Max Kistler is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and member of IHPST (Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques). Max got his Master in physics at the university of Munich, and studied philosophy in Munich, Montpellier and Paris, where he earned his PhD in 1995. He held positions in Dijon, Clermont-Ferrand, Paris-Nanterre, and Grenoble. His research topics include causation, powers and dispositions, laws of nature, natural kinds, and reduction. He is the author of Causation and Laws of Nature (Routledge, 2006), L’Esprit matériel. Réduction et émergence (Ithaque, 2016), coauthor (with A. Barberousse and P. Ludwig), of La Philosophie des sciences au XXe siècle (Flammarion, 2000), coeditor (with B. Gnassounou) of Dispositions and Causal Powers (Ashgate, 2007).