Associate professor in history and philosophy of science

Campus de Beauvais Département d'enseignement : Agricultural and animal sciences Unité de recherche : INTERACT
Business and engineering sciences (management, management, computer science)

Areas of expertise

  • History of science,
  • Philosophy of science,   
  • Ethics.


  • PhD in Epistemology, History of Science and Technology, SPHERE Laboratory, UMR 7219, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University Paris Diderot-Paris VII   
  • Master's degree in philosophy (with honors), Specialization in "Logic, Philosophy, History and Sociology of Science" (LOPHISS), University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

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My activities

Manager of the "Plant/Society Interaction" (IPSo) program within the Plant Breeding Chair.  

The major objective of this research program is to restore the nobility of the breeder's profession. To do this, the "Plant/Society Interaction" research program has two major axes:

  • the first axis deals with the historical and epistemological aspects of plant breeding and improvement;   
  • the second deals with the profession of breeder as it is currently practiced, in its economic and sociological as well as scientific and technical aspects.

Studies or consulting/training missions

  • CASDAR project MOCA (Method and Tool for Design in Agroforestry)   
  • Sciences and Societies" course at Sciences Po Paris   
  • Conference on societal evolutions within the framework of the Cerfrance 2020 Printanières

Member of

  • Member of the Interact research unit (UP 2018.C102)   
  • Member of the board of the INTERACT research unit (since 2020)   
  • Member of the Society of Philosophy of Science (SPS), and of the Society of History and Epistemology of Life Sciences (SHESVIE).

Academic, scientific and industrial partnerships

  • Associate researcher at the SPHERE Laboratory, UMR 7219, University Paris Diderot-Paris VII

Pedagogical responsibilities

  • Head of the 2nd year AGRO (pre-engineering cycle)   
  • Head of UE1 "Responsible engineering: understanding life sciences for sustainable action" (pre-engineering cycle)


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Nicolas BRAULT
Associate professor in history and philosophy of science