Jacob Busch - New associate professor at the Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas

As of 1 January we are happy to welcome Jacob as a member of staff at CAS.

16.01.2017 | Camilla Dimke


I received my PhD from the University of Auckland in 2006. From 2006-2010, I was employed at the Department of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews - first as teaching fellow, later as research fellow. I then joined philosophy at Aarhus from 2010-2011. My work from 2008-2010 and again from 2012-2015 has primarily been on the explanatory role of mathematics in science, and the varieties of indispensability arguments developed for arguing for the existence of mathematical entities. In 2011-2012, I was employed as a postdoc at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management at the University of Southern Denmark, where my key role was to research innovation in business networks. In 2012 I was again, employed at Aarhus University as part of the ‘modal epistemology: six investigations project’. My current research interests span a variety of topics, although ethics and philosophy of science are my primary areas of focus. My current research interests span: the impact of institutional learning on ethical disposition; ethics and nudging; and concepts of health. I continuously find myself returning to questions of value and epistemology and the balancing of pragmatic vs. epistemic measures in decision-making.

Some of my recent publications are:

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