I’m a Privatdozent at the University of Bern and an Ambizione Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Before that, I was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, and a Member of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford for three years. In 2022, I was awarded the Amerbach Prize of the University of Basel as well as the Lauener Prize for Up-and-Coming Philosophers of the Lauener Foundation for Analytical Philosophy.

My most recent book, The Ethics of Conceptualization: A Needs-Based Approach, is now in press and due to appear with Oxford University Press in 2024. My previous book, entitled The Practical Origins of Ideas: Genealogy as Conceptual Reverse-Engineering, was published open access by Oxford University Press in 2021 and can be downloaded for free here. An essay in Aeon offers an accessible introduction to some of the book’s main themes. Hardback copies can be ordered with a discount by accessing the OUP store through the image below.

My last name is pronounced with a silent ‘z’, i.e. [ kəˈloː ]. I can be reached by email at matthieu.queloz@unibe.ch. You can also find me in the following places:

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