Hans van Eyghen, MA

BiographyHans v Eyghen

I grew up in Deinze  (Flemish region, Belgium). I completed a study in Theology and Religious Studies and one in Philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven. My mastertheses were on William Craig’s Cosmological argument and on Ernst Troeltsch’s cultural philosophy. Before that I also studied History for one year at the University of Ghent. After finishing my master in Philosophy, I moved to the Netherlands to get my PhD.

Areas of expertise

Epistemology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Science.


Can recent scientific explanations of religious belief serve in an explaining away argument?


  • 2015 “Reactie Calvijn tot ons brein: neuropsychologie en religie.” Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift 69(4): 293-300.
  • Forthcoming. “Two Types of Explaining Away Arguments in the Cognitive Science of Religion.” Zygon.
  • Forthcoming. “Religious Belief is not Natural.” Studia Humana.