalyse. Tijdschrift Klinische Psychologie, 39(1), 28-35.

Boudry, M. (2013) De hardnekkigheid van God, Ethiek & Maatschappij 15(2), 91-108

Boudry, M. (2016) De landingsbaan van de werkelijkheid. Streven, juni, 498-503

Boudry, M. (2017). De Doxastische Catch-22 van nuttige illusies. Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte, 109(2), 385-393


A4 (national, without peer review)

Boudry, M. (2006). l’Anti-Livre Noir de la Psychoanalyse: het intellectuele bankroet van de psychoanalyse? Wonder en is gheen wonder, 6(3).

Boudry, M. (2007). Bisschop Léonard over ‘abnormale’ homoseksualiteit. Wonder en is gheen Wonder, 7(2).

Boudry, M. (2008). De voorbarige terugkeer van de psychoanalyse. Wonder en is gheen Wonder, 8(4).

Boudry, M., & Betz, W. (2010). Skepp en skepticisme. Een pleidooi voor wetenschap en rede. De Geus, 42(7), 5-7.

Boudry, M.( 2011). Een dag in de parapsychologische kersentuin. Wonder en is gheen Wonder 11 (3):4-8.

Boudry, M., and Beeckman, C. (2011). Stralingsparanoia in De Raad Van Europa. Wonder en is gheen Wonder 11 (3),16-19.

Vandermassen, G. & Boudry, M. (2013) Overhaast eerherstel voor Freud. Psyche & Brein, nr. 3, 2013

Boudry, M. (2013). Evolutie en andere gevaarlijke memen. De Geus  45 (7), 20-23

Boudry, M. (2013) Over bewijslast en andere gewichtige zaken. Wonder en is gheen Wonder 13(3),14-18

Boudry, M. (2014) Kan het bestaan van God bewezen worden? Filosofie Magazine, mei 2014, 68-70

Boudry, M. (2016) Gezocht: drogredenen. (In)formeel karakter. Wonder en is gheen Wonder 16(4), 4-11

Blancke, S., Boudry, M. & Braeckman J. (2018) Pseudowetenschap. Een epidemiologische benadering. Wonder en is gheen wonder. 26-34.

Boudry, M. Het geheime wapen van de robuuste waarheid, Christen Democratische Verkenningen, Lente 2018, 57-61

Blancke, S., Boudry, M. & Braeckman J. (2018) Ideeën als virussen. EOS Magazine, 34-37


B1 (books)

Braeckman, J. & M. Boudry (2011) De ongelovige Thomas heeft een punt : een handleiding voor kritisch denken. Houtekiet

Boudry, M. (2015). Illusies voor gevorderden. Of waarom waarheid altijd beter is. Polis 


B2 (book chapters, international)

Boudry, M. (2013) Loki’s Wager and Laudan’s Error. On genuine and territorial demarcation. In Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Project. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press (pp. 79-89)

Boudry, M., Vlerick, M., & McKay, R. T. (2016). Don’t blame the norm. On the challenges of ecological rationality. In F. Paglieri, L. Bonelli, & S. Felletti (Eds.), The Psychology of Argument: Cognitive Approaches to Argumentation and Persuasion (pp. 85-97). London: College Publications. 

Boudry, M. & Pigliucci, M. (2018) “Vindicating science – by bringing it down” In Perspectives on science and culture. Purdue University Press. (pp. 243-258)

Boudry, M. (2018) Plus Ultra. Why science does not have limits. In Boudry, M. & Pigliucci, M. (eds.) Science Unlimited? The challenges of scientism. The University of Chicago Press (pp. 31-52)

Boudry, M. (in press) “The Myth of Senseless Violence”, Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy, Palgrave


B2 (book chapters, national)

Boudry, M., & Braeckman, J. (2009). Kritisch denken : de ethische dimensie. In S. Hertmans (Ed.), Grenzen aan de ethiek? (7e ed., pp. 49-62). Gent: Academia Press. 

Boudry, M. (2014) Wetenschapsfilosofie. In Meester, F. & Meester, M. Durf te denken! Filosofie voor havo. Boom 

Pigliucci, M. & Boudry, M. (2016) In P. Catapano, S. Critchley The Stone Reader: Modern Philosophy in 133 Arguments (pp. 373-379)

Pauwels, L. & Boudry, M. (2017) Over religie, geweld  en extremistische morele overtuigingen. Wat is de rol van religieus autoritarisme en gepercipieerde onrechtvaardigheid? Handboek Politiediensten, nr. 122 (mei 2017) (pp. 163-196), Wolters Kluwer.

Boudry, M. (2017) Zinvol Geweld. In Lauwaert, L. Filosofie van geweld Polis (pp. 19-50).

Boudry, M. (2018). Hoe links zijn eigen kinderen opeet, In P. Cliteur en P. Pierik Cultuurmarxisme. Uitgeverij Aspekt, Soesterberg. (pp. 75-86)


B3 Books (edited)

Pigliucci, M; & M. Boudry (2013), Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Project. The University of Chicago Press 

Boudry, M. & Pigliucci, M. (2018) Science Unlimited? The challenges of scientism. The University of Chicago Press



C1 (proceedings)

Buekens, F., & Boudry, M. (2011). Freud's unintended Institutional Facts. In K. François & B.

Löwe & T. Müller & B. van Kerkhove (Eds.), Foundations of the Formal Sciences VII (pp. 34-60). London: King's College Publications. 

Boudry, M. (2009). Methodological Naturalism as an Intrinsic Property of Science: Grist to the Mill of Intelligent Design Theory. In: 150 Years After Origin: Biological, Historical and Philosophical Perspectives. Victoria College, University of Toronto, November 2124.


C2 (book reviews, international) 

Boudry, M. (2010). Exploring the hinterland of science. Book review of Massimo Pigliucci: Nonsense on stilts: How to tell science from bunk. Metascience, 20(1), 173-176.

Boudry, M. (2012) Review of Alvin Plantinga (2011), “Where the Conflict Really Lies. Science, Religion and Naturalism" Science & Education DOI 10.1007/s11191-0129516-y