Welcome on my website. I’m a philosopher of science and language, currently funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). I work at the Institute of Philosophy of KU Leuven in Belgium. On this website you can find information about me and my work. Don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you have questions or comments.
My work focuses on the ways in which we think and talk about others as constituting different kinds of people. Both in science and in everyday life, we use a variety of labels to pigeonhole each other. We use racial labels (e.g. ‘white’, ‘black’), psychiatric labels (e.g. ‘schizophrenic’, ‘autistic’), sexuality-related labels (e.g. ‘homosexual’, ‘heterosexual’), and many more. Under the heading ‘Projects’ you can read more about how I address these topics in my research.
You can contact me by sending an email to: olivier.lemeire[at-sign]kuleuven.be