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Chair in Epistemology and Theory of Science

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Welcome to philosophy at UCF!

The chair represents large parts of theoretical philosophy and some parts of practical philosophy. Major areas of research include epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language and mind, logic and metaphysics, and the recent history of philosophy. In teaching we additionally cover introductions to the philosophy of action and rationality.

 

Job offer: Starting January 1, 2017, Dr. Katharina Kraus will be taking on the position of an Assistant Professor with tenure track at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Notre Dame. We congratulate her to her new position and warmly thank her for her engagement at Chair! Thankfully, Katharina will remain connected to us, especially in her research. Accordingly, the Chair for Epistemology and Theory of Science is currently seeking applications for the position of an Assistant Professor. The full job ad is available (in German) here.
 

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Freitag teaches at UCF and at the Department of Philosophy. He has studied in Germany, England, and the USA. Before coming to Freiburg, he taught at the Universities of Heidelberg, Bern (Switzerland), and Konstanz.

Assistant professor Dr. Katharina Kraus teaches at UCF and at the Department of Philosophy. Before coming to Freiburg, she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge (UK) and worked as a postdoc at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel).

Moritz Rathjen is a PhD student at the Department of Philosophy. Before coming to Freiburg, he studied philosophy and mathematics at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Maik Niemeck is a PhD student at the Department of Philosophy. Before coming to Freiburg, he studied Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Göttingen.

 

Office

Silvia Stößer
Office hours: Mo-Fr, 9–12
Tel. +49 761 203-67628
 

Projects

For our individual research interests and projects, click our names.

We are also working on a joint research project on language and self-knowledge (think – Language and Self-Consciousness).
 

Dissertation projects