• 469 Citaten
20052019
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Persoonlijk profiel

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“Past and failed innovations tell us as much about innovation as contemporary successful ones”

Research profile

Krist Vaesen is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy of Innovation, at the department Philosophy & Ethics. Krist has worked on a wide range of topics, including technological normativity, the extended mind hypothesis, the epistemology of cognitive artifacts, the cognitive bases of tool use and experimental philosophy. His current research interests include theories of cultural and technological evolution, foundational issues in human origins research, the philosophy of scientific models (e.g., models of innovation), scientific pluralism, science & research policy, and the history of 20th Century Anglo-American philosophy.

Academic background

Krist Vaesen studied bioscience engineering (1998) and philosophy (2003) at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He obtained his doctoral from TU/e (2008) with a philosophical essay on artifacts and norms. He was a post-doctoral researcher in the NWO-program “Things that make us smart: cognitive artifacts and extended minds” (2008-2012), and was awarded an excellence grant from TU/e’s Executive Board for his work on this program. In 2012, he became an assistant professor in philosophy at TU/e. He obtained a Vidi-grant in 2014 for the program “Darwinizing culture: the status of cultural evolutionary theory as a science” (2014-2019). Since 2015, he has been a research fellow at the Human Origins Group, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. In 2018, he became an elected member of the Eindhoven Young Academy of Engineering.

He has published in prominent general science journals (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, PLoS ONE), biology journals (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B), anthropology journals (Evolutionary Anthropology, Current Anthropology), and philosophy journals (Biology & Philosophy, Philosophy of Science). His research has been covered by various national and international media outlets (Times Higher Education, Volkskrant, Radio 1/VPRO, BNR News Radio, Royal Society’s Chemistry World).

Externe posities

Research fellow, Universiteit Leiden

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Cultural Evolution Medicijnen en Levenswetenschappen
Demography Medicijnen en Levenswetenschappen
Hominidae Medicijnen en Levenswetenschappen
Aptitude Medicijnen en Levenswetenschappen
cognition Sociale wetenschappen
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Projecten 2014 2019

Onderzoeksoutput 2005 2019

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Inbreeding, Allee effects and stochasticity might be sufficient to account for Neanderthal extinction

Vaesen, K., Scherjon, F., Hemerik, L. & Verpoorte, A., 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 11, 16 blz., e0225117.

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Neanderthals
Inbreeding
inbreeding
extinction
Population
1 Citaat (Scopus)
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The national science foundation and philosophy of science's withdrawal from social concerns

Vaesen, K. & Katzav, J., dec 2019, In : Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 78, blz. 73-82 10 blz.

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National Science Foundation
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy
1950s
Empiricist
1 Citaat (Scopus)
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Complexity and technological evolution: What everybody knows? What everybody knows?

Vaesen, K. & Houkes, W., 2018, In : Biology & Philosophy. 32, 6, blz. 1245-1268 24 blz.

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Cultural Evolution
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Datasets
9 Citaties (Scopus)
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How much would each researcher receive if competitive government research funding were distributed equally among researchers?

Vaesen, K. & Katzav, J., 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 9, blz. 1-11 e0183967.

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5 Citaties (Scopus)
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On the emergence of American analytic philosophy

Katzav, J. & Vaesen, K., 2017, In : British Journal for the History of Philosophy. 25, 4, blz. 772-798 27 blz.

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Analytic philosophy
American philosophy
1950s
Philosophy
Philosophical Review

Prijzen

NWO Vidi Award : The Darwinisation of culture

K. Vaesen (Ontvanger), 2013

Prijs: NWOVidiWetenschappelijk

Religion
Language
Human Being
Evolutionary Biology

Activiteiten 2015 2019

  • 4 Genodigd spreker
  • 1 Workshop, seminar, cursus of expositie
  • 1 Redactioneel werk
  • 1 Keynote spreker

Hoe verandert cultuur?

Eva Boon (Organisator), Krist Vaesen (Organisator)
5 apr 2019

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositiePopulair

Acta Biotheoretica (Tijdschrift)

Krist Vaesen (Lid redactieraad)
2019 → …

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

Why and how to reform current science funding practices

Krist Vaesen (Spreker)
22 nov 2018

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk

A more egalitarian future

Krist Vaesen (Spreker)
18 apr 2018

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesKeynote sprekerWetenschappelijk

A partly externalist account of the course of 20th-Century Anglo-American philosophy

Krist Vaesen (Spreker), J.K. Katzav (Spreker)
24 okt 2017

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk

Pers/media

Was it 'bad luck'—not ancient humans—that drove Neanderthals to extinction?

Krist Vaesen

9/12/19

1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Models Explore Possible Causes of Neanderthal Extinction

Krist Vaesen

6/12/19

2 items van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Habsburg jaw likely caused by inbreeding, study finds

Krist Vaesen

5/12/19

1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Scientists slam Chinese CRISPR babies research after manuscript released

Krist Vaesen

4/12/19

1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Scriptie

How system architecture shapes performance curves: a simulation study of systemic innovation inertia

Auteur: Zijlstra, F., jun 2017

Begeleider: Houkes, W. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Alkemade, F. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Vaesen, K. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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