Nicolas Wüthrich

I am a PhD student in the Department of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I am interested in robustness reasoning as it is used across different scientific and policy-making domains. I investigate, for example, how robustness of evidence should play a role in forming judgements about the uncertainties surounding climate scientific findings. Or, how robustness considerations can help us evaluating new tools to aggregate medical evidence. To come up with constructive proposals for some of the involved evidence aggregation tasks, I draw from formal decision- and social choice theoretic tools. At the moment, I am thinking about the robustness of toy models and try to establish the claim that even non-robust toy models, as they often can be found in economics, perform important epistemic functions.

You can find my academic CV here.

I am also doing some work as a strategy consultant. You can find more about this here (in German).

You can contact me via N.Wuethrich[at]lse.ac.uk and find me on ResearchGate.

Besides being interested in philosophy and strategy consulting, I like running long distances. I am a member of the Advent Running Trail Team and get supported by On Running. You can follow my running here.

Research

Publications

Book reviews

Working papers (drafts available)

Teaching

I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the London School of Economics. I consider teaching to be a great opportunity to get acquainted with new topics, to get inspiration for potential research questions, and to sharpen one’s presentation skills.

In 2015, I won the Teaching Prize of the Philosophy Department at the LSE. I also obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Full Level).

I have taught the following courses at the LSE:

Prior to coming to the LSE, I was also a teaching assistant in various courses in the Philosophy Departments of the University of Zurich and the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich respectively.