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General

  • Full name: Henric David Peels.
  • Gender: male.
  • Nationality: Dutch.
  • Day of birth: February 16th 1983.


Education

  • 2006-2008: Master Theology, VU University Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

  • 2005-2006:  Master courses in Theology, Theological University Apeldoorn (the Netherlands).

  • 2005-2006: Master Philosophy, VU University Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

  • 2004-2005: Graduate Program in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame (IN, USA).

  • 2002-2004: Bachelor Philosophy, VU University Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

  • 2001-2004: Bachelor Theology, Theological University Apeldoorn (the Netherlands).

  • 1995-2001: Greijdanus College (high-school). Subjects chosen: Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, History, Latin, Mathematics A1/2, Music, Philosophy.


Professional Experience

  • 2012-...: Post-doc VU University Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

  • 2012-...: European Director of The Veritas Forum.

  • 2008-2012: PhD student at Utrecht University (the Netherlands).

  • 2002-2008: Board member of the Stichting Steun Gereformeerde Kerken Frankrijk.

  • 2007-…: President of the Advisory Board Veritas-forum Netherlands.

  • 2007-2009: Staff-worker for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES).

  • 2007: Student Assistant for the Philosophy Department at the VU University Amsterdam.

  • 2006-2007: Employee at the Christelijke Hogeschool Ede (philosophy, philosophical anthropology, and apologetics).

  • 2003-2004: Teacher course in elementary Hebrew at the Theological University Apeldoorn.

  • 2002-2003: Teacher French at Fruytier College Apeldoorn (the Netherlands).

  • 1998-2002: Employee at the public library of Apeldoorn (the Netherlands).

  • 2000, 2001: Volunteer worker for Bonus Pastor Foundation (Romania).

  • 1999, 2000: Farm hand in the Charente (France).


Degrees

  1. 2012: Doctor in Philosophy from Utrecht University. The title of thesis is Believing Responsibly: Intellectual Obligations and Doxastic Excuses, supervised by prof.dr.mr. Herman Philipse and prof.dr. Ralph Wedgwood.

  2. 2008: Master Degree in Theology from the VU University Amsterdam (cum laude; graded 9). The MA thesis, entitled “The Noetic Effects of Sin,” was supervised by prof.dr. Kees van der Kooi.

  3. 2006: Master Degree in Philosophy from the VU University Amsterdam (cum laude: graded 9). The MA thesis, entitled “Doxastic Attitudes and Evidence: A Philosophical Analysis and Evaluation of the Main Representative Late-Modern Evidentialist Theories in the Ethics of Belief Tradition,” was supervised by prof.dr. René van Woudenberg.

  4. 2006: Bachelor Degree in Philosophy from the VU University Amsterdam (cum laude).

  5. 2004: Bachelor Degree in Theology from the Theological University Apeldoorn (cum laude).


Research Grants, Prizes, and Scholarships

  1. Grant from De Bussy Stichting (2012) for dissertation, € 1,000.

  2. Grant from Studiefonds Ketel I (2011) for research at the University of Oxford, € 2,000.

  3. Grant from Stichting de Honderd Gulden Reis (2011) for research at the University of Oxford, € 2,000.

  4. Grant from Stichting Het Scholten-Cordes Fonds (2010) for research at the University of Oxford, € 2,500.

  5. Grant from Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (2010) for research at the University of Oxford, € 2,500.

  6. Grant from prof.dr.mr. Herman Philipse, distinguished university professor at Utrecht University (2010) for research at the University of Oxford, € 2,000.

  7. Grant from Research Institute Zeno (2010) for research at the University of Oxford, € 1,000.

  8. Scholarship Philosophical Reflections on Christian Liturgy (2009), directed by prof.dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff and prof.dr. Terence Cuneo, Grand Rapids (MI, USA), $ 2,500.

  9. Grant Stichting Zonneweelde (2004) for the graduate program at the University of Notre Dame, € 1,500.

  10. Grant Globe VU University Amsterdam (2004) for the graduate program at the University of Notre Dame, € 1,250.

  11. Grant Radboutstichting Wetenschappelijk Onderwijsfonds (2004) for the graduate program at the University of Notre Dame, € 750.

  12. Grant Deputaten Financieel Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland (2004) for the graduate program at the University of Notre Dame, € 2,500.

  13. Grant Stichting Pro Rege (2004) for the graduate program at the University of Notre Dame, € 5,000.

  14. First prize of the Dutch Concours Européen of the Alliance Française (2001). Each year about 30,000 high school students participate in the Concours Européen, 500 of whom are from Dutch origin. Those who have written the best French essays spend a week in Paris to pay a visit to the city and to meet officials.Grant from Studiefonds Ketel I (2011) for research at the University of Oxford.

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Conference Organization/Assistance

  1. Organization and chair book symposium on Herman Philipse’s God in the Age of Science: A Critique of Religious Reason (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), Utrecht, April 27th 2012. Speakers: Gijsbert van den Brink (Leiden University), Luco van den Brom (Protestant Theological University), Boudewijn de Bruin (Groningen University), James McAllister (Leiden University), and Marcel Sarot (Utrecht University).

  2. Chair for paper presentation and discussion of Sarah Sawyer (Sussex University), "On de re Belief," and Ema Sullivan-Bissett and Paul Noordhof (York University), "You Can Not Weigh the Aim of Belief," at the Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association, July 8-10th 2011, Brighton, Sussex University.

  3. Chair for paper presentation and discussion of Ernest Sosa (Rutgers University), “Godless Epistemology in Plantinga and Descartes,” and response by Raymond Van Arragon (Bethel University), at the Plantinga Retirement Celebration, University of Notre Dame (IN, USA), May 20th-22nd 2010.

  4. Convener of the Dutch Research Seminar for Analytic Philosophy, directed by prof.dr.mr. Herman Philipse, Utrecht University, September 2008 – June 2010. Special meetings:

  • Meeting with the Formal Epistemology Group of the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), April 14th 2009.

  • Stephan Hartmann (University of Tilburg, Netherlands), “Bayesian Epistemology,” April 9th 2009, Utrecht.

  1. Joint organization with Martijn Blaauw, Anthony Booth, Jeroen de Ridder, and René van Woudenberg, of an international conference entitled Responsible Belief in the Face of Disagreement, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, August 18th-20th 2009. Key-note speakers: Robert Audi (University of Notre Dame), Richard Feldman (University of Rochester), Bruce Russell (Wayne State University), and René van Woudenberg (VU University Amsterdam).

  2. Chair for paper presentation and discussion of Nick Treanor’s “The Measure of Knowledge,” Nikolaj Jang Pedersen’s “Is Knowledge an Organic Unity?,” and Tine Wilde’s “Knowing-That, Knowing How, and Knowing-Detached,” at The Value of Knowledge Conference, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, August 27th – 29th 2007.

  3. Organizer of the International Master Christian Studies of Science and Society Conference, Eck en Wiel (the Netherlands), June 5th – 8th 2007.

  4. One of the organizers of the International Philosophy Symposium 2005 of Stichting Reformatorische Wijsbegeerte, Hoeven (the Netherlands), August 15th-19th 2005.


Teaching

  1. MA-course on Emotion, Evolution, and Morals, with Herman Philipse, Philosophy Department Utrecht University, September-October 2012.

  2. MA-course on The Ethics of Belief, with Anthony Booth. Philosophy Department, Utrecht University, February – April 2010.

  3. BA-course on Veritas and apologetics. Theological University Apeldoorn, Apeldoorn, October 8th 2008.

  4. BA-course on Veritas and apologetics. Theological University Apeldoorn, Apeldoorn, May 15th 2008.

  5. MA-course on Armstrong, Plantinga, and James. International Master Christian Studies of Science and Society, VU University Amsterdam, September 2007.

  6. MA-course “Introduction to Reformed Epistemology”. Theological University Apeldoorn, Apeldoorn, October – December 2006.

  7. MA-course “William James’ Pragmatist Conception of Truth”. International Master Christian Studies of Science and Society, VU University Amsterdam. September 21st 2006.


Other Academic Experience

  1. Second reader BA Thesis Max Kemman, Does Religious Faith Entail Belief? (Utrecht University, June 2009).

  2. Second reader MA Thesis Gerd Lindenhovius, Manuele therapie: wetenschap of pseudo-wetenschap? (Utrecht University, August 2008).

  3. Anonymous referee for Ars Disputandi; Dialectica; International Journal of the Humanities, Journal of Philosophical ResearchJournal of Reformed Theoology, Philosophia, and Religious Studies, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie.

 

I. Interviews

  1. Interview on faith and science, Groot Nieuws Radio, May 3rd 2012.
  2. Interview on my dissertation, Filosofie Magazine, forthcoming.
  3. Interview: “Wat je denkt, doet er wel degelijk toe”, Trouw, de Vedieping, March 16th  2012, 8-9.
  4. Interview on responsible belief, Cappuccino, radio 2 (NCRV), March 3rd 2012.
  5. Interview on doxastic responsibility, Pavlov, radio 1, March 3rd 2012.
  6. Interview: “Geloven is geen keuze”, Nederlands Dagblad, March 3rd 2012, 18.
  7. Interview on believing responsibly, Hoe? Zo!, NTR radio, February 29th 2012.
  8. “Rik Peels promoveert bij Herman Philipse”, Reformatorisch Dagblad, Friday March 2nd 2012.