University of Cologne

Philosophy Department

Room 3.B02

Aachener Straße 217

50931 Cologne


P +49-221-470-1421 

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I am a principal investigator in a research project that is concerned with the philosophical foundations of complexity economics, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), and hosted by the Philosophy Department of the University of Cologne. Previously, I had been a temporary full professor for three semesters at University College Freiburg. From 2013 to 2018 I had been assistant professor at the Philosophy Department of the University of Konstanz, where I received a venia legendi for philosophy (or Habilitation) in 2017.

I hold degrees in economics and philosophy: a Licence (BSc) in economics from the University of Toulouse 1 (2000), an MA in philosophy and economics (2001) and a PhD in philosophy (2009) from the University of Heidelberg. I was a teaching and research fellow at the Economics and Philosophy departments of the University of Heidelberg (2009-2011), and a research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2011-2013) and at the University of Pittsburgh (2016, fall term).

On this website you will find a short cv, more detailed information about my research (with links to written work), a list of talks and courses (with links to syllabi), and links to media.