Daniel Andler holds doctoral degrees in mathematics from UC Berkeley and Paris. After specializing in model theory and teaching mathematics in various universities in and around Paris, he moved to positions in philosophy in Lille and then Nanterre. He is now the professor of philosophy of science and epstemology at Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV). He was for many years co-director and then director of CREA (Centre de recherche en épistémologie appliquée, Ecole polytechnique and CNRS, Paris). He has just stepped down as founding head of the Department of Cognitive Studies at Ecole normale supérieure, Paris. He was a founding member of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology and is the founding and current President of the Société de philosophie des sciences and vice-president of the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (DLMPS) of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science.
He writes mostly on the foundations of cognitive science, with an emphasis on context, normativity and the interface with the social sciences. He has recently become involved in the issue of technological convergence and its effects in particular in education. Editor or co-editor of four volumes, he has co-authored a two-volume work in philosophy of science. He is currently working on a couple of connected book projects, one focussing on knowledge, the other on mind.