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Welcome to my webpage! I hold a tenurable position in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia as well as a temporary position at the University of Groningen funded by an NWO Veni grant. I work on philosophy of science, social epistemology, and formal epistemology. I am particularly interested in the social epistemology of science: how does the social structure of science contribute to (or detract from) its success? See my research statement for more details. Preprints of my papers and a CV are also available.

Please feel free to email me at remco (dot) heesen (at) uwa (dot) edu (dot) au. You can also follow me on academia.edu or view my ORCID record: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-3823-944X.

In February 2019 Jan-Willem Romeijn, Hendrik Siebe, and I wrote an opinion piece (in Dutch) on the prospects and dangers of opinion formation in groups.

In November 2017 I gave a talk at the London School of Economics, in their Choice Group seminar, entitled “Statistical Biases in Peer Review”. This talk was recorded on video, and can be watched below.

On May 13, 2016, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation at Carnegie Mellon University.

In January 2015 I gave a talk at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, entitled “Vindicating Methodological Triangulation”. This talk was recorded on video, and you can watch this video online.

In July 2014 Konstantin Genin and I gave an introductory discussion of the St. Petersburg Paradox and related issues in decision theory as part of an exhibition by the Swiss Institute in New York. This was recorded on video, and can be watched below.

In 2009 Tilburg University awarded me a prize for the best master’s thesis written at the university in the preceding academic year. This prize was awarded at the 82nd Dies Natalis of the university.

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My research is supported by:

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