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We are delighted to announce that Leonhard Menges will join our department as assistant professor. Leonhard Menges' areas of specialisation are ethics and social philosophy; his areas of competence are free will, philosophical moral psychology, and history of ethics. His current research focuses on the right to privacy, why it is important, and how it relates to changes in our social world.
After studying philosophy, psychology, and German language and literature at the University of Freiburg and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he earned his Ph.D. at the Department of Philosophy at Humboldt-University Berlin with a thesis on moral blame. Currently, Leonhard Menges is an Assistant Professor at the University of Lübeck. We are looking forward to his arrival at our department in October 2017.

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We are delighted to announce that our Ph.D. student Laurenz Hudetz has accepted an assistant professorship (tenure-track) at the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. He will start in September 2018. 

Laurenz Hudetz's Ph.D. dissertation concerns the philosophy of science and logic and he is supervised by Professor Werndl. In his dissertation, he addresses four fundamental questions about scientific theories, their relations to each other and to the world: What are theories? What is it to interpret a theory? When is one theory reducible to (contained in) another? When are theories equivalent to each other? In order to approach these questions in a rigorous way, Laurenz Hudetz uses mathematical tools from category theory and higher-order model theory. By these means, he explicates a notion of translation between interpreted formal frameworks, which consitutes the heart of the thesis and helps to overcome open research problems.

New Bachelor Programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

We are delighted to announce that we will offer a new Bachelor programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Salzburg from October 2017 onwards (in German). This Bachelor programme is unique in Austria. Topics of relevance to society such as globalization, climate change, migration, inequality or political radicalization will be discussed. In this interdisciplinary programme students will learn to analyse and solve complex decisions with analytics tools. Graduates of the bachelor programme in PPE have many opportunities. They can continue with graduate studies in a variety of fields, including philosophy, politics, economics, European Union studies or data science. Graduates typically work in the public sector, in international organisations, in the private sector or pursue an academic career. Here you will find further information.

Impressions from the open day on March 15, 2017

Impressions from the open day 2017

 

Second Salzburg-Irvine-Munich Workshop

The second Salzburg-Irvine-Munich Workshop on Scientific Philosophy took place in Irvine, US, on March 3-4. Speakers included Jeff Barrett, Neil Dewar, Norbert Gratzl, Laurenz Hudetz Simon Huttegger, Cailin O'Connor, Lavinia Picollo, Lorenzo Rossi, Sean Walsh and Lena Zuchowski. Here you will find further informations.

 

New research project

We are delighted to announce that Iulian Toader has been awarded a Lise-Meitner grant for his project 'Understanding Non-Categorical Science'. Iulian Toader, who earned his PhD at the University of Notre Dame and who is currently a Senior Researcher at Utrecht University, will join our department in summer 2017. In the project, which will last for 24 months, the epistemological and metaphysical virtues of non-categorical axiomatic theories will be investigated. This approach is opposed to the nowadays popular view that non-categoricity is a defect of axiomatic theories. 

An abstract of Iulian Toader's project can be found here. Further information about Iulian Toader’s work can be found on his webpage.

Job advertisement

Assistant Professorship (Tenure-track) in Practical Philosophy (Ethics) – Start date March 1, 2017

Here you will find further informations

 

new research project

We are delighted to announce that Julien Murzi, Assistant Professor at our department, and Dr. Lorenzo Rossi, who was a research fellow in Salzburg during the Academic Year 2015/16, have been awarded a FWF grant of more than EUR 390.000 for a project titled 'The Liar and its Revenge in Context'.The project will start in January 2017 and will last for 43 months. It involves two post-doctoral researchers: Dr. Lorenzo Rossi, who earned his PhD at the University of Oxford with a thesis on semantic paradoxes and revenge, will be a post-doc for the entire duration of the project. A second post-doctoral position, funded for 18 months, will be advertised next year. In addition to this, the funding includes two one-month visits for the two main project members, one at the New York University (NYU), the other at the University of Connecticut (UCONN), as well as a number of workshops and conferences.

Here is the website of Prof. Murzi and Dr Rossi's project.

hiking day 2016

Forsthaus Wartenfels, near Fuschlsee

left to right: Lorenzo Rossi, Norbert Paulo, Campbell Fiocco, Johannes Brandl, Marcello Fiocco, Ashley Fiocco, Matteo Murzi, Julien Murzi, Christopher Gauker, Florian Wüstholz, Valentina Petrolini, Pascale Lötscher, Alexander Hieke

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Report on Charlotte Werndl in “Die Presse” of 28 May, 2016

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Our Ph.D. student Laurenz Hudetz won the graduate essay competition for the conference "50 Years of Worrall: Science, Structure and Rock 'n' Roll" at the London School of Economics for the essay“Strengthening Categorical Equivalence: Towards an Adequate Notion of Structural Equivalence of Theories” Laurenz will receive a copy of Proofs and Refutations, and will be joining us to give a version the paper at the conference with travel and accommodation costs covered. Many very strong submissions were received.

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Interview with Bettina Bußmann in Der Standdard of 24. November, 2015

Interview with Charlotte Werndl in Salzburger Nachrichten of 10 October, 2015.

Interview with Charlotte Werndl in Salzburger Nachrichten of 31 July, 2015.

Report on Charlotte Werndl in “Die Presse”

Photo of Prof. Werndl

SIM Workshop 2015: Here you will find the photogallery (Copyright © Kevin Walkner)

SIM Workshop 2015: Here you will find Videos of the talks

Interview about Philosophy of climate Science with charlotte werndl

in The Reasoner, Volume 8, Number 10, October 2014

Foto von Charlotte Werndl

 

Interview with charlotte werndl

in the Annual Report 2013 of the Centre for Technology Assessment, Bern, pp.11–12 (in German)

New assistant Professors

We are delighted to announce that Bettina Bussmann (currently in Hamburg) has been appointed Assistant Professor for Didactics of Philosophy,

Julien Murzi (currently at the University of Kent) has been appointed Assistant Professor for Theoretical Philosophy, and

Lena C. Zuchowski (currently at the University of Cambridge) has been appointed Assistant Professor for Logic and Philosophy of Science.

They will join us in October 2014 (Bussmann and Zuchowski) and Summer 2015 (Murzi).

 

New professors

We are delighted to announce that Christopher Gauker has been appointed to the Professorship for Theoretical Philosophy and that Charlotte Werndl has been appointed to the Professorship for Logic an Philosophy of Science. They will join us in September.

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