Assistant Professor for form and formalism
Tzuchien Tho, born 1980, studied philosophy at the University of Georgia (USA) and defended a Ph.D. dissertation on the mathematical and metaphysical aspects of Leibniz’s infinitesimal calculus in 2011.
Previously, he has been affiliated with the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (NL), the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the Institute for Research in the Humanities (University of Bucharest) and the University of Milan. In the fall of 2017, he will begin as Lecturer at the University of Bristol.
His current work is engaged with the mathematical, methodological and metaphysical problems surrounding physical causality in the 17th and 18th centuries. A first part of this research will be soon published in a monograph entitled Vis, Vim, Vi: Declinations of Force in Leibniz’s Dynamics.