Research at our Department

Research Areas

Logic and Philosophy of Science

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

Theoretical Philosophy

Philosophy of Language
Philosophical Logic
Philosophy of Mind
Ontology and Metaphysics
Formal Epistemology

Practical Philosophy

Rights and Justice

Didactics of Philosophy

Reflecitive Science-Orientation in Philosophy Education
Interdisciplinary Didactics
Doing Philosophy with Children


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., 2017, “Epistemische Kompetenz in interkulturellen Bildungsprozessen”. Erscheint in: Franz Gmainer-Pranzl/Britta Saal (Hrsg.): Polylog Denken. Überlegungen zu einer interkulturell-philosophischen Minimalregel. Wien, Facultas Verlag, 2017. S. 91–115.
  • Bussmann, B., 2017, “Empirisch informiert und experimentell philosophieren” (zusammen mit V. Haase). In: Martens (Hrsg.): Empirie und Erfahrung im Philosophie- und Ethikunterricht. Hannover, Siebert Verlag  2017. S. 13–42.
  • Bussmann, B., 2016, “10 Thesen zum kompetenzorientierten Philosophie- und Ethikunterricht”. In: ZDPE 4/16. S. 3.
  • Bussmann, B., 2016, “Ist der Naturalismus eine Ideologie?” In: ZDPE 3/16. S. 24–31.
  • Bussmann, B., 2016, “Was heißt es, Indoktrination zu vermeiden?” (zusammen mit V. Haase). In: ZDPE 3/16. S. 87–99.
    Bussmann, B., 2016, “Empirisch philosophieren” (zusammen mit V. Haase). In: Information Philosophie 2/16. S. 108–114.
  • 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, Ch., forthcoming, “Presuppositions as Anaphoric Duality Enablers”, Topoi (special issue on Presuppositions, edited by Filippo Domaneschi).
  • Gauker, Ch., forthcoming, “Condillac,” in Benjamin Hill, Henrik Lagerlund and Robert J. Stainton, eds., Sourcebook in the History of Philosophy of Language. Springer.
  • Gauker, Ch., forthcoming, “Grounding Assertion and Acceptance in Mental Imagery”, in Ondrej Beran, Vojtech Kolman, Ladislav Koren, eds., From rules to meanings. New essays on inferentialism, Routledge.
  • Gauker, Ch., forthcoming, “Do Perceptions Justify Beliefs? The Argument from ‘Looks’”, in J. Gersel, R. T. Jensen, M. S. Thaning and S. Overgaard, eds., In Light of Experience: Essays on Reason and Perception, Oxford University Press.
  • Gauker, Ch., forthcoming, “Presuppositions as Anaphoric Duality Enablers”, Topoi (special issue on Presuppositions, edited by Filippo Domaneschi).
  • Gauker, Ch., forthcoming, “Condillac,” in Benjamin Hill, Henrik Lagerlund and Robert J. Stainton, eds., Sourcebook in the History of Philosophy of Language. Springer.
  • Gauker, Ch., 2017, “Open Texture and Schematicity as Arguments for Non-referential Semantics”, in Sarah-Jane Conrad and Klaus Petrus, eds., Meaning, Context, and Methodology, De Gruyter Mouton, 2017, pp. 13–30.
  • Gauker, Ch., 2017, “Metacognitive Deficits in Categorization Tasks in a Population with Impaired Inner Speech” (as second author, after Peter Langland-Hassan, along with Michael J. Richardson, Aimee Dietz, and Frank R. Faries), Acta Psychologica, 118 (2017): 62–74.
  • Gauker, Ch., 2017, “Visual Imagery in the Thought of Monkeys and Apes”, in Jacob Beck and Kristin Andrews, eds., Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Animal Minds, Routledge, 2017, pp. 25–33.
  • Gauker, Ch., 2017, “The Mind-Independence of Contexts for Knowledge-Attributions” (as second author, with Giovanni Mion as first author), in Jonathan Ichikawa, ed., Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Contextualism, Routledge, 2017, pp. 455–46.
  • Gauker, Ch., 2017, “Three Kinds of Nonconceptual Seeing-As”, Review of Philosophy and Psychology (special issue edited by Robyn Carston and Kepa Korta) 8 (2017): 763–779.
  • Gauker, Ch., 2017, “Presuppositions as Anaphoric Duality Enablers”, Topoi 35 (2016): 133–144. (Special issue on presuppositions, edited by Filippo Domaneschi.) 
  • Interview of Christopher Gauker, conducted by Bruno Mölder and published in Estonian translation in Vikerkaar Kultuuriajakiri 3, 2015: 75-80, 90-92.      
  • Gauker, Ch., 2015, “How Many Bare Demonstratives are There in English?”, Linguistics and Philosophy 37: 291–314.
  • Gauker, Ch., 2015, “Précis of Words and Images”, Analysis 75: 81–83.
  • Gauker, Ch., 2015, “Replies to Matthen, Weiskopf and Wikforss”, Analysis 75: 121–131.
  • Gauker, Chr., 2015, “The Illusion of Semantic Reference”, in Andrea Bianchi, ed., On Reference, Oxford University Press, pp. 21–39.
  • Gauker, Ch, 2013, “Inexplicit Thoughts,” in Laurence Goldstein, ed., Brevity, Oxford University Press, pp. 74–90.
  • Gauker, Ch., 2013, “Logical Nihilism in Contemporary French Philosophy,” Teorema (Spanish) 32: 65-79.
  • Gauker, Ch., 2013, Review of Christoph Hoerl, Teresa McCormack and Sarah Beck, Understanding Counterfactuals, Understanding Causation, Mind 122: 540–544.
  • Hudetz, L., 2017, “The sementic view of theories and higher-order languages”. Synthese.
  • Hudetz, L., 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.
  • 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.
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