Research

Projects financed with external funding
Causality and Explanation

Subproject P1 of the DFG research unit FOR 1063 undefined"Causality, Laws, Dispositions, and Explanation at the Intersection of Science and Metaphysics"
Aims of the project: Developing the theory of causal Bayes nets and its utilization in accounts of explanation. Metaphysics of causality and explanation.
Funding body and project life span: DFG research unit FOR 1063, 01/2013 - 07/2016
Research assistants: Mag. Alexander Gebharter, Dipl.-Math. Nina Retzlaff
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Frame representation of Prototype Concepts and Prototype-based Reasoning

Project D01 of the DFG special research center SFB 991 undefined"The structure of representations in language, cognition and science".
Aims of the project: Investigating the probabilistic foundations of prototype frames and reasoning with prototype concepts. 
Funding body and project life span: DFG special research center SFB 991, 07/2015 - 06/2019
Research assistants: Dr. Corina Strossner, BA Annika Schuster
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The Role of Meta-induction in Human Reasoning

Project within the DFG priority programme undefined"New Frameworks of Rationality" SPP 1516.
Aims of the project: Investigation the role of meta-induction rational reasoning, prediction in decision. New philosophical perspective on Hume's problem of induction.
Funding body and project life span: DFG priority program SPP 1516, 10/2011 -  03/2018
Research assistants: Christian Feldbacher, Dr. Paul Thorn  
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Logic and ontology of the cognitive representation of theories

Project A06 of the DFG special research center SFB 991 "The structure of representations in language, cognition and science".
Aims of the project: The topic of this project is the analysis and comparison of the ontological implications of the different methods of theory representation. The central tenet is to explore the ontology of frame-based methods of theory representation with a focus on the ontological status of attribute-values, which will then be compared with the ontological commitments of sentence representations and model representations.
Funding body and project life span: DFG special research center SFB 991, 07/2015 - 06/2019
Research assistant: Dr. David Hommen

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