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Current position

Since August 2017

Professor (professeur ordinaire), Chair of Analytic Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva.

Main areas of interest

Metaphysics, philosophical logic, 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 – July 2017

Professor (professeur extraordinaire), SNSF Consolidator grant “The Metaphysics of Time and its Occupants”, Institute of Philosophy, 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.

August 2012 – July 2017

Professor (professeur extraordinaire), Chair of Logic and Contemporary Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, University of Neuchâtel. Head of the Institute between 19.11.2014 and 5.07.2017.

September 2012 – August 2013

Assistant Professor, Institute of Philosophy, University of Neuchâtel.

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 (2015-2017) and Geneva (2017-2020). Involves 3 members. Budget: 1’250’533 Swiss Francs.

April 2015 – January 2019

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, 2007-2018.

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 Vincent Grandjean) of the Fifth DIAPHORA workshop: Determinism and Open Choices, Neuchâtel, December 2018.

Co-organizer (with Claudio Calosi, Kevin Mulligan and Christian Wüthrich) of the Time, Time, Time summer school, Swiss Institute, Rome, August-September 2018.

Co-organizer (with Claudio Calosi, Robert Michels and Alex Skiles) of Metaphysics sans phrase. 10 years of eidos – the centre for metaphysics, Geneva, November 2017.

Co-organizer (with A. Bardon, D. Bordini, V. Buonomo, C. Calosi, S. Iaquinto, D. Ingram, U. Meyer, K. Miller, B. Neeser, G. Torrengo, C. Wüthrich and N. Young) of the Fourth International Association for the Philosophy of Time Meeting, Gargnano, Italy, June 2017.

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 2018-2019

MA seminar “Topics in the philosophy of time”, University of Geneva.

BA course “Introduction to the philosophy of language”, University of Geneva.

1st term 2018-2019

MA seminar “Topics in philosophical logic”, University of Geneva.

BA course “Introduction to logic”, University of Geneva.

2nd term 2017-2018

MA seminar “The logic and metaphysics of modality”, University of Geneva.

BA course “Introduction to metaphysics”, University of Geneva.

1st term 2017-2018

MA seminar “The logic and metaphysics of modality”, University of Geneva.

BA course “Introduction to the philosophy of language”, University of Geneva.

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

1. Marie Oreiller (Master, University of Geneva, viva: September 2008).

2. Sylvain Hurni (Master, University of Geneva, viva: September 2009).

3. Marion Hämmerli (Master, University of Geneva, viva: September 2010).

4. Pablo Carnino (Master, University of Geneva, viva: February 2012).

5. Vincent Grandjean (Bachelor, University of Neuchâtel, viva: September 2013).

6. Arman Haftgoli (Master, University of Neuchâtel, viva: February 2015).

7. Lysiane Christen (Bachelor, University of Neuchâtel, viva: September 2015).

8. Vincent Grandjean (Master, University of Neuchâtel, viva: September 2015).

9. Grégoire-Martin Peeters (Master, University of Geneva, viva: September 2015).

10. Giacomo Giannini (Master, University of Bologna, co-supervisor: Walter Cavini, viva: March 2016).

11. Léa Farine (Master, University of Neuchâtel, viva: June 2016).

12. Timour Nigolian (Bachelor, University of Geneva, viva: June 2016).

13. Gaétan Bovey (Bachelor, University of Neuchâtel, viva: July 2016).

14. Anaïs Giannuzzo (Bachelor, University of Geneva, viva: September 2017).

15. Anouchka Wyss (Master, University of Geneva, viva: April 2018).

16. Cassiane Pfund (Master, University of Geneva, viva: September 2018).

17. Gaétan Bovey (Master, University of Neuchâtel, viva: September 2018).

PhD supervision

1. Jessica Leech (Universities of Geneva and Sheffield, co-supervisor: Bob Hale, viva: October 2011).

2. Amanda García (University of Geneva, viva: October 2012).

3. Johannes Stern (University of Geneva, co-supervisor: Karl-Georg Niebergall, viva: November 2012).

4. Akiko Frischhut (Universities of Geneva and Glasgow, co-supervisor: Fiona Macpherson, viva: January 2013).

5. Salim Hirèche (University of Geneva, viva: November 2016).

6. Pablo Carnino (University of Geneva, co-supervisor: Marcel Weber, 2012-).

7. Maria Scarpati (University of Neuchâtel, co-supervisor: Olivier Massin, 2013-).

8. Jan Walker (University of Geneva, co-supervisor: Thomas Strahm, 2013-)

9. Dominik Aeschbacher (University of Geneva, co-supervisor: Benjamin Schnieder, 2015-)

10. Benjamin Neeser (University of Geneva, 2015-)

11. Vincent Grandjean (University of Neuchâtel, co-supervisor: Richard Glauser, 2016-)

12. Jonas Werner (University of Hamburg, co-supervisor: Benjamin Schnieder, 2017-)

13. Joshua Babic (University of Geneva, 2017-)

14. Léa Farine (University of Neuchâtel, co-supervisor: Thierry Herman, 2018-)

Membership in dissertation juries

1. Sònia Roca (PhD, University of Barcelona, 2007).

2. Marta Campdelacreu (PhD, University of Barcelona, 2007).

3. Pablo Rychter (PhD, University of Barcelona, 2007).

4. Luc Schneider (PhD, University of Geneva, 2007).

5. Jiri Benovsky (Habilitation, University of Fribourg, 2011).

6. Robert Michels (PhD, University of Geneva, 2013).

7. Damiano Costa (PhD, University of Geneva, 2014).

8. Jonathan E. Banks (PhD, University of Leeds, 2014).

9. Pierre Saint-Germier (PhD, ENS Lyon, 2015).

10. Baptiste Le Bihan (PhD, University of Rennes, 2015).

11. Alain Pe-Curto (PhD, University of Geneva, 2017).