Project team

Catarina Dutilh Novaes

Principal investigator

Catarina Dutilh Novaes is Professor of Reasoning and Argumentation (University Research Chair) at the Philosophy Department of VU Amsterdam, and Professorial Fellow at Arché, St. Andrews. She has broad philosophical interests, including history and philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, reasoning and cognition, argumentation, social epistemology, among others. Her work is characterized by a 'synthetic' approach to philosophy, where findings from other disciplines are brought to bear on philosophical questions.

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Elias Anttila

PhD researcher

Elias has an MPhil in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Philosophy of Science from the LSE. They specialise in political epistemology and epistemic oppression, and also have interests in critical discourse analysis and intersections between expertise and democracy.

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Postdoctoral researcher

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Hein Duijf

Postdoctoral researcher

Hein has a PhD in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence from Utrecht University and a BSc and MSc in Mathematics from the Radboud University Nijmegen. He takes inspiration from behavioural sciences (including social psychology, economics, and social sciences) and agent-based models to explore and study the mechanisms that affect the epistemic risks and potential benefits of group deliberation.

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Merel Talbi

PhD researcher

Merel has a background in political science, comparative literature, and philosophy. She is currently working on epistemic diversity, but has a broader interest in critical theory, democratic theory, and social class. 

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Silvia Ivani

Postdoctoral researcher

Silvia Ivani obtained her PhD in Philosophy of Science at Tilburg University. Her interests lie in feminist philosophy of science, social epistemology, and experimental philosophy. Her research focuses on questions about expertise, trust, and public engagement in science.

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César Frederico

Dos Santos

PhD researcher in Philosophy, VU Amsterdam

Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, Virtues and Vices in Mathematics

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Eindhoven University of Technology

Thirza Lagewaard

PhD candidate in Philosophy, VU Amsterdam

Advisory board

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham

Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University

Professor of Philosophy, Lund University

Researcher, Instituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Rome

Professor of Legal Informatics and Legal Argumentation, University of Groningen and Senior Lecturer of Information and Computer Sciences, Utrecht University

Professor of Political Science, University of Amsterdam