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Research interests

Areas of specialization:

  • Philosophy of technology, historical epistemology, science studies, History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), philosophy and history of the life sciences, 20th-century French philosophy, philosophy of expertise

Areas of current research:

  • 20th century philosophy of science and technology in France and how earlier generations, ranging from Léon Brunschvicg, Gaston Bachelard and Georges Canguilhem have influenced recent scholars such as Michel Serres, Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers. Currently also focusing on interactions with French philosophy of technology, linked with authors such as François Dagognet, Gilbert Simondon, Gilbert Hottois and Bernard Stiegler.
  • Contemporary technoscience and the history of technoscience as a concept. What is meant with the term technoscience by authors such as Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway or Gilbert Hottois and can it help us to make sense of new scientific disciplines such as synthetic biology, nanotechnology, robotics or data science? Also a focus on these new technosciences, how they function and what kind of research questions drives them, taking actual projects in synthetic biology and data science as starting point.

External positions

Voluntary Staff, KU Leuven

1 Oct 2019 → …


  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Philosophy of science
  • Technoscience
  • French philosophy
  • historical epistemology

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