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Office: Raum 3.03

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)
  • News
    The paper "The disabling effect of social policies on organizational career management" by Astrid Reichel (Professor for Human Resource Management at PLUS) et al. was awarded the Emerald Best International Symposium Award at the 2019 Academy of Management Meeting, which is the largest and most important management conference in the world, with over 10,000 participants.
    Univ.Doz. Dr. Dr.h.c. Jasmine Dum-Tragut received the medal on 31 October at the closing event of her curated exhibition "Far from home - fates of Armenian prisoners of war in the First World War" at the Genocide Museum Institute in Yerevan, Armenia.
    The Salzburg historian, Christina Antenhofer, was recently appointed a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Historical Class).
    From 5 to 22 November, 2019, Südwind, in cooperation with the University of Salzburg, invites experts to the join in the topic of global inequalities and offers a diverse program: 13 events of the series "REDUCE INEQUALITIES think globally - act sustainably" from different perspectives with global issues and their interaction with the local and individual levels.
    Margit Reiter, new professor for European Contemporary History at the Department of History since WS 2019, presents her new book "Die Ehemaligen" in HS 381, GesWi, Rudolfskai 42, on 20 November.
    The exhibition’s VERNISSAGE will take place on Wed., 20 November, 2019, 18:30, in the Raum für Kunst in the KunstQuartier, Bergstr. 12a. EXHIBITION DATES: 21 November, 2019 - 31st January, 2020.
    The FB KoWi cordially invites you to attend a guest lecture on “How News Use is Changing Across the World”. Richard Fletcher - Reuters Institute, University of Oxford.
    The annual interdisciplinary Fachtagung des Wissensnetzwerks Recht, Wirtschaft und Arbeitswelt will take place on Thursday, 21 November, 2019, on the topic, "Work Anytime and Anywhere... Mobile Work and its Consequences" at the Edmundsburg.
    As part of the lecture series, Geschichte im Gespräch, and the lecture "Fundamentals of Medieval History (Christina Antenhofer)", Thorsten Hiltmann (Münster) will give a lecture on 26 November, 2019, at 09: 00h in HS 380 on Medieval Heraldry between Cultural History and New Digital Methods.
    THURSDAY, 21 Nov.: LECTURES (08.30-19:00h) at Wissenschaft & Kunst, Bergstr. 12a, KunstQuartier, Studio 1.OG // FRIDAY, 22 Nov: EXCURSION (08:30-16:00h) Memorial Concentration Camp Ebensee, memorial Mauthausen. Departure: At 08:30, from Unipark Nonntal, Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1.
    The Department of Slavonic Studies would like to cordially invite you, together with the cultural center DAS KINO, to the fourth part of our successful cinema series of East and Central European films. The film club "Slawistyka, Slavistika, Cлавистика" presents award-winning current Polish, Russian and Czech films with social and political themes.
    28 to 30, November, 2019 - Unipark Nonntal, Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg, Department of Music and Dance Studies, Dance Studio, Room 2.105, 2nd floor.
    On 29 November, 2019, the conference, "Responsibility of Digitized Companies", will take place at the University of Salzburg. The focus is on the ethical and legal implications of the use of artificial intelligence.
    The Department of Linguistics invites all interested parties to participate in the 45th Austrian Linguistic Congress. The event will take place on the 6th and 7th of December, 2019, at the Unipark Nonntal. The registration deadline has been extended until 07.11.2019. See the programme for registration fees.
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 18.11.19 WiWi-Get2gether
    20.11.19 Vortrag im Rahmen der Agorá: „A New World with a Spin: Discourses on the Globe in Early Modern China“
    20.11.19 Die Collage als Schnittstelle disparater Ebenen Teil II
    21.11.19 Massen sterben – landschaftliche, architektonische und materielle Erinnerungen an zwei Weltkriege. Wege des Erinnerns in europäischer Perspektive
    21.11.19 Interdisziplinäre Tagung "Die Arbeit ist immer und überall ... - mobiles Arbeiten und seine Folgen"
    21.11.19 Salzburger Museen und Sammlungen Geschichte vor Ort. Vom Museum des Bürgertums zum Museum in und für die Gesellschaft
    21.11.19 How News Use is Changing Across the World
    22.11.19 Exkursion: Massen sterben – landschaftliche, architektonische und materielle Erinnerungen an zwei Weltkriege. Wege des Erinnerns in europäischer Perspektive
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