Research

My primary research interest lies in the intersection of the (mainly formal and natural) sciences and philosophy, viewed from both a philosophical and a socio-historical perspective. Accordingly, I was trained in history and philosophy of science, but until recently I worked mainly in the history of philosophy of science and early analytic philosophy.

Together with Carolin Antos, a set theorist-turned-philosopher (who is also my wife), I developed a larger research project in the history and philosophy of set theory. (Read more)

The topic of my dissertation (2010-2017) concerned 20th century philosophy of science as it originated from the intersection of science and philosophy. It is devoted to the relationship between scientific philosophy, in particular pre- and post-war Logical Empiricism, and “post-positivist” philosophy, as exemplified by Paul Feyerabend’s early (1946-1955) and later philosophy (1960-1975). (Read more)

Methodologically speaking, all this research displays my inclination to engage in hands-on historical research, combining philosophical questions and questions in social and cultural history.