CV – long


Current positions

August 2012 –
Professor (professeur extraordinaire), Chair of Logic and Contemporary Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Head of the Institute since November 2014.

August 2015 – July 2020
Professor (professeur extraordinaire), SNSF Consolidator grant “The Metaphysics of Time and its Occupants”, Institute of Philosophy, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Main areas of interest

Philosophical logic, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of mind.

Diplomas

November 2002
Doctorat ès Lettres (PhD) – University of Geneva.
Dissertation: Existential Dependence and Cognate Notions. Supervisor: Kevin Mulligan.

October 1997
Diplôme d’études supérieures – University of Geneva.
Mémoire: Une analyse de “La géométrie dans le monde sensible” de Jean Nicod. Supervisor: Kevin Mulligan.

February 1996
Licence ès lettres (MA) – University of Geneva.
Mémoire: Sur la géométrie de l’espace visuel. Supervisor: Jérôme Dokic.

Languages

French (mother tongue), English (fluent), Spanish (good).

Former positions

August 2016 – January 2017
Lecturer (chargé d’enseignement), Centre of Information and Communication Sciences, University of Neuchâtel.

August 2015 – January 2016
Lecturer (chargé d’enseignement), Centre of Information and Communication Sciences, University of Neuchâtel.

August 2014 – January 2015
Lecturer (chargé d’enseignement), Centre of Information and Communication Sciences, University of Neuchâtel.

September 2013 – August 2015
Lecturer (chargé de cours), Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva.

September 2012 – August 2013
Assistant Professor, Institute of Philosophy, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

September 2007 – July 2012
Associate professor (professeur associé – prof. boursier FNS), Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva.

December 2003 – August 2007
Profesor investigador “Ramón y Cajal”, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.
Member of the LOGOS research group, University of Barcelona.

October 2002 – September 2003
Teaching assistant, Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva.
Research assistant, IRIS project, University of Geneva and University of Lausanne.

October 2001 – September 2002
Visiting scholar at NYU, New York.

August 1998 – September 2001
Teaching assistant, Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva.

April 1999 – March 2001
Research assistant, Swiss National Science Foundation project No 11-55845.98, “Histoire et actualité de la philosophie autrichienne”, dir. Kevin Mulligan., University of Geneva.

October 1996 – September 1997
Teaching assistant, Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva.

Grants

2015
Swiss National Science Foundation Consolidator Grant “The Metaphysics of Time and its Occupants” (5-year grant for a research professorship).

2001
Swiss National Science Foundation grant for young researcher. Financed my stay at NYU, New York, as a visiting scholar. (Supervisor: Kit Fine. Academic year: 2001-2002).

1999
Philibert Collart PhD grant (Geneva).

Management of research group

September 2007 –
In charge (with Kevin Mulligan) of the centre of metaphysics eidos.

Management of research projects

January 2016 – December 2019
H2020 Marie Curie Initial Training Network “Diaphora: Philosophical Problems, Resilience and Persistent Disagreement”, EC grant agreement 675415, hosted by the University of Barcelona, coordinator: Sven Rosenkranz. Involves 5 Neuchâtelian members. Budget: 482’754 euros.

August 2015 – July 2020
The Metaphysics of Time and its Occupants: Reconciling the Manifest Image and
Contemporary Science, Swiss National Science Foundation Consolidator project, Neuchâtel. Involves 3 members. Budget: 1’250’533 Swiss Francs.

April 2015 – March 2018
Essences, Identities and Individuals, Swiss National Science Foundation project, Neuchâtel. Involves 1 member. Budget: 131’397 Swiss Francs.

December 2013 – November 2017
Grounding – Metaphysics, Science, and Logic, Swiss National Science Foundation “sinergia” project, Neuchâtel / Geneva / Hamburg. Involves 10 members. Budget: 1’062’249 Swiss Francs.

November 2013 – October 2016
The Nature of Existence: Neglected Questions at the Foundations of Ontology, Swiss National Science Foundation project, Neuchâtel / Geneva. Involves 4 members. Budget: 482’555 Swiss Francs.

September 2011 – July 2012 / September 2012 – August 2013
Essence and Metaphysical Grounds, Swiss National Science Foundation “professeur boursier” project (sequel to the Theory of Essence), Geneva, then Neuchâtel. Involves 1 member. Budget: 280’394 Swiss Francs.

January 2010 – December 2013
(With Kevin Mulligan.) FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network “Perspectival Thoughts and Facts (PETAF)”, EC grant agreement 238128, hosted by the University of Barcelona, coordinator: Sven Rosenkranz. Involves 5 Genevan members. Budget: 210’084 euros.

December 2009 – November 2010
Mentor within the Sciex-NMSch research project “Time and Modality: A Formal Perspective” (Fellow: Jacek Wawer, Jagiellonian University of Krakow), Geneva. Budget: 62’500 Swiss Francs.

October 2009 – September 2013
Intentionality as the Mark of the Mental – Metaphysical Perspectives on Contemporary Philosophy of Mind, Swiss National Science Foundation “sinergia” project, Geneva / Fribourg. Involves 11 members. Budget: 1’350’353 Swiss Francs.

September 2007 – August 2011
The Theory of Essence, Swiss National Science Foundation “professeur boursier” project, Geneva. Involves 3 members. Budget: 1’011’472 Swiss Francs.

Membership in other research groups

September 2007 –
Associate member of the LOGOS group, University of Barcelona.

December 2003 – August 2007
Member of the LOGOS group, University of Barcelona.

Membership in other research projects

January 2013 – December 2015
The Makings of Truth: Nature, Extent, and Applications of Truthmaking, FFI2012-35026 (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity), Barcelona, dir. Dan López de Sa.

October 2010 – September 2013
Essentialism and the Mind, module of the Swiss National Science Foundation “pro*doc” project “Mind and Reality”, Geneva, dir. Kevin Mulligan.

October 2010 – September 2013
Fundamentality, Swiss National Science Foundation, Geneva, dir. Kevin Mulligan.

December 2009 – December 2014
Philosophy of Perspectival Thoughts and Facts, Consolider-Ingenio 2010 Scheme (CSD2009-00056), Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, University of Barcelona, coordinator: Manuel García-Carpintero.

October 2007 – October 2010
Properties and Relations, module of the Swiss National Science Foundation “pro*doc” project “Mind, Normativity, Self, and Properties”, Geneva, dir. Kevin Mulligan.

October 2007 – September 2010
Aspectos modales del realismo materialista, HUM2007-61108 (MCYT), Girona, dir. Joan Pagès.

January 2006 – September 2007
Explicación y representación en la ciencia: aspectos pragmáticos y estructurales, HUM2005-04369 (MEC), Tarragona, dir. José Díez Calzada.

October 2004 – December 2006
Ontological Dependence, HUM2004-05609-C02-01 (MEC), Barcelona, dir. Manuel García-Carpintero.

October 2002 – October 2003
Formal Concepts, IRIS project, Geneva and Lausanne, dir. Kevin Mulligan.

April 1999 – April 2001
Histoire et actualité de la philosophie autrichienne, Swiss National Science Foundation project, Geneva, dir. Kevin Mulligan.

Membership in professional societies

Member of the Bureau of the SOPHA (Société de Philosophie Analytique), 2009-2015.

Treasurer of the Swiss Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science since November 2007.

Editorial activities

Panel member of Thought: A Journal of Philosophy.

Member of the editorial committee and of the consulting board of the journal Dialectica, Sept. 2007 – Nov. 2011.

Referee for: Analysis, American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Crítica (UNAM), Dialectica, Dialogue, Erkenntnis, Journal of Philosophical Logic, Journal of Philosophical Research, Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logic, Logique et Analyse, Mind, Noûs, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophers’ Imprint, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophy Compass, Repha, Review of Symbolic Logic, Sophia, Studia Logica, Synthese, Teoria, Theoria (Sweden), Theoria (Spain).

Organizational activities

Co-organizer (with Benjamin Neeser and Claudio Calosi) of the Grounding the Quantum World workshop, Neuchâtel, September 2016.
Co-organizer (with Maria Scarpati) of the Haecceitism and Individuals workshop, Neuchâtel, August 2016.
Co-organizer (with Benjamin Neeser and Claudio Calosi) of the Spacetime and Fundamentality workshop, Neuchâtel, June 2016.
Co-organizer (with Kevin Mulligan, Jan Plate and Alexander Skiles) of the CUSO workshop Problèmes de premier ordre et de second ordre en métaphysique, Ovronnaz, June 2015.
Organizer of the SSLPS Workshop on Logical Pluralism, Neuchâtel, December 2014.
Co-organizer (with Christine Tappolet) of the Colloque de jeunes chercheurs de la SoPhA, Ovronnaz, March 2014.
Co-organizer (with Jiri Benovsky, Michael Esfeld and Kevin Mulligan) of the Metaphysics of Time Workshop, Lausanne, July 2013.
Co-organizer (with Alexander Skiles) of the Explanation in Metaphysics Workshop, Neuchâtel, June 2013.
Co-organizer (with Sven Rosenkranz and Chiara Panizza) of the PETAF Space and Time Workshop, Barcelona, December 2012.
Co-organizer (with Ghislain Guigon, Emiliano Boccardi and Natalja Deng) of the Time and Explanation Conference, Geneva, September 2011.
Organizer of the First PETAF Workshop, Geneva, December 2010.
Co-organizer (with Benjamin Schnieder) of the Because II conference, Berlin, August-September 2010.
Co-organizer (with Jiri Benovsky) of the workshop Grounding, Explanation and Dependence, Geneva, March 2010.
Organizer of the SSLPS meeting on Plurals and Plural Quantification, Geneva, October 2009.
Co-organizer (with Amanda García, Jessica Leech and Johannes Stern) of the eidos Metaphysics Conference, Geneva, July 2008.
Co-organizer (with Benjamin Schnieder, Philipp Keller and Kevin Mulligan) of the Because conference, Geneva, February 2008.
Organizer of the Barcelona-Geneva-Nottingham Workshop, Barcelona, October 2006.
Co-organizer (with Marta Campdelacreu and Ghislain Guigon) of the IInd Barcelona-Geneva Philosophy Meeting, Geneva, November 2005.
Co-organizer (with Chiara Panizza) of the LOGOS Colloquium, Barcelona, academic year 2004-2005.
Co-organizer (with Dan López de Sa) of the Ist Barcelona-Geneva Philosophy Meeting, Barcelona, May 2004.
Organizer of the Graduate Students Seminar, department of philosophy, University of Geneva, summer term 2003.
Co-organizer (with Fabrice Teroni) of the Colloquium for Swiss PhD Students in Philosophy, Bern, Switzerland, March 2003.
Co-organizer (with Kevin Mulligan) of the Formal Concepts colloquium, Geneva, November 2002.
Organizer of the Graduate Students Seminar, department of philosophy, University of Geneva, academic year 2000-2001.

Teaching

2nd term 2016-2017
MA seminar “Properties”, University of Neuchâtel.
MA seminar “Quantifiers”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA course “Introduction to first-order logic”, University of Neuchâtel.

1st term 2016-2017
MA in Cognitive Sciences seminar “Philosophy of mind”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA seminar “Existence, non-existence, and what there is in between”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA course “Introduction to propositional logic”, University of Neuchâtel.

2nd term 2015-2016
MA seminar “Non-classical logics and their philosophical applications”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA course “Introduction to first-order logic”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA seminar “Temporal existence”, University of Neuchâtel.

1st term 2015-2016
MA in Cognitive Sciences seminar “Philosophy of mind”, University of Neuchâtel.
MA seminar “Essence, identity and grounding”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA course “Introduction to propositional logic”, University of Neuchâtel.

2nd term 2014-2015
MA seminar “Philosophy of logic”, University of Neuchâtel.
MA seminar “Metaphysics and philosophy of language: the philosophy of time”, University of Geneva.
BA course “Introduction to first-order logic”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA seminar “Topics in metaphysics”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA seminar “Introduction to metaphysics”, University of Geneva.

1st term 2014-2015
MA in Cognitive Sciences seminar “Philosophy of mind”, University of Neuchâtel.
MA seminar “Theories of meaning”, University of Neuchâtel.
MA seminar “Metaphysics and philosophy of language: the philosophy of time”, University of Geneva.
BA course “Introduction to propositional logic”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA course “Introduction to metaphysics”, University of Geneva.

2nd term 2013-2014
MA seminar “Paradoxes”, University of Neuchâtel.
MA seminar “The epistemology of modality”, University of Geneva.
BA course “Introduction to first-order logic”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA seminar “The philosophy of modality”, University of Neuchâtel.

1st term 2013-2014
MA seminar “The metaphysical structure of the world”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA course “Introduction to propositional logic”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA course “Introduction to metaphysics”, University of Geneva.

2nd term 2012-2013
MA seminar “Elements of modal logic”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA course “Introduction to first-order logic”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA seminar “The theory of reference since Frege”, University of Neuchâtel.

1st term 2012-2013
MA seminar “The philosophy of time”, University of Neuchâtel.
BA course “Introduction to propositional logic”, University of Neuchâtel.

2nd term 2011-2012
MA seminar (part) “Topics in logic and metaphysics”, University of Geneva.
Advanced BA seminar (part) “Séminaire des assistants”, University of Geneva.

1st term 2011-2012
MA seminar (part) “Topics in logic and metaphysics”, University of Geneva.
Advanced BA seminar (part) “Séminaire des assistants”, University of Geneva.
BA course “Introduction to Metaphysics”, University of Geneva.

2nd term 2010-2011
MA seminar (part) “Topics in philosophical logic”, University of Geneva.
Advanced BA seminar (part) “Séminaire des assistants”, University of Geneva.
MA seminar (part) “Topics in Metaphysics”, University of Geneva.

1st term 2010-2011
MA seminar (part) “Topics in philosophical logic”, University of Geneva.
Advanced BA seminar (part) “Séminaire des assistants”, University of Geneva.
MA seminar (part) “Ontology and Metaphysics”, University of Geneva.

2nd term 2009-2010
MA seminar (part) “Topics in philosophical logic”, University of Geneva.
Advanced BA seminar (part) “Séminaire des assistants”, University of Geneva.
MA seminar (part) “Topics in metaphysics”, University of Geneva.

1st term 2009-2010
MA seminar (part) “Topics in philosophical logic”, University of Geneva.
Advanced BA seminar (part) “Séminaire des assistants”, University of Geneva.
MA seminar (part) “Topics in metaphysics”, University of Geneva.

2nd term 2008-2009
Advanced BA seminar “Truthmaking”, University of Geneva.
Advanced BA seminar (part) “Séminaire des assistants”, University of Geneva.
MA seminar (part) “Topics in metaphysics”, University of Geneva.

1st term 2008-2009
Advanced BA seminar “Vagueness”, University of Geneva.
Advanced BA seminar (part) “Séminaire des assistants”, University of Geneva.
MA seminar (part) “Topics in metaphysics”, University of Geneva.

2nd term 2007-2008
Advanced BA seminar “Topics in philosophical logic”, University of Geneva.
Advanced BA seminar (part) “Séminaire des assistants”, University of Geneva.
MA seminar (part) “Topics in metaphysics”, University of Geneva.
Advanced BA course “Essence and Modality”, University of Geneva.

1st term 2007-2008
Advanced BA seminar “Topics in philosophical logic”, University of Geneva.
Advanced BA seminar (part) “Séminaire des assistants”, University of Geneva.
MA seminar (part) “Topics in metaphysics”, University of Geneva.

2nd term 2006-2007
PhD course “Quantification”, University of Barcelona.
MA course (part) “Topics in formal logic and ontology”, University of Geneva.
BA course (part) “Introduction to logic”, University of Geneva.

2nd term 2005-2006
PhD course (part) “Topics in ontology”, University of Barcelona.
MA course (part) “Topics in formal logic and ontology”, University of Geneva.

2nd term 2004-2005
PhD course “Quantified modal logic”, University of Barcelona.

2nd term 2002-2003
Advanced seminar “Time and its logic”, University of Geneva.

1st term 2000-2001
1st year course “Introduction to logic and the philosophy of language”, University of Geneva.

2nd term 1999-2000
Advanced seminar “Notions of metalogic”, University of Geneva.

1st term 1999-2000
1st year course “Introduction to logic and the philosophy of language”, University of Geneva.

BA and MA dissertation supervision

Marie Oreiller (Master, University of Geneva, viva: September 2008).
Sylvain Hurni (Master, University of Geneva, viva: September 2009).
Marion Hämmerli (Master, University of Geneva, viva: September 2010).
Pablo Carnino (Master, University of Geneva, viva: February 2012).
Vincent Grandjean (Bachelor, University of Neuchâtel, viva: September 2013).
Arman Haftgoli (Master, University of Neuchâtel, viva: February 2015).
Lysiane Christen (Bachelor, University of Neuchâtel, viva: September 2015).
Vincent Grandjean (Master, University of Neuchâtel, viva: September 2015).
Grégoire-Martin Peeters (Master, University of Geneva, viva: September 2015).
Giacomo Giannini (Master, University of Bologna, co-supervisor: Walter Cavini, viva: March 2016).
Léa Farine (Master, University of Neuchâtel, viva: June 2016).
Timour Nigolian (Bachelor, University of Geneva, viva: June 2016).
Gaétan Bovey (Bachelor, University of Neuchâtel, viva: July 2016).

PhD supervision

Jessica Leech (Universities of Geneva and Sheffield, co-supervisor: Bob Hale, viva: October 2011).
Amanda García (University of Geneva, viva: October 2012).
Johannes Stern (University of Geneva, co-supervisor: Karl-Georg Niebergall, viva: November 2012).
Akiko Frischhut (Universities of Geneva and Glasgow, co-supervisor: Fiona Macpherson, viva: January 2013).
Salim Hirèche (University of Geneva, viva: November 2016).
Pablo Carnino (University of Geneva, co-supervisor: Marcel Weber, 2012-).
Maria Scarpati (University of Neuchâtel, co-supervisor: Richard Glauser, 2013-).
Jan Walker (University of Neuchâtel, co-supervisor: Thomas Strahm, 2013-)
Dominik Aeschbacher (University of Neuchâtel, co-supervisor: Benjamin Schnieder, 2015-)
Benjamin Neeser (University of Neuchâtel, 2015-)
Vincent Grandjean (University of Neuchâtel, co-supervisor: Richard Glauser, 2016-)
Jonas Werner (University of Hamburg, co-supervisor: Benjamin Schnieder, 2017-)

Membership in dissertation juries

Sònia Roca (PhD, University of Barcelona, 2007).
Marta Campdelacreu (PhD, University of Barcelona, 2007).
Pablo Rychter (PhD, University of Barcelona, 2007).
Luc Schneider (PhD, University of Geneva, 2007).
Jiri Benovsky (Habilitation, University of Fribourg, 2011).
Robert Michels (PhD, University of Geneva, 2013).
Damiano Costa (PhD, University of Geneva, 2014).
Jonathan E. Banks (PhD, University of Leeds, 2014).
Pierre Saint-Germier (PhD, ENS Lyon, 2015).
Baptiste Le Bihan (PhD, University of Rennes, 2015).
Alain Pe-Curto (PhD, University of Geneva, 2017).