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 economics and the department of psychology. I am also the director of the Witten Institute for Institutional Change (WIWA), which unites researchers at the Witten department of economics working in the fields of philosophy, politics, and economics. Together with my colleague Joachim Zweynert, I am the head of the Master PPE at Witten/Herdecke University.
I am currently on leave (2019/2020) as I work on 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 principal investigator within a philosophical research project funded by the German-Israeli Foundation on causation and computation in
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