About me

I work in history and philosophy of the biological and biomedical sciences. My primary interests are scientific epistemology and the philosophy of experiment, the methodology of integrated history and philosophy of science, and the philosophy of medicine.

I am currently completing a Ph.D. (my second) at the University of Cambridge’s Department of History and Philosophy of Science. In addition, I am 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 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 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. 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.

Since 2017, I have been working on a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science in Cambridge. In the winter semester 2019–2020, I took a leave of absence from Cambridge to teach as interim Professor of the History of Science at the LMU in Munich. Between late 2020 and early 2022, I took another leave from the Ph.D. to work on a postdoctoral project at Cambridge’s HPS department.

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