I’m a philosopher at the University of Bern, Switzerland, where I’m pursuing research on conceptual ethics and the systematization of thought thanks to an Ambizione Grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation that is to run 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.

Most of my research so far has been in metaphilosophy, epistemology, metaethics, the theory of action, 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, in social and political philosophy, and in the philosophy of law. In 2022, I received the Lauener Prize for Up-and-Coming Philosophers.

My first monograph, 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. You can get a hardback copy 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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