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Dr. des. Simon Lohse

Curriculum Vitae

Simon Lohse is a research fellow at CELLS and a member of the Centre for Ethics and Philosophy of Science (former ZEWW) at the Institute of Philosophy. He studied sociology, educational science, political science and philosophy in Hannover. During Michaelmas Term 2013 Simon has been a visitor at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE. He has recently completed his PhD studies in philosophy with a thesis on anti-reductionism in the social sciences.

Simon is speaker of the E2LSI Group at CELLS, co-founder of the LUH reading group on the philosophy of scientific practice, and an elected member of the Committee for Responsibility in Research at LUH. He is primarily interested in philosophy of (social) science and in questions at the junction of philosophy of science, epistemology, bioethics and science studies in the context of animal-related biomedical research.

Main Areas of Research

  • philosophy and ethics of biomedicine (focus: animal-based-research)
  • general philosophy of science (focus: reductionism, metaphilosophy/methodology)
  • philosophy of the social sciences
  • theoretical social philosophy/social ontology

Selected Publications


Institute of Philosophy / CEPS 
Leibniz University Hannover
Im Moore 21
30167 Hannover

Room B 303

CELLS – Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences 
Leibniz University Hannover
Otto-Brenner-Straße 1 (Room 804)
30159 Hannover

tel.: +49(0)511 762 -4889 / -4799
e-mail: lohseww.uni-hannover.de (public PGP key)