Markus Eronen is a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at KU Leuven, and a visiting scholar at the University of Groningen. He studied philosophy and cognitive science at the University of Helsinki, and defended his PhD thesis in 2010 at the Institute of Cognitive Science in Osnabrück. He has been a postdoc at the Ruhr University Bochum and a visiting fellow at the University of Cincinnati and UC Davis. His current work aims at applying insights and methods of philosophy of science to problems that arise in scientific practice in various fields. His research topics include causal inference and discovery in psychology, scientific realism in the special sciences, and the nature of hierarchical organization in biology.