Professor of philosophy of science, Université Lyon 3 Jean Moulin

AOS: General philosophy of science

– The unity /plurality of science debate
– Metaphysics of science (Natural kinds, reductionism)
– Models and simulations
– Science, values, democracy (Governance of science, autonomy of science, public participation in science)

AOC:  History and philosophy of physics. Logic. Astrophysics. Feminist philosophy of science



– PhD (with distinction), Philosophy, Columbia University, 2004, under the supervision of Philip Kitcher
– PhD, Astrophysics, Paris Observatory / University of Paris VI, 1996

– M.A., Philosophy, University of Nanterre, 1996
– M.A., Astrophysics, University of Paris VI, 1993

– B.A., Philosophy, University of Toulouse Le Mirail, France, 1994
– Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, ENSICA, Toulouse, France, 1992

Awards / Fellowships

-Member of the Academia Europaea (elected in September 2018)

-Member of the European Academy of Sciences (EURASC) (elected in August 2017)

– Young Researcher in the Humanities Forum Award,  European Science Foundation, May 2007
– Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA (Fall 2006)
– Strober Fellow, Columbia University (Fall 2003)
– Faculty Fellowship, Columbia University (1998-2003)
– CNRS Fellowship for engineers (1993-1996)
– Visiting Associate, Department of Astronomy, University of California-Berkeley, October 1995

Previous academic appointments

– 2000-2003: Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, USA
– 2004-2012: Associate Professor of philosophy of science, Université de Provence, France
– 2012-2017: Professor of philosophy of science, Université Grenoble Alpes, France

Memberships of professional organizations

– Member of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA)
– Founding member of The Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP)
– Founding member of the Société de Philosophie des Sciences

Professional service (selection)


– Member of the steering committe of the research network POND (Philosophy Of Science Around the Mediterranean).

– Member of the steering committee of EPSA (European Philosophy of Science Association)

– National Science Foundation (NSF) : review expert 2011
– European commission : ERC review expert (European Research Council) 2011-2013.

– Referee for Philosophy of Science, The British Journal for The Philosophy of Science,
The Philosophical Quaterly,  Science & Education, European Journal for Philosophy of
Science, Synthese, Perspectives on Science, Acta Biotheorica, Studies in Philosophy of Science part C, Erkenntnis, HOPOS, Science and Engineering Ethics, Episteme

– Referee for Pittburgh University Press and MIT Press

– Co-chair of the EPSA 2013 programme committee (Fourth Biennal Meeting of the European Association of             Philosophy of Science, Helsinki 2012)
– Member of the EPSA 2011 programme committee (Third Biennal Meeting of the European Association of Philosophy of Science, Athens, 2011)
– Co-chair of the programme committee of the Japanese-French plurisciplinary symposiums “Frontiers of Science” (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science / CNRS / Foreign Office) 2011-2012


– Nominated member of the French National Council of Scientific Integrity –  Conseil français de l’intégrité scientifique  (CoFIS), from 2017

– Vice President in charge of Interdisciplinarity, Université Grenoble Alpes (2016-2017)
– Director of the research unit PPL (Philosophie, pratiques et langages), Université Grenoble Alpes (2012-2016)
– Member (nominated) of the National committee of the CNRS (2012-2016)
– Member of the CNFHPS (Comité national français d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences)
(since 2011)
– President of the Société de philosophie des sciences (SPS) (since 2015).