I’m a philosopher. Most of my research interests are in theoretical philosophy (philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, metaphysics), mainly on time and space, modality, mereology and material objects but I also occasionally branch out in philosophy of mind and comparative philosophy. I hold a PhD in philosophy from the University of Rennes, a habilitation in philosophy of science from the University of Bern and the French professor qualification in sections 17 and 72. I’m supervising a Swiss NSF Ambizione project at the University of Geneva on the metaphysics of quantum gravity.
In 2023, I will start a Swiss NSF Starting Grant as an Assistant Professor in Geneva. The project ‘Space, Time and Causation in Quantum Gravity’ aims at examining the role causation could play in explaining the emergence of spacetime in some approaches to quantum gravity. I’ll be hiring a PhD candidate and a postdoctoral researcher to assist me in the project.
After a PhD in metaphysics of time at the University of Rennes, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Space and Time after Quantum Gravity project (conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at the University of Geneva) and then a research associate in the project To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers in Geneva. I am also a member of the Geneva Symmetry Group. My books and a selection of articles are accessible below; all my articles are listed and accessible via a dedicated page in the menu.
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- Beyond Spacetime
- Geneva Symmetry Group
- Geneva Centre for Philosophy of Science
- Atlantic Centre for Philosophy (Rennes)
- Groupe d’étude en métaphysique (Collège de France)
- Causal Theories of Spacetime, Noûs, forthcoming, with Sam Baron. (Draft)
- Composing Spacetime, Journal of Philosophy, 119 (1): 33-54, 2022, with Sam Baron. (Draft)
- Trouble on the Horizon for Presentism, Philosophers’ Imprint, forthcoming, with Sam Baron. (Draft)
- Super-Relationism: Combining Eliminativism about Objects and Relationism about Spacetime, Philosophical Studies 173 (8): 2152-2178, 2016. (Published paper / draft)
- What Does the World Look Like according to Superdeterminism?, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, forthcoming, with Augustin Baas. (Draft)
- Quantum Gravity and Mereology: Not So Simple, Philosophical Quarterly, forthcoming, with Sam Baron. (Draft)
- From Spacetime to Space and Time: A Reply to Markosian, Analysis 80 ( 3): 456–462, 2020. (Published paper / draft)