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.

I mainly work in the philosophy of mind, language, and action, but I am a generalist at heart, and have also done work shading into the history of philosophy and into moral and political philosophy. My current project is about AI and the systematicity of thought. My most recent book, The Ethics of Conceptualization: Tailoring Thought and Language to Need, is now in press and due to appear open access with Oxford University Press later this year. My previous book, 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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