Nicolas Wüthrich, Philosophy, London School of Economics

Nicolas Wüthrich

I am a Research Associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London school of Economics and Political Science and a Strategy Consultant at Roland Berger .

I have obtained my PhD in Philosophy from the Department of Philosophy at the LSE . In my thesis, I looked at how robustness reasoning is used across different scientific and policy-making domains. I argue that robustness reasoning cannot only strengthen inferential relations but can serve as a tool to assess evidence sets more broadly. For example, robustness analysis can help assessing the construction of automated large scale evidence aggregation algorithms in medicine.

My current research centres around questions of model-based decision-making in the face of uncertainty. In particular, I am interested in how the various types of uncertainty are accounted for in strategic management.

You can find my academic CV here.

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

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



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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.