Dr Maarten Boudry
postdoctoral fellow, Ghent University; author, Illusions for the Advanced. Why Truth is Always Better
Maarten Boudry is a postdoctoral fellow of the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) at Ghent University. He is the author of Illusions for the Advanced. Why Truth is Always Better (“Illusies voor gevorderden”, 2015, in Dutch) and co-author of The Doubting Thomas Might Be Right (with Johan Braeckman, 2011). In 2011, he defended his doctoral dissertation on pseudoscience, Here Be Dragons. Exploring the Hinterland of Science, consisting of a collection of papers that have been published in journals such as Philosophy of Science, Philosophia, Quarterly Review of Biology, Science & Education and Philosophical Psychology.
He is co-editor of Philosophy of Pseudoscience. Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem (2013), together with Massimo Pigliucci. 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.
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