Talks

Invited Talks
(selection)

27/09/2016
“A Case Study in the Metaphysics of Biological Practice: The Parts of the Human Genome”; Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

16/09/2016
“ENCODE and the Parthood Question”; Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary

25/08/2016
“On the Difference between Machines, Mechanisms, and Biological Objects”; Workshop on “Living Systems?”, Copenhagen University

25/11/2015
“On the Limits of Causal Modeling”; Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

16/07/2015
“Ontologie der Biologie – Was sie ist und wie man sie betreibt [What Is Ontology of Biology and How It Is Done]”; Ruhr-Universität Bochum

08/07/2015
“Was sind die Teile des menschlichen Genoms [What Are the Parts of the Human Genome?]”; Universität Bremen

20/06/2015
“The Metaphysics of Constitutive Mechanistic Phenomena”; Workshop on “Ground in Biology”, Université de Genève

12/05/2015
“Why Explanatory Reductionism Cannot Fulfill its Promises”; Workshop on “Unité ou désunité des sciences? [Unity or Disunity of the Sciences?]”, Louvain-la-Neuve Université

28/04/2015
“On the Limits of Causal Modeling”; Workshop on “Causation in Biology”, University of Copenhagen

09/12/2014
“Individuating Parts and Wholes in Molecular Biology”; Workshop on “Individuation in the Sciences”, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

25/11/2014
“Wie werden die Teile des menschlichen Genoms individuiert? [How Are the Parts of the Human Genome Individuated?]”; Institut für Philosophie, Leibniz Universität Hannover

09/01/2014
“On the Limitations of Reductionism”; IHPST, Sorbonne Université, Paris

05/12/2013
“Part-whole Relations in the Biological Sciences”; Workshop on “Organisms, Machines, and Mechanisms”, Université de Genève

07/10/2013
“Dimensions of Normativity in Philosophy of Science”; Center for Science Studies, Aarhus University

10/09/2013
“The Metaphysics of Mechanistic Explanation” (with B. Krickel); Workshop on “Inter-Level Relations in Cognitive Neuroscience”, Universität zu Köln

01/07/2013
“Biological Parts and Levels”; Workshop on “After Functionalism: Realization, Embodiment, and Biofunctions”, Université de Lausanne

22/06/2013
“The Metaphysics of Explanation”; Workshop on “Metaphysical Explanations”, Université de Neuchâtel

31/05/2013
“Modeling Biological Mechanisms by Causal Graphs”; Workshop on “Mind and Life: Mechanistic and Topological Perspectives”, Belgrade University

18/02/2013
„An Ontic Account of Explanatory Reduction”; PHILEAS, Université de Genève

17/10/2012
“Reductive Explanation in Biology”; Conference “New Directions in the Philosophy of Science”, Universita di Bologna

13/07/2012
“Reductive Explanation in Biology”; Workshop on “The Metaphysics of Mind and Brain”, Humboldt-Universität Berlin

27/10/2011
“Well-Ordered Philosophy? Reflections on Kitcher’s Proposal for a Renewal of Philosophy” (with E.-M. Jung und A. Seide); 15th Münster Lectures for Philosophy, WWU Münster

19/10/2011
“Dispositions and Causal Processes in Biology” (with A. Hüttemann); Workshop on “Causation and Complexity in Biology and Beyond”, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)

08/06/2010
“Explanatory Reduction in Biology”; Workshop on “Cells – What do you know?”, Institut für Systembiologie und Bioinformatik, Universität Rostock

07/11/2009
“Der evolutionäre Naturalismus in der Ethik und seine Grenzen [The Boundaries of Evolutionary Naturalism in Ethics]”; Conference on “Darwin – Die Evolution und unser heutiges Bild vom Menschen [Darwin – Evolution and Today’s View of the Human]”, Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden

22/05/2009
“Was ist Philosophie der Biologie? [What Is Philosophy of Biology?]”; Interdisciplinary workshop “ExCell”, Universität Rostock

Conference Presentations
(selection)

30/06/2016
“Metaphysics of Biological Practice and the Challenge of Pluralism”; SPS2016, Université de Lausanne

11/03/2016
“Normativity in the Philosophy of Science”; GWP.2016, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

18/12/2015
“A Case Study in the Metaphysics of Biological Practice: ENCODE and the Parthood Question”; New Trends in the Metaphysics of Science, Sorbonne Université, Paris

25/09/2015
“On the Limits of Causal Modeling”; EPSA 15, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

14/09/2015
“On the Limits of Causal Modeling”; GAP.9, Universität Osnabrück

06/07/2015
“ENCODE and the Parthood Question”; ISHPSSB 2015, University of Montreal

08/10/2014
“Modeling Spatially and Structurally Complex Mechanisms”; PSA 2014, Chicago

28/08/2013
„On the Merits and Limits of Reductive Explanation”; EPSA 13, University of Helsinki

08/07/2013
“Why and How Biological Practice Matters to a Philosophical Analysis of Epistemic Reduction”; ISHPSSB 2013, University of Montpellier

11/03/2013
“How Normative Is Philosophy of Science?”; GWP.2013, Leibniz Universität Hannover

19/09/2012
„Reductive Explanation in Biology”; GAP.8, Universität Konstanz

12/09/2012
“Computational and Mathematical Models – Comment”; Second EASPLS “Models in the Life Sciences”, Brocher Foundation Geneva

12/09/2011
“Against an Onedimensional Understanding of Reduction in Biology”; XXII. Deutscher Kongress für Philosophie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

10/09/2010
“The Diversity of Explanatory Reduction in Biology”; First EASPLS “Causation and Disease in the Postgenomic Era”, Brocher Foundation Geneva

17/09/2009
“Ein mechanistisches Verständnis explanatorischer Reduktion [A Mechanistic Understanding of Explanatory Reduction]”; GAP.7; Universität Bremen