I’m a philosopher at the University of Bern, Switzerland, where I work on conceptual ethics and the systematization of thought thanks to an Ambizione Grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation (running until 2027). Before that, I was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College and a Member of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford for three years. In 2022, I received the Amerbach Prize of the University of Basel for my first book as well as the Lauener Prize for Up-and-Coming Philosophers of the Lauener Foundation for Analytical Philosophy. My last name is pronounced to rhyme with ‘mellow’.

Most of my research so far has been in metaphilosophy, epistemology, metaethics, the theory of action, political philosophy, and the history of philosophy from the eighteenth to the twentieth century (especially Hume, Rousseau, Smith, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Isaiah Berlin, and Bernard Williams). But I am a generalist at heart, and also have a strong interest in the philosophy of language and the philosophy of law.

My first book, entitled The Practical Origins of Ideas: Genealogy as Conceptual Reverse-Engineering, was published open access by Oxford University Press and can be downloaded for free here. Hardback copies can be ordered with a discount by accessing the OUP store through the image below.

I can be reached by email at matthieu.queloz@unibe.ch. You can also find me in the following places:

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