Publications :: Krist Vaesen





Krist Vaesen
(MSc Bioscience Engineering)
(PhD Philosophy)

Associate Professor in the Philosophy of Innovation
Eindhoven University of Technology
The Netherlands

Research Fellow
Faculty of Archaeology
Human Origins Group
University of Leiden
The Netherlands

NWO VIDI Laureate (2014-2019)
"Darwinizing culture: the status of cultural evolutionary theory as a science"

Email: k.vaesen {{a}{t}} tue.nl
University page: here








Peer-reviewed journal papers



2019 Inbreeding, Allee effects and stochasticity might be sufficient to account for Neanderthal extinction. PLoS ONE 14(11): e0225117. (with Fulco Scherjon, Lia Hemerik and Alexander Verpoorte)
(PDF here)





The National Science Foundation and philosophy of science's withdrawal from social concerns. Forthcoming in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science A. (with Joel Katzav)
(PDF here)




2018
Complexity and technological evolution: What everybody knows? Biology & Philosophy, 32(6): 1245-1268. (with Wybo Houkes)
(PDF here)




2017 How much would each researcher receive if competitive government research funding were distributed equally among researchers? PLoS ONE, 12(9): e0183967. (with Joel Katzav)
(PDF here)





Pluralism and peer review in philosophy. Philosophers' Imprint, 20(19): 1-20. (with Joel Katzav)
(PDF here)





On the emergence of American analytic philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy (with Joel Katzav)
(PDF here)




2016
Population size does not explain past changes in cultural complexity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(6), E2241–E2247. (With Mark Collard, Richard Cosgrove and Wil Roebroeks)
(PDF here)

Reply to Henrich et al.: The Tasmanian effect and other red herrings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (With Mark Collard, Richard Cosgrove and Wil Roebroeks)
(PDF here)





The empirical case against the “demographic turn” in Palaeolithic archaeology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371: 20150242. (With Mark Collard, Richard Cosgrove and Wil Roebroeks)
(PDF here)





Commentary on Andersson and Read's "The evolution of cultural complexity: not by the treadmill alone". Current Anthropology.
(more soon)
 





The Acheulean handaxe: more like bird song than a Beatle's tune? (with Mark Collard, Adam Jagich and Raymond Corbey). Evolutionary Anthropology, 25(1), 6-19.
(PDF here)




2014 Complexity and demographic explanations of cumulative culture (with Adrien Querbes and Wybo Houkes). PLoS ONE, 9(7), e102543.
(PDF here)
 




Dewey on extended cognition and epistemology. Philosophical Issues, 24, 426-438.
(PDF here)





Modelling the truth of scientific beliefs with cultural evolutionary theory (with Wybo Houkes). In Synthese, 191, 109-125.
(PDF here)





Chimpocentrism and reconstructions of human evolution (a timely reminder). In Studies in History and Philosophy of Science C, 45, 12-21.
(PDF here)





2013 The reliability of armchair intuitions (with Martin Peterson and Bart van Bezooijen). In Metaphilosophy, 44, 559-578.
(more soon)





Virtue epistemology and extended cognition: a reply to Kelp and Greco. In Erkenntnis, 78, 963–970.
(PDF here)




2012 The cognitive bases of human tool use (2012). In Behavioral and Brain Sciences [target article], 35(4), 203-218.
(PDF here)





From individual cognition to populational culture (2012). In Behavioral and Brain Sciences [response to open peer commentary] 35(4), 244-262.
(included in PDF above)





Cumulative cultural evolution and demography (2012), PLoS ONE, 7(7), e40989.
(PDF here)





Robust! - Handle with care (2012) (with Wybo Houkes, first author). In Philosophy of Science, 79, 1-20. (PDF here)





Cooperative feeding and breeding, and the evolution of executive control (2012). In Biology & Philosophy, 27 115–124.
(PDF here)





2011
Knowledge without credit, exhibit 4: extended cognition (2011). In Synthese, 181, 515-529.
(PDF here)





Giere's (in)appropriation of distributed cognition (forthcoming). In Social Epistemology (with a reply by Ronald Giere), 25, 379 -391.
(PDF here)





The functional bias in the dual nature of technical artefacts program (2011). In Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 42, 190-197.
(PDF here)





2008 Optimality vs. Intent: Limitations of Dennett's Artifact Hermeneutics (2008). Philosophical Psychology, 21(6), 779-797 (with Melissa van Amerongen).
(PDF here)





2006 How norms in technology ought to be interpreted (2006) Techné, 10(1), 117-133.
(PDF here)





2005 Comparative performance of a modified change vector analysis in forest change detection (2005). International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 26, No. 5, 839-852 (with many other people).
(PDF here)





2004 Use of metatruth image concept to assess forest change detection accuracy at pixel level (2004). International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol.  25, 14,  2713–2723 (with many other people).
(PDF here)





2001 Ground-measured spectral signatures as indicators of ground cover and leaf area index: the case of paddy rice (2001). Field Crops Research 69, 13-25. (with many other people).
(PDF here)







Guest-editorship



2012 with Andy Clark and Duncan Pritchard (2012). Guest-editor of special issue of Philosphical Explorations (issue 15:2) on Extended Cognition and Epistemic Action.  With contributions of: Fred Adams & Ken Aizawa, Ronald Giere, Sandy Goldberg, Richard Menary, and others.
(Introduction here)






Book chapters



2013 Artefact-related norms (2012) In: M. de Vries, S.O. Hansson, and A.W.M. Meijers (eds.), Norms and the Artificial: Moral and Non-Moral Norms in Technology. Springer Publishers.
(more soon)





2012 Trust and risk (with Philip Nickel) (2012). In: S. Roeser, R. Hillerbrand, P. Sandin & M. Peterson (eds.), The Handbook of Risk Theory. Springer Publishers, p. 857-876.
(PDF here)










(last update: 2nd of December, 2019)