Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftstheorie
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- CV, Herfeld Catherine (July 2016) (192 KByte)
Catherine holds a diploma in economics from the Technical University of Berlin, a Master of Science in philosophy of the social sciences from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in philosophy of economics from Witten/Herdecke University. She has been a pre-doctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and a visiting scholar at the Philosophy Department of Columbia University in New York. Prior to starting her PostDoc at the MCMP, Catherine was a research fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University.
Catherine’s interests are widely spread. Her specializations are in philosophy of the social sciences and the history as well as methodology of economics. She is also interested in the use of social network analysis in the history and philosophy of science and in sociological studies of Gender issues in philosophy. Her current research projects are concerned with: (1) the history of axiomatic choice theories in 20th century economics and the behavioral sciences more generally; (2) the nature of scientific explanation in relation to reductionist strategies in economics; (3) the nature and role of critique in philosophy of the social science; (4) questions around the progressiveness of behavioral economics; (5) interviewing prominent economists, philosophers, and psychologists about their work on rational choice theories broadly understood; and (6) sociologically analyzing the situation of women in philosophy.
Catherine is currently organizing a workshop “Studying Knowledge Transfer and Its Contexts” (September 2015). Together with Milena Ivanova and Kristina Liefke, she is also organizing the 2nd Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students (July/August 2015). She has served as referee for Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, History of Political Economy, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science.
Catherine has been awarded a Junior Research Fellowship by the Center for Advanced Studies at LMU Munich to begin in April in 2015. In 2014, her dissertation was awarded the Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Prize by the History of Economics Society and the Best Doctoral Dissertation Prize by the Wittener Universitätsgesellschaft of Witten/Herdecke University. In 2014, she was also awarded a young scholar award by the History of Economics Society.