I am an analytic philosopher of science and mind holding a professorship (W2 equivalent) for Theoretical Philosophy and Philosophy of the Social Sciences at Witten/Herdecke University (Germany). My research focuses on constitutive, mechanistic, and computational explanations in economics and the cognitive sciences. I also work on questions about causality in the metaphysics of mind and on counterfactual and regularity theories of causation.
At Witten/Herdecke University, I am member of the Department of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and the School of Psychology and Psychotherapy. I am also the Vice Dean for Teaching and Studies at the Faculty of Management, Economics, and Society of Witten/Herdecke University, and I am the academic director of the PPE Institute for Social and Institutional Change (ISIC), which unites researchers at Witten/Herdecke University working in philosophy, politics, and economics. Moreover, together with my colleague Joachim Zweynert, I am the head of the Master PPE at Witten/Herdecke University.
I am currently a PI in a project funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) together with Carlos Zednik, Holger Lyre, and Hannes Boelsen (Magdeburg) in the philosophy of cognitive science.
Over the last years, I have been the project coordinator of a European research project on the philosophy of social science and neuroscience, and I have
collaborated as a PI within a philosophical research project funded by the German-Israeli Foundation on causation and computation in neuroscience.
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