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Present Position

Professor of Philosophy at the University of Salzburg
(full professor 1971––1999; 1999–: emeritus)

Responsibilities and Duties

Chairman of the Institut für Wissenschaftstheorie (Private Research Institute for Philosophy of Science) at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Salzburg (International Research-Center Salzburg)

University and Professional Training

  • 1950–52: Teacher Training College, Innsbruck
  • 1952–55: Teacher of Elementary School in Kirchberg and Innsbruck (Tirol, Austria)
  • 1955–61: Studies in philosophy, mathematics, physics, psychology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria; Doctor of philosophy (major: philosophy, minor: physics), University of Innsbruck (1961)
  • 1961–62: Research fellow of British Council, University of London (studying with Popper)
  • 1963–64: Research fellow of Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, University of Munich (studying with Britzlmayr and Stegmüller)
  • 1965: Dozent (assistant professor) of philosophy (venia legendi), University of Graz
  • 1966: Dozent (assistant professor) of philosophy (venia legendi), University of Salzburg

Academic and Professional Positions Held

  • 1962–67: Research assistant at the Institut für Wissenschaftstheorie at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Salzburg
  • 1967–72: Chairman of the Abteilung I, Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie und Wissenschaftstheorie der Naturwissenschaften (department I, General Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of the Natural Sciences) of the Institut für Wissenschaftstheorie at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Salzburg
  • 1970: Associate Professor of philosophy at the University of Salzburg
  • 1971: Full Professor of philosophy at the University of Salzburg
  • 1971–79, 1988–90, 1994–Jan 1999: Chairman of the Institut für Philosophie at the University of Salzburg
  • 1972: Chairman of the Institut für Wissenschaftstheorie at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Salzburg

Special Honors, Awards, Memberships and Fellowships Received

     

  • British Council research fellowship 1962; Research followship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung 1964; Kardinal Innitzer Price for Philosophy of the year 1966
  • Festschrift: 1. Philosophie als Wissenschaft/Essays in Scientific Philosophy (Paul Weingartner gewidmet/dedicated to Paul Weingartner), Bad Reichenhall 1981 (ed. by E. Morscher, O. Neumaier, G. Zecha); 2. Advances in Scientific Philosophy. Essays in Honour of Paul Weingartner on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary of his Birthday. Amsterdam 1991 (ed. by G. Schurz and G.J.W. Dorn)
  • Honorary Doctorate (Dr. h.c.) from Marie Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin (Poland) 1995
  • Membership of the New York Academy of Sciences (received 1997)

Membership of Cultural, Scientific and Educational Societies and Organisations

Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences; Association of Symbolic Logic; International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science; Institut Internationale de Philosophie; Institut der Görresgesellschaft für Interdisziplinäre Forschung

Guest-Professorships and Guest-Lectures

     

  • 1. Visiting Professorships: University of California at Irvine (January to June 1978; September 1990 to March 1991; January to June 2000; April to June 2001); National University of Canberra , Australia (July 1978); Philosophy of  Science Center McGill University (Montreal) July to August 1980; University of Pittsburgh, Philosophy of  Science Center (March to April 1984); Brazil: Universities of  Porto Allegre, Rio d. J.,  Santa Catherina, Santos, Sao Paulo, Campinas, Manaus, Cuiaba, Canoas (Sept. and October 1993 and October and November 1998).
  • 2. Invited Guest-Lectures: at Austrian and at more than 100  foreign Universities (Europe, USA, Canada, Russia, Australia, Chile, Brazil, South Korea, Japan)
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    21.02.19 Orientation Week SoSe 2019: Unipark library - information and tour (English)
    21.02.19 Orientation Week SoSe 2019: fortress tour
    21.02.19 IRIS 2019
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    22.02.19 Orientation Week SoSe 2019: main library - information and tour (English)
    22.02.19 Orientation Week SoSe 2019: Hauptbibliothek - Information und Führung (Deutsch)
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