Jeroen de Ridder. Associate Professor in Philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Furthermore I am a professor by special appointment of Christian Philosophy, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen. Thirdly I am member of The Young Academy, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
My research focuses on issues in social epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion. Currently, most of it is in collective epistemology and political epistemology: can groups have beliefs and knowledge, are there collective intellectual virtues, how do people form and change beliefs about politics, what determines the epistemic performance of groups? I teach on these same issues, but I also enjoy teaching general epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and business ethics.