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Romeijn, Prof. Jan-Willem

Jan-Willem Romeijn
Jan-Willem Romeijn

Jan-Willem Romeijn (1975) is professor of Philosophy of Science. He studied physics and philosophy in Utrecht. He graduated with honours in both degree programmes. In 2005 he was awarded a PhD with honours by the University of Groningen, Faculty of Philosophy, with a thesis on inductive reasoning. Romeijn’s research concentrates on chance, probability theory, philosophy of science and psychological measurement theory. He also teaches course units on subjects such as philosophy of science and philosophy of physics.

In 2009 Romeijn was voted Lecturer of the Year at the University of Groningen. In 2010 he was awarded a Vidi grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). These grants are intended to help talented researchers develop their own line of research and set up their own research group. Romeijn intends to use the grant to research the nature of probability and the statistical methodologies used in science and business to calculate odds.

According to philosopher of science Romeijn, the controversial ‘discovery’ by CERN of neutrinos that travel faster than light will certainly result in valuable insights. If the findings are right, important scientific insights will have to be adapted. If they are not, they will form interesting study material for philosophers of science. Read his article:  ‘Measurement error or not, CERN neutrino research provides valuable insights’ .

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Publications

2020

Romeijn, J-W., & Loo, van, H. (2020). Psychiatric classification: an a-reductionist perspective. Manuscript submitted for publication. In K. S. Kendler, J. Parnas, & P. Zachar (Eds.), Levels of Analysis in Psychopathology: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (1 ed., pp. 349-370). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108750349

2019

van Loo, H. M., Romeijn, J-W., & Kendler, K. S. (2019). Changing The Definition Of The Kilogram: Insights For Psychiatric Disease Classification. Philosophy psychiatry & psychology, 26(4), E97-E108. https://doi.org/10.1353/ppp.2019.0046
Heesen, R., & Romeijn, J-W. (2019). Epistemic Diversity and Editor Decisions: A Statistical Matthew Effect. Philosophers' Imprint, 19(39), 1-20.
Romeijn, J-W., Heesen, R., & Siebe, H. (2019). Laat het oor niet hangen naar een televisiepresentator. Sociale Vraagstukken.
van Loo, H. M., & Romeijn, J-W. (2019). What's in a model? Network models as tools instead of representations of what psychiatric disorders really are. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42, [30]. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X18001206

2018

Romeijn, J-W., & Roy, O. (2018). All agreed: Aumann meets DeGroot. Theory and Decision, 85(1), 41-60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11238-017-9633-9
Romeijn, J-W., & Williamson, J. (2018). Intervention and Identifiability in Latent Variable Modelling. Minds and machines, 28(2), 243-264. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11023-018-9460-y

2017

Van Loo, H. M., & Romeijn, J. -W. (2018). Measuring and defining: the double role of the DSM criteria for psychiatric disorders. Psychological Medicine, 48(5), 872-873. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291717001799
Romeijn, J. (2017). Inherent Complexity: A Problem for Statistical Model Evaluation. Philosophy of Science, 84(5), 797-809. https://doi.org/10.1086/693927
Massimi, M., Romeijn, J-W., & Schurz, G. (Eds.) (2017). EPSA15 selected papers: The 5th conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association in Düsseldorf. (European Studies in Philosophy of Science; Vol. 5). Springer.
Romeijn, J. (2017). Statistics as logic: Commentary on Gelman and Hennig. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A: Statistics in Society, 180(4), 118-119.
Romeijn, J. (2017). Zelfoverschatting. In M. Geels, & T. van Opijnen (Eds.), Nederland in Ideeën Amsterdam: Maven Publishing.

2016

Romeijn, J., Morey, R., & Rouder, J. N. (2016). The philosophy of Bayes’ factors and the quantification of statistical evidence. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 72, 6–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmp.2015.11.001
Wenmackers, S., & Romeijn, J-W. (2016). New Theory about Old Evidence: A framework for open-minded Bayesianism. Synthese, 193(4), 1225-1250. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-014-0632-x
van Loo, H. M., Schoevers, R. A., Kendler, K. S., de Jonge, P., & Romeijn, J-W. (2016). Psychiatric comorbidity does not only depend on diagnostic thresholds: an illustration with major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 33(2), 143-152. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.22453
Peeters, J., & Romeijn, J-W. (2016). Epistemic considerations about uncertainty and model selection in computational archaeology: A case study on exploratory modeling. In M. Brouwer Burg, H. Peeters, & W. Lovis (Eds.), Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis in Archaeological Computational Modeling (pp. 37-58). (Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology ). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27833-9_3
Romeijn, J. (2016). Preface. In Logic of Statistical Inference (2 ed.). (Cambridge Philosophy Classics). Cambridge University Press.
Romeijn, J., & van Loo, H. (2016). Van realisme of constructivisme naar conventionalisme in de psychiatrie. Wijsgerig Perspectief, 56(3), 24–31.
Romeijn, J-W. (2016). Wetenschapsfilosofie als grensganger. Algemeen Nederlands tijdschrift voor wijsbegeerte, 108(4), 509–513. https://doi.org/10.5117/ANTW2016.4.ROME

2015

Fried, E. I., Boschloo, L., van Borkulo, C. D., Schoevers, R. A., Romeijn, J-W., Wichers, M., ... Borsboom, D. (2015). Commentary: "Consistent Superiority of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Over Placebo in Reducing Depressed Mood in Patients with Major Depression". Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6(117), [117]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00117
van Loo, H., & Romeijn, J. (2015). Psychiatric comorbidity: fact or artifact? Theoretical medicine and bioethics, 36(1), 41-60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11017-015-9321-0
Romeijn, J. (2015). De Wetenschapsvisie: eenzijdig en Marxistisch.

2014

Romeijn, J-W. (2014). Humanities’ New Methods: a reconnaissance mission. In R. Bod, J. Maat, & T. Weststeijn (Eds.), Making of the Humanities III (pp. 527-539). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Romeijn, J-W. (2014). Onwetendheid. In M. Geels, & T. van Opijnen (Eds.), Dit wil je weten (pp. 210-213). Maven Publishing.
Romeijn, J-W. (2014). Philosophy of Statistics. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (pp. 1-86)
Romeijn, J-W., & Roy, O. (2014). Radical Uncertainty: Beyond Probabilistic Models of Belief. Erkenntnis, 79(6), 1221-1223. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-014-9687-9

2013

Romeijn, J-W. (2013). Abducted by Bayesians? Journal of Applied Logic, 11(4), 430-439. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jal.2012.09.003
van Loo, H. M., Romeijn, J-W., de Jonge, P., & Schoevers, R. A. (2013). Psychiatric comorbidity and causal disease models. Preventive Medicine, 57(6), 748-752. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.10.018
Romeijn, J-W. (2013). De ideeënmotor voor de wetenschap. De Groene Amsterdammer.
Morey, R. D., Romeijn, J-W., & Rouder, J. N. (2013). The humble Bayesian: Model checking from a fully Bayesian perspective. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 66(1), 68-75. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8317.2012.02067.x
Romeijn, J. W., van den Heuvel, E. R., & Wit, E. C. (Eds.) (2013). "All Models are Wrong...". Statistica Neerlandica, 66(3).
Romeijn, J-W. (2013). De calculerende burger. In M. Geels, & T. van Opijnen (Eds.), Nederland in ideee╠łn: 101 denkers over inzichten en innovaties die ons land verander(d)en (pp. 288-291). Amsterdam: Maven Publishing.
Romeijn, J-W., Sterkenburg, T., & Grünwald , P. (2013). Good listeners, wise crowds, and parasitic experts. Analyse & Kritik, 34(2), 399-409.
Romeijn, J-W., Pacuit, E., & Pedersen, A. P. (2013). When is an example a counterexample? In B. C. Schipper (Ed.), Proceedings of the 14th conference on theoretical aspects of rationality and knowledge : TARK 2013 (pp. 156-165). New York: ACM Press.

2012

van Loo, H. M., de Jonge, P., Romeijn, J-W., Kessler, R. C., & Schoevers, R. A. (2012). Data-driven subtypes of major depressive disorder: a systematic review. BMC Medicine, 10, [156]. https://doi.org/10.1186/1741-7015-10-156
Wit, E., van den Heuvel, E., & Romeijn, J-W. (2012). All models are wrong...': an introduction to model uncertainty. Statistica Neerlandica, 66(3), 217-236. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9574.2012.00530.x
Romeijn, J. W. (2012). Conditioning and Interpretation Shifts. Studia Logica, 100(3), 583-606. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11225-012-9415-x
van de Schoot, R., Hoijtink, H., Romeijn, J-W., & Brugman, D. (2012). A prior predictive loss function for the evaluation of inequality constrained hypotheses. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 56(1), 13-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmp.2011.10.001
Romeijn, J. W. (2012). One size does not fit all: derivation of a prior-adapted BIC. In D. Dieks, W. Gonzales, S. Hartmann, M. Stöltzner, & M. Weber (Eds.), Probabilities, lws, and structures (pp. 87 - 106). Berlin: Springer.

2011

Romeijn, J. W., & Atkinson, D. (2011). Learning juror competence: a generalized Condorcet Jury Theorem. Philosophy, Politics and Economics, 10(3), 237-262. https://doi.org/10.1177/1470594X10372317
Borsboom, D., Wagenmakers, E-J., & Romeijn, J-W. (2011). Mechanistic curiosity will not kill the Bayesian cat. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34(4), 192 - 193. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X11000215
Romeijn, J-W., & Douven, I. (2011). A new resolution of the Judy Benjamin problem. Mind, 120(479), 637-670. https://doi.org/10.1093/mind/fzr051
van de Schoot, R., Hoijtink, H. J. A., & Romeijn, J. W. (2011). Moving beyond traditional null hypothesis testing: evaluating expectations directly. Frontiers in Psychology, 2(24), [24]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00024
van de Schoot, R., Hoijtink, H., Mulder, J., Van Aken, M. A. G., de Castro, B. O., Meeus, W., & Romeijn, J-W. (2011). Evaluating expectations about negative emotional states of aggressive boys using Bayesian model selection. Developmental Psychology, 47(1), 203-212. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0020957
van de Schoot, R., Mulder, J., Hoijtink, H., van Aken, M. A. G., Dubas, J. S., de Castro, B. O., ... Romeijn, J-W. (2011). An introduction to Bayesian model selection for evaluating informative hypotheses. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 8(6), 713-729. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405629.2011.621799
Romeijn, J. W. (2011). Inductive logic and statistics. In D. Gabbay, J. Woods, & S. Hartmann (Eds.), Handbook of the History of Logic: Inductive Logic (pp. 625 - 650). Oxford/Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Romeijn, J. W. (2011). (met H. Honing) The Value of Risky Predictions. In R. J. Jorna, K. Liu, & N. Faber (Eds.), Proceedings of the thirteenth International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations: Problems and Possibilities of Computational Humanities (pp. 185 - 185). Leeuwarden: Fryske Akademy-KNAW.
Kieviet, R. A., Romeijn, J. W., Waldorp, L. J., Wicherts, J. M., Scholte, H. S., & Borsboom, D. (2011). Mind the Gap: a psychometric approach to the reduction problem. Psychological Inquiry, 22(2), 67-87. [938337446]. https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2011.550181
Kievit, R. A., Romeijn, J-W., Waldorp, L. J., Wicherts, J. M., Scholte, H. S., & Borsboom, D. (2011). Modeling Mind and Matter: Reductionism and Psychological Measurement in Cognitive Neuroscience. Psychological Inquiry, 22(2), 139-157. [938333439]. https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2011.567962
Romeijn, J. W. (2011). Statistics as inductive logic. In P. S. Bandyopadyay, & M. R. Forster (Eds.), Handbook for the Philosophy of Science: Philosophy of Statistics (pp. 751 - 774). Oxford/Amsterdam: Elsevier.

2010

Douven, I., Horsten, L., & Romeijn, J-W. (2010). PROBABILIST ANTIREALISM. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 91(1), 38-63.
Romeijn, J. W. (2010). Carnap’s Logical foundations of probability. In J. Williamson, & F. Russo (Eds.), Key Terms in Logic (pp. 161 - 162). London: Continuum Publishers.
Romeijn, J. W. (2010). Editorial and Interview with members of the Tilburg Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science. The Reasoner, 4(7), 103 - 106.
Romeijn, J. W., Haenni, R., Wheeler, G., & Williamson, J. (2010). Probabilistic logic and probabilistic neworks. Dordrecht: Springer.

2009

Atkinson, D., & Romeijn, J-W. (2009). A Condorcet Jury Theorem for Unknown Juror Competence. Mathematics.
Romeijn, J. W., Cozman, F., Haenni, R., Russo, F., Wheeler, G., & Williamson, J. (2009). Combining probability and logic. Journal of Applied Logic, 7(2), 131 - 135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jal.2007.12.001
Romeijn, J. W., & Roy, O. (2009). Combining probability and logic. The Reasoner, 3(11), 12 - 12.
Romeijn, J. W., Löwe, B., & Pacuit, E. (2009). Foundations of the Formal Sciences VI: Probabilistic Reasoning and Reasoning with Probabilities. (Studies in Logic Series). London: College Publications.
Romeijn, J. -W. (2009). Inductive Logic and Statistics. In EPRINTS-BOOK-TITLE University of Groningen.
Romeijn, J-W., Haenni, R., Wheeler, G., & Williamson, J. (2009). Logical relations in a statistical problem. In B. Loewe, & E. Pacuit (Eds.), Foundations of the Formal Sciences VI: Probabilisitic Reasoning and Reasoning with Probabilities. (pp. 49 - 81). (Studies in Logic Series). London: College Publications.
Haenni, R., Romeijn, J-W., Wheeler, G., & Williamson, J. (2009). Probabilistic Logic and Probabilistic Networks. s.n.
Romeijn, J-W. (2009). Statistics as Inductive Inference. In EPRINTS-BOOK-TITLE University of Groningen.

2008

Romeijn, J. W. (2008). The all-too-flexible abductive method: ATOM's normative status. Journal of clinical psychology, 64(9), 1023-1036. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.20516
Borsboom, D., Romeijn, J-W., & Wicherts, J. M. (2008). Measurement invariance versus selection invariance: Is fair selection possible? Psychological Methods, 13(2), 75-98. https://doi.org/10.1037/1082-989X.13.2.75
Romeijn, J-W., & Schoot, R. V. D. (2008). A Philosophical Analysis of Bayesian model selection. In EPRINTS-BOOK-TITLE University of Groningen.
Romeijn, J. W., & van der Schoot, R. (2008). A philosophical foundation of null, alternative and informative hypotheses. In H. Hoijtink, I. Klugkist, & P. Boelen (Eds.), Null, alternative and informative hypotheses (pp. 329 - 357). New York: Springer.
Romeijn, J-W., & Meijs, W. (2008). De Revolutie der probabilisten. Academische Boekengids.
Romeijn, J. W. (2008). Editorial. The Reasoner, 2(9), 1 - 14.
Romeijn, J-W. (2008). Editorial. Reasoner, 9(2).
Romeijn, J. W. (2008). European Summer School on Logic, Language, and Information. The Reasoner, 2(9), 14.
Romeijn, J. W. (2008). Interventies en conceptuele veranderingen. Algemeen Nederlands tijdschrift voor wijsbegeerte, 100(2), 121-128.
Romeijn, J. W. (2008). Interview with Michiel van Lambalgen. The Reasoner, 2(9), 2 - 3.
Romeijn, J-W. (2008). Leibniz, metafysicus van het atoomtijdperk. BRES, (232).
Haenni, R., Romeijn, J. W., Wheeler, G., & Williamson, J. (2008). Possible semantics for a Common framework of Probabilistic Logics. In V. N. Huynh, Y. Nakamori, H. Ono, J. Lawry, V. Kreinovich, & H. T. Nguyen (Eds.), Interval / probabilistic uncertainty and non-classical logics (pp. 268 - 279). New York: Springer.
Romeijn, J-W. (2008). Review of Maria Carla Galavotti, "Philosophical Introduction to Probability". Studies in history and philosophy of modern physics, 39(1), 225-228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2007.08.003
Romeijn, J-W. (2008). Vouwinstructies: hoe u de lege ruimte weer terug in haar hoes krijgt. In Vijf jaar kunsthuis Syb (Vol. 1: Oriëntatie). (Default journal). Beetsterzwaag: Kunsthuis Syb.
Romeijn, J-W. (2008). Waarheid en taal. BRES, (237).
Romeijn, J. W., & Tamminga, A. (2008). *Wetenschapsfilosofie* door Leon Horsten, Igor Douven en Erik Weber. Algemeen Nederlands tijdschrift voor wijsbegeerte, 100, 83-87.

2007

Romeijn, J. W. (2007). Formal epistemology workshop. The Reasoner, 1(3), 10 - 11.
Romeijn, J. W., & Counihan, M. (2007). Madness as Refuge. Simulacrum, 10 - 12.
Romeijn, J. W. (2007). Progic Conference on Combining Probability and Logic. The Reasoner, 1(6), 8 - 8.
Douven, I., & Romeijn, J. W. (2007). The discursive dilemma as a lottery paradox. Economics and Philosophy, 23(3), 301 - 319.

2006

Romeijn, J-W. (2006). Analogical predictions. Erkenntnis, (64), 253-280.

2005

Romeijn, J-W. (2005). Theory change and Bayesian statistical inference. Philosophy of Science, 72(5), 1174-1186. https://doi.org/10.1086/508963
Romeijn, J. W. (2005). Bayesian inductive logic: inductive predictions from statistical hypotheses. Groningen: s.n.
Romeijn, J. W. (2005). Enantiomorphy and Time. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 167(190).

2004

Romeijn, J-W., & Raak, R. V. (2004). De stemwijzer moet geen schoolmeester zijn. de Volkskrant, Opinie.
Romeijn, J. W. (2004). Hypotheses and inductive Predictions. Synthese, 3, 333 - 364.
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