Sven received his PhD from the University of St Andrews in 1999. After a research fellowship at UNAM, he worked at the philosophy department at FU Berlin until 2005 and was awarded his senior doctorate (habilitation) in 2004. From 2005 until 2008 he received a DFG Heisenberg Research Fellowship. Sven joined ICREA in 2008. He is Associate Fellow at Arché, St Andrews, and was until its closure in 2015 Honorary Research Fellow at the Northern Institute of Philosophy, Aberdeen. From 2010 until 2013 he coordinated the FP7 ITN PETAF (EC-GA 238128, €1465432) and from 2010 until 2015 served on the executive committee of the Consolider-Ingenio PERSP (CSD2009-00056, €2000000). Since 2014 he is coordinator of the consolidated research group LOGOS (2017-SGR-63). From 2016 until 2019, Sven coordinates the Horizon 2020 ETN Diaphora (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015-675415, €3670854). In September 2018 he was elected member of the Academia Europaea.