We’re pleased to welcome Remco Heesen to the Department, who joins us in September 2023 as a new Assistant Professor.
Remco Heesen is a philosopher of science specialising in the social epistemology of science, seeking to understand how the social structure of science contributes to (or detracts from) its epistemic success. He uses a combination of rational choice models and philosophical argument to investigate features of the social structure of science such as the credit economy and peer review.
Remco holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and has done postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge and the University of Groningen funded by individual grants. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia.