News Archive


[November 1, 2018] Paper on how to handle counterexamples to the causal Markov condition such as Cartwright’s chemical factory published in Synthese. The paper is co-authored with Nina Retzlaff. Check out the draft version here or the final version here.

[October 31, 2018] Going to PSA 2018!

[October 20, 2018] New paper co-authored with Christian Feldbacher-Escamilla on modeling creative abduction available as advance online publication in the European Journal for Philosophy of Science. Check it out here. You find the draft version here.

[September 10, 2018] In October I will start a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. Looking forward to a great time at a terrific research institution.

[June 8, 2018] A new paper on hybrid models of mechanisms which combine causal Bayes nets and cellular automata I wrote together with Daniel Koch has been accepted for publication in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science — hurray! A draft version of the paper is available here.

[April 25, 2018] I’m giving a talk on Stuart Glennan’s mechanistic account of higher-level causation at the MCMP today. The idea is to reconstruct the account in terms of causal Bayes nets in order to identify several assumptions one has to make to get Stuart’s analysis working.

[April 15, 2018] I’ve started editing the PhilPapers categories Causal Reasoning, Causal Modeling, and Causal Reasoning, Misc.

[December 10, 2017] The call for papers for SOPhiA 2018 is out. The conference will be held September 12-14, 2018 in the beatiful city of Salzburg. Our plenary speakers for 2018 are Elisa Aatola, Helen Beebee, and Wolfgang Künne. There will also be a couple of affiliated workshops on various topics within analytic philosophy. For details about SOPhiA 2018 and how to submit, check out our website.

[October 15, 2017] I have edited a special issue of the Journal for General Philosophy of Science together with Christian Feldbacher-Escamilla and Gerhard Schurz featuring selected papers of the second international conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science 2016 (GWP.2016). It has recently been published. Here is the link to the special issue.

[October 7, 2017] My paper on modeling the causal exclusion problem and some consequences for the exclusion debate within interventionism in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research is out. Check it out here. You find a draft version of the paper here.

[October 6, 2017] My paper on constitutive relevance discovery in Philosophical Studies has finally been assigned to an issue. Klick here for the final publication. A draft version is available here.

[September 9, 2017] I wrote a paper together with Daniel Koch and Robert Eisinger in which we develop a causal Bayesian model of disease progression mechanisms in CML. So happy that it has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Theoretical Biology. Check it out here. Klick here for a draft version.

[June 28, 2017] The report on the GWP.2016 conference I wrote together with Alexander Christian and Christian Feldbacher-Escamilla has finally been published. Check it out here. A draft can be found here.

[June 16, 2017] I am organizing a workshop on challenges for theories of causation (such as mental or negative causation) together with David Hommen and Gerhard Schurz. It will take place on July 6-7. Click here for details.

[February 8, 2017] I received the Best Ph.D. Thesis Prize from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Duesseldorf. Klick here for details. A reworked version of my thesis has just been published in the Synthese Library book series (Springer). You find it here.

[February 7, 2017] New short paper on causal exclusion has been published in Abstracta – Linguagem, Mente e Ação. Klick here for the final publication or here for a draft version.

[February 4, 2017] The CfP for this year’s SOPhiA graduate conference (September 13-15, Salzburg) is out. We are looking forward to welcome Johannes Brandl, Christian List, Michela Massimi, and Stathis Psillos as this year’s plenary speakers. Click here for more infos about SOPhiA 2017 and the CfP.

[January 11, 2017] My book Causal nets, interventionism, and mechanisms: Philosophical foundations and applications in Synthese Library (Springer) has been published. Check it out here. A draft version is available here.

[December 9, 2016] Our research unit on inductive metaphysics (FOR 2495) has been approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The research unit consists of seven subprojects which will start in 2017.

[November 29, 2016] I wrote a report with Alexander Christian and Christian Feldbacher-Escamilla about the GWP.2016 conference in JGPS. It is available as an advance online publication here. You find a draft version here.

[November 16, 2016] My paper together with Gerhard Schurz on modelling mechanistic hierarchies involving causal loops in Philosophy of Science has been published. You can download it here. A draft version of the paper is available here.

[November 15, 2016] I am, together with Peter Broessel and Markus Werning, organizing a celebratory colloquium on the occasion of Gerhard Schurz’ 60th birthday. It will take place on December 1–3 at the University of Duesseldorf. There will be a number of terrific talks. Klick here for details.

[November 1, 2016] My paper on constitutive relevance discovery on the basis of causal search algorithms in Philosophical Studies is now available as an advance online publication. Check it out here. A draft version of the paper can be found here.