Areas of Interest

  • cognitive science (in particular representation and anticipation),
  • philosophy of science (in particular computational approaches and social epistemology),
  • artificial life (in particular post-Darwinian systems theories of evolution).

Research Objectives

My objective is to establish a conceptual constructivist framework that brings together and integrates the various lines of thought with regard to the following facets:
  • A better understanding of concepts pertaining to knowledge, rational thinking, and nonconscious cognition in order to identify their similarities and differences.
  • The evolution of cognitive structures based on the modularity approach to (biological) complexity.
  • Bringing together various disciplines in order to take advantage from their cross-fertilization and dissemination potential.


  • “Het wetenschappelijk wereldbeeld vanuit een constructivistisch perspectief/The scientific worldview from a constructivist perspective” at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2015.
  • “Integrative Ansätze in der Kognitionswissenschaft” [Integrative approaches in cognitive science] at the University of Vienna, 2001.
  • “Artificial Life” at the University of Zürich, 1997.
  • “Cognitive Science” (co-lecturer) at the University of Vienna, 1995.