Alexander von Humboldt Professorship 2013

Stephan Hartmann

Stephan Hartmann is one of the world’s leading academics in formal epistemology and the philosophy of science.

  • Nominating University: LMU Munich

Philosophy of science

Stephan Hartmann gained his reputation particularly for his transdisciplinary approach, for example in applying Bayesian network theory, a statistical model of probability distribution, to complex issues in various areas of philosophy.
At LMU Munich he is to hold a chair in “Philosophy of Science” in the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion. In addition, he is to manage the faculty’s Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy together with Humboldt Professor Hannes Leitgeb. The faculty aims to become one of the five most important institutions for logic and the philosophy of science.

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Stephan Hartmann at LMU Munich
Personal website of Stephan Hartmann

Brief bio

Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann was born in 1968. He completed his doctorate at Justus Liebig University Gießen in 1995. After research stays at the University of Washington and the University of Pittsburgh, he led the research group Philosophy, Probability and Modelling at the University of Konstanz from 2002 to 2005, headed the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS) at the London School of Economics and Political Science from 2004 to 2006, subsequently becoming a professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, also at the LSE. He has held guest professorships at the University of California, Irvine and at Lund University. He was also a professor in the Department of Philosophy and founding director of the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (iLPS) at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. As a Humboldt Professor he holds the Chair of Philosophy of Science and is the head of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at LMU Munich since October 2012.
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