About me

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mathieu.charbonneau1 [AT] gmail.com
Central European University, Budapest
Science Studies Program
Department of Philosophy
Department of Cognitive Science
Social Mind Center


I hold a PhD in philosophy from the Université de Montréal (2013), under the supervision of Frédéric Bouchard. My dissertation concerned the use of analogical reasoning as a means to transfer theories and explanatory frameworks between scientific disciplines, using as a case study the  analogy between genetic inheritance and social learning. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Science Studies Program at the Central European University (CEU), in Budapest, working on distributed cognition in science and the impact of novel technologies on scientific change, particularly in paleoarchaeology. I am affiliated to the Philosophy and to the Cognitive Science departments. Moreover, I am also a member of the Social Mind Center (Somic) also based at the CEU.

I recently completed a six month postdoctoral fellowship at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), working with Christophe Malaterre, and the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST). During my stay there, I co-organized with Christophe Malaterre and Frédéric Bouchard the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology 2015 meeting (ISHPSSB 2015), which took place in Montréal. I also completed a two-years (2013-2015) postdoctoral fellowship at the KLI Institute, researching on the developmental basis of cultural evolution (research project here, bio here).