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I am philosopher of science, primarily working in philosophy of biology, general philosophy of science, and ethical issues in scientific research. I have further research interests in meta ethics, bioethics of human enhancement, philosophy of history, and continental metaphysics.

Before coming to philosophy, I did a degree in mathematical physics at the KULeuven. I have moved towards biology since, but retain a philosophical interest in the physics of complex systems.

I’m also a musician, having combined my university education with violin studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique de Paris. Academia and family life have necessarily curtailed my musical activities somewhat, but I still give concerts with various Flemish chamber music groups, including ‘t Frascati, Drij Coppen, and Doppio Stile. With the Doppio Stile, a collaboration with fellow musician-philosopher Waldo Geuns, I regularly give lecture-recitals on music, science, and philosophy, as well as (in collaboration with astrophysicist Katrien Kolenberg) a show where we project a video narrative of the universe over the music of Pärt, Xenakis, Glass, and Bach.