Research at our Department

Research Areas

Logic and Philosophy of Science

General Philosophy of Science
Evidence and Philosophy of Statistics
Philosophy of Climate Science
Philosophy of Physics
Philosophy of Mathematics

Theoretical Philosophy

Philosophy of Language
Philosophical Logic
Philosophy of Mind
Ontology and Metaphysics
Aesthetics

Practical Philosophy

Metaethics
Theory of Justice

 

Publications since 2013

  • Brandl, J., F. Esken, B. Priewasser, E. Rafetseder (demnächst),  “Young children’s protest: What it can (not) tell us about early normative understanding” (forthcoming in: Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences)
  • Brandl, J., 2014, “Die Entwicklung der Autorität der Ersten Person”, Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 62 (5), 937–962.
  • Brandl, J., 2013, “Philosophie des Geistes und der Kognition”, in: A. Stephan & S. Walter (Hg.): Handbuch Kognitionswissenschaft. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 127–132.
  • Bußmann, B., 2016, “Lebenswelt ja – aber wie?”. Erscheint in: ZDPE 1/16.
  • Bußmann, B., 2016, “Was die Philosophiedidaktik für die Schule leistet” (zusammen mit E. Martens). In: Didaktik des Ethik- und Philosophieunterrichts. Cornelsen, Berlin 2016
  • Bußmann, B., 2015,“Wissenschaftsorientierung”. In: Handbuch: Philosophie und Lehre. Band 1. Nida- Rümelin, Julian/Tiedemann, Markus/Spiegel, Irina (Hg.). UTB 2015.
  • Bußmann, B., 2015, “Liebe”. In: Handbuch: Philosophie und Lehre. Band 2. Nida-Rümelin, Julian/Tiedemann, Markus/Spiegel, Irina (Hg.). UTB 2015.
  • Bußmann, B., 2014, Was heißt: sich an der Wissenschaft orientieren? Untersuchungen zu einer lebensweltlich-wissenschaftsbasierten Philosophiedidaktik am Beispiel des Themas ‘Wissenschaft, Esoterik und Pseudowissenschaft’. LIT Verlag, Münster 2014. (= Phil. Diss.).
  • Fréchette, G. (Hrsg.), 2015, Brentano’s Concept of Intentionality. New Assessments. Special Issue of Brentano-Studien, vol 13, 260 p. 
  • Fréchette, G. (Hrsg.), 2015, “Stumpfs ‚Einleitung zu Brentanos Briefen an mich, gefolgt von ausgewählten Briefe von Brentano und Stumpf Carl Stumpf und Franz Brentano” in R. Martinelli and D. Fisette (eds.), Philosophy from an empirical Standpoint, Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 491–530.
  • Fréchette, G., 2015, “Stumpf on Abstraction” in R. Martinelli and D. Fisette (eds.), Philosophy from an empirical Standpoint, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 263–292.
  • Fréchette, G., 2015, “Brentano’s Conception of Intentionality. New Facts and Unsettled Issues” in G. Fréchette (Ed.), Brentano’s Conception of Intentionality. New Assessments, vol. 13 of Brentano-Studien, p. 11–24.
  • Fréchette, G., 2015, “Essential Laws” in B. Leclercq, S. Richard and D. Seron (Ed.), Objects and Pseudo-Objects: Ontological Deserts and Jungle from Brentano to Carnap, Berlin, De Gruyter, p. 143–166. 
  • Fréchette, G., 2014, “L’intentionnalité dans la théorie de la science de Bolzano. Éléments d’une reconstruction”, in Methodos, vol. 14.
  • Fréchette, G., 2014,  “ De l’intentionnalité à la théorie de l’objet. Meinong, son école, ses critiques ” in C. Niveleau (Ed.) Vers une philosophie scientifique : le programme de Brentano, Paris, Demopolis, pp. 187–214.
  • Fréchette, G., 2014, “Fixer, déterminer, interpréter. Éléments de psychologie descriptive de Brentano à Marty” in L. Cesalli und J. Friedrich (Ed.), Marty et Bühler. Philosophes du langage, Basel, Schwabe, p. 79–101.
  • Fréchette, G., 2014,  “Austrian Logical Realism? Brentano on States of Affairs ”, in G. Bonino, J. Cumpa, G. Jesson (Ed.), Defending Realism, Berlin, De Gruyter, p. 379-400. 
  • Fréchette, G., 2014, “Wittgenstein et la philosophie austro-allemande (K. Mulligan)”, in Studia Philosophica, vol. 73, pp. 253–256.
  • Fréchette, G., 2014, “ ‘Intentionality’, Munich, Philosophia, 2012 (A. Salice, ed.)” in Husserl Studies, vol. 30, no. 3 (Oct. 2014).
  • Fréchette, G., 2013, “Searching for the Self. Early Phenomenological Accounts of Self-Consciousness from Lotze to Scheler ”, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, vol. 21, no. 5, p. 654–679. 
  • Fréchette, G. (Hrsg.), 2013, Themes from Brentano, Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, 532p. (with D. Fisette).
  • Fréchette, G., 2013, “Brentano’s Thesis (Revisited) ”, in D. Fisette, G. Fréchette (Ed.), Themes from Brentano, Rodopi, p. 101–129. Fréchette, G., 2013, “Varieties of Intentionality: Introduction ”, in D. Fisette, G. Fréchette (Ed.), Themes from Brentano, Rodopi, p. 87–90.
  • Fréchette, G., 2013, “Introduction: Brentano’s Impact”, in D. Fisette, G. Fréchette (Ed.), Themes from Brentano, Rodopi, p. 9–16.  
  • Fréchette, G., 2013, “Editorial Remarks [On Abstraction and Relation]”, in D. Fisette, G. Fréchette (Ed.), Themes from Brentano, Rodopi, p. 421–430.
  • Fréchette, G., 2013, “Ontology and Metaphysics: Introduction”, in D. Fisette, G. Fréchette (Ed.), Themes from Brentano, Rodopi, p. 189–192.
  • Fréchette, G., 2013, “Kant, Brentano and Stumpf on Psychology and Anti-Psychologism”, in S. Bacin, A. Ferrarin, C. La Rocca and M. Ruffing (Ed.) Kant and Philosophy in a Cosmopolitical Sense, Berlin, De Gruyter, p. 739–748.
  • Gauker, Christopher, forthcoming, “Presuppositions as Anaphoric Duality Enablers”, Topoi (special issue on Presuppositions, edited by Filippo Domaneschi).
  • Gauker, Christopher, forthcoming, “Condillac,” in Benjamin Hill, Henrik Lagerlund and Robert J. Stainton, eds., Sourcebook in the History of Philosophy of Language. Springer.  
  • Interview of Christopher Gauker, conducted by Bruno Mölder and published in Estonian translation in Vikerkaar Kultuuriajakiri 3, 2015: 75-80, 90-92.      
  • Gauker, Christopher, 2015, “How Many Bare Demonstratives are There in English?”, Linguistics and Philosophy 37: 291–314.
  • Gauker, Christopher, 2015, “Précis of Words and Images”, Analysis 75: 81–83.
  • Gauker, Christopher, 2015, “Replies to Matthen, Weiskopf and Wikforss”, Analysis 75: 121–131.
  • Gauker, Christopher, 2015, “The Illusion of Semantic Reference”, in Andrea Bianchi, ed., On Reference, Oxford University Press, pp. 21–39.
  • Gauker, Christopher, 2013, “Inexplicit Thoughts,” in Laurence Goldstein, ed., Brevity, Oxford University Press, pp. 74–90.
  • Gauker, Christopher, 2013, “Logical Nihilism in Contemporary French Philosophy,” Teorema (Spanish) 32: 65-79.
  • Gauker, Christopher, 2013, Review of Christoph Hoerl, Teresa McCormack and Sarah Beck, Understanding Counterfactuals, Understanding Causation, Mind 122: 540–544.
  • Hudetz, Laurenz, 2015, “Linear structures, causal sets and topology”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Volume 52, Part B, 294–308.
  • Murzi, J., “Inferential Role Semantics” (with F. Steinberger), forthcoming A Companion to the Philosophy of Language, Second Edition, Basil Blackwell, B. Hale, A. Miller and C. Wright (eds).
  • Murzi, J., “Maximally Consistent Sets of Instances of Naïve Comprehension” (with Luca Incurvati), forthcoming in Mind.
  • Murzi, J., Special issue of Logique et Analyse on Reasoning (co-ed with J. P. van Bendegem), forthcoming. The issue will contain a selection of papers presented at the Reasoning Club Conference, held in Brussels on September 17-9, 2012. Contributors: Martin Adamcik and George Wilmers, Harmen Ghijsen, Yacin Hamami, Ruth Hibbert, Liz Horwath, Malte Kliess, Hans-Christoph Kotzsch, Tahel Ronel, Jan de Winter and Lazlo Kosolosky.
  • Murzi, J., 2015, “Paradox and Logical Revision”, Topoi 34, pp. 7–131. Special issue co-edited with M. Carrara.Tarski’s Theorem presents us with a familiar dilemma: if English is to contain its own truth-predicate, then either some instances of the T-Scheme must fail, or our logic cannot be classical. Since Kripke, a popular approach has been to resolutely embrace the second horn of the dilemma, and give up classical logic. Is this the right way to go? Contributors: Andrew Bacon, Massimiliano Carrara, Julien Murzi, Graham Priest, Dave Ripley, Lionel Shapiro, Keith Simmons, Giulia Terzian, Zach Weber, Alan Weir, Elia Zardini.
  • Murzi, J., 2015, “Validity and Truth-Preservation” (with L. Shapiro), in Unifying the Philosophy of Truth (D. Achourioti, K. Fujimoto, H. Galinon, J. Martinez, eds), Springer, pp. 431–460.
  • Murzi, J., 2015, “Denial and Disagreement” (with M. Carrara), Topoi 34, pp. 109–119.
  • Murzi, J., 2015, “Paradox and Logical Revision” (with M. Carrara), Topoi 34, pp. 7–14.
  • Murzi, J., 2014, New Essays on Logical Consequence, Logique et Analyse 227, pp. 223–486. Special issue co-edited with M. Carrara. The topic of this special issue is logical consequence, broadly construed, but with a particular focus on conceptions of logical consequence for non-classical logics. Contributors: Corine Besson, Massimiliano Carrara, Marcello D'Agostino, Ole T. Hjortland, Enrico Martino, Toby Meadows, Vittorio Morato, Julien Murzi, Francesco Paoli, Gil Sagi and Jack Woods.
  • Murzi, J., 2014, “More Reflections on Consequence” (with M. Carrara), Logique et Analyse 227, pp. 223–258.
  • Murzi, J., 2014, “The Inexpressibility of Validity”, Analysis 74(1), pp. 65–81.
  • Murzi, J., 2013, “Is Knowledge of Logic Dispositional?” (with F. Steinberger), Philosophical Studies 166(1), pp. 165–183.
  • Murzi, J., 2013, “Two Flavours of Curry’s Paradox” (with Jc Beall), The Journal of Philosophy CX(3), pp. 143–65.
  • Murzi, J., 2013,  “Coming True: A Note on Truth and Actuality” (with Richard Dietz), Philosophical Studies 163(2), pp. 403–427.
  • Neumaier, O., 2013–2015.
  • Werndl, C., 2015, ‘Philosophy of Climate Science, Part I: Observing Climate Change’, Philosophy Compass 10/12, 953–964 [gemeinsam mit Roman Frigg, Erica Thompson].
  • Werndl, C., 2015, ‘Philosophy of Climate Science, Part II: Modelling Climate Change’, Philosophy Compass 10/12, 965–977 [gemeinsam mit Roman Frigg, Erica Thompson].
  • Werndl, C., 2015, ‘Model-Selection Theory: The Need for a More Nuanced Picture of Use-Novelty and Double-Counting’, forthcoming in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science [gemeinsam mit Katie Steele].
  • Werndl, C. (forthcoming), 'Rethinking Boltzmannian Equilibrium'. Philosophy of Science  [with R. Frigg]. 
  • Werndl, C. (2015). ‘Determinism and Indeterminism'. In: P. Humphreys, (ed), Oxford Handbook for the Philosophy of Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Werndl, C. (2015). ‘Introduction to Philosophy of Climate Science, Part 1: Observing Climate Change’. Philosophy Compass  [with R. Frigg and E. Thompson].
  • Werndl, C. (2015). ‘Introduction to Philosophy of Climate Science, Part 2: Modelling Climate Change’. Philosophy Compass  [with R. Frigg and E. Thompson].
  • Werndl, C., 2015, 'Reconceptionalising Equilibrium in Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics'. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 49, 19–31. [with R. Frigg as secound author].
  • Werndl, C., 2015, 'Model tuning in engineering: uncovering the logic'. The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, with K. Steele, doi: 10.1177/0309324715575445.
  • Werndl, C., 2015, 'On Defining Climate and Climate Change'. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, doi:10.1093/bjps/axu48.
  • Werndl, C., 2013, 'Justifying Typicality Measures of Boltzmannian Statistical Mechanics and Dynamical Systems'. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44 (4), 470-479.
  • Werndl, C., 2013, 'Climate Models, Confirmation and Calibration'. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64, 609–635 [with K. Steele].
  • Werndl, C., 2013, 'On Choosing Between Deterministic and Indeterministic Models: Underdetermination and Indirect Evidence'. Synthese 190 (12), 2243–2265. 
  • Werndl, C., 2013, 'Do Microbes Question Standard Thinking in the Philosophy of Biology?' Critical Notice of "Processes of Life -- Essays in the Philosophy of Biology" (John Dupre). Analysis 73 (2), 380–387. 
  • Werndl, C., 2013,  'Are All Probabilities in Statistical Mechanics Transition Probabilities?' Review of "The Road to Maxwelll's Demon -- Conceptual Foundations of Statistical Mechanics" (Meir Hemmo and Orly Shenker). Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
  • Zuchowski, L.C., 2014, “Gestalt switches in Poincaré’s prize paper: An inspiration for, but not an instance of, chaos”. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 47, 1–14. 
  • Zuchowski L.C., 2013, “For electrodynamic consistency”. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44, 135–144.
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    The "KinderUNI unterwegs" travels this year with knowhow into the Pongau region. To start, it is setting up station in Bischofshofen. On 16 & 17 May, 2017, the University of Salzburg, together with the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, the EuropeDirect Information Center Salzburg Süd and the Salzburg Academy, will offer a colorful, free program.
    More than 100 events will take place in the city of Salzburg during the "Wissenschaftsmonat - Jetzt Zukunft erleben". The University of Salzburg is involved.
    A total of 34 researchers were newly admitted to the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). Julia Lajta-Novak, Habil-Stipendiatin für Englische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Salzburg, was appointed to the "Junge Akademie".
    Environment and consumer protection ranks in EU economic interests. This conclusion is the result of an international investigation supported by the FWF Science Fund. The reason for this lies in the search for legitimacy of the European institutions.
    The Austrian Network for Migration History (ÖNM) recently expanded and enriched the research profile of the Department of History with its research, exhibition, collection and publication activities within the framework of historical migration research. At the same time, the network is the Research Center of Migration, Labor and Urban Studies, which is also located at the Department of History.
    Weekly starting 2 May, 2017, from 17:00 – 19:00, at the Atelier in the KunstQuartier, Bergstraße 12a or FÜNFZIGZWANZIG, Residenzplatz 10. Public lecture series (within the framework of UNI 55-PLUS) conceptualized by the doctoral candidates of the Doktoratskollegs "The Arts and their Public Impact: Concepts – Transfer- Resonance". http://www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/doktoratskolleg/energy-ring-releases.
    The question of Theological Theology is discussed in four blocks, from 14:30 to 18:00 in HS 103 of the Catholic Theological Faculty (Universitätsplatz 1, Salzburg, 3 OG). Next date: Tues., 9 May, 2017.
    The starting point of the guest lecture within the framework of the Philosophical Society in Salzburg, in cooperation with the Salzburg Working Group for Psychoanalysis (SAP), is both a simple statement and a complex question.
    Critical science in the society of migration.
    On Thursday, 4 May, at 17:30, the lecture series of the Department of Communication Science and the Center for ICT&S continues with a lecture by Rudolf Mosler on "Arbeit 4.0 – Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen neuer Arbeitsformen". Location: Hörsaal 381, Rudolfskai 42.
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    Workshop with Ana Hoffner at the Kunstquartier with Science & Art (Bergstrasse 12a, Atelier, 1st floor), admission is free! Friday, 12 May (12-18h) – Saturday, 13 May. (10-17h).
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