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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.

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.

In July 2018 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Freitag will change to the University of Mannheim where he will hold the position of a Chair of Theoretical Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy. The Chair in Epistemology and Theory of Science at UCF will be headed by a substitute professor starting with the winter semester 2018/19.

Assistant Professor Dr. Marc Andree Weber teaches at UCF and at the Department of Philosophy. Before taking up the position at UCF, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Heidelberg and was a postdoc in several research projects.

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.

Former Staff: As of January 1, 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