About me

I’m a philosopher of science and language, currently working at the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS), which is part of the Institute of Philosophy of KU Leuven. In 2016 I was the recipient of a three year postdoctoral fellowship of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), allowing me to pursue my own research project on ‘Generic stereotyping’.

My academic CV can be found here.

Before working as a postdoc, I wrote a PhD dissertation on ‘The scientific classification of natural and human kinds’ under supervision of prof. Andreas De Block. I defended this dissertation at KU Leuven in May of 2015. Before this, I did a BA, MA, and MPhil in philosophy, all at KU Leuven.

Although I have worked in the so-called ‘analytic’ tradition of philosophy since the start of my PhD research, the focus of my education was on the ‘continental’ tradition . I have never done any real work in continental philosophy after finishing my MPhil, but will always have a soft spot for philosophers like Foucault and Nietzsche.

I’m a founding member of BeGeesterd, a new organization that aims to promote philosophy of psychiatry in Flanders (Belgium). More information about our activities can be found here.

When not at work, I try to spend as much time as I can on the water, either kitesurfing or wakeboarding. Though not the warmest climate, Belgium both has very windy conditions at the North Sea shore, and enough flat rivers and canals for the windless wakeboarding days.

Olivier Lemeire

Contact: olivier.lemeire[at-sign]kuleuven.be