People at Parmenides Foundation  Dr. Michael von Grundherr


Research Scientist
Strategy Consultant


Born in Munich, Germany



1997–1998 University of Göttingen: courses in mathematics and philosophy
1998–2002 LMU Munich: Master program in philosophy, mathematics, philosophy of science and modern German literature. Degree: M.A.
2002–2003 University of Cambridge (UK): graduate program in philosophy. Supervisors Prof. Simon Blackburn, Dr. Hallvard Lillehammer, Dr. Luke Pursehouse. Degree: MPhil
2003–2006 LMU Munich: PhD in philosophy. Thesis on metaethical foundations of prudential contractualism. Supervisor: Prof. Karl Homann. Degree: Dr. phil.


2006–2008 Strategy consultant at McKinsey&Company, Inc., industry focus on healthcare, functional specialisation in strategy and organisation
since 2008 Research scientist at the Parmenides Center for the Study of Thinking Strategy consultant at the Center for Applied Thinking (C.A.T.)

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation (1997-2002, 2004-2006) and the State of Bavaria (1997-2002). AHRB Postgraduate Fellowship (Arts and Humanities Research Board, UK, 2002-2003), Honorary Fellow of the Cambridge European Trust, Matthew Buncombe Prize, Jesus College Cambridge Foundation Scholarship.