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PD Dr. Tobias Henschen

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My main research interests include general philosophy of science, philosophy of economics and the philosophy of Kant and Heidegger. In general philosophy of science and philosophy of economics, I'm primarily interested in causality. My research in philosophy of economics also focuses on objectivity and the role of values in macroeconomics. In this five-minute video, I provide an outline of my most recent research on macroeconomics. What I find most fascinating about Kant's philosophy is the architectonic of his work (how is everything linked up?). My 2009 dissertation is concerned with Heidegger's philosophy of science and language.





PD Dr. Tobias Henschen
Alte Universität, 1.OG, R. 01 071
Bertoldstr. 17
79098 Freiburg, Germany
Tel. +49 761 203-67617

Office hours

Monday 4.00 - 5.00 p.m.
(no office hours on October 28)

Brief academic CV

  • From October 2018March 2020: Substitute Professor Epistemology and Theory of Science, University College Freiburg
  • June 2017: Habilitation at the University of Konstanz
  • 20132018: Assistant professor (wissenschaftlicher Assistent) at the Philosophy Department of the University of Konstanz
  • 20112013: Postdoctoral research fellow at the Philosophy Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 20092011: Postdoctoral research and teaching fellow at the Philosophy Department of the University of Heidelberg
  • 2009: PhD Philosophy (University of Heidelberg)
  • 20022004: Graduate student / visiting scholar (Georgetown University / Columbia University)
  • 2001: MA Philosophy and Economics (University of Heidelberg)
  • 2000: Licence Sciences Économiques (Université de Toulouse 1)



  • Causality, inference and objectivity in macroeconomics (Habilitationsschrift, 226 pages). Publication in preparation.
  • Gebrauch oder Herstellung? Heidegger über Eigentlichkeit, Wahrheit und phänomenologische Methode (monograph). Paderborn: Mentis, 2010.


Selected Papers

  • "Heideggers Korrektion des göttlichen Worts", Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie 51 (2009/3): 289-308.
  • "Sein und Kunst. Heidegger über Kunstwerke und die angemessene Intention von Dingen". In Hügli et al. (eds.), Existenz und Sinn. Heidelberg: Winter, 2009.


Research Project

"The philosophy of the analysis of complex, adaptive, and bifurcating economic systems", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 04/2020-03/2023.