Dr. Louisa Estadieu

Dr. Louisa Estadieu

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area D

Faculty of Humanities | Department of Philosophy
University of Freiburg

Phone: +49 761 203 95141


Trust in bioinspired technologies in light of the ‘normativity of nature’
In this project, we explore the concept of trust in relation to bioinspired technologies and materials as developed within livMatS, through interdisciplinary collaboration. The overall aim is to investigate whether people tend to trust life-like technologies more than other technologies, and to what extend this trust or mistrust is influenced by an assumed 'normativity of nature'. For this sake, we also explore what it actually means to trust someone/something in epistemic and ethical terms.

First supervisor

Prof. Dr. Oliver Müller

PhD Project

The relation of nature and mind in Hegel's Anthropology
My dissertation investigated how to understand the relation between nature and mind beyond dualistic and purely reductionist accounts. First, I examined whether humans possess a unique form of mind, setting them apart from other beings, or if this distinction is better understood as gradual. Expanding on this perspective, I discussed how the distinct human relationship between nature and mind, including the connections between mind and body, emotionality and rationality, can be conceived as a dialectical and mediating interplay between determination and self-determination that offers an alternative to purely dualistic and reductionistic positions.

First supervisor

Prof. Dr. Lore Hühn

Publications in livMatS