I am an analytic philosopher of social science and cognition holding the chair for Theoretical Philosophy and Philosophy of the Social Sciences at Witten/Herdecke University (Germany). I am a member both of the Department of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and of the Department of Psychology and Psychotherapy. My research focuses on constitutive, mechanistic, and computational explanations in the social sciences and the cognitive sciences. I also work on theoretical questions about causality in the metaphysics of mind and on counterfactual and regularity theories of causation.
At Witten/Herdecke University, I currently serve as the Head of the Department of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and as the Vice Dean for Teaching and Studies at the Faculty of Management, Economics, and Society. 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.
The easiest way to contact me is via email.