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Dr. Thomas Meier

Science Manager - Cooperations MCML


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Lehrstuhl für Datenbanksysteme und Data Mining
Oettingenstraße 67
80538 München

Room: F111
Phone: +49-89-2180-9306
Fax: +49-89-2180-9192

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Thomas Meier is part of the MCML Management Team. He is the Science Manager for Collaborations at MCML. Please contact him anytime for inquiries on collaborations with DBS or MCML.

Thomas studied Philosophy at the University of Zacatecas (UAZ) in Mexico and Philosophy and Linguistics at LMU Munich. From September 2011 to January 2015, he was a Doctoral Fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP Munich). Thomas wrote his Ph.D. thesis under the supervision of Ulises Moulines, Hannes Leitgeb, Dietmar Zaefferer, and Otávio Bueno, with the title "Theory Change and Structural Realism in Linguistics", which he defended successfully with honors (summa cum laude) on January 23rd, 2015. His doctoral dissertation received the grade magna cum laude.

In 2013, Thomas was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Miami, where he worked with Otávio Bueno on Structural Realism, Carnap, and Scientific Realism. Together, they published the Paper Structuralism, Empiricism, And Newman’s Objection in the Journal Principia.

Thomas has given a joint talk on Structuralism together with David Chalmers: podcast of the talk

He teaches BA-courses on the Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, and Analytic Philosophy at the MCMP.

Thomas’ new book Contra Stultitiam has been accepted for publication and will be published in 2023. In this work, he makes a case for the “Wissenschaftliche Weltauffassung” and defends it against conspiracy theories and pseudoscience.