Catherine Herfeld

Catherine Herfeld, Prof. Dr.

Assistenzprofessorin / Assistant Professor

Phone: +41 44 634 53 94

Address: UZH, Philosophisches Seminar, Zürichbergstrasse 43, CH-8044 Zürich

Room number: ZUP-F-114


Office Hours

By appointment via email


  • History and philosophy of the social sciences, with special emphasis on economics
  • General Philosophy of Science
  • Historical Epistemology
  • Social Theory and Sociology of Science

Areas of Research

Curriculum vitae

Since 03/2017

Assistant Professor of Social Theory and Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Institute of Philosophy and Institute of Sociology, University of Zurich

2016 – 2017

Interim Professor (Chair of Philosophy of Science - Prof. Stephan Hartmann), Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich


Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University and HPS Department, Cambridge University


Visiting Scholar, Institute of Philosophy, Autonomous University of Barcelona


Junior Researcher in Residence, Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich


Visiting Scholar, Patrick Suppes Center for History and Philosophy of Science, Stanford University

2013 – 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

2012 – 2013

Research Fellow, Center for the History of Political Economy, Duke University

2011 – 2012

Pre-doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

2009 – 2010

Visiting Fellow, Department for Philosophy, Columbia University


Visiting Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn

2007 – 2013

Doctorate, University of Witten/Herdecke (Supervisors: Prof. C. Mantzavinos, Prof. P. Kitcher)

2006 – 2007

Master of Science (Philosophy of the Social Sciences), London School of Economics and Political Science

2000 – 2006

Diploma (Economics), University of Heidelberg, the Technical University and the Free University of Berlin




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