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Simon Lohse, Dipl.-Päd., M.A. (Hannover)

Simon Lohse is a research fellow at CELLS and a member of the Centre for Ethics and Philosophy of Science (former ZEWW). He is currently completing his PhD in philosophy of the social sciences, focusing on the individualism/holism debate. At CELLS, Simon works on questions at the junction of philosophy of science, bioethics and science studies in the context of animal-related biomedical research.

Simon studied sociology and educational science (Diplom in 2008), and he holds a combined undergraduate/graduate degree in philosophy (Magister Artium in 2010) from Leibniz Universitaet Hannover (LUH). During Michaelmas Term 2013, he has been a visitor at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE (London).

Simon is speaker of the E2LSI Group at CELLS, co-organiser of the LUH reading group on the philosophy of scientific practice, and an elected member of the Committee for Responsibility in Research at LUH.

Contact Information

E-Mail: simon.lohsecells.uni-hannover.de     [public PGP key]
Tel.: +49 511 762 4799
Fax: +49 511 762 14146
Room 436

CELLS – Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences
Leibniz Universitaet Hannover
Am Klagesmarkt 14-17
30159 Hannover

Office hours: by appointment

Main Areas of Research & Teaching

  • philosophy of the social sciences
  • philosophy and ethics of biomedicine
  • general philosophy of science
  • social philosophy
  • doing philosophy (metaphilosophy, writing, interdisciplinarity)

Publications (Selection)

  • Lohse, S. 2011. „Zur Emergenz des Sozialen bei Niklas Luhmann“, Zeitschrift für Soziologie 40, 190-207.
  • Hoyningen-Huene, P. & Lohse, S. 2012. „Die Kuhn´sche Wende”, Handbuch Wissenschaftssoziologie, ed. Maasen, S. et al. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 73-84.
  • Hoyningen-Huene, P. & Lohse, S. 2013. “Kuhn on Scientific Revolutions and Incommensurability”, Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, ed. Kaldis, B. Thousand Oaks [a.o.]: SAGE, 524-528.
  • Lohse, S. & Grewal, J. 2015: “Book review: Governing Biobanks: Understanding the Interplay Between Law and Practice’“, SCRIPTed 12:1, 70-74. Online: script-ed.org
  • Lohse, S. 2017. "Pragmatism, Ontology, and Philosophy of the Social Sciences in Practice", Philosophy of the Social Sciences 47:1, 3-27 (First published June  2016. Here you can download the pre-print version).
  • Lohse, S. & Greve, J. 2017. “Philosophie der Soziologie”, Grundriss  Wissenschaftsphilosophie: Die Philosophien der Einzelwissenschaften, ed. Lohse, S. & Reydon, T. Hamburg: Meiner: 543-582.
  • Lohse, S. & Reydon, T. (ed.) 2017. Grundriss Wissenschaftsphilosophie: Die Philosophien der Einzelwissenschaften, with an introduction. Hamburg: Meiner.
  • Lohse, S. 2017. Die Multiparadigmatik der Soziologie als Erklärungsgegenstand einer integrierten Wissenschaftsforschung. Zeitschrift für theoretische Soziologie 6(2) (in print. Here you can download a pre-print version).
  • Lohse, S., Bschir, K. & Chang, H. (ed.) Systematicity: The Nature of Science? (Forthcoming special issue of Synthese, with an introduction)