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Assistant de recherche FNS et doctorant de Marcel Weber

Curriculum Vitae

J'ai reçu mon baccalauréat en philosophie et en histoire à l'Université de Bâle (2010) et mon master en philosophie de l'Université à St Andrews (2011). Après avoir terminé une année de spécialisation en logique à l'Institut of Logic, Language and Computation de l'Université d'Amsterdam (2012), je suis actuellement en train d'écrire ma thèse de doctorat sous la direction de Marcel Weber dans le cadre d'un projet de recherche, financé par le FNS, sur le raisonnement contrefactuel en biologie. Ici, je cherche à comprendre la modalité biologique en examinant les fonctions, les contraintes et les lois. Je suis membre du comité de SwissPhilO et membre du comité éditorial de dialectica.

 

PhD student of Marcel Weber

Curriculum Vitae

I received my bachelor's degree in philosophy and history from the University of Basel (2010) and my master's degree in philosophy from the University of St Andrews (2011). After completing the logic year at the University of Amsterdam's Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (2012), I am now writing my PhD under the supervision of Marcel Weber as part of a SNSF-funded research project on counterfactual reasoning in biology. Here I aim to understand biological modality by having a close look at functions, constraints and laws. I am a board member of SwissPhilO and a member of the editorial committee of dialectica.

As part of a Doc.Mobility project on biological modalities and modal logic, I will be visiting the ILLC in Amsterdam from August 2015 to January 2016 and at the Centre for Philosophy of Science in Bristol from February 2016 to July 2016. 

Teaching

Publications

Talks

  • Comments on Maria Cerezo's “Genes as causal powers”, The Society for the Metaphysics of Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland, September 15-17. 2016
  • Comments on Lennart Nordenfelt's “Functions and health”, Fourth European Advanced Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Konrad Lorenz Institute, Klosterneuburg, Austria, September 5-9, 2016
  • “Biological modalities and modal logic”, WiP, University of Bristol, UK, May 4, 2016
  • “Databases, paradigmatic examples and biological modalities”, PG WiP, University of Bristol, UK, April 25, 2016
  • “Could pigs fly?”, Cool Logic, ILLC, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 30, 2015
  • “Logical models of hemoglobin variants”, Logic and Interactive Rationality Seminar, ILLC, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 1, 2015
  • “An improved relational semantics of biological modalities”, Congress on Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Helsinki, Finland, September, August 3-8, 2015
  • “An improved relational semantics of biological modalities”, International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Montréal, Canada, July 5-10, 2015
  •  Comments on Marie Kaiser's “On the limits of causal modeling: spatially-structurally complex phenomena”, What if? meets CLD, University of Konstanz, Germany, May 1-2, 2015
  • “Towards a relational semantics of biological modalities”, Lake Geneva Biological Interest Group, University of Geneva, Switzerland, April 14, 2015
  • “What, exactly, is biological possibility? A guided tour through Dennett's Library of Mendel”, Workshop of the Research Unit ‘Causation, Laws, Dispositions and Explanation’, University of Duesseldorf, Germany, November 31, 2014
  • “Could horses fly if they had wings?”, Tenth Swiss Scientific Olympiads Day, University of Bern, Switzerland, November 25, 2014
  • Comments on Marco Nathan's “On the role of counterfactual reasoning in the biological sciences”, Third European Advanced Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Konrad Lorenz Institute, Klosterneuburg, Austria, September 5-10, 2014
  • “What, exactly, is biological possibility? A guided tour through Dennett's Library of Mendel”, Symposium with Peter Bowler, University of Konstanz, Germany, May 8-9, 2014
  • Comments on Daniel Dohrn's “The role of fictional scenarios in philosophical thought-experiments”, Thought-Experiments between Science and Literature, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, January 24-25, 2014
  • “Operationalization as game changer in the function debate?”, Phileas, University of Geneva, December 19, 2013
  • “Making theories of biological function applicable to biological practice”, WTWG Colloquium, University of Bern, November 1, 2013
  • “Restating theories of biological function as algorithms”, Congress on Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Ghent, Belgium, September 16-18, 2013
  • “Why a better modal theory of biological function is needed”, Fourth Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, University of Helsinki, Finland, August 28-31, 2013
  • “The modal theory of function: lessons from molecular biology”, International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Montpellier, France, July 7-12, 2013
  • Comments on Karen Neander's “How much functionalism remains in teleo-functionalism”, Workshop on Embodiment, Realization and Function, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, July 1-3, 2013
  • “Biological function and counterfactuals”, Workshop on the Question ‘What if?’ in the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Geneva, Switzerland, July 4-5, 2013
  • “Biological function, contrast classes and counterfactual comparison”, 5th General ‘What if?’-Meeting, University of Konstanz, Germany, April 26, 2013
  • “What's wrong with the modal theory of function?”, Second Lucerne Philosophy Graduate Conference, University of Lucerne, Switzerland, February 15, 2013
  • “In need of a better modal theory of function”, Lake Geneva Biological Interest Group getaway, Champex VS, Switzerland, December 14-15, 2012
  • Comments on Silvia de Monte's “Differential attachment and the evolution of social groups”, Second European Advanced Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Fondation Brocher, Hermance GE, Switzerland, September 10-14, 2012