Pieter Present…

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is a PhD-researcher at the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). His research is situated in the field of history and philosophy of science, with a special focus on scientific education. The focus of his PhD research is on the work and teaching activities of Petrus van Musschenbroek (1692-1761), one of the first to teach “Newtonian” philosophy in a European university. More generally, Pieter is also interested in questions relating to the nature and the role of universities, and the relation between science and society, both from a historical and a contemporary perspective.