I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Groningen.
My research falls in the domains of philosophy of science, social epistemology, and philosophy of cognitive science. I work primarily on understanding how the social organization of research activities affects their epistemic outcomes. I also have projects on causation and explanation in cognitive science, and knowledge ascriptions. I explore these topics supporting conceptual analysis with empirical literature, case studies, and computational models.
I currently teach courses on social epistemology of science, philosophy of neuroscience, and analytic existentialism.
I obtained my Ph.D. in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology program, Department of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis (Summer 2016). I studied Philosophy (B.A.) and Computer Science (B.Sc, M.Sc.) at University of Los Andes. Before coming to Groningen, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Tilburg University.
When not doing philosophy, I like to walk around taking pictures.
I am not Felipe Romero the boxer.
News & Updates
- Invited Talk: TBA. London School of Economics, UK. May 30, 2023.
- Invited Talk: TBA. Bilkent University, Turkey. May 11, 2023.
- Invited Talk: "Opt-in vs. opt-out systems for Open Science: The case of pre-registration". Mapping the Frontiers of Scientific Reproducibility. Minneapolis, MN. Apr 21-22, 2023
- Symposium Talk: "The conceptual origins of metascience: fashion, revolution, or spin-off?" 2022 Philosophy of Science Association Meeting, Pittsburg, PA, Nov 10-13. 2022.
- Conference Talk: 11th Conference of European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ENPOSS), Malaga, Spain. Sep 21-23. 2022.
- Invited Talk: Scientific Progress – Individual and Collective Seminar. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL, August 24th, 2022.
- Symposium Talk: "The conceptual origins of metascience: fashion, revolution, or spin-off?" 2022 British Society for the Philosophy of Science, University of Exeter, UK, July 7. 2022.
- Invited Talk: "Why is pre-registration failing and what to do about it", Centre for Philosophy of Social Science, University of Helsinki. June 6, 2022.
- Workshop Co-Organization "Perspectives on Scientific Error: Parsing History, Comparing Viewpoints, and Assessing Preventive Measures" (w/ M. Bakker, R van Ravenzwaaij, R. Heesen, and N. van Dongen), Lorentz Center, Leiden, NL. August 16-20, 2021.
- Our paper "Replicability, Robustness, and Reproducibility in Psychological Science" (Nosek et al. ) is now in press at the Annual Review of Psychology. Preprint here.
- Invited Talk: "The replicability crisis? philosophical, legal and sociological perspectives" workshop, Université de Lyon, France, October 15-16, 2020.
- Commentary: 7th René Descartes Lectures, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, October 14, 2020.
- My paper "Scientific Self-Correction: The Bayesian Way" (w/ Jan Sprenger) has been accepted for publication in Synthese. It is now available (Open Access). Here.
- Symposium Talk: 2020 Philosophy of Science Association Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov 19-22. (Postponed 2021)
- Conference Talk: 10th European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, Utrecht, NL. Aug 24-29. 2020.
- Symposium Talk: 2020 British Society for the Philosophy of Science, University of Kent, UK, July 13-15. 2020. Cancelled.
- Invited Talk: CSH-Philosophy Workshop - What Can Astrophysics Teach Us about Replicability?, May 22, 2020.. University of Bern, Switzerland.
- My paper "Philosophy of Science and the Replicability Crisis" is available now (Open Access!) in Philosophy Compass. Here.
- My paper "The Division of Replication Labor" has been accepted for publication in Philosophy of Science.
Penultimate draft here.
- I will speak in a session to introduce psychologists to current work on philosophy of science at the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science, in Rotterdam, July 7-9, 2019. (w/ Noah van Dongen, Jan Sprenger and Michal Sirkoski).
- I will give a talk (w/ Leah Henderson) at the Groningen Night of Philosophy (Gronigse Nacht van de Filosofie) entitled "Why We Want Science to Err or Failure and Discovery: Two Sides of a Coin". April 5, 2019. Info here.
- I was interviewed by the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Newsletter (University of Groningen).
Read the interview here.