I am a researcher in the history and philosophy of the biological and biomedical sciences at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva. My primary interests are scientific epistemology and the methodology of integrated history and philosophy of science.
I received an M.D. from the University of Bern and am expecting a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge. I am also a candidate for the Habilitation in Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, and an external member of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy.
I originally studied medicine (1999–2005) and history and philosophy of science (2003–2007) at the University of Bern in Switzerland. My dissertation research was on the regulation of RNA splicing at the Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology of the University of Bern (Dr. med., 2007).
From 2008 to 2014, I was a teacher and researcher at the department of philosophy of the University of Bern. From 2014 to 2017, I was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation as a post-doctoral researcher. In the academic year 2014–2015, I was a Visiting Fellow at Pittsburgh’s Center for Philosophy of Science. In 2015–2016, I was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. From 2016 to early 2017, I was at the department of philosophy of the University of Geneva.
From 2017 to 2022, I worked on a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. I intermitted this research project twice. In the winter semester 2019–2020, I took a leave of absence from Cambridge to teach as interim Professor (W3) of the History of Science at the LMU in Munich. Between late 2020 and early 2022, worked on a postdoctoral project at Cambridge’s HPS department.
You can contact me at raphael.scholl-at-gmail.com, on Twitter, or on Mastodon.