About me

I work in history and philosophy of the biological and biomedical sciences. A particular interest has been the integration of history and philosophy of science.

Clam chowder on Pittsburgh’s Market Square

I earned degrees in medicine (1999–2005) and history and philosophy of science (2003–2007) from the University of Bern in Switzerland. My dissertation research was on the regulation of RNA splicing at the Institute of Cell Biology of the University of Bern (Dr. med., 2007). From 2008 to 2014, I was at the department of philosophy of the University of Bern.

From 2014 to 2017, I was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. 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 at the University of Geneva.

Currently I am working towards a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science (a second doctorate) at the University of Cambridge. My project aims to bridge the gap between populations and individuals in the philosophy of medicine.

In the winter semester 2019–2020, I am teaching as interim professor at the LMU in Munich.

You can contact me at raphael.scholl-at-gmail.com, or on twitter.