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Welcome! I am a Visiting Professor at Ghent University and a member of Ghent's Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science. My primary research and teaching areas are: history and philosophy of the social sciences, social epistemology and general philosophy of science.
My systematic work in philosophy has been centred on explanatory and scientific pluralism, that is, elaborating our understanding of scientific pluralism in relation with more traditional topics in philosophy of (social) science like the theory of scientific explanation, causality, social ontology, scientific objectivity and values in science. In my research, I try to connect the philosophical problems to actual scientific practice – both historical and contemporary.
My most elaborate historical analysis up to now deals with the history of International Political Economy, analysing the sources of plurality and how it has been (and should be) dealt with within the discipline. Paying close attention to the historical and social embeddedness of science in society (and how this is linked to plurality) also inspired my thinking, writing and teaching about the deep entanglements between science and democracy, e.g. citizen sciences, epistemic democracy, co-production of knowledge.