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In July 2018 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Freitag has changed to the University of Mannheim where he will hold the position of a Chair of Theoretical Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy. Until a new professor takes over the Chair in Epistemology and Theory of Science at UCF, the teaching duties in the LAS program will be covered by a substitute professor. In winter semester 2018/19, this is PD Dr. Tobias Henschen.

 

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.

With the beginning of winter semester 2018/19, we warmly welcome PD Dr. Tobias Henschen to UCF. PD Dr. Henschen completed his PhD at the University of Heidelberg, was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Philosophy Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and received his Habilitation at the University of Konstanz.

In July 2018 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Freitag has changed to the University of Mannheim where he will hold the position of a Chair of Theoretical Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Freitag 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. Marc Andree Weber completed his Ph.D. at the University of Heidelberg and was a postdoc in several research projects.

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

As of January 1, 2017, Katharina Kraus is Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame. She continues to be involved in research at the University of Freiburg.

Office

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

Projects

We are working on a new project: "Mind the Meaning – the Philosophy of Psychological Expressivism" funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung für Wissenschaftsförderung.

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

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

Dissertation projects